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Flight of the Conchords Episode: "Girlfriends"

Season 1, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: Bret and Jemaine's romantic lives take different paths after they meet women in a pastry shop; Murray pursues a record deal for the band.
Original Air Date: Aug 5, 2007

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Season 1, Episode 8
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Length: 29:00
Aired: 8/5/2007
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"Girlfriends" Season 1, Episode 8

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. But an amorous Lisa can't keep her hands off of a nervous-looking Bret. At a meeting the next day with manager Murray, he reminds them of the trouble caused by Coco and recommends that bands in general shouldn't have girlfriends. The reason being that they could lose their fan base, which is why Wham! never had girlfriends. That Murray is so insightful! Always looking for a promotion deal, Murray goes to the ghetto (and says it's described exactly like an Elvis Presley song) and meets AJ Jones, who says he's the younger brother of record producer Quincy Jones, but curiously looks nothing like him. While paying for a stereo system that isn't there, Murray plays a Conchords demo when AJ says he's also a record manufacturer. (And also sells hot pants.) After purchasing two-and-a-half thousand CDs, sales were slower than he liked, having sold just a single disc to our one and only favorite fan, Mel. That was probably a good thing since they turned out to be blank rewritable discs, which our friend Dave took off his hands. At least he didn't try to sell the boxes that were filled with sawdust. Back for a second double date, the dudes still aren't having fun. Jemaine sports a sleeveless shirt to impress Felicia, but it's Bret who is being shy and tells Lisa he usually waits three years before bringing a girl up to his apartment. Lisa cons her way into his apartment but not into his pants when she pounces on Bret, who is lying on the sofa. This leads to a very sweet song about playing tonsil hockey, which doesn't mean you get to score the goal. Though Bret sings that exploring the mouth is no expedition to the south, their friend Dave says he doesn't know how the guys do it back home in Europe, but over here we show them the sausage. (I don't even want to think about his reference to getting egg rolls from Mrs. Chang means.) When Lisa tells Bret she's leaving to fight in Iraq the next day, he falls for the pastry chef-sniper and follows Dave's advice. But chef Lisa only wanted Bret for his hot cross buns. Feeling sad and used, he should have listened to his own lyrics: "A kiss is not a contract, but it's very nice." For previous Flight of the Conchords blog entries, go here. Find video from Flight of the Conchords in our Online Video Guide. show less
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

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