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So good!... on so many levels :)

  • Nov 20, 2008
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This show is the kind of show that you'll know whether or not you like after the first episode. It will either instantly resonate with you and your sense of humor... or you may not get it. It has a quirky (dorky) sense of humor and hilarious music video-like segments inserted into the episodes. It's perfect for us folks that grew up in the 80s, or folks that just love music in general. It's almost like "Seinfeld meets Weird Al". The cool thing about their music is that the songs aren't parodies of actual songs ...but more like parodies of entire genres of music/music videos. In my opinion, this show and the songs in it are expertly crafted works of comic genius... and the music really does get inside your head. It's definitely a show worth watching and re-watching (it's still funny every time)

So rather than take my word for it, do yourself a favor and check out the first episode for yourself. It may be the funniest thing you've seen in a very long time.

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Flight of the Conchords is a real novelty musical band who have a HBO TV show based on them.   The show is currently in it's second season on HBO.

Unlike most HBO series,Flight of the Conchordsdoes not want to set the world on fire. It is droll and deadpan to beat the band. If you like Tenacious D, They Might Be Giants, Jonathan Richman,Leningrad Cowboys Go America, and silly Pythonian wordplay, then its off-center charms will definitely strike a resonant chord. The Conchords are comprised of funky, funny folk duo Bret McKenzie and mutton-chopped Jemaine Clement, transplanted New Zealanders trying to make it in New York. Bret, their incompetent manager, Murray (Rhys Darby) notes, has "the right attitude," while Jemaine has "what I like to call, 'the wrong attitude.'" (Murray, who works out of the New Zealand consulate, makes the clueless agent inExtraslook like Ari Gold.) Stardom eludes the band. They have one fan, Mel (Kristin Schaal), whose seething husband chaperones her while she stalks them (by season's end, even she will desert them). Financially strapped, they live in squalor and are forced to film a music video with a cell-phone camera. The dense Jemaine is a damper on Bret's love life (he derisively calls Coco, Bret's new girlfriend, "Yoko"). But from their mundane lives springs their inspired music, and it is during each episode's musical numbers thatConchordsreally takes flight. Sample lyrics: ...
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