One rather large hot dog for sale

Flight of the Conchords is premiering tonight!!!

I almost forgot about it. It’s a new HBO TV series about a pair of wannabe singers from New Zealand trying to make a living peddling their songs in the USA.

Flight of the Conchords

I never watch TV. Who has time to watch TV? The only reason I’m plugging this series is because I was bribed by a hot dog.

Not just any hot dog.

A GIANT hot dog.

Flight of the Conchords

Alright, fine, it’s not that gigantic.

And it’s somewhat inedible.

But it’s still a RATHER LARGE hot dog… thingy… you have to give it that.

I wasn’t being serious, of course. For the record, I cannot be bribed with hot dogs, large or otherwise. So please do not try.

Flight of the Conchords

The real reason I’m plugging this TV series is because I KNOW YOU WATCH TV.

And you possibly might enjoy this show because it’s quite clever and funny. Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie may look unassuming in photos but they really command the screen with their vacant expressions and monotonous speeches.

Flight of the Conchords

You wouldn’t think that people who generally take after dead fish in mannerisms could be funny but Jemaine and Bret are that.

Jemaine and Bret are really folk parody singer-comedians in real life, playing themselves in this fictionised version of their lives.

Here’s a video I found in YouTube of one of their live gigs. Funny!

I don’t know if this is the best video of them, but it was the first one I randomly clicked on and it’s funny enough.

We were force fed two episodes of Flight of the Conchords in the HBO Asia office last week. We were also force fed delicious quiches and mini burgers and pies and wine (but no hot dogs except for non-edible cardboard ones).

Flight of the Conchords

I could do with more of such force feeding.

And you could try watching Flight of the Conchords tonight and see if you don’t like it.

The humour is quite English — deadpan, sarcastic, irreverent. In other words, hilarious. Once in a while, the duo will break into song. The songs are painfully funny and audially pleasant.

The hot dog reference, by the way, comes from one of the jokes in episode 2.

And with regards to the title of this blog post, I’m taking bids starting at one McSpicy burger.

Well, I prefer burgers.

Flight of the Conchords premieres tonight on HBO at 10:30 am.

Thanks to Guorong for providing photos from the event and rescuing me from being sold to slavery by my taxi driver, and thanks to Timothy for his promise to make me a superstar when he becomes a hotshot director.

15 thoughts on “One rather large hot dog for sale

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    My fav Flight of the Concords songs are “Ladies of the World”, “If You’re Into It”, “The Most Beautiful Girl”, “Inner City Pressure” and “Robot”. Go buy their album if you really like their stuff, it was just recently released.

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    another HBO original that I won’t be able to follow. The only HBO original series I watch was Sex and the City (lots of skin to see, haha) the others I have not really watch though my friends say they are good.

    Six Feet Under, Band of Brothers, Entourage, etc.

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    heartless: IKEA’s hot dogs very giant meh? I like hot dogs with lots of garnishings and condiments. Don’t really like the plain ones :P

    happyfeetie: Ooh, you’re an FOTC fan? Cool! I might get the album then. They’re cool! :)

    modchip: Haha, don’t stress me. I’m very stressed. I haven’t got a thing to wear for the event.

    Iphone: Wow… you’re so sharp. Like that also can see! Haha.

    ssumin: Hey, thanks for inviting us to the event! :)

    Anlooo: Yeah, too many shows, too little time! :P

    Piper: Yup, the HBO people showed us the clip. That was like his two seconds of fame! Haha.

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    Hi Sheylara! The pic of you and Timothy is priceless lah, what were you doing to him with the hotdog!?

    Anyway just dropping by to say hi and thanks a lot for the post! Hot dogs in blogpost titles always attract attention ;) The food was indeed yummy right – very upset I didn’t get to try everything sigh!

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    Yin Qi: Hi! Nice meeting you! :) Er… we were using the hot dog as a hat wat, isn’t that obvious enough? :P It’s big enough to fit the two of us. Hehhe.

    Yah, next time better don’t wait for the food lor. The last time we had a Microsoft media event, I thought I’d eat after the event cos I was part of the event. Then after the event (that is, when the media were starting to leave), I only managed to have one small helping and then the waiters started clearing everything away. O_o

    dxtehsecks: That’s nice! I didn’t realise they had so many fans in Singapore. :)

    Wilfrid: Nice meeting you too! Thanks for dropping by! :)

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    Heyo ! HBO is my moma’s company ! :D:D She did up th deco in th place where you were sitted in . {: Jealous tht I couldnt meet all th bloggers tht were there tho . :/

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