January 6, 2009

New contest :: Flight of the Conchords Season 1 on DVD


I got me a sweet kiwi-bird necklace from New Zealand the other day, one that you wish you had. Its shiny loveliness hails from the same shores as one of NZ’s finest recent exports, the Flight of the Conchords folk duo. If you missed out on Season One, you can catch up on the hilariousness here (and maybe start with this) and prepare for Season Two which launches January 18th on HBO. You can stream the first episode of the new season in its entirety.

We also gots a new Fuel/Friends contest to win you some Flight of the Conchords swag! Leave a comment (maybe with your favorite FotC line if you’ve seen it) to win:
+ Season 1 of Flight of the Conchords on DVD
+ an FotC notebook
+ an FotC guitar pick (rock. on.)
+ an FotC poster and some FotC postcards (“Born to Folk”)

I’ll pick a random winner after one week. And I’m mandated to be all ethnocentric and imperialistic here, and only have this contest open to U.S. residents (I know! I know there are lots of you elsewhere). Sor-ry.

Bowie dream-sequence awesomeness

Bowie – Flight of the Conchords (one of the funniest things about David Bowie ever recorded. I love his music but I have an ongoing, chronic fear of him.)
Ladies Of The World – Flight of the Conchords

BONUS: Rip of the Flight Of The Conchords theme song
(makes a great ‘lil addition to a mix)


  • Even if it’s quoted to death, this is one of the funniest moments in that show.

    (with the utmost confidence)

    “they call me the Hiphopopotamus,
    my lyrics are bottomless…”

    (long, quiet, shameful pause)

    scott b. — January 6, 2009 @ 10:23 pm

  • My musical leader! My favorite show!

    Favorite FOC quote/lyric/song:

    And if you want me to, I will take off all my clothes for you
    I’ll take off all my clothes for you
    If that’s what you’re into

    How ’bout him in the nude?
    If that’s what you’re into
    In the nude in front of you
    Is that what you’d wanna view?

    If it’s cool with you, I’ll let you get naked too
    It could be a dream come true, providing that’s what you are into

    Is that what you’re into?
    Him and you in the nude?
    That’s what he’s prepared to do
    Is that the kind of thing that you think you might be into?

    Eric Thompson — January 6, 2009 @ 10:24 pm

  • “Women love that sensitive nautical shit.”

    Brad K — January 6, 2009 @ 10:44 pm

  • These aren’t tears of sadness
    Because you’re leaving me
    I’ve just been cutting onions
    I’m making a lasagna
    For one…

    Mark — January 6, 2009 @ 10:57 pm

  • And when you’re on the street
    Depending on the street
    I bet you are definitely in the top three
    Good looking girls on the street
    Depending on the street

    Chase — January 6, 2009 @ 11:06 pm

  • “She’s so hot, she’s making me sexist – bitch”

    I also really like when Sally tells her fiance to pick up Bret because he is small like a pixie.

    Connie — January 6, 2009 @ 11:09 pm

  • Murray: (Referring to record producer Quincy Jones) What are some albums that he’s done, Bret?

    Bret: Michael Jackson’s “Off The Wall”

    Murray: I’ll say he is…he’s off the planet. Wants to freeze himself, doesn’t he?

    Gabe — January 6, 2009 @ 11:20 pm

  • Nice shiny new blog! The Conchords scene that sticks out to me right now is when brett is trying to figure out why jemaine is upset with him, and thinks maybe it’s his collection of exotic molds – “is it because of aspergillus fillius?”

    Thanks for the post to the new episode too!

    Micah — January 6, 2009 @ 11:44 pm

  • Jemaine: I’m a person. Bret’s a person. You’re a person. That person over there is a person. And each person deserves to be treated like a person.

    Hanan — January 7, 2009 @ 1:13 am

  • I am transmitting this comment from my frozen nipple antennae.

    Also, I watch each of these episodes at least twice, because the first time (or two) I spend an inordinate and distracting amount of time deciding whether I want Bret or Jemaine more. Depending on the scene.

    Michael — January 7, 2009 @ 3:09 am

  • I’ve always been partial to:

    A man is lying in the street, some punk has chopped off his head.

    And I’m the only one who stops to see if he’s dead. Turns out he’s dead.

    Dan — January 7, 2009 @ 5:07 am

  • “You’re so beautiful. You could be a part time model. But you’d probably still have to keep your normal job.”

    Samantha — January 7, 2009 @ 6:07 am

  • I’m the hip-hopopotamus, my lyrics are bottomless…


    Kevin — January 7, 2009 @ 6:27 am

  • There ain’t no party like my nanna’s tea party.

    T. Carter — January 7, 2009 @ 7:09 am

  • “All the ladies with their babys, make your babys shake their booties yeah.”

    Steven Dupree — January 7, 2009 @ 7:10 am

  • One favorite line? It’s so hard to choose… but after listening to this song many many many times on my ipod, I’ll have to go with:
    “I’m not upset because you left me this way
    My eyes are just a little sweaty today.”

    Kate — January 7, 2009 @ 7:14 am

  • Greatest Influence: i now own three animal-faced shirts/sweaters.

    Favorite Line: Bret (referring to the musical greeting card) “Is it like a walkman?”

    gud — January 7, 2009 @ 7:17 am

  • They have too many great ones to pick even a few. I have been fortunate enough to see them live, though, and they are just as hilarious in person as they are on the show. Maybe even more so because they throw in some jokes about the area they’re playing in and really interact well with the audience.

    John B — January 7, 2009 @ 7:24 am

  • i’ve only seen a couple youtube clips, but i’m dying to get into this show properly. yes please.

    Hoodrat — January 7, 2009 @ 7:45 am

  • I am sad to say that I’ve only heard mp3 clips and watched some youtube videos so season 1 would be awesome to view in its entirety should i ever win this.

    Jennson — January 7, 2009 @ 7:59 am

  • “I put a wig on you”

    “I’d like a big, delicious beer”

    Alex — January 7, 2009 @ 8:14 am

  • “Try putting some wings on your bird.”


    Freda — January 7, 2009 @ 8:24 am

  • “too many motherauckers aucking with my shhhhht!”

    great show i would love the dvd

    Quinn Callahan — January 7, 2009 @ 8:26 am

  • Jemaine: I was hoping to dress something like Prince.
    Dave: Kind of erogenous, huh?
    Jemaine: Yeah, but toned a bit, like, Prince if he was just going to the zoo or the supermarket.
    Dave: Casual Prince?
    Jemaine: Casual Prince.

    Sasha — January 7, 2009 @ 8:44 am

  • Jermaine: “It wouldn’t be gay to put a wig on a man and pretend they’re a woman. How can that be gay if you’re pretending they’re a woman?”

    Matthew Jay — January 7, 2009 @ 8:48 am

  • No really a line, but the Lord of the Rings music video had me on the floor laughing.

    Andrew — January 7, 2009 @ 8:59 am

  • Murray: “I’m so angry I feel like SWEARING!”
    Bret: “Ah, Murray, you wouldn’t swear at us.”
    Murray: “Go fuck yourself, Bret.”

    Jason — January 7, 2009 @ 9:06 am

  • “I never say ‘negative,’ though, instead of ‘no’. I just say ‘no’ because when I say ‘negative’ all the time, it brings everyone down.”
    Jermaine “Robots” live

    Darren Woodlief — January 7, 2009 @ 9:16 am

  • I could leave a comment or two
    If that is what you’re into.
    Maybe I’m in the nude,
    might that be crude?
    I bet that’s what you’re into.

    Give me a DVD,
    its too late to put it under trees —
    I would beg on my knees,
    maybe show you my peepee
    (if that’s what you’re into).

    The Merkin Man — January 7, 2009 @ 9:25 am

  • Jermaine, in song- “Why can’t a heterosexual guy tell a heterosexual guy that is booty is fly?”

    jeremiah — January 7, 2009 @ 9:34 am

  • Oh man the Bowie song is my _absolute_ favorite, followed by the “not really their asses, but actually their lungs” part of the Distant Future song.

    Kari — January 7, 2009 @ 9:44 am

  • “Another way that love is similar to tape…”

    AND, they are even funnier live! I know, hard to believe it’s possible.

    Jessica — January 7, 2009 @ 9:55 am

  • I love Flight of the Conchords and I am so sad we don’t have HBO where I live to watch Season 2.

    One of my favorite lines is in their song Sellotape:
    “And people are like paper dolls/Paper dolls and people, they’re a similar shape”

    Katie — January 7, 2009 @ 9:56 am

  • My boyfriend and I sing this when we are brushing our teeth.
    “Next thing you know we`re in the bathroom brushing our teeth. That`s all part of it, that`s foreplay. Then you go sort out the recycling. That`s not part of it but it`s still very important.”

    Kate — January 7, 2009 @ 9:59 am

  • This show is awesome. My favorite line is:

    “That’s gymnasts Murray.”

    Josh — January 7, 2009 @ 10:35 am

  • One of my favorite lines was when they were discussing Fleetwood Mac.

    Murray – “That’s when they were making some of their best music.”
    Bret – “Rumors?”
    Murray – “No it’s all true.”

    So classic!

    JR — January 7, 2009 @ 10:36 am

  • Heather,

    Really like your site, good New Year to you.

    My favorite line is :

    Season 1 Episode 1
    ” Your so beautiful, like a tree ”

    Let me know !

    Thanks, John

    “A Mind is like a parachute, it doesn’t work if it isn’t open.” Frank Zappa

    ( =’.'= )
    / \

    John paraskeva — January 7, 2009 @ 10:38 am

  • The Flight of the Conchords is the show that people of my generation can relate to, especially those living in New York. It is witty, smart, and entertaining. It is the show we had all been waiting for, and it didn’t let us down when we finally got it. Thank god for HBO.

    I love the episode where Aziz Ansari guest stars as a racist fruit vendor. He says he hates New Zealand, but when explains further, finds out it is really Australians he hates. Jemaine has a hilarious monologue when he and Bret are confronting the fruit vendor:

    “I’m a person. Bret’s a person. You’re a person. That person over there is a person. And each person deserves to be treated like a person.”

    Deep writing from the conchords!!!

    (Plus, the David Bowie episode is HILARIOUS! Best guest star EVER!)

    Jessica Costello — January 7, 2009 @ 10:40 am

  • Bret: “I’d like a red delicious.”
    Fruit vendor: “How would you like a brown delicious to the face? Now, get your shitty bikes outta here before I peel your beard off!”

    Kevin — January 7, 2009 @ 10:44 am

  • I wish I could love Flight of the Conchords. Too bad New Zealanders are a bunch of cocky a-holes descended from criminals and retarded monkeys.

    Lauren — January 7, 2009 @ 10:44 am

  • Great show!

    My favorite (at the moment):

    Bret: “Has your suit snugged up a bit?”

    Jemaine: “In certain areas, yes. In certain other areas, yes.”

    Bruce — January 7, 2009 @ 11:02 am

  • It’s business… it’s business time.

    Jesse — January 7, 2009 @ 11:10 am

  • The only problem with Flight of the Conchords? The seemingly endless stream of high school theater kids singing ‘Business Time’ on the one-act competition bus while the adults try, with great futility I might add, to block out the sound of these innocent young cherubs being morally corrupted by comedically gifted Kiwis.

    Just sayin’.

    Dan R. — January 7, 2009 @ 11:17 am

  • Murry has a classic accent that turns his ‘dead’ into ‘did.’
    After loosing Jemaine, Dave gets a little confused.

    Murray: He may be dead.
    Dave: He maybe did what?
    Murray: No, he may be dead.
    Dave: What didn’t he maybe do?
    Murray: He maybe *dead*.
    Bret: Dead.
    Dave: Are you guys fucking with me?
    Murray: He maybe dead, not alive.
    Dave: Ohh…

    Seamus Dolan — January 7, 2009 @ 11:29 am

  • No favorite quotes, I haven’t seen enough, only 3-4 shows, though I do have their album.

    I must say, I think Murray is f’n hilarious, though. The season 2 premiere is brilliant and he steals most every scene, imo.

    Love the blog, Heather!

    Jowey — January 7, 2009 @ 12:15 pm

  • Binary solo!

    roger — January 7, 2009 @ 12:43 pm

  • Randomness:

    Friend saw Clapton play at a party outside of London New Years Eve. He told me Gary Brooker was in the band and they played Whiter Shade of Pale with “the missing verse”. I never knew there was a missing verse. Well here it is and it is even more out there than the other verses.

    If music be the food of love
    And laughter is its queen
    And likewise if behind’s in front
    Then dirt in truth is clean
    My mouth by then like cardboard
    Seemed to slip straight through my head
    So we crashed dived straight way quickly
    And attacked the ocean bed

    Capski Buttinski — January 7, 2009 @ 1:00 pm

  • Bret: So what is water polo?
    Jermaine: ah…it’s like polo but in the water.
    Bret: On sea horses?

    Chaz — January 7, 2009 @ 2:06 pm

  • “Wear the eyepatch, Bret… wear the funky, funky eyepatch.”

    Dan Kalbach — January 7, 2009 @ 2:59 pm

  • I’m the Hiphopopotamus; flows that glow like phosphorus, popping off the top of this esophagus, rockin’ this metropolis. I’m not a large water dwelling mammal. Where did you get that preposterous hypothesis? Did Steve tell you that perchance?

    had to post the whole thing!!!

    David Whitehead — January 7, 2009 @ 3:26 pm

  • Dave: Look, I don’t know how they do things in England…
    Bret and Jemaine: New Zealand.
    Dave: Yeah, I don’t really give a shit.

    I love dismissive humor!
    Who Doesn’t!
    Who cares.

    see, I should win.

    John Johnson — January 7, 2009 @ 3:59 pm

  • “Bands shouldn’t have girlfriends. You lose your female fan base. What about Wham? You never saw Wham with girlfriends. That’s how they kept the women wanting them. No girlfriends.” —Murray Hewitt

    Matt McCrystal — January 7, 2009 @ 5:31 pm

  • At the end of your life, you’re lucky if you die.

    Too many good lines between the album and the show.

    Ryan Manchester — January 7, 2009 @ 6:08 pm

  • All I know is there are robots in one episode. I like robots. And I guess robots like me. It would be nice to see more of these guys who have sided with the robots.

    Adele — January 7, 2009 @ 6:34 pm

  • “Personally, I prefer the mixed nuts caper. At least it was original.” – Murray

    Erik — January 7, 2009 @ 7:00 pm

  • I’m not cryin’. It’s just been raining… on my face.

    Brian Bailey — January 7, 2009 @ 7:17 pm

  • I love the Fleetwood Mac convo too…

    Murray: I’ve told you when you’re in a band, you don’t get with your band mates girlfriends, past or present. You get in a love triangle, you know? You get a Fleetwood Mac situation. Although there was four of them so more of a love square, but no one gives on. They did do some of their best music back then.
    Bret: Rumours
    Murray: No, that’s all true.

    Rhiannon — January 7, 2009 @ 7:28 pm

  • I have only seen the first two episodes. Genius. I usually get bored with musical comedy but I know I’m going to like these guys. Especially with a free copy of the first season. Ahem. Hint hint.

    Bart Wang — January 7, 2009 @ 8:09 pm

  • Is it because I eat too loudly?

    Jake — January 7, 2009 @ 8:12 pm

  • Could somebody please remove these cutleries from my knees?

    Bradro — January 7, 2009 @ 8:27 pm

  • You could pick me to win…
    You know, if that’s what you’re into.

    I held off watching this show for a long time, because rarely does blog hype equal what it’s hyping. This time, for me at least, it did. The Rhymenocerous/Hiphopopotamus episode was the first one my wife and I saw. I couldn’t breathe from laughing, especially when Dave said, “what did he maybe do?”

    Lloydie — January 7, 2009 @ 9:13 pm

  • Jemaine: You don’t even know anything about threesomes.
    Bret: Have you ever had a threesome?
    Jemaine: Nearly.
    Bret: What do you mean, nearly?
    Jemaine: I’ve had a twosome.
    Bret: Wow. What was that like?
    Jemaine: Great. I’ve done it several times, man.
    Bret: Just one of you here… and then one.. Oh well then, I’ve had a twosome!

    Funny stuff…we’ve all been there!

    Jay — January 7, 2009 @ 9:14 pm

  • “hot bod, gross face. i get. just hit that shit from behind.”

    man alive, i love this show.

    Kaley — January 7, 2009 @ 9:23 pm

  • the humans are dead…
    (i poked one; it was dead.)

    Amy — January 7, 2009 @ 9:37 pm

  • Great show and a nice contest! Heres ones of my favorite scenes…

    Jemaine: Yeah. It’s ’cause you and her used to go out, but also because of the thing with the light. She’s thinking, “Oh this is a nice situation.” But then, “Ugh, who- who turned on the light?
    Bret: Yeah. Yeah, maybe. But I think it’s mainly because her and I used to go out… for like six months.
    Jemaine: Yeah, well- yeah, it’s mainly because you used to go out, but also mainly because of the whole situation with the light.

    TC — January 7, 2009 @ 9:40 pm

  • Bret, you got it going on.
    Not in a gay way, just in a “hey mate, I wanted to say that you’re looking okay, mate.”

    Andrea — January 8, 2009 @ 2:38 am

  • “You’re so beautiful…like a tree…or a high-class prostitute.”

    I too was lucky enough to see the Conchords in person. Terrific. If they are anywhere near you, jump on it.

    Schmoe — January 8, 2009 @ 6:39 am

  • All my favorite lines are delivered by Murray, who cracks me up every time I look at him. So I’ll go with one of my other favorites, by Jermaine: “How could it be gay if I’m pretending you’re a woman?”

    Favorite song: “If You’re Into It”
    “How bout him in the nude
    If that’s what you’re into
    In the nude in front of you,
    Is that what you’d wanna view?

    Pete Pizza — January 8, 2009 @ 7:20 am

  • too many mutha ‘uckas ‘ucking with my shit
    how many mutha ‘uckas?
    too many to count! mutha ‘ucka!

    (all while doing fake hydraulics on their bikes – classic!)

    asher — January 8, 2009 @ 9:43 am

  • “Your beard is good.”

    I’m so excited for Season 2!

    Carrie — January 8, 2009 @ 9:59 am

  • There really should be more Kiwi musical comedy on television. Or they could just bring back Cop Rock.

    Lala — January 8, 2009 @ 10:42 am

  • I love Murray!

    Will — January 8, 2009 @ 11:20 am

  • It’s business time!

    Jeremy — January 8, 2009 @ 11:34 am

  • Damn! The first comment ever took my favorite quote: They call me the hip-hoppopotomus, my rhymes are bottomless”….pause….

    In the same song they use the word “perchance,” which is something that should never be uttered in a rap song so is therefore brilliant.

    Angora Holly Polo — January 8, 2009 @ 4:11 pm

  • I can never quote, but this is the best show on television. Can’t wait for season 2.

    Joe — January 8, 2009 @ 4:57 pm

  • This is Bowie to Bowie
    Do you hear me out there, man?
    This is Bowie back to Bowie
    I read you loud and clear, man
    Ooh yeah, man!
    Your signal’s weak on my radar screen
    How far out are you, man?
    I’m pretty far out
    That’s pretty far out, man!

    Samantha — January 8, 2009 @ 6:20 pm

  • when you’re on the street
    Depending on the street
    I bet you are definitely in the top three
    Good looking girls on the street
    Depending on the street

    domingo — January 8, 2009 @ 8:47 pm

  • “When it’s with me you only need two minutes, ’cause I’m so intense. “

    Brian — January 8, 2009 @ 9:20 pm

  • I’m not cryin’. It’s just been raining… on my face.

    ursula — January 8, 2009 @ 10:01 pm

  • Even you must be into you (Ladies of the World).

    Andy — January 8, 2009 @ 10:50 pm

  • I’m not cryin’. It’s just been raining… on my face.

    Scott — January 8, 2009 @ 11:58 pm

  • Not a quote, I just love it when Jermaine sticks his head in the dryer when Sally walks in the laundromat.

    Todd Woodlief — January 9, 2009 @ 8:51 am

  • “If that’s what you’re in to.”

    Aaron — January 9, 2009 @ 9:03 am

  • “all the hotties at the party, feelin’ naughty, shake your boobies, yeah”


    Jared — January 9, 2009 @ 9:43 am

  • I’ve yet to see the show but I’ve heard all about it, I’ll have to put it on my movie rental que

    Mike — January 9, 2009 @ 9:47 am

  • “With the most beautiful girl I have ever seen with a kabob”

    I can’t believe my dad was the one who introduced them to me.


    Liz — January 9, 2009 @ 10:27 am

  • Binary Solo:

    Zero zero zero zero zero zero one
    Zero zero zero zero zero zero one one
    Zero zero zero zero zero zero one one one
    Zero zero zero zero zero one one one one

    Come on sucker, lick my battery

    Travis — January 9, 2009 @ 11:01 am

  • This is too tough because so much of it has made it in to my lexicon. Thanks to Murray, who I loathe, I can’t see a redhead without blurting out “gingerballs.” Song wise it might be “cutleries in my knees.”

    HDO — January 9, 2009 @ 5:12 pm

  • “No, It’s not Jremaine, I’m Da-vid Bo-wie”

    slush — January 9, 2009 @ 7:11 pm

  • Then we do the recycling, which is not part of the foreplay but also very important.

    cookies — January 9, 2009 @ 8:40 pm

  • I loved the line from the new episode:

    “I’m weaving right now”. Just hilarious. :-P

    Sam — January 10, 2009 @ 11:43 am

  • “And Albie began to cry little dragon tears. Which as we all know turn into jelly beans.”

    Janelle — January 10, 2009 @ 2:16 pm

  • “Say a comeback to him!”
    “He’s shouting stereotypes, racist stereotypes at us!”
    “Yeah, let him have it, man!”
    “Banana balls!”
    “You look like a – a something, like a banana balls! “

    Claire — January 10, 2009 @ 5:07 pm

  • “Then you sort out the recycling. That isn’t part of the foreplay but it is still very important.”

    Ryan Rivers — January 10, 2009 @ 5:08 pm

  • Thanks for the great give-away, my younger brothers are constantly quoting these guys! I love your blog, it’s a daily visit for me. :)

    Mary Ann — January 11, 2009 @ 5:14 pm

  • My favorite moment was Bret receiving his “favorite box” from his mother.

    Matt W. — January 11, 2009 @ 7:14 pm

  • All of the good lines are taken, but I want those prizes! Sorry!

    Kyle Holody — January 12, 2009 @ 8:11 am

  • fake robot rock and the ‘function buttons mate’ ‘they look like nipples’
    lovin the new site too

    JJ — January 12, 2009 @ 1:48 pm

  • thanks for having such a great giveaway!

    sarah l. — January 12, 2009 @ 10:19 pm

  • is it still within a week of the post?

    “you know you’re not in high finance
    considering second-hand underpants
    check your mind, how’d it get so bad
    what happened to those other underpants you had”

    or pretty much anything murray says.

    clayhill — January 13, 2009 @ 7:53 am

  • Oh gosh I love this show

    It’s late, but here’s one of my fave scenes

    “…And I just laid there and spoooned yoouuuu…I believe that made you feel better”
    “Can I please see the lyrics? Yeah, this is another one of your weird songs isn’t it?”
    “How so?”
    “Well, you said you put a wig on me while I was sleeping.”
    “Mmm, no it doesn’t say anything like that”
    “Well it’s still a bit gay”
    “…How can it be gay if I was pretending you were a woman…not that I did that”

    Eileen — January 13, 2009 @ 9:23 pm

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