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Flight of the Conchords Episode: "Sally Returns"

Season 1, Episode 5
Episode Synopsis: Jemaine has another encounter with Sally; Murray looks to the stars for a new moneymaking venture.
Original Air Date: Jul 15, 2007
Guest Cast Rachel Blanchard: Sally
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Season 1, Episode 5
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Length: 28:00
Aired: 7/15/2007
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Sally Returns? Season 1, Episode 5

So we are into Episode 5 and I think I have figured out what it is that makes me love and sometimes really wonder about this show. There is so much going on in every episode, so I feel like certain scenes/characters never get enough attention (this might just be my selfish wish to have more scenes with Mel - she's awesome). What about Dave? He's a little hidden gem that only occasionally gets thrown into an episode. Everything he says is a joke and I wouldn't mind seeing more of him. On the flip side, the boys are adorable (as usual), but I think I could love the show much more if there was a stronger emphasis placed on the story lines, Sally being a main one. Did we really lose her to an Aussie? I was a little surprised to see that they killed off Sally, or close enough to it, by having her get engaged to the Aussie (a hit against our Kiwi friends, I am sure). I thought that having Sally return in this episode should have brought some clever scenes. She didn't even get to see the compartment! That was the whole reason Jemaine moved out to begin with. The engagement announcement was a tiny shock for everyone - even I was thrown for a bit of a loop. This is it for Sally's much-anticipated return? I hate it when that happens. I don't know why I found this so funny (maybe because it was), but I laughed every time they took a shot of the studio apartment or, better put by Bret, the "cleaning cupboard," or even better put by Murray, the "compartment." You've got to love Jemaine's, aka J-Dog's (the actual name isn't that funny, but when you have Jemaine talk about it, you can't control the laughter), use of space. Pinning his mattress to the wall: priceless. He successfully fit six people in that space and conveniently, Mel was the only one in the sidelines, peeping around the corner. I always enjoy how Mel casually pops up at the most peculiar times and of course, there is always an obstacle for her to overcome. This time, Jemaine's fancy, flippin' new apartment has a 24/7 "guard," who, according to Mel, "looks like he could really mess someone up." No fear in her eyes. As always, some great lines/things that can't go unnoticed: - Bret has a mold farm. - "Sally is shallow, but she's really hot. She's the hottest girl I've ever touched." - Bret's gift to Sally: a painting of Sally as a dominatrix with her gimp, Bret. - At the end (which should have started with a slap) when Jemaine remembered to tell Bret that Coco has broken up with him. He recants Coco's feelings as though he is breaking up with Bret, occasionally throwing in a few extra feelings on behalf of Coco: "You bastard." - The one thing I really did appreciate in this episode was the dialogue singing... songs that sounded more like conversations. It gave the scenes an extra little something. Some of my favorite lyrics came from "It's Business Time," a great opening song. I loved the daydreaming moment when Jemaine envisions a life with Sally and a schedule that is strictly "business" on Wednesdays - business in the bedroom, that is. It sounded a little something like this: Jemaine: "I know when I'm down to my socks, it's time for business, that's why they call them business socks." Jemaine: "When it's with me, all you need is two minutes. Two minutes in heaven is better than one." Sally: "Is that it?" Jemaine: "Oh yeah, that's it. Business hours are over." The closing number fared just as well for me, because it actually resembled a conversation/argument between Jemaine and Bret, both at their best. A few lyrics from the "Sally, I Love You" song that made my favorites list: Bret: "Sally, I love you, sometimes a little bit more than my current girlfriend." I love you, need, and want you." Jemaine: "Ditto that. I think he's been looking at my piece of paper. I need to be with you. Bret, you got a girlfriend, I am available immediately." The final verdict: for now, I feel like the show is running at a fairly steady pace with a few dips and questionable moments. It seemed like this episode was all about "real estate" and "business" - a different kind of real estate and a certain kind of business. The real-estate bit? So not funny. The band's investment portfolio (their own stars) consisting of intergalactic real estate, didn't do it for me. It's business time? Hilarious. Jemaine's daydream song about life with Sally and business Wednesdays definitely had me laughing out loud. Until the next time.... show less
So we are into Episode 5 and I think I have figured out what it is that makes me love and sometimes really wonder about this show. There is so much going on in every episode, so I feel like certain scenes/characters never get enough attention (this might just be my selfish wish to have more scenes with Mel — she’s awesome). What about Dave? He’s a little hidden gem that only occasionally gets thrown into an episode. Everything he says is a joke and I wouldn’t mind seeing more of him. On the flip side, the boys are adorable (as usual), but I think I could love the show much more if there was a stronger emphasis placed on the story lines, Sally being a main one. Did we really lose her to an Aussie? I was a little surprised to see that they killed off Sally, or close enough to it, by having her get engaged to the Aussie (a hit against our Kiwi friends, I am sure). I thought that having Sally return in this episode should have brought some clever scenes. She d... read more

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