Flight of the Conchords 6/24 "Bret Gives Up The Dream"

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  1. Chibbie

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    Is anyone still watching?

    Not as good as last week, but still funny.
     
  2. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

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    Agreed that it wasn't as good, but the song with the casio guitar was good, and I laughed quite a bit at the rag doll with strings he was trying out.
     
  3. mattpol

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    Not as good as the debut, but still very campy and funny.
     
  4. ironchef

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    Still watching and still loving it.
     
  5. Robs67

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    I like it. The manager's accent and lines remind me alot of John Clarke from the Aussie show "The Games." Funny stuff.
     
  6. Chibbie

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    You mean the 1983 Casio DG-20 Electric guitar, set to "electric mandolin"? :D
     
  7. Bananfish

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    Bret is not as compelling or as drily funny as Jumaine (sp?) - that's why this episode wasn't quite as good as the debut. I'm still entertained though.
     
  8. Magnolia88

    Magnolia88 She likes cheese.

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    This show is growing on me.

    I applaud HBO for taking a chance on something so "out there." It's clearly not going to be everyone's cup of tea, but Bret and Jemaine are both funny and likable imho and I've set an SP. For now.

    That "Boom King" sequence was just downright weird, though. In a good way, but some of this definitely looks like it was created during an altered state of some kind.
     
  9. Bananfish

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    In a roundabout way, this show is built on a very similar premise as Seinfeld, even though the humor is quite different.

    The original idea behind Seinfeld was to show the genesis of the ideas for Jerry's standup routine - each show the first season or two had a snippet of Seinfeld's standup at the beginning and at the end, with the show in between showing you the situation where Seinfeld presumably came up with that part of his routine.

    Similarly, this show seems to be about showing you the genesis of Jumaine and Bret's musical ideas. (And frankly, FOTC doesn't seem to be any more about "something" than Seinfeld was.)

    Then again, the music in FOTC is more of a comedic gimmick. Whereas Seinfeld really was a standup comedian whose routines actually did have a genesis.
     
  10. InterMurph

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    I enjoyed this episode more than the first one.

    I think the "Boom King" song was a parody of a certain style of music, the name of which I don't know and I'm sure I would get wrong. But I think Shabba Ranks is the guy they were playing off of.
     
  11. Chibbie

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    It reminds me a lot of Ricky Gervais' Extras, although Murray from FOTC seems to be a little bit more competent as a manager than Darren from Extras.
     
  12. Magnolia88

    Magnolia88 She likes cheese.

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    Well, Darren does set the bar pretty low. Like on the ground. :p

    Murray looks like an absolute genius next to Darren, but anyone would. Murray at least acts as if he likes his clients and wants them to do well.
     
  13. TAsunder

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    Yeah but could murray get a meeting with robert deniro?
     
  14. Chibbie

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    I actually liked this episode better than the pilot. Perhaps it is just that the style of humor is slowly growing on me.
     
  16. Chibbie

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    conchords
     
  17. mattpol

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    She's so hot... like a curry.
     
  18. drew2k

    drew2k Drew != Drawn

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    I loved Boom King! I think you're right about the parodies, though. One of the songs made me think of Pet Shop Boys' "West End Girls".
     
  19. drew2k

    drew2k Drew != Drawn

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    Jemaine. Different, isn't it? :p
     
  20. Chibbie

    Chibbie New Member

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    I think this might be a spoof of Black Eyed Peas - Hey Mama

    Hey mama, this that s**t that make you groove, mama
    (hey)get on the floor and move your booty mama
    (yaw)we the blast mastas blastin' up the jamma
    (hey)so shake your bambama, come on now mama
     

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