Flight of the Conchords

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  • TV-MA
  • 2007
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.6  (65,716)

Flight of the Conchords is a musical comedy television show that aired on HBO from 2007 to 2009. Created by New Zealand comedians Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie, the show revolves around the fictionalized versions of themselves as they try to make it in the music industry in New York City. The show features original songs performed by the duo, which are often interspersed throughout the episodes and reflect their humorous observations about life and relationships.

Jemaine and Bret are two struggling musicians from New Zealand who move to New York City to pursue their dreams of becoming famous. They live in a tiny apartment in a rundown building and struggle to get gigs, often performing at small venues that barely pay them anything. Despite their lack of success, they remain optimistic and determined to make it big. They are joined by their manager, Murray Hewitt (played by Rhys Darby), who works at the New Zealand consulate and is often seen wearing a lanyard around his neck. He is not particularly good at managing, but is always there to support Jemaine and Bret as they navigate the challenges of the music industry.

Jemaine and Bret's interactions with their neighbors provide a lot of the comedic moments in the show. Their neighbor, Mel (played by Kristen Schaal), is a devoted fan who is infatuated with both Jemaine and Bret, often going to great lengths to get their attention. Another neighbor, Dave (played by Arj Barker), is an eccentric artist who is constantly trying to get Jemaine and Bret to collaborate with him on various projects. The three of them are often involved in bizarre and hilarious situations, such as getting caught in a gang war or trying to find a new place to live.

One of the highlights of the show is the musical performances by Jemaine and Bret. Their original songs are often quirky and absurd, featuring lyrics about everything from robots to unicorns to love triangles. They perform these songs both on stage and in a variety of other settings, such as in their apartment or on the street. Some of their most popular songs include "Business Time", about a couple's attempt to spice up their sex life, "Jenny", about a stalker who is obsessed with Jemaine, and "Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros", a rap battle between the two of them.

While the show is primarily a comedy, it also has its poignant moments. Jemaine and Bret often struggle with feelings of loneliness and isolation, particularly as they try to navigate the challenges of being in a new city and trying to make it in the music industry. These moments are often offset by the absurd humor of the show, but they offer a glimpse into the more vulnerable side of the characters.

Overall, Flight of the Conchords is a hilarious and unique show that combines music and comedy in a way that is rarely seen on television. Jemaine and Bret's offbeat humor and original songs make the show a standout, while the supporting cast adds depth and variety to the show's many zany plotlines. With only two seasons, the show's cult following continues to sing its praises years after its cancellation.

Flight of the Conchords is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (23 episodes). The series first aired on June 17, 2007.

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Flight of the Conchords: Live in London
1. Flight of the Conchords: Live in London
August 1, 2018
It's business time. Ten years after their critically acclaimed HBO series debuted, New Zealand music-comedy savants Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement--a.k.a. Flight of the Conchords--return with this comedy special. Taped before a live audience at the Eventim Apollo in London, the exclusive presentation will feature the Conchords performing their classics as well as new original songs from the "Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords" tour.
Where to Watch Flight of the Conchords
Flight of the Conchords is available for streaming on the HBO website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Flight of the Conchords on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, HBO NOW, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 17, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (65,716)