I Almost Missed The Flight

tvI was asleep at the switch. How else can I explain the fact I'm only discovering the Flight of the Conchords now. This HBO series featuring New Zealand's Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement first hit TMN over a month ago but I only watched the pilot on Friday. Five episodes later, I'm in love.

It's bloody brilliant. Frighteningly witty and chock full of exceptionally hilarious songs covering a wide variety of genres. It's dryer than a show like Curb Your Enthusiasm, and you have to get used to the accents, but it's one of those shows you just don't want to end. At a half hour, if feels way too short and you're left wanting a whole lot more.

Here's a song from the pilot. If you get TMN, or have a friend who gets TMN, there are seven episodes sitting at channel 308 waiting to be watched or recorded or whatever. Don't miss this series.

The songs really need to be viewed as part of the episode to be fully appreciated, but that's not going to stop me from sharing one more. This one appeared in the 4th episode, "Yoko".

And, because I can't help myself, this song killed me. It's from the 3rd episode and features Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros.

That's all... for now. Watch the damn show. There's nothing remotely as funny on tv right now, trust me.


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The_Voice

Darn you Toronto Mike... I checked it on on TMN OnDemand, and now I'm stuck watching it cause it makes me laugh. So far my two favourite parts: Jermaine realising the sandwich was found food, going to spit it out and then not, and then the chicken vs the egg bit. "The chicken came first" "But where did the chicken come from?" "well it... ah."

August 10, 2007 @ 10:05 AM

Toronto Mike

This humour appeals to my sensibilities. These guys are great... and Murray's roll call still makes me laugh.

Watch them all and then watch them again. It's friggin' funny!

August 10, 2007 @ 10:17 AM

The_Voice

Two names spring to mind from roll calls so far: "Rhyme-nocerous" and my favourite that made me burst out laughing, "Hip-hop-opotomus"... and then they actually did a SONG using those names.

August 10, 2007 @ 11:57 AM

Toronto Mike

That song is the 3rd one I embedded above. Best line: "be more constructive with your feedback... please".

Altho the line about grandma's tea party is pretty awesome. As is the line about his lyrics being sexist and the call out of "steve".

I'm the muthaflippa.

August 10, 2007 @ 12:42 PM

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