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so good.

chaki, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

love it!

dean ge, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

how many episodes have there been so far?

gr8080, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

3

dean ge, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Anyone see the movie the one guy is in? Eagle vs. Shark or whatever? (I admit I'd written it off mentally as this year's cutesy indie movie.)

Ned Raggett, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The show bit is great -- the strange thing is that some of the songs seem to work way LESS well than they do in their stage act. The "West End Girls" bit was terrific, but then the "Think, Think about It" song somehow missed, underplayed, or just skipped most of the punchlines from the way they perform it.

nabisco, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

what was the second song last night? it was amazing.

chaki, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

(10,000 bonus points, though, for how well Jemaine's jacket matched the song.)

nabisco, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I was thinking that they would make a decent real band, actually.

dean ge, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Chaki, that was the "Think, Think about It" one -- compare versus

http://youtube.com/watch?v=u5tmnBeNv18

nabisco, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

no youtube at work :(

dean, if you have hbo on demand there is a concert from 2 years ago. its great. they are v v good guitar players.

chaki, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I saw that. It's funny because when I initially saw the ads for the new show, I thought it was weird that they were advertising a comedy special. Then, last week tooling on-demand I discovered the series! I think the show is brilliant and different and I find it surprising that they were able to turn the stage show into such a perfect little sitcom concept. Muggers was best one so far!

dean ge, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Being New Zealanders makes it easier to do all the soul/rap homages (that second song taking from Marvin Gate) without any icky racial stuff.

Watching last night's episode, with the classic New York guys, I realized how much this show can work internationally as a foreigner's idea of what it'd be like to live in NYC.

Eazy, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Marvin Gate? That's in East London, right?

If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i don't know if i can watch this show after seeing that eagle vs shark movie, which is the worst shit i have ever seen in my entire life.

s1ocki, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

LOVED the PSB homage.

Spencer Chow, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

that plus cutesy comedy collage marketing is really doing its best to turn me away from this show. which i'll probably like when i actually get around to checking it out.

s1ocki, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i thought jermaine's rapping was amazing

cutty, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

s1ocks, that the demographic though--who else would they market to?

cutty, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

oh i misread collage for COLLEGE

cutty, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I asked the wife last night, because I really can't tell, "if these guys were for real, would they be cute or retarded?" Now, that I think about it, she did not answer.

dean ge, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

jermaine has an awesome voice

chaki, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The Pet Shop Boys bit was what made me love this show.

admrl, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

dude the first episode had a godley and creme bit.

chaki, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RC0DdrHbGg

dean ge, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

this show it is funny to me

(can't find ep 3 t0rrent yet tho? :/ )

rrrobyn, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

My boss made me watch like 900 clips of this show today and I really wasn't impressed. Better if watched as a whole episode?

jessie monster, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yeah i think so - it's not really meant for clips even though so many clips are pulled from it?

rrrobyn, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:37 (eleven years ago) Permalink

e.g. the whole sign board job thing is funny as it stretches over the course of one show

rrrobyn, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

they were just songs. I didn't think the songs were funny.

jessie monster, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

we have already established that apparently I have serious funny bone issues, though.

jessie monster, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

uh.. yah.

chaki, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the songs need the show

rrrobyn, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

e.g. the whole sign board job thing is funny as it stretches over the course of one show

I got a career now.

I also love the ridiculous back-and-forth about the band's gigs. They're always having hypothetical arguments about the gigs, but they don't have any gigs.

dean ge, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

murry is so great. also props for having eugene mirmen as a regular character.

chaki, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

and the fan is a uniquely odd thing. not to mention her husband, which is odder.

dean ge, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

It's quite funny.

Michael White, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

eugene mirmen?! I love that guy and didn't even notice him. Is he the landlord?

dean ge, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yah

chaki, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

hopefully he'll get more parts later on... hopefully the show lasts more than a dozen episodes!

dean ge, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Clips here.

The fan is very credible!

Eazy, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Ha, I was actually thinking about how ILX would respond to this show and who would bring up "icky racial stuff" along those lines. The thing is, though, when they sing r&b it doesn't seem to be at all about black r&b -- if those songs belonged to anyone today, it seems like it'd be like John Mayer or James Blunt or something. Always feels like they're just going for "sensitive" pop music, and it's a whole other issue that super-popular music just happens to consist of white people already working in a black idiom.

That said, I do find them significantly less funny when they do rap or dancehall, though I think that's just a structural thing.

My favorite joke in all of these so far, apart from the ending shot joke of the mugging one, is the bit in the "I'm Not Crying" song where he's making a lasagna ... for one.

(Also Mel = fantastic)

nabisco, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

It's going to get cancelled, isn't it? You can just tell. =(

It reminds me of Peep Show, actually.

admrl, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I read somewhere that it was conceived as a 12-part thing?

jessie monster, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

xpost hooray

It seems like the kind of thing where they should just do like 10 great episodes and then close up, BBC style -- it's kind of a slight, charming thing, just not built for going on and on.

nabisco, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

David Bowie Song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR2L98gobTQ&mode=related&search=

dean ge, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

xpost I'm your typical American that wants as much as he can enjoy, the more episodes the better. If I get bored of it, no problem. At least I'm not left wanting more. I hate that.

dean ge, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yeah 12 eps sounds good for this show! like a book of short stories

rrrobyn, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:56 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i have dealt with dismay re: battlestar ending with next season so now i feel i can deal with all tv shows having an end is what i'm probably really saying

rrrobyn, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

zen tv

rrrobyn, Monday, 2 July 2007 22:57 (eleven years ago) Permalink

wasn't it the one where Brett goes home with an Australian?

now is the time to winterize your manscape (will), Monday, 30 March 2009 14:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

xpost

now is the time to winterize your manscape (will), Monday, 30 March 2009 14:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

Probably the series finale right? It was sweet. "Oh Doug, the harp IS manly!"

GLEEPGLOP BLOOPBLORP (nickalicious), Monday, 30 March 2009 19:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Just watched all the second season, thought the last couple and def the Jim Gaffigan episode were the best.

'did Jemaine just call me a dick?'

wilter, Tuesday, 16 June 2009 05:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Murray: You can't go on like that! Won't it sound weird with just the 'big guitar' that Jemaine plays?
Jemaine: Bass. It's called a bass guitar.
Murray: Well, I call it the 'Dad guitar' 'cause it's more like (deep voice) "Da da da da - I'm your Dad. Hey Murray, get into the shed and get the mower and do the lawns - de de de." You need Bret's 'Mum guitar' to add the beautiful tones (high voice) "Come on, darling, Murray's okay. Why you get home so late, Gordon?" (deep voice) "I was just havin' a few beers."

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 26 August 2009 15:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

haha love that bit.

ledge, Wednesday, 26 August 2009 15:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

So many great Dave lines in s2. I had to type this one up myself:

Dave: You oughta be careful, Bret, I heard of one rapper, he chopped this guy's whole body off. Just left the dick behind.
Jemaine: Don't you mean they chopped off his dick?
Dave: I mean they held his dick and chopped his whole body off. That's all he was in the end: a dick.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 26 August 2009 15:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

'dick' pronounced somewhere between 'duck' and 'deck', which is even better.

Amateur Darraghmatics (darraghmac), Wednesday, 26 August 2009 16:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

not by dave!

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 26 August 2009 16:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

oh yeah. nevertheless.

Amateur Darraghmatics (darraghmac), Wednesday, 26 August 2009 16:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

He's quite funny without the others.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3NQJTy8m_M

Ned Trifle II, Wednesday, 26 August 2009 16:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

Rhys Darby's stand-up is a bit weird. He's a funny noises comedian, with a slightly frat-boyish persona.

chap, Wednesday, 26 August 2009 16:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

omg the arj barker 'going to sleep' bit, killing me here.

ledge, Wednesday, 26 August 2009 17:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

"I'm trying to relive every mistake I made IN A COLD SWEAT!!!"

Arj is so awesome <3

Spy in the Cab Sav (Trayce), Thursday, 27 August 2009 02:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

Re-watching this on dvd, I have been reminded of two things:

1. Todd Barry is very small.
2. Eugene Mirman, on the other hand, is quite large.

More Butty In Your Pants (Telephone thing), Thursday, 27 August 2009 22:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

Rhys Darby's stand-up is a bit weird. He's a funny noises comedian, with a slightly frat-boyish persona.

Yeah, but still a kind of endearing dork.

Arj Barker is a kind of angry stoner stand-up.

Kristen Schaal's stand-up persona of a demented slut was a little disturbing, which is what I gather she was aiming at.

repeating cycles of smoking and cruelty (Michael White), Thursday, 27 August 2009 22:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

En Español

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkcYjSBr3nM

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 18 September 2009 20:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Been watching this on DVD. Kind of underwhelmed, although I did like "Carol Brown," Brian the Prime Minister and Patton Oswalt as Elton John imitator. Need to click on that Elvis Telecom link.

Alan Lo (max) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 31 October 2009 16:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

imo the second series, while enjoyable in parts, was pretty pathetic compared to the first, which i loved

quaq quao, sweetie (electricsound), Saturday, 31 October 2009 16:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah I preferred s1 to s2 overall, esp how insane Mel gets towards the end (poor Doug).

i obtain much semillon (Trayce), Sunday, 1 November 2009 00:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Fin:

Bret, Jemaine and James (co-creator/director) said “we’ve noticed the less we say about the future of the show, the more people want to talk about it, so in an effort to reverse this trend we are today announcing that we won’t be returning for a 3rd season. We’re very proud of the two seasons we made and we like the way the show ended. We’d like to thank everyone who helped make the show and also everyone who watched it. While the characters Bret and Jemaine will no longer be around, the real Bret and Jemaine will continue to exist."

Ned Raggett, Friday, 11 December 2009 02:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

Good. I don't think I could stomach another drop in quality like the one from the first to the second.

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 11 December 2009 02:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

i liked some of the writing in the second series, but the songs were almost entirely crap

matt preston school of industry (electricsound), Friday, 11 December 2009 02:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

yeah I wasnt as fond of the second batch. And the ending was neatly tied up so any more would be superflous.

millivanillimillenary (Trayce), Friday, 11 December 2009 03:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

Eagle vs Shark is a pretty horrible film. Nothing sweet or charming about barely-functional, self-obsessed morons.

rhythm fixated member (chap), Tuesday, 7 September 2010 14:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

I realise the irony of writing that as a FoTC fan, but somehow the show pulls it off.

rhythm fixated member (chap), Tuesday, 7 September 2010 14:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

thought it was ok. there's plenty sweet and charming about the lead female role, lead male is a bit of a stretch in terms of 'looking for sympathy'. good performances from both though.

k¸ (darraghmac), Tuesday, 7 September 2010 14:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

I found it to be a really queasy mix of misanthropic and sentimental, which is not to say there weren't one or two chuckles.

rhythm fixated member (chap), Tuesday, 7 September 2010 14:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

But you're right, I objected to him way more than here. His character was just a straight-up dickhead.

rhythm fixated member (chap), Tuesday, 7 September 2010 14:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

'way more than her'

rhythm fixated member (chap), Tuesday, 7 September 2010 14:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

xxp ^ lyfe, mayne, lyfe

k¸ (darraghmac), Tuesday, 7 September 2010 14:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

Jarrod has a little girl who is nine that he sees only occasionally from a previous random sexual encounter at a party

<3 u wikipedia never change

ledge, Tuesday, 7 September 2010 14:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

hell, ilx board description xps

k¸ (darraghmac), Tuesday, 7 September 2010 14:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

From Conchords to Muppets

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 17 November 2011 23:01 (seven years ago) Permalink

Do hip-hop parodies ever age well? (Watched "Hiphoppopottamus" video last week, and, alas, it did not. Kind of like the Revenge of the Nerds breakdance.)

Love stream of mic checking (Eazy), Thursday, 17 November 2011 23:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

the Gondry episode is still very very good, "Carol Brown" still gives me chills. but so does "Doggy Bounce"

frogbs, Friday, 11 January 2013 17:32 (six years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

anyone seen the Jemaine Clement vampire film?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv568AzZ-i8

touch of a love-starved cobra (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 26 February 2015 17:45 (four years ago) Permalink

Yes, it's a pleasing enough collection of sketches.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Thursday, 26 February 2015 18:48 (four years ago) Permalink

strangely is the cover story of current Film Comment

touch of a love-starved cobra (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 26 February 2015 19:48 (four years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

shooting a special this year!

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8093114/flight-of-the-conchords-to-return-for-a-hour-long-special-in-2018

hopefully they play a couple of the new songs i saw them play at summerstage, which were funny but could use some editing for length

porg and bess (voodoo chili), Monday, 8 January 2018 19:46 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

new live show now up on Spotify, plenty of laughs and the odd very nice bit amongst some schtick that's slightly worn out at this stage

~mine own~ bitcoin (darraghmac), Thursday, 14 March 2019 23:41 (two months ago) Permalink

Oh good ! I hadn't thought about them in a while.
Started listening to that and they still have it !
So far the highlight is "Summer of 1353".

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 15 March 2019 08:35 (two months ago) Permalink

Saw them do the new show at the o2 last summer, it's good.

chap, Friday, 15 March 2019 09:38 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah i was in dublin

they missed quite a few threads and noted so it didnt hang together at the end (i think it was their first night) but still a very fun night

~mine own~ bitcoin (darraghmac), Friday, 15 March 2019 09:45 (two months ago) Permalink

Aw it’s an hbo show... but it’s not available on hbo !

AlXTC from Paris, Sunday, 17 March 2019 18:03 (two months ago) Permalink

?? It’s a BBC show... but it’s not available on BBC!

steven, soda jerk (sic), Sunday, 17 March 2019 18:11 (two months ago) Permalink

Ahah The videos Of that I saw were hbo though

AlXTC from Paris, Sunday, 17 March 2019 19:29 (two months ago) Permalink

spotify

~mine own~ bitcoin (darraghmac), Sunday, 17 March 2019 19:30 (two months ago) Permalink

Their first show was on the BBC, but it didn't stop them taking the premise and some of the songs and scripts to HBO. HBO broadcast this last October and had it available to stream for months, but presumably they either own the entire thing or retained the audio rights, such that they can release it for sale or audio streaming now.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0105/4542/products/flightofconchords-livelondon-1_1200x.jpg

steven, soda jerk (sic), Sunday, 17 March 2019 19:39 (two months ago) Permalink

I just looked and it's back on HBO in fifteen days. So, out of seven months, there's, what, one (1) month's holdback where it came off HBO so they can try and sell it in a different format for a fortnight.

steven, soda jerk (sic), Sunday, 17 March 2019 19:42 (two months ago) Permalink


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