Now Boarding: the Conchords

Ever watched Tenacious D and wished, “If only these dudes were from New Zealand, slightly more attractive than Jack Black and Kyle Gass, had less energy and were parodying folk music”?

Enter Flight of the Conchords, HBO’s new comedy series, as the answer to your shameful prayers. Bret McKenzie and Jermaine Clement are two hapless Kiwi musicians struggling to make it in NYC. They live in a crappy apartment, can’t get gigs and occasionally burst into sometimes hilarious songs like “Robo Boogie.” Along the way, they try picking up chicks and fending off their giddily creepy, married rabid fan Mel (Kristen Schaal, whom you might remember as “Event Organizer” in the cinematic masterpiece Norbit).

It’s all pretty mellow and dry (not in a bad way), sometimes especially witty, sometimes boring, but days later you’ll find yourself singing lyrics like, “When you’re on the street, depending on the street, I bet you’re definitely in the top three good lookin’ girls on the street (depending on the street).”

Check out the musical portions of the show at

or watch them on HBO on Sunday nights (check for listings).

These dudes also played recently at the TLA. Anyone catch them?


One Response to Now Boarding: the Conchords

  1. Matt Nelson says:

    I was planning to watch this last night and got distracted. It was half over by the time I realized it. 😦

    I’ll make a point to catch it On Demand.

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