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From the horse's mouth: no more Conchords

by Brad Trechak, posted Dec 11th 2009 2:03PM
Flight of the ConchordsWe wondered before if Flight of the Conchords would make a third season, and now we know. It won't. The final episode of the HBO series' second season had them returning to New Zealand to be shepherds and that's where they're staying.

Jermaine Clements and Bret McKenzie (co-stars and co-writers of the series as well as the only two members of the group) wrote on their website that while the characters Jermaine and Bret are done, the real ones will still be around.

At first I thought this was a tactic for getting more money from the producers, but after some thought there is likely some truth to their statements about the series being hard to produce. The first season was much easier because they already had the library of songs to use. The second season was probably so much harder that it put them off a third season.

There is always the possibility of a movie. Keep buying those DVD sets.

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This is why I try not to get invested in shows anymore. Never pays off to like something. I loved this show, and every aspect of it - from the music to the characters. It needs to continue, definitely as a movie.

The plot could be that someone buys one of their CD+R's from that pawn shop, and likes it... passes it along to a music exec, and soon enough, they are plucked from NZ and given multi-million dollar contracts. They were poor throughout the series... I want to see what'd happen if they suddenly became rich, and had to make music to match the money thrown at them.

December 11 2009 at 5:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This is probably a good thing. Some of the humor was brilliant satire, but more of it fell flat. The whole episode with the fruit vendor who hated New Zealanders and kept asking things like, "Hey, you gonna do some rock climbing later, you New Zealanders?" was one of the funniest things I've ever seen, but the "studio" recording of Business Time was not nearly as funny as their live show (and that goes for most of their songs, really; their act works better on the stage than as a fully-realized recording).

BTW, it's "Jemaine." ;) No "r."

December 11 2009 at 3:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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