History YMMV / FlightOfTheConchords

9th Jul '17 12:51:29 PM NWolfman
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* {{Tearjerker}}: The hero's misfortunes in "Hurt Feelings" are played for laughs, but the ones in the reprise... not so much.
** Played for laughs, sure, but still pretty sad. "The day after my birthday is ''not'' my birthday, mum!" Owtch!

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* {{Tearjerker}}: The hero's misfortunes in "Hurt Feelings" are played for laughs, but the ones in the reprise... not so much.
** Played
much. And even the ones played for laughs, sure, but laughs are still pretty sad. "The day after my birthday is ''not'' my birthday, mum!" Owtch!
30th May '17 8:06:49 AM Noraneko
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* CultClassic: Though nominated for an Emmy, the show never achieved widespread fame or attention, perhaps due to the humor going against the mainstream, and the series ended after just two short seasons. Fortunately that didn't stop the show and band from gaining such a devoted fanbase that when the duo begins one of their infrequent tours, tickets typically sell out in ''minutes.''
7th Dec '16 8:49:59 AM Mr.French
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Murray, due to his tendency to dominate almost every scene he appear in.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Murray, due to his tendency to dominate almost every scene he appear appears in.
28th Nov '16 9:12:40 PM NWolfman
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The musical numbers that occur once or twice an episode. A notable one is when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8S2iyJpuYA everyone starts singing conversational French]] after ordering a croissant.
*** They are intentionally silly, though.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The musical numbers that occur once or twice an episode.episode, albeit on purpose. A notable one is when [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8S2iyJpuYA everyone starts singing conversational French]] after ordering a croissant.
*** They are intentionally silly, though.
croissant.



** Interestingly, MushroomSamba song ''Prince of Parties'' is not one: in fact, it is actually probably the ''only'' song in the series that is directly referenced in a ''later episode'': "If you party with the party prince, you get two complimentary after-dinner mints!" sings Bret, wearing the costume from ''Prince of Parties'', in the second-season song ''Sugarlumps''.
** That's a BLAM referencing another BLAM... so meta...
*** Alternatively, all the sudden song numbers exist in the same alternate reality...

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** Interestingly, MushroomSamba song ''Prince of Parties'' is not one: in fact, it is actually probably the ''only'' song in the series that is directly referenced in a ''later episode'': "If you party with the party prince, you get two complimentary after-dinner mints!" sings Bret, wearing the costume from ''Prince of Parties'', in the second-season song ''Sugarlumps''.
** That's a
''Sugarlumps''. A BLAM referencing another BLAM... so meta...
*** Alternatively, all All the sudden song numbers seem to exist in the same alternate reality... reality, or rather in Bret and Jermaine's heads. WordOfGod says they have NoSocialSkills, but can communicate exactly what they're thinking through their songs.



** Upon listening again, you may realise that the rhyming structure of the song "Carol Brown" actually foreshadows the episode's ending! Keith [[spoiler: was nothing but a thief.]]
* HarsherInHindsight: Jemaine finally realizes that the whole Garfunkel thing was really kinky.

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** Upon listening again, you may realise realize that the rhyming structure of the song "Carol Brown" actually foreshadows the episode's ending! Keith [[spoiler: was nothing but a thief.]]
* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight
** During his lifetime, "Bowie" was just a silly little pastiche written because they couldn't get [[Music/DavidBowie the man himself]] to cameo. Now that he's passed, it's more like an affectionate tribute after he [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended to a higher plane of existence]].
** InUniverse.
Jemaine finally realizes dumps a woman with a fetish for Art Garfunkel impersonators, only to realize that the whole Garfunkel thing was really kinky.pretty kinky for him too after it's too late.
4th Nov '16 5:04:55 PM Nozdordomu
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** A bittersweet one: when Murray returns to his old job after quitting to manage a different band, not only is his angry resignation letter still left unopened on his desk, but nobody even realized he was gone. The good news is he can return to his normal life without and baggage, but the bad news is it proves that nobody there cares about him.

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** A bittersweet one: when Murray returns to his old job after quitting to manage a different band, not only is his angry resignation letter still left unopened on his desk, but nobody even realized he was gone. The good news is he can return to his normal life without and baggage, but the bad news is it proves that nobody there cares about him.him.
** "Carol Brown" is both funny and sad at the same time, especially to anyone else who's been unlucky in love...though few would be unluckier than Jemaine.
25th Jul '16 12:07:39 AM Mr.French
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Murray. He's probably the only truly sympathetic character.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Murray. He's probably the only truly sympathetic character.Murray, due to his tendency to dominate almost every scene he appear in.
10th Jul '16 3:28:03 AM Nozdordomu
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** Sometimes this even happens within a song, like with Dave's completely out-of-the-blue rap verse in ''Sugarlumps''.
27th Jun '16 8:04:31 PM NWolfman
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** A bittersweet one: when Murray returns to his old job after quitting to manage a different band, he realizes that not only is his angry resignation letter still left unopened on his desk, but nobody even realized he was gone. The good news is he can return to his normal life without and baggage, but the bad news is it proves that nobody there cares about him.

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** A bittersweet one: when Murray returns to his old job after quitting to manage a different band, he realizes that not only is his angry resignation letter still left unopened on his desk, but nobody even realized he was gone. The good news is he can return to his normal life without and baggage, but the bad news is it proves that nobody there cares about him.
27th Jun '16 8:02:24 PM NWolfman
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* A bittersweet one: when Murray returns to his old job after quitting to manage a different band, he realizes that not only is his angry resignation letter still left unopened on his desk, but nobody even realized he was gone. The good news is he can return to his normal life without and baggage, but the bad news is it proves that nobody there cares about him.

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* ** A bittersweet one: when Murray returns to his old job after quitting to manage a different band, he realizes that not only is his angry resignation letter still left unopened on his desk, but nobody even realized he was gone. The good news is he can return to his normal life without and baggage, but the bad news is it proves that nobody there cares about him.
27th Jun '16 8:02:16 PM NWolfman
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** After Murray realizes that the Tech Support Blonde he had a crush on, and for whom he was trying to write a song, has left the office, he sadly crosses out "hi" in his work-in progress song and writes "goodbye," segueing into the melancholy "Leggy Blonde."

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** After Murray realizes that the Tech Support Blonde he had a crush on, and for whom he was trying to write a song, has left the office, he sadly crosses out "hi" in his work-in progress song and writes "goodbye," segueing into the melancholy "Leggy Blonde.""
* A bittersweet one: when Murray returns to his old job after quitting to manage a different band, he realizes that not only is his angry resignation letter still left unopened on his desk, but nobody even realized he was gone. The good news is he can return to his normal life without and baggage, but the bad news is it proves that nobody there cares about him.
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