Flight of the Conchords

HBO (ended 2009)
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  • New Zealand duo Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, AKA the folk/comedy-band Flight of the Conchords, star in this fictionalized look at their lives. Bret and Jemaine are trying to make it big in New York City, despite their inept manager Murray, and their sole fan/stalker Mel. Their other friends include Dave, who owns a pawn shop, and Eugene, their building's super.

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    Aired 3/22/09

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    Aired 3/15/09

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    Love is a Weapon of Choice

    Aired 2/22/09

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    Devjeet "Dave" Mohumbhai

  • Jemaine Clement

    Jemaine Clemaine

  • Bret McKenzie

    Bret McClegnie

  • Rhys Darby

    Murray Hewitt

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  • Quotes (57)

    • Eugene: May I interject? Bret: Hm? Eugene: (Reveals a faucet he is holding) What do you think of this? Jemaine: It's good. Eugene: I'm getting them for the building. Bret: Right. Jemaine: (to Bret, continuing their conversation) I just think she found it off-putting. Eugene: Do you wanna give it a shot? Just a (whistles as he turns the knobs on the faucet) Jemaine: (Turns the knob. No water comes out) Doesn't work.

    • Jemaine: Hey Bret, I think I know where I went wrong. Bret: ...hm? Jemaine: I think I know where I went wrong last night. Bret: Yeah? Jemaine: Yeah, Sally wanted to leave when you turned the light on. I think she found it weird, the whole thing with you, there, with the, with the light... on. Bret: Yeah, I think it might also be 'cause she and I used to go out. Jemaine: Yeah, it's 'cause you and her used to go out but also because of the thing with the light. She's thinking "uhh, this is a nice situation", but then "uhh, who turned on the light?" Bret: Yeah. Yeah, maybe. But I think it's mainly 'cause her and I used to go out. For like six months. Jemaine: Yeah... well, yes, mainly 'cause you used to go out, but also mainly because of the whole situation with the light. (Scene changes from bedroom to elevator in their building) Bret: Yeah, but the last thing you wanna see when you're hooking up is your ex in the same room. Jemaine: Yeah and you also don't wanna be startled by a light, do you?

    • Song: I'm Not Crying Jemaine: (in his thoughts, as Sally is talking aloud) So. You're leaving, aren't you? I knew it. When you said just then, when you told me you were leaving. That's when I definitely knew. But if you're trying to break my heart, your plan is flawed from the start. You can't break my heart. It's liquid. It melted when I met you. And as you turn around to leave, don't turn back to me. Don't turn around and see if I'm crying. I'm not crying. Not crying... Not crying... Not crying... I'm not cryin' It's just been rainin' ...on my face. And if you think you see some teardrops down my cheeks, please Please Don't tell my mates. Bret: I'm not cryin'. No, I'm... I'm not cryin'. And if I am crying It's not 'cause of you It's 'cause I'm thinkin' about a friend of mine you don't know who is dyin', that's right, dyin... These aren't tears of sadness because you're leaving me, I've just been cutting onions. I'm makin' a lasagna... for one. Oh, I'm not cryin'... Noooooooo... Both: There's just a little bit of dust in my eyes, It's from the path that you made When you said your goodbye I'm not weepin' 'cause you won't be here to hold my hand For your information There's an inflammation In my tear gland. I'm not upset because you left me this way My eyes are just a little sweaty today They've been Lookin' around a lot, searchin' for you. They've been lookin' for you Even though I told them not to. These are not tears of sadness they're tears of joy I'm just laughin'... Jemaine: Ha. Bret: Ha. Jemaine: Ha. Both: Ha-ha... I'm sitting at this table called love staring down at the irony of life How come we've reached this fork in the road And yet it cuts like a knife.... I'm not crying... I'm not crying... Oh I'm not cry-i-i-i-i-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ying', no...

    • Song: Humans Are Dead Both: The distant future. The distant future. Jemaine: It is the distant future. The year 2000. Bret: We are robots. Jemaine: The world is very different ever since the robotic uprising of the mid-nineties. There is no more unhappiness. Bret: Affirmative. Jemaine: We no longer say "yes". Instead, we say "affirmative". Bret: Yes, affirmative. Jemaine: Unless it's a more colloquial situation, with a few... robo-friends. There is only one kind of dance. The robot. Bret: And the robo-boogie. Jemaine: Oh yes. Two kinds of dances. Both: Finally, robotic beings rule the world. Bret: The humans are dead. Both: The humans are dead. We used poisonous gases And we poisoned their asses. Bret: The humans are dead. Jemaine: He's right, they are dead. Bret: The humans are dead. Jemaine: They look like they're dead. Bret: It had to be done... Jemaine: I'll just confirm that they're dead. Bret: ...so that we could have fun. Jemaine: Affirmative. I poked one, it was dead.

    • Song:The Most Beautiful Girl in the Room Jemaine: Yeah... Looking at the room I can tell that you are the most beautiful girl in the... room. Bret: In the whole wide room. Jemaine: Ooh. And when you're on the street Depending on the street I bet you are definitely in the top three... Good looking girls on the street. Bret: Depending on the street. Jemaine: And when I saw you at my mate's place, I thought what is she doing... At my mate's place. How did he get a hottie like that to a party like this Good one Dave! Bret: Ooooh, you're a legend, Dave. Jemaine: I asked Dave If he's gonna make a move, I knew He's not sure I say, 'Dave, do you mind if I do?' He says he doesn't mind But I can tell he kinda minds But I'm gonna do it anyway. I see you standing all alone by the stereo I dim the lights down very low Both: You're so beautiful... Bret: (whispered) Beautiful... Jemaine: You could be a waitress... Both: You're so beautiful... Bret: (whispered) Beautiful... Both: You could be an air hostess in the 60's... You're so beautiful... Well, you could be a Part. Time. Model... Jemaine: And then I seal the deal I do my moves I do my dance moves... Both: Let's travel through... Just me and you... Let's have no other dudes Around you on the dance floor I draw you near Let's get out of here Let's get in a cab I'll buy you a kebab! I can't believe That I'm sharing a kebab With the most beautiful girl I have ever seen with a kebab Oooooooooooooh! Well, why don't we leave? Let's go to my house We can feel each other up on the couch But oh no I don't mind taking it slow-oh-oh No-oh-oh Yeah, yeah... 'Cause you're so beautiful Jemaine: Like a... tree... Or a high-class prostitute Both: You're so beautiful... Mmmm...you could be a Part. Time. Model... Jemaine: Well, you'd probably still have to keep your normal job. Both: Part time model! Jemaine: Spending part of your time modeling and part of your time next to meeeeee... eh-ee eh-ee eh-eeeee... My place is usually a little tidier than this...

    • Bret: What I was trying to say before is that after six or seven weeks, girls find me boring. (Jemaine, who is chewing, gives an "I'm listening" grunt) Bret: But, I'm not sure what happens, because, I mean, that's about how long it takes to get to know someone.

    • Dave: I don't wanna be a dick, but could you guys move away? I'm trying to look lonely. Jemaine: Lonely? What for? Dave: Chicks are attracted to lonely guys. It's a psychological analogy. Bret: What about Eugene? (Eugene is seen eating what appears to be a samosa by himself.) Dave: He knows what he's doing.

    • Jemaine: I don't seem to get with any women. I just talk about getting with women. Bret: Yeah, but the ones you talk about are hot. They're a lot hotter than the ones you got with in New Zealand. Jemaine: That's true. I do talk about getting with some pretty hot women. Bret: You don't just talk about it. You talk about it a lot. Jemaine: Yeah, I suppose I do talk a lot about getting with some very hot women.

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    Notes (21)

    • International Air Dates: Australia: May 11, 2008 on Channel TEN.

    • This episode was available to view on HBO.com about a month before its premiere date (June 17.)
      This online version contained a goof - it mentions the writers and director twice in the opening credits.

    • Songs performed in this episode: Part-Time Model (AKA The Most Beautiful Girl in the Room) Humans Are Dead (AKA Robots) I'm not Crying (AKA Crying)

    • International Air Dates: Australia: May 18, 2008 on Channel TEN.

    • Songs performed in this episode: Inner City Pressure She's so hot, BOOM! I Like to Rock the Party

    • International Air Dates: Australia: May 25, 2008 on Channel TEN.

    • Songs performed in this episode: Hip-hopopotamus vs the Rhymenocerous Think About It

    • For this episode, James Bobin, Jermaine Clement and Bret McKenzie were nominated for a 2008 Emmy for "Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series".

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    Trivia (30)

    • Rhys Darby who plays band manager Murray Hewitt in this series has previously filled the same role, though known as Brian Nesbitt during the group's album The BBC Radio Series: Flight of the Conchords.

    • The character 'Mel' is based on a person from the video documentary 'A Texan Odyssey'. In the documentary she too has a picture of Jermaine's lips.

    • (Possible Spoiler) We find out that Mel, the number one fan of Flight of the Conchords, is married to Doug.

    • Murray also works as 'Deputy Cultural Attache' at the New Zealand consulate.

    • While being promoted, the show's tagline was, "A new comedy series that makes love to your ears."

    • Maxwell: This ah, fence of toothbrushes, sounds fascinating. Murray: Probably haven't got one in Australia? Have you? Maxwell: Nah. Murray: No. Maxwell: We've got Ayers Rock, mate. Big, huge rock... Massive. Murray: Yeah, we've got rocks. We've got a big...smaller rocks. The 'massive' rock no longer refered to as 'Ayers Rock' in Australia. The Aboriginal name 'Uluru' (meaning Earth Mother) is now used.

    • Comparing Bret to the Tape Bret: Alive "Stage Presence" Miss Him Tape: Cheaper More Consistent Not as Hairy No Subway Fare

    • This is the first episode not to have a pre-credits sequence.

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    Allusions (25)

    • Jemaine: (in reference to the robot costumes) Well it doesn't look like Daft Punk, we wanted ones like Daft Punk.

      Daft Punk is a famous French electronic music duo. They are well known for their use of robot costumes during their shows.

    • Murray: (Talking about Fleetwood Mac) Mind you, they did make some of the best music back then. Bret: "Rumours." Murray: No, it's all true. "Rumours," released in 1977, was Fleetwood Mac's biggest-selling album.

    • Toothbrush Fence Murray is passing out fliers and mentions a toothbrush fence. It is real, was started by Graeme Cairns and does have over 50 toothbrushes. It is located on the north island of New Zealand in Te Pahu. http://www.tepahu.net/toothbrush.htm

    • Enrico Fermi Eddie refers to Jemaine as Enrico Fermi when he is asking questions about the sign job. Enrico Fermi was a physicist famous for work on the Manhattan Project and widely regarded as being ahead of his time.

    • Murray "Hey I'm walkin' here!" When Murray is telling the guys to wear New York clothing, he quotes Ratzo Rizzo's famous line from the movie Midnight Cowboy.

    • Bonnie and Clyde Mel mentions them when talking to Jemaine about his experience in jail. Bonnie and Clyde were notorious criminals during the great depression in the United States. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_&_Clyde

    • Jemaine: That's not a knife.

      Jemaine quotes a popular line from the 1986 Aussie comedy Crocodile Dundee.


    • Yoko Ono The title of the episode and the name of the character Coco are a play on musician Yoko Ono. Yoko was famous for her work with and marriage to John Lennon. Many believe that her relationship with him is what led to the Beatles breaking up.

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  • Fan Reviews (28)
  • Fun and New...

    By MehrdadL2, Dec 08, 2012

  • Music and sitcom who thought it would have worked?

    By tubedude, Mar 29, 2009

  • Strikes the right (con)chord

    By oceanic6, Sep 25, 2009

  • Very good and hopefully will get better.

    By LukeSupernova, Jul 23, 2009

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    By dbale, Jul 22, 2009