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This review is from: Flight Of The Conchords: The Complete HBO First Season [DVD]  (DVD)
Every once in a while a comedy series comes along that seems to rewrite the comedy rule book while making you wonder "how come no-one's ever done anything like this before?"
The Flight of the Conchords is one such series. In a way, it's a great throwback to the musical format - people breaking into song in the middle of a conversation for no reason - and the humour that can be had with that conceit alone is immense (the moment when a song kicks off is always very funny.) But the structure and sheer hilarity of the songs (on the one hand pitch-perfect parodies of specific genres of songwriting and on the other, a mixture of deeply inappropriate lyrics and inventive surreality) bears repeated scrutiny and really is tears-streaming-down-your-face funny. It's also worth pointing out that the New Zealand accent certainly seems to add an additional layer of comedy to a lot of it. That and Jermaine and Brett's relentlessly deadpan delivery. Glorious stuff. bring on series two.
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Initial post: 27 May 2009 00:10:05 BDT
It's spelt Jemaine, not Jermaine (Extra-funny spelling, I think).
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Aug 2009 10:57:21 BDT
Last edited by the author on 8 Aug 2009 10:57:40 BDT
Mr. Gary J. Smith says:
who cares, i mean really. But if it makes you feel better, you get a gold star
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Aug 2009 18:53:20 BDT
Jimmy Junkster says:
Who cares? Me, I do: I care a lot. I scour the internet looking for errors of grammar and spelling; then I write them up in longhand in my Big Ledger Of Mistakes. When I complete this important work there will come a Day Of Reckoning. Then you will be sorry, all of you. Oh yes.
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