Bret McKenzie

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  • Birth Name: Bret Peter Tarrant McKenzie
  • Birth Place: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/29/1976, Cancer
  • Profession: Musician; actor
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Exclusive: Flight of the Conchords' Bret McKenzie Gets Animated for Fox

It's business time: Bret McKenzie, half of the popular music-comedy duo the Flight of the Conchords, is developing an animated comedy for Fox.

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The Artist, Hugo and Meryl Streep Top Oscars

The Artist and Hugo topped Sunday's Academy Awards with five statuettes each, with the former winning Best Picture, while Meryl Streep won her long-awaited third Oscar after 29 years.

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The Artist is the first silent film to win the top honor since Wings triumphed at the first Oscars in ...
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VIDEO: Elementary School Musical

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Elementary School Musical
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Length: 07:06:40
Aired: 9/26/2010

Lisa gets a dream week at arts camp where her conselors are the Flight of the Conchords, then finds her return to the real world is more than a little disheartening. Meanwhile, Krusty discovers winning the Nobel Peace prize is not what it seems, and he must fight for his freedom in the World Court. Guest voices Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Amber Riley of Glee. watch

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'Flight of the Conchords 19' Preview (HBO)
'Flight of the Conchords 14' Preview (HBO)
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Muppets Most Wanted: The Gang Reunited

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Muppets Most Wanted Movie, Music Director
2007 Flight of the Conchords TV Show Series, Creator
2007 Flight of the Conchords TV Show Series, Writer
2007 Flight of the Conchords TV Show Series, Actor - Bret
2007 Flight of the Conchords TV Show Series, Executive Producer

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No Third Season for Flight of the Conchords

HBO's The Flight of the Conchords has taken off for the last time. The comedy starring the New Zealand duo will not return.

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Flight of the Conchords Landing for Good?

Flight of the Conchords' next season take-off may be its last.According to The New Zealand Herald, famous sons Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie shared with British magazine Q that they were seriously mulling ending the series after the second season due to the creative struggles they've encountered in making it."The second series seems to me like it would be a good end to the show," McKenzie said. "I feel like another 10 [episodes]... that will be enough."The duo, which used already written tunes in the show's first season, is still in the process of writing the new music narratives, which they've found "difficult.""We've got a lot of half-songs," Clement said. "We've got an album's worth of beginnings of songs." Season 2 of the HBO cult hit was scheduled for a 2008 bow, but has since been postponed until next year. The comedy is up for four Emmys this month, including two in the Original Music and Lyrics category. — Joyce Eng read more

"The Third Conchord"

It's hard to believe that 12 weeks ago I was a newbie to Flight of the Conchords and now am a full-fledged fan. Should I get a T-shirt or a cap? The best part about having a first-season finale is that there will be a second season. Here's to next summer!In Murray's meeting, item No. 1 was Todd. Todd! He's a bongo player that Murray met while on nitrous oxide at the dentist's office. Proud of his decision to increase the size of the band to three, Murray tells a stunned Bret and Jemaine that they can now be a proper band, like the "Police-men". Sensing their resistance, Murray tells the guys to trust him, like the first time he saw them on stage and told them to face the front. And they've never looked back. He also said to give Todd a chance, sort of like the John Lennon song "Give Peace a Chance." Item 2 on Murray’s list was about getting an interview with Rolling Stone, but he wasn’t sure if it was the magazine or the group. (There was a definite "no" from the band.)Tod... read more

"Girlfriends"

Hi readers! Mario here. I’m a Flight fan and will be taking over the blog from now on, so I just thought I’d introduce myself. Now, on to the episode…Mon dieu! Who knew what the desire for a croissant could do? In yet another smile-inducing episode, we first see our dynamic duo as they are peering into the window of a French pastry shop. Jemaine is craving a croissant, but when Bret says he doesn't like them, he becomes Jemaine’s wingman, à la Top Gun. Well, sort of. As they meet Lisa and Felicia at the checkout counter, the foursome is immediately transported to Gérard Depardieu-land, wearing striped shirts, riding bicyclettes, and singing happily about baguettes, Camembert cheese, and the soup du jour. If only amour could always be like this. Leaving the French discotheque for an American bar, their first double date isn’t working for Jemaine, who asks Bret to swap Felicia for Lisa. He agrees, though it doesn’t help Jemaine get to first base... read more

HBO Takes Flight with a Pair of Very Funny Musicians

In an upcoming episode of HBO's Flight of the Conchords (premiering Sunday at 9 pm/ET), series stars Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie spoof Crocodile Dundee's famous "That's not a knife" line. It's an interesting tip of the cap considering they're looking to bring their own brand of comedy to the United States from the Southern Hemisphere, just as Paul Hogan did two decades ago. TVGuide.com chatted with the New Zealand musical-comedy duo about their new show, which follows the misadventures of a Kiwi music duo transplanted in New York City. TVGuide.com: You guys have only done a few appearances on American television, and now you have your own series about to launch on HBO. Are either of you experiencing any nervousness ̵ read more

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