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Flight of the Conchords Episode: "Yoko"

Season 1, Episode 4
Episode Synopsis: Jemaine and Murray wonder if Bret's girlfriend is trying to split up the band when Bret begins spending more time with her.
Original Air Date: Jul 8, 2007
Guest Cast Arj Barker: Dave Sutton Foster: Coco
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Season 1, Episode 4
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Length: 26:00
Aired: 7/8/2007
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July 8, 2007: Coco Yoko Season 1, Episode 4

So I was pumped about watching this episode. Although I was a little disappointed in last week's show (I "respectfully" appreciate all of your really great comments and support for the show), I was optimistic and hopeful that the boys would prove me wrong this week. And they sure did. The laugh-out-loud reactions and adoration for the boys was reborn. Good stuff in this episode - not sure I can capture it all, but I will certainly try. How romantic was the two-hour-long song that Bret wrote for Coco-Yoko? You could see it in Bret's eyes and hear it in his spoken words - "your lips look so delicious" - that a love song was looming. The process of writing the song was hysterical. If it weren't for Jemaine's honesty, I don't think the song would have been as effective. When Jemaine asked Bret if he would do the things he was saying in the song - "I'd climb the highest mountain" - and Bret admitted that he wouldn't, Jemaine got all serious - or got all Jemaine. "Well, you are kind of saying you would. Make it more realistic." Realistic it turned out to be. The honest thoughts running through Bret's mind really did come to life in this song. I feel a little weird admitting this, but the "if you're into it" song turned out to be, or at least sounded, quite romantic - even if it did revolve around convincing Coco to get nude. I thought it was clever to have Jemaine sing all the things that insinuated being naked ("getting nude with the food, that's what we heard you're into") while Bret convincingly serenaded her with lyrics like "if you're into it and if you want me to." Very smooth and nicely played boys. A much better choice than Bret's idea of singing about the rash she had that she doesn't tell anyone about. Was Jemaine a third wheel? Absolutely and not at all. I thought he actually made the dates more interesting and his annoyance with Bret and Coco getting close in every situation was hilarious. Case in point, the "She Wolf" song about the "coldhearted bitch." I couldn't stop laughing. Jemaine was convinced that Coco was trying to break up the band. I wonder if Murray's idea that "girlfriends and bands don't mix" had anything to do with it. When Coco crashed the band meeting with lunch (how dare she!), Jemaine coughed out "Yoko" with a few more slips of "ono ono." Bret retaliates with, "I'll throw this sandwich in your face if you say that again." I was shocked. Bret seems like the guy who just wants to keep the peace, to be polite and always sensitive to others' feelings - especially Jemaine's. We usually see Bret shrug this stuff off, but not this time. Truth? I loved it. Bret really loses his cool with everyone and quits the band, again. At least he was polite enough to say goodbye to everyone. "Yeah, see you later d---heads." How about Murray and those bright red shorts? I tell ya, they're all I could see. I have to say, I was waiting for an episode with a Mel and Murray scene, but I would have never guessed that Murray would throw out subliminally obvious messages to Mel. Was he really trying to test the waters with her with that topless photo of himself? Poor Mel. Hearing the news of Bret's new relationship was traumatizing enough, and then the photo. Shame on you, Murray. It didn't seem to faze her though. She was too preoccupied with the new "girlfriend." She sounded like the stereotypical crazy ex-girlfriend (although she's never dated Bret) with questions like, "Is she stupid? Does Bret's girlfriend look anything like me?" So classic, you've got to love her. Murray topped off the moment with answering, "The eyes. Your eyes a little. Well... she's got eyes." Could you imagine Mel and Murray dating? It could be a show in itself. The final note: the letter left on the bed for Jemaine. Nice touch. A notepad full of reasons why Bret had moved far away to Coco's house. I guess in the end, Bret was right: "Lives are like retractable pencils, if you push them too hard, they're going to break." We almost lost Bret to Coco when he chose her over the band, making it clear to Jemaine: "I'm not gonna kill her." This was so Coco's window of opportunity to break up with Bret (she tried; it was a weak attempt, but she tried) until he said "shoosh baby." How could she resist him after he gave up the band for her? It didn't take much convincing from Jemaine to get Bret to rejoin the band. What better way to leave us than with a little tune called the "The Tape of Love." Sometimes you just don't know when it will end. You know, the sticky stuff. Until the next time show less
So I was pumped about watching this episode. Although I was a little disappointed in last week’s show (I "respectfully" appreciate all of your really great comments and support for the show), I was optimistic and hopeful that the boys would prove me wrong this week. And they sure did. The laugh-out-loud reactions and adoration for the boys was reborn. Good stuff in this episode — not sure I can capture it all, but I will certainly try. How romantic was the two-hour-long song that Bret wrote for Coco-Yoko? You could see it in Bret’s eyes and hear it in his spoken words — “your lips look so delicious” — that a love song was looming. The process of writing the song was hysterical. If it weren’t for Jemaine’s honesty, I don’t think the song would have been as effective. When Jemaine asked Bret if he would do the things he was saying in the song — “I’d climb the highest mountain” — and Bret admitted that he wouldn... read more

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