Subtle visual gags in HBO series

The place for all Conchords HBO convo
User avatar
The_Wallaby
Keeping it funky
Posts: 89
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:27 pm

Postby The_Wallaby » Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:21 pm

awww the 'acid reflux' bit cracks me up everytime...mostly cuz you can barely hear him saying it when Jemaine barrels into the restroom. I love that part! That and his face while he sits there and the walls are moving just makes me smile! :P
I always get a little bit emotional on the corner of Rutherford and Brown Streets.

strangeangel
New arrival
Posts: 13
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:03 pm

Postby strangeangel » Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:46 pm

In Episode 3, "Mugged", when Bret takes Murray and Dave to the alley where he abandoned Jemaine, there is a piece of Jemaine's jacket on the top of the fence where his sleeve was caught.


Give Pete a chance.[/quote]

User avatar
saffymatt
Registered Rhymnecologist
Posts: 296
Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:12 pm

Postby saffymatt » Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:07 pm

While watching the Yoko episode this morning...I was wondering where the guys would have gone on their date with Coco to be wearing tuxedo style shirts and vests. Any ideas? :hrm:
Set your Phasers on Funky!

strangeangel
New arrival
Posts: 13
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:03 pm

Postby strangeangel » Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:13 am

In "Drive By" just after Dave teaches the boys about the bird, they round a corner on their bikes in slow motion and in the background there is a vendor kiosk with seagull lawn ornaments, wings flapping in the wind

User avatar
k_obrien
Keeping it funky
Posts: 99
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:03 am

Postby k_obrien » Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:43 pm

In Bret Gives Up the Dream, when Murray and Jemaine are auditioning new Brets, the sign outside Murray's office reads:

"AUDITION
GUITARIST/SINGER
Required For Two Man Band

(border of cake slices and stars)

*Have Curly Hair, Beard
*Must Be Skinny
*Not Too Good At The Guitar

<3 Call Murray @ (917) JL5-4637 <3"

Also, can we please just mention the hilarity of the sign outside the NZ Consulate?

Pest Control
3A All Asian Massage
3B New Zealand Consulate
3C Czakeer Flood Control
3D Stewart's Wholesale Meat

Another thing: In Mugged, when Murray is giving the boys the map, hats, etc., there's a box in the background that reads:

VISAS/Pens
I saved a life today: my own. Does that make me a hero? I can't really say. But yes.

User avatar
The_Wallaby
Keeping it funky
Posts: 89
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:27 pm

Postby The_Wallaby » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:16 pm

I never caught the VISAS/PENS before ! :lol:
I always get a little bit emotional on the corner of Rutherford and Brown Streets.

User avatar
k_obrien
Keeping it funky
Posts: 99
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:03 am

Postby k_obrien » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:54 pm

Did anyone else notice, in Mugged when Bret makes a peace offering of tea to Jemaine, that there are like, a dozen mugs on the bedside table?
I saved a life today: my own. Does that make me a hero? I can't really say. But yes.

User avatar
saffymatt
Registered Rhymnecologist
Posts: 296
Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:12 pm

Postby saffymatt » Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:40 am

Yis! Those boys need someone to do their dishes for them. I volunteer. :wave:
Set your Phasers on Funky!

User avatar
~jesika~
Half a shapely halibut
Posts: 102
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:38 am

Postby ~jesika~ » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:26 am

k_obrien wrote:"AUDITION
GUITARIST/SINGER
Required For Two Man Band

(border of cake slices and stars)

*Have Curly Hair, Beard
*Must Be Skinny
*Not Too Good At The Guitar

<3 Call Murray @ (917) JL5-4637 <3"


I read the flyer but I never saw Murray's number. Does it really have those hearts?! LOL.
"We just looked out' across the city from our little spot on the hilltop. Oh, It is so pretty from way up there. We talked about how the lights from the buildings and cars seemed like reflections of the stars that shined out so pretty and bright, that night."
Image

User avatar
k_obrien
Keeping it funky
Posts: 99
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:03 am

Postby k_obrien » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:48 am

~jesika~ wrote:
k_obrien wrote:"AUDITION
GUITARIST/SINGER
Required For Two Man Band

(border of cake slices and stars)

*Have Curly Hair, Beard
*Must Be Skinny
*Not Too Good At The Guitar

<3 Call Murray @ (917) JL5-4637 <3"


I read the flyer but I never saw Murray's number. Does it really have those hearts?! LOL.


Ha, yeah, there are two bright pink hearts.
I saved a life today: my own. Does that make me a hero? I can't really say. But yes.

User avatar
Just Mariah
Half a shapely halibut
Posts: 162
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:39 am

Postby Just Mariah » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:35 am

In "The Third Conchord" Bret is drinking kiwi strawberry Vitamin Water(:
"What is the bird?"

beck
Registered Rhymnecologist
Posts: 414
Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:12 am

Postby beck » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:50 am

I noticed in the ad for the episode with 'Frodo...', is it The Actor?....that when Bret is being told to put the ring on by Murray, he flips him the bird!
"'I'm sorry' and 'I apologise' are the same...except at a funeral" - Demitri Martin

User avatar
k_obrien
Keeping it funky
Posts: 99
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:03 am

Postby k_obrien » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:56 am

I don't know if it has been mentioned, but in Bret Gives Up The Dream, Murray holds up a mousepad with the boys' faces on it and it appears to have tooth indentations on it. This happens, of course, briefly after Murray tells them he tried to line Toby's kennel with them, but that Toby kept eating them.
I saved a life today: my own. Does that make me a hero? I can't really say. But yes.

strangeangel
New arrival
Posts: 13
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:03 pm

Postby strangeangel » Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:49 pm

In Episode 6, Bowie, when Murray holds up the group photo that neither Conchord is in, the circled one on the left of the screen appears to actually be Bret.

strangeangel
New arrival
Posts: 13
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:03 pm

Postby strangeangel » Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:48 am

I'm beginning to feel obsessive...not happy unless I'm watching, listening to, reading, daydreaming Conchords. In episode 12, when Bret introduces Demetri to Murray, Dimetri has animals on his shirt as does he in the "Humans Are Dead" club scene.


Return to “HBO TV series”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests

cron