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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.