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by hellomyfriend » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:53 pm


drunkagain wrote:
shianne517 wrote:
Chloe, what if Bret said that the only way he would have sexy times with you was if you let him bite your ass? Like really hard.


LET him?
I'd demand it.

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by shianne517 » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:53 pm


drunkagain wrote:
shianne517 wrote:
Chloe, what if Bret said that the only way he would have sexy times with you was if you let him bite your ass? Like really hard.


LET him?
I'd demand it.

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Oh man! Actually Elizabeth, that doesn't surprise me too much.

I know from personal experience how freaky you are. [image]
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by hellomyfriend » Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:54 pm


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chloe wrote:Have I told you that I'm freaky? ;D


Ummmm..... WE KNOW!

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by hellomyfriend » Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:55 pm


‘Conchords’ learn hard lessons about plans hatched from sitcoms
by Jonathan Tully | March 17th, 2009


To the list of famous last words, let’s add the following:

“It should work. I saw it in a sitcom.”

The words should immediately be followed by an impending sense of doom.

Lovestruck Bret didn’t pay heed in his pursuit of a pet store clerk in this week’s Flight of the Conchords and as a result, well, it didn’t end well.

Bret is smitten — as he tells in a song full of cheese — but is too shy to approach and instead ends up buying 63 goldfish three at a time. So Bret enlists Jemaine as a wingman — and Jemaine’s hesitancy should’ve clued Bret in that this was a bad idea. And the bad idea becomes worse when Dave, the boys’ more libidinous friend, joins Jemaine in an attempt to help woo the fair clerk Cyrano-style.

Good way to do it — whisper to the lovestruck guy from below the balcony.

Bad way to do it — yell competing information through walkie-talkie.

Worse way to do it — have walkie-talking in plain sight with no headphone. All while wearing a kilt.

This fails.

Bret and Jemaine also watch from afar, at which Mel catches them. Instead of shaming them, Mel brings her stalker expertise to the fore and gets the goods on the fetching clerk, whom Bret learns is named Savannah.

Bret then tries again, this time asking Jemaine to fake-mug him and the object of his affection. Jemaine in turn enlists John (Lenny Venito) — a mugger who’d befriended Jemaine after mugging him in Season 1 — but John can’t go against his nature and succeeds in actually mugging Bret and Savannah.

Jemaine returns home to see Savannah after a 'freaky' night.
Still, Bret somehow convinces Savannah to come home with him — only to hear Dave leave a message on his machine suggesting he tell her he’s a freaky guy. Which he ends up doing — in possibly one of the more funky songs the boys have performed.

Unfortunately, when Jemaine returns home from the police station after he and John are arrested, Savannah recognizes Jemaine and everything unravels.

The way things usually unravel in sitcoms. And Bret should’ve known that!

source: http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/tvtalk/2009/03/17/conchords-learn-hard-lessons-about-plans-hatched-from-sitcoms/
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by sally » Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:19 pm


OMFG VAMPIRE BRET IS REAL.[/center] [image]


Vampire Bret turns me on. [image]
Sally, your signature is doing dirty things to me! [image] [image] [/quote]

Yeah...me toooooooooooooooooooooooo...
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by drunkagain » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:16 am


[size=100]FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS 2.9 - "Wingmen" Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spoilers. After last week's nadir, thinks perk up a little with "Wingmen". It's the penultimate episode, although FoTC's lack of an overarching plot means nothing important happens to set-up next week's finale. Season 1 had a sense that the Conchords were chasing dreams of success with their music, but season 2 has been more knockabout and unfocused. This was also another episode that played it safe, with another romantic misadventure...

Bret (Bret McKenzie) has fallen in love with Savannah, a girl who works at their local pet store, but his attempts to talk to her always results in him clamming up and opting to buy some goldfish instead. With the apartment slowly filling with unwanted fish, Bret decides he needs "wingmen" to help guide him -- so Jemaine (Jemaine Clement) and Dave (Arj Barker) bestow their inconsiderable knowledge of women, make Bret wear a sexy kilt, and wire him up with a walkie-talkie to remotely guide him through his next encounter.

Needless to say, it doesn't work, so Bret escalates his efforts and is soon rooting through Savannah's garbage with expert stalker Mel1 (Kristen Schaal) for information he can use to his advantage, and riffing on a sitcom idea to have Jemaine pose as a mugger he can protect Savannah from during a pre-arranged street attack.

This week's only subplot was terribly weak, with Murray (Rhys Darby) blaming his demure co-worker Greg (Frank Wood) for a lack of sandwiches at a diplomatic meeting, then trying to patch things up with the comically deadpan Greg. While I'm glad Greg has become a notable character this season (not unlike the similarly reserved Toby in the US version of The Office), this storyline felt very flat and didn't really go anywhere interesting. Greg's sole purpose is to be amusingly pokerfaced and accepting of any tribulation and injustice, but those are traits it's nigh impossible to get much mileage from. He's best left as a quick treat, a la Milton in Office Space.

The songs were interesting this week. The first arrives almost immediately, with Bret recounting his day in song to Jemaine with the aide of a guitar. The fact here was no flashy music video to overshadow or distract from the performance actually helped you focus on the lyrics and tune, and while I still didn't find it gut-busting (I'm predisposed to shrugging at most "comedy songs", sorry), the lyrics were pleasingly clever and silly. The second song, "I Told You I Was Freaky", was a more traditional Concords affair with surrealism and costumes; probably one of the season's better efforts, but most memorable for its after-song punchline when the music video goings-on slipped into the "reality" of the show (Jemaine left smeared with honey and money on his bed; a body-painted Savannah blended against the wallpaper.)

Overall, "Wingmen" was amusing in parts and the songs were of higher quality than usual for season 2, but the storyline was on-rails. Most FoTC episodes ensures everything reverts to the status quo by the end -- so it's hard to get invested in the romantic storylines, particularly. We know Bret's going to get tantalizingly close to dating Savannah, only for it to blow up in his face, from the very first scene. Maybe FoTC should have been slightly more serialized in nature -- for example, whatever happened to Brabra the dog-obsessive who decided to go out with Bret awhile back?
[/size]source: http://danowen.blogspot.com/2009/03/flight-of-conchords-29-wingmen.html
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by Katie » Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:27 am

I wonder if Murray's treatment of Greg this season will result in some kind of blowup in the finale, or if I'm overthinking things. :P I hope Greg doesn't suddenly snap and kill Murray. [image]
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by gezyka » Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:49 pm


Katie wrote:I wonder if Murray's treatment of Greg this season will result in some kind of blowup in the finale, or if I'm overthinking things. :P I hope Greg doesn't suddenly snap and kill Murray. [image]

I so want Greg to be elevated to Friend Status. [image] They should sit around and watch dubbed-video-dubs together. And make forts! [image]
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by hellomyfriend » Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:45 pm


gezyka wrote:
Katie wrote:I wonder if Murray's treatment of Greg this season will result in some kind of blowup in the finale, or if I'm overthinking things. :P I hope Greg doesn't suddenly snap and kill Murray. [image]

I so want Greg to be elevated to Friend Status. [image] They should sit around and watch dubbed-video-dubs together. And make forts! [image]



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by dontlookback » Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:18 pm

Does the Bret's Day song reminded anyone else of a mix between

& Piano Man?
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by hellomyfriend » Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:34 pm


dontlookback wrote:Does the Bret's Day song reminded anyone else of a mix between

& Piano Man?



I thought of that song immediately when I watched the episode. [image]
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by dontlookback » Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:04 pm


hellomyfriend wrote:
dontlookback wrote:Does the Bret's Day song reminded anyone else of a mix between

& Piano Man?



I thought of that song immediately when I watched the episode. [image]

*cough* Jess - Doesn't he look like Taika? [image]
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by tanfastic » Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:09 pm


dontlookback wrote:
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I thought of that song immediately when I watched the episode. [image]

*cough* Jess - Doesn't he look like Taika? [image]


YIS to all above. Where did you find this guy (Sarstedt)? I dont think that song made it accross the pond.
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by dontlookback » Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:59 pm


tanfastic wrote:
dontlookback wrote:
*cough* Jess - Doesn't he look like Taika? [image]


YIS to all above. Where did you find this guy (Sarstedt)? I dont think that song made it accross the pond.

??? I'm American & I've heard it. Or do you mean 'Across the pond' in another sense of the saying I'm unaware of [image]
It was in the movie The Darjeeling Limited [image]
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by tanfastic » Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:06 pm


dontlookback wrote:
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YIS to all above. Where did you find this guy (Sarstedt)? I dont think that song made it accross the pond.

??? I'm American & I've heard it. Or do you mean 'Across the pond' in another sense of the saying I'm unaware of [image]
It was in the movie The Darjeeling Limited [image]


Yah I meant in America, on the radio. I didn't see Darjeling -- is it a real song from 69 or a clip or made up for the movie?
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