Oh my dear sweet baby Cheesus. I just laughed so hard that I actually, literally died
. I thought
I was going to die, and then I did. I am typing this as a ghost. In case you're wondering, the whole spectral existence thing isn't so bad, really. Bit chilly, but otherwise totally fine. Watch out for Slimer, though. Dude seriously has no
ectoplasmic social skills. Eugh.
I thought New Cup was a major return to form, and I'm so pleased to see it. It isn't that A Good Opportunity was shoddy at all
, but this one felt more authentically Conchordian to me. I'm not even sure what that means. Maybe I'm just a sucker for the sex jokes. I do adore a bit of bawdy humour, especially when it incorporates gags about sweet, white and highly refined boy-parts. Gets me every time.
Shall we have a moment of silent appreciation for Bret's, um, ballsiness? Splaying your legs that
wide takes courage, man:
And then getting a little intense with his eye action:
That curly-haired girl behind him? Iz me. Yeah, not even pretending
to look elsewhere.
I also loved this exchange:The boys sit in their apartment, which has just been plunged into darkness.
Bret: (calmly) Oh. We got a letter from the electric company.
Jemaine: What did it say?
Bret: Dunno, didn't read it.
I thought both songs in this episode were really strong. Sugalumps was just so horribly great, I had to watch it through my fingers, and I loved the Bunny-Wailer-meets-Roxanne You Don't Have to be a Prostitute
. I'd bet dollars to donuts that the former song emanated from Jemaine's sordid mind, and the latter one one crawled out of Bret's fetid imagination. Fantastic. I've listened to them both far too many times on my iPod, and have started shouting at iTunes UK to hurry the hell up and let me buy the real versions already. No love yet, but I live in hope. It's those robots, controlling everything. **Shakes fist**
Oh, and this shot of them in the Chinese restaurant, with the poor roasted ducks hung up behind them? Totally reminded me of the awful, gory, head-on duck Bret ordered in the pilot episode of season one. Those beaks. They make me sad, but they do make me laugh, too: