It's business time: 'Flight of the Conchords' are coming back for an hour-long special
2018's off to a good start
Good news for anyone who just has too many motha uckas ucking with their shi: Flight of the Conchords are filming a one-hour special. Jemaine Clement told Entertainment Weekly: “We’re going to film a little something this year. We’re shooting an hour thing.”
HBO, home of the TV show that launched New Zealand’s self-proclaimed “fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo” to fame, said it wouldn’t necessarily be where the special would live, telling the AV Club: “The deals are not fully in place. We’ll hopefully have news soon.”
Realistically, if it’s not there it’ll be on Netflix, because everything is on one of those two, really.
It’s a big year for the pair, with their upcoming UK tour selling out in minutes leading to extra dates being added. They’re doing two nights at the O2, which is not bad for an act that is two dudes sat on stools with acoustic guitars.
Expect riots if they don’t perform their battle-rap classic ‘Hip-Hopapotamus Vs Rhymenocerous’ (“Yes, I know sometimes my lyrics are sexist, but you lovely bitches and hoes should know I’m trying to correct this”).
The original run of the HBO series lasted 22 episodes, and included such bangers as ‘Business Time’, ‘If You’re Into It’, ‘Inner City Pressure’, ‘The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)’ and the best song ever written about the visible lump created by testicles contained in tight clothing, ‘Sugalumps’.
Since the last episode was broadcast in 2009, Bret McKenzie has won an Oscar (Best Song, for ‘Man or Muppet’ from The Muppets) and Jemaine Clement has made one of the funniest films ever made, What We Do in the Shadows (which also has a TV spin-off in the works).
Anyway, here are some classic FOTC moments, because that’s what we all really want, isn’t…