History Music / FlightOfTheConchords

20th Sep '17 6:29:16 AM RedScharlach
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** In several episodes Lord of the Rings is referrenced, Bret was in Lord of the Rings as an extra and accidently became a cult character when one fan made a website about him calling him 'Figwit' - standing for, 'Frodo is great, who is that?' A radio interview afterwards had the concords play their Lord of the Rings song, which featured in the series. It was such a popular thing that Bret was brought back and given lines for the extended cut of Return of the King, and given his own trading card. Peter Jackson talks about it in the directors commentary.

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** In several episodes Lord of the Rings is referrenced, referenced, Bret was in Lord of the Rings as an extra and accidently became a cult character when one fan made a website about him calling him 'Figwit' - standing for, 'Frodo is great, who is that?' A radio interview afterwards had the concords play their Lord of the Rings song, which featured in the series. It was such a popular thing that Bret was brought back and given lines for the extended cut of Return of the King, and given his own trading card. Peter Jackson talks about it in the directors commentary.



* EroticDream: Mel has two (off-screen) about Brett and Jermaine in "Murray Takes It To The Next Level." She's completely giddy about the first one, but the second was apparently so lewd that she actually demands that Jermaine ''apologize for it''.

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* EroticDream: Mel has two (off-screen) about Brett Bret and Jermaine Jemaine in "Murray Takes It To The Next Level." She's completely giddy about the first one, but the second was apparently so lewd that she actually demands that Jermaine Jemaine ''apologize for it''.



-->"Robo-Captain, do you not realize that by destroying the human race because of their destructive tendencies we, too, have become like... well it's ironic because we-"

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-->"Robo-Captain, do you not realize that by destroying the human race because of their destructive tendencies we, too, have become like... well it's ironic because we-"we--"



** Mel looks jealous again because Bret is watching a girl from the pet store. She responses by saying "Bret, if you really love someone, you have to get to know them as a person. You can't just watch them from afar." But it's later subverted when Mel uses the idea of "getting to know them better" to encourage them to invade her privacy.

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** Mel looks jealous again because Bret is watching a girl from the pet store. She responses responds by saying "Bret, if you really love someone, you have to get to know them as a person. You can't just watch them from afar." But it's later subverted when Mel uses the idea of "getting to know them better" to encourage them to invade her privacy.



** Bret is a very shy and sensitive guy who usually feels uncomfortable around women, and if he gets laid is mainly because it's DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale. However, ''BEWARE'' if you are his fancy and [[MakesSenseInContext he gets freak-ay]]: you may end bodypainted to match the wall, photographed with a goat on a boat, dressed as a squirrel in order to steal his nuts or performing foreplay with cardboard silhouettes of yourselves...

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** Bret is a very shy and sensitive guy who usually feels uncomfortable around women, and if he gets laid is it's mainly because it's DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale. However, ''BEWARE'' if you are his fancy and [[MakesSenseInContext he gets freak-ay]]: you may end up [[WallpaperCamouflage bodypainted to match the wall, wall]], photographed with a goat on a boat, dressed as a squirrel in order to steal his nuts or performing foreplay with cardboard silhouettes of yourselves...



----> ''But the Rhymenocerose is very very good!''

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----> ''But the Rhymenocerose Rhymenoceros is very very good!''



* MomentKiller: There have been a couple of moments Jemaine or Bret will ruin the each other's dates by not realizing that the girl wants some alone time with the other one.

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* MomentKiller: There have been a couple of moments Jemaine or Bret will sometimes ruin the each other's dates by not realizing that the girl wants some alone time with the other one.



* SmallReferencePools: The show frequently references ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' due to the fact that just about the only thing most Americans know about New Zealand is that the movie adaptations were filmed there. One of the promotional posters in Murray's office is a shot of a grassy rock formation with the words "New Zealand ... Like Lord of the Rings"
* SnapBack: First ten minutes of the second season reverse all of the big changes that happened in the first season finale.

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* SmallReferencePools: The show frequently references ''Film/LordOfTheRings'' due to the fact that just about the only thing most Americans know about New Zealand is that the movie adaptations were filmed there. One of the promotional posters in Murray's office is a shot of a grassy rock formation with the words "New Zealand ... Like Lord of the Rings"
Rings".
* SnapBack: First The first ten minutes of the second season reverse all of the big changes that happened in the first season finale.



** The whole of the episode "Drive By" main plot gears up towards a "xenophobia/racism is bad" aesop, with Bret and Jemaine being picked on because they are from New Zealand, to the point of having to sit in the back of the bus. In the end though, the aesop turns out to be [[spoiler:xenophobia is bad, unless it's against [[AcceptableTargets people from Australia]]]].

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** The whole main plot of the episode "Drive By" main plot gears up towards a "xenophobia/racism is bad" aesop, with Bret and Jemaine being picked on because they are from New Zealand, to the point of having to sit in the back of the bus. In the end though, the aesop turns out to be [[spoiler:xenophobia is bad, unless it's against [[AcceptableTargets people from Australia]]]].



* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: Used off and on in the TV show. Some episodes were written specifically to avert the trope, like making epileptics dogs a major plot point just so that the song about them would fit. Other times they don't even try, like the "Mermaid" song. Other times, the songs coming from nowhere and not making any sense any sense actually works, like "Prince of Parties" (played when Bret takes drugs for the first time) and "Petrov, Yelyena, and Me" (played when Bret has a bad dream).

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* ThatRemindsMeOfASong: Used off and on in the TV show. Some episodes were written specifically to avert the trope, like making epileptics epileptic dogs a major plot point just so that the song about them would fit. Other times they don't even try, like the "Mermaid" song. Other times, the songs coming from nowhere and not making any sense any sense actually works, like "Prince of Parties" (played when Bret takes drugs for the first time) and "Petrov, Yelyena, and Me" (played when Bret has a bad dream).



* WhatTheHellHero: Bret left Jemaine behind with the muggers to save himself. Everyone calls him out on this even one of the muggers.

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* WallpaperCamouflage: Suggested as a potential kink in the song "I Told You I Was Freaky".
* WhatTheHellHero: Bret left Jemaine behind with the muggers to save himself. Everyone calls him out on this this, even one of the muggers.



* YaoiFangirl: Mel

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* YaoiFangirl: MelMel is happy to discuss her fantasies of Bret and Jemaine together and makes a collage showing them as a couple with a child.
5th Sep '17 5:53:57 AM major-kumquat
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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: "'''F'''oux du '''F'''afa".
** Bret's the "'''p'''retty '''P'''rince of '''P'''arties".
6th Aug '17 7:12:10 AM bluebrainfreezy
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** In several episodes Lord of the Rings is referrenced, Bret was in Lord of the Rings as an extra and accidently became a cult character when one fan made a website about him calling him 'Figwit' - standing for, 'Frodo is great, who is that?' A radio interview afterwards had the concords play their Lord of the Rings song, which featured in the series. It was such a popular thing that Bret was brought back and given lines for the extended cut of Return of the King, and given his own trading card. Peter Jackson talks about it in the directors commentary.
4th Aug '17 7:53:16 AM Noraneko
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* CelebrityParadox: The real Flight of the Conchords duo already had a cult following before the series premiered and can currently sell out massive venues within minutes. In the show, no one's ever heard of them and they struggle to get gigs larger than [[ItMakesSenseInContext the interior of an elevator]].


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* SelfDeprecation: The entire plot is driven by how the main characters are unpopular, uncool, unlucky, unattractive to women, broke, meek, and failing to get anyone interested in their music; they're also from a country no one has ever heard of or cares about, and are frequently mistaken for Australians, whom they loathe. [[PlayedForLaughs And it's]] ''hilarious.''
8th Feb '17 9:43:45 PM Nozdordomu
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** In "Wingmen", the first mugger comes back to help Bret with a ''very'' ill-advised scheme to impress his date.
16th Dec '16 7:07:55 AM BadSplice
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* PerpetualPoverty: Many jokes are made about their permanently dire financial situation.

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* PerpetualPoverty: Many jokes are made about their permanently dire financial situation. In the episode ''The New Cup'', even Bret buying a cheap cup manages to throw their finances out of whack.
10th Dec '16 9:07:10 AM NWolfman
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* DeusExMachina: Parodied in "Albie The Racist Dragon." All it takes is a few words of wisdom from [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext the badly-burnt Albanian boy]] and "...just like that..." (snap) "...he wasn't racist any more!"
21st Oct '16 8:41:01 AM NWolfman
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* EroticDream: Mel has two (off-screen) about Brett and Jermaine in "Murray Takes It To The Next Level." She's completely giddy about the first one, but the second was apparently so lewd that she actually demands that Jermaine ''apologize for it''.
8th Oct '16 12:19:03 PM NWolfman
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: In-universe, Bret and Jemaine are complete losers who couldn't draw a crowd with their music to save their lives. Despite this, their songs are all quite catchy and clever.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: In-universe, Bret and Jemaine are complete losers who couldn't draw a crowd with their music to save their lives. Despite this, their songs are all quite catchy and clever. WordOfGod says they're better at expressig themselves in song rather than verbally.
12th Aug '16 4:49:42 AM DeepRed
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* WidgetSeries: The STANZA variety.
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