History Music / FlightOfTheConchords

12th Aug '16 4:49:42 AM DeepRed
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* WidgetSeries: The STANZA variety.
25th Jul '16 12:05:26 AM Mr.French
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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. In real life, however, they are some damn fine musicians with an ear for witty songs and clever rhymes.

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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. In real life, however, they are some damn fine musicians with an ear for witty Despite this, their songs are all quite catchy and clever rhymes.clever.



** Murray is constantly humiliated and beaten down.

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** Bret and Jemaine themselves tend to be screwed over in every episode.
** Murray is constantly humiliated and beaten down.down, though he generally brings it on himself due to making ''very'' poor decisions almost constantly.


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** Murray also delusionally believes himself to be a competent manager, when in reality he has absolutely no knowledge of what a manager is even supposed to do.
24th Jul '16 11:58:39 PM Mr.French
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* SensitiveGuyManlyMan: Very subtle, but Bret is actually the Sensitive Guy to Jemaine's Manly Man. Bret is more in touch with his emotions and has better relationships with women, while Jemaine is more assertive and would beat a guy up if they talked smack about Bret or him.

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* SensitiveGuyManlyMan: Very subtle, but Bret SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: While neither is actually the Sensitive Guy to Jemaine's Manly Man. exactly manly, Bret is more in touch with his emotions and has better relationships with women, while Jemaine is more assertive and would beat assertive. Played with to a guy up if they talked smack about degree, as Jemaine tends to have a bad case of CantTakeCriticism while Bret or him.is fairly stoic.



* StatusQuoIsGod: Used straight and.... not. While the basic premise is always restored by the episode's end, some subplots (such as Bret and Coco's relationship) develop from episode to episode. [[spoiler:The season 1 finale leaves some minor loose ends, most notably the fact that Mel, their one fan, has moved on and become obsessed with another band. This leads to a very quick SnapBack in season 2.]]

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* StatusQuoIsGod: Used Played straight and.... not. While the basic premise is always restored by the episode's end, some subplots (such as Bret and Coco's relationship) develop from episode to episode. [[spoiler:The season 1 finale leaves some minor loose ends, most notably the fact that Mel, their one fan, has moved on and become obsessed with another band. This leads to a very quick SnapBack in season 2.]]


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* TheStoic: It takes a ''lot'' to rile Bret and Jemaine. And even then, they barely raise their voices when they're upset.
5th Jul '16 3:37:00 AM BillyHorrible
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* AffablyEvil: The two muggers that Brett and Jemaine encountered. The more vocal one is outraged at the thought of anyone [[EvenEvilHasStandards running out on a friend]] and befriends Jemaine when Brett does this to him. The quiet one returns Jemaine's camera phone, develops some of their pictures and on the whole seems like a very pleasant man...who just so happens to be a White Supremacist.

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* AffablyEvil: The two muggers that Brett Bret and Jemaine encountered. The more vocal one is outraged at the thought of anyone [[EvenEvilHasStandards running out on a friend]] and befriends Jemaine when Brett Bret does this to him. The quiet one returns Jemaine's camera phone, develops some of their pictures and on the whole seems like a very pleasant man...who just so happens to be a White Supremacist.



* CasanovaWannabe: Both Jemaine and Murray insist that Jemaine is the ladies' man of the group, while Brett is shown to have much more frequent on-screen success romantically than he does.

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* CasanovaWannabe: Both Jemaine and Murray insist that Jemaine is the ladies' man of the group, while Brett Bret is shown to have much more frequent on-screen success romantically than he does.



* DreadfulMusician: Averted. Brett and Jermaine are not bad musicians, they're just too lame for anyone to care.

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* DreadfulMusician: Averted. Brett Bret and Jermaine Jemaine are not bad musicians, they're just too lame for anyone to care.



* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Summer and Rain attempt to invoke this in "New Fans" by [[{{Fanservice}} randomly making out]] in front of Brett and Jermaine.

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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Summer and Rain attempt to invoke this in "New Fans" by [[{{Fanservice}} randomly making out]] in front of Brett Bret and Jermaine.Jemaine.



* NotSoStoic: One episode reveals that Brett will spontaneously break into dance when he's angry enough. Murray also thinks he's a bit of a diva [[NeverLiveItDown because he briefly quit the band.]]

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* NotSoStoic: One episode reveals that Brett Bret will spontaneously break into dance when he's angry enough. Murray also thinks he's a bit of a diva [[NeverLiveItDown because he briefly quit the band.]]



* RealDreamsAreWeirder: Mel singing "Why can't the world be more like in my dreams" leads to a DisneyAcidSequence including Singing SynchroVox cookies, human airplane propellers, Bret and Jermaine as adult infants, and teeth falling out.

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* RealDreamsAreWeirder: Mel singing "Why can't the world be more like in my dreams" leads to a DisneyAcidSequence including Singing SynchroVox cookies, human airplane propellers, Bret and Jermaine Jemaine as adult infants, and teeth falling out.



* SensitiveGuyManlyMan: Very subtle, but Brett is actually the Sensitive Guy to Jemaine's Manly Man. Brett is more in touch with his emotions and has better relationships with women, while Jemaine is more assertive and would beat a guy up if they talked smack about Brett or him.

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* SensitiveGuyManlyMan: Very subtle, but Brett Bret is actually the Sensitive Guy to Jemaine's Manly Man. Brett Bret is more in touch with his emotions and has better relationships with women, while Jemaine is more assertive and would beat a guy up if they talked smack about Brett Bret or him.



* SpoofAesop:

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* SpoofAesop: Happens very often in the show. At the least, a serious issue will get gender or race flipped for laughs.
** 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]]]].



* TakeThat: Parodied with Brett's 'Diss track'

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* TakeThat: Parodied with Brett's Bret's 'Diss track'
5th Jul '16 3:15:25 AM BillyHorrible
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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Summer and Rain attempt to invoke this in "Girlfriends" by [[{{Fanservice}} randomly making out]] in front of Brett and Jermaine. [[NotDistractedBySexy It doesn't work]].

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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Summer and Rain attempt to invoke this in "Girlfriends" "New Fans" by [[{{Fanservice}} randomly making out]] in front of Brett and Jermaine. [[NotDistractedBySexy It doesn't work]].Jermaine.
5th Jul '16 3:09:55 AM BillyHorrible
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** [[spoiler:Justified with the song they do after they have actually taken acid]].
5th Jul '16 2:47:16 AM BillyHorrible
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* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Bret leaves Murray's car thinking he put the parking brake on without realizing that the shift is on the other side in American cars.

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* DamnYouMuscleMemory: Bret leaves Murray's car thinking he put the parking brake on without realizing that the shift handle is on the other side in American cars.cars (turns out he only adjusted the seat).
27th Jun '16 8:27:28 PM NWolfman
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** Just try keeping a straight face during "Carol Brown" after the line "Britney... Britney hit me."
** The ending of "Girlfriends" can be read as this.

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** Just try keeping a straight face during "Carol Brown" after the The line "Britney... Britney hit me."
me" in "Carol Brown." Granted, the song paints all of the ex-girlfriends in a negative light, but if it were gender-swapped, it'd be a rather abundant MoodWhiplash.
** The ending Zig-zagged with Bret in "Girlfriends": Lisa dupes Bret into having sex with her by lying to him about being a sniper who's about to get shipped to Iraq, and Bret, who doesn't want to have sex, feels violated afterwards. This, plus Lisa continuing to lie to him once he finds out the truth, then laughing behind his back, is very obviously supposed to make her out to be a cruel, loathsome person regardless of "Girlfriends" can her gender, but is played for BlackComedy (in fact, it's more or less a spoof on the ''portrayal'' of rape in a lot of media), and would be read as this.downright impossible to do gender-swapped.
27th Jun '16 12:49:29 AM DoctorSleep
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* AffablyEvil: The two muggers that Brett and Jemaine encountered. The more vocal one is outraged at the thought of anyone [[EvenEvilHasStandards running out on a friend]] and befriends Jemaine when Brett does this to him. The quiet one returns Jemaine's camera phone, develops some of their pictures and on the whole seems like a very pleasant man...who just so happens to be a White Supremacist.


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* NotSoStoic: One episode reveals that Brett will spontaneously break into dance when he's angry enough. Murray also thinks he's a bit of a diva [[NeverLiveItDown because he briefly quit the band.]]


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* SensitiveGuyManlyMan: Very subtle, but Brett is actually the Sensitive Guy to Jemaine's Manly Man. Brett is more in touch with his emotions and has better relationships with women, while Jemaine is more assertive and would beat a guy up if they talked smack about Brett or him.
** Murray is the Sensitive Guy to both their Manly Men, while Dave is the Manly Man to their Sensitive Guys.


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** The band Crazy Doggz can be seen as a shot at one-hit wonders and performers who care more about their 15 minutes of fame than producing anything of substance.
4th May '16 9:21:13 PM nombretomado
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* TimeyWimeyBall: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR2L98gobTQ This]] introduction to "Bowie," they claimed to have gone back in time and taught DavidBowie his ''own songs'', using an ''Easy-to-Play Bowie songbook''.

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* TimeyWimeyBall: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR2L98gobTQ This]] introduction to "Bowie," they claimed to have gone back in time and taught DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie his ''own songs'', using an ''Easy-to-Play Bowie songbook''.
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