Flight of the Conchords Episodes

2007, TV Show

Flight of the Conchords Episode: "Sally"

Season 1, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: Guitar-playing troubadours from New Zealand try to kickstart their careers in New York City. First up: Jemaine meets a woman at a party who happens to be Bret's old girlfriend.
Original Air Date: Jun 17, 2007
Guest Cast Rachel Blanchard: Sally Arj Barker: Dave
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Season 1, Episode 1
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Length: 28:00
Aired: 6/17/2007
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June 18, 2007: Sally Season 1, Episode 1

The highly anticipated HBO show delivered - are you surprised? I'm not. Kiwis Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement take flight in NYC in a parody of snide remarks, relationship woes and competing differences in opinion. They are indisputably a masterful duet of comical lyrics. What can I say? These naive musicians trying to make it in America are delightfully amusing and take us through an honest musical interpretation of the male psyche. You are so taken by their dramatic facial expressions, or lack thereof (did you see either of them smile, ever?), the smooth sounds (was that first song inspired by the Artist Formerly Known as Prince?) and the dim lights that the lyrics almost escape you. Well, almost. A line from their first song, "The most beautiful woman in the whole wide room," introduced a ripple effect of hilarious lyrics that had me wondering what they could possibly say next - and what they could, they did. My running favorites, in no particular order: "Let's go to my house so I can feel you up on my couch, I don't mind a slap." Well, Jemaine, when you sing it that way, it almost doesn't sound so bad. Really, who needs to follow Dave's theory of women approaching lonely-looking men when you are smooth enough to serenade a woman with lines like, "Let's get in a cab and I will buy you a kebab." Jemaine, you had me at "kebab." Bret and Jemaine are certainly interesting characters in their own right. Their monotone voices and deliberate pokes at each other definitely set the comical landscape for their petty spurts of disagreeing to agree. Case in point: "The thing with the light on?" So, the reason Sally left: while Bret's argument that "her and I use to go out" was a much better and maybe more reasonable explanation for what went wrong with that whole teasing scenario, I'll still have to go with Jemaine on this one. There is nothing more awkward than being in the moment and then having your roommate, who lies in the background just a few feet away, bring light to the situation. The scene: alcohol, early morning, teasing girl who randomly picks up a guy at a party, ex-boyfriend watching from close by. Weird? Definitely. The funniest part about this scene is that I don't think either of the guys really thought it was weird at all. If anything, the morning conversation revolved around indiscreetly pointing the finger at each other; a blaming game that was commonplace throughout the episode. Jemaine talked, Bret disagreed, and Jemaine agreed with Bret. Does that sound about right? Who needs a lineup of gigs in the city? These Kiwis are a live running show, and a quite effective one to boot. Thank goodness for that. It's looking like their manager is going to get them a gig at... oh, what's the place called? Now just a moment, he'll get them a gig, in no hurry. A dodgy manager leads to dodgy videos. What was the deal with that music video? I admit, the nipples as function buttons, Bret's sexy robotic swagger, and, who could forget, the high-tech recording device, the mobile phone, were things to giggle at, but truthfully, that was my least favorite part of the episode. Couldn't leave you without mentioning the unforgettable, or unavoidable, Flight of the Conchords American fan base: Mel. Although a little creepy, she is definitely a true supporter - or stalker, whichever you want to call her. Someone to definitely look out for in upcoming episodes. So what do we know so far? Jemaine has had three out of his five ones, and Bret is in a close second with one of his ones. What are we hoping to find out? Could Sally be Bret's one, of five? Will Jemaine cook up some macaroni and try to get back together with Sally? Most importantly, will Bret achieve the maximum amount of volume in his helmet hair? (I couldn't resist... what a hilarious idea.) My final verdict? "I'm not crying, it's just raining on my face." Really, I'm not crying, those are just tears of laughter. PS. Thoughts are welcome, and feel free to sing them to me. Until the next time.... show less
The highly anticipated HBO show delivered — are you surprised? I’m not. Kiwis Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement take flight in NYC in a parody of snide remarks, relationship woes and competing differences in opinion. They are indisputably a masterful duet of comical lyrics. What can I say? These naive musicians trying to make it in America are delightfully amusing and take us through an honest musical interpretation of the male psyche. You are so taken by their dramatic facial expressions, or lack thereof (did you see either of them smile, ever?), the smooth sounds (was that first song inspired by the Artist Formerly Known as Prince?) and the dim lights that the lyrics almost escape you. Well, almost. A line from their first song, “The most beautiful woman in the whole wide room,” introduced a ripple effect of hilarious lyrics that had me wondering what they could possibly say next — and what they could, they did.My running favorites, in no particular order:... read more

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Premiered: June 17, 2007, on HBO
Rating: TV-14
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