Flight of the Conchords

9th May 2008 at 01:00
Music - Quoting comedy shows - like knife crime - should really be left to teenagers; pimpled upstarts whose passion for witty repartee and random acts of homicidal violence hasn't been blunted by years of thankless drudgery
Music

Quoting comedy shows - like knife crime - should really be left to teenagers; pimpled upstarts whose passion for witty repartee and random acts of homicidal violence hasn't been blunted by years of thankless drudgery.

However, there are some shows that make it so hard to adhere to this rule that you'll find yourself sneaking into toilet cubicles just to recite the script into your cupped hand. Flight of the Conchords is one of them.

The adventures of Bret and Jermaine, a pair of dorky New Zealand rockers trying to make a name for themselves in the big apple, won a massive thumbs-up from the geek contingent when it premiered on BBC2 last year. Finally the songs, by far and away the best part of the show, have been released as an album for the first time.

And the result is so quotable it's like being massaged by Withnail and I while the Holy Grail gives you a sponge bath. The excellent funk parody "Business Time" ("I remove my jeans but trip over them 'cause I still got my shoes on. But I turn it into a sexy dance.") is an out-and-out delight. Other highlights include "A Kiss is not a Contract" and "The Most Beautiful Girl in the Room". Stick it on and quote yourself happy.

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