Flight of the Conchords

Flight of the Conchords is a truly funny TV show from New Zealand about these two guys Bret and Jermaine who form a band called… Flight of the Conchords and how they’re trying to make it big in New York City. The big joke is that their music and lyrics are just ridiculously awful and their manager—also from New Zealand—is this guy with bad hair who wears beige suits and acts like he’s au courant when he’s in fact a clueless loser, though Bret and Jermaine don’t seem to realize it. It took me a while to figure out what the show is about, because ultimately, it’s a show about nothing, just these ridiculous situations and strange relationships between them and other regular cast members, with a couple of songs thrown in of course. In one epidsode I saw, they were performing in an office building elevator all day long as a gig. In another show their manager convinces them that their problem is they aren’t cool. He hands them a big container of hair gel and tells them if they use the hair gel they will become cool and succesful, which actually does happen, until they run out of hair gel (and start acting like two guys going cold turkey off heroin)… I wanted to show a non-singing clip to showcase the offbeat humour in the show, but this will have to do for now, so you’ll have to take my word for it. Don’t have time to do more research anyway since tomorrow is my first day in high school all over again which means I’ll have to be up at some ungodly hour like 7 or 8 a.m. The horror.

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