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Flight of the Conchords – finally back on form

February 17, 2009

The new series of the New Zealand digi-folk parodists Conchords has been slow moving with a couple of great songs so far. But surprise surprise, episode 5, entrusted to indie cinema legend Michel Gondry, was where it really took flight.
Jemaine, who accidentally slept with an Australian after an extended Kylie Minogue video-style sequence filled with luminous cod pieces in a dance club, is filled with guilt when he falls for the earthy Aussie, Keitha (the off-spring of a prostitute and a rapist).
Truly superb, it epitomises the hatred between the Aussies and the Kiwis.
The best exchange is between Murray and Jemaine.
“What about your kids,” says Murray, “They’ll be aberrations.”
“They’ll be called aborigines,” says Jemaine.
The best show of this series by an Aussie mile.

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  1. March 13, 2009 12:21 am

    Last Conchords we saw before we left, so we parted on a high. I hadn’t spotted it was done by Le Gondry, whose Daft Punk vid Around the World I recently put on my Facebook. “The humans are dead…”

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