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HBO Flight of the Conchords Show - Season Two - Ep 8

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:29 am
by WomanInThePark
How did they not have the Bus Drivers Song?!!!!! HOW!

Re: HBo TV Series Season 2 Episode 8

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:30 am
by ardy
my new fave episode.
oh geez.
these guys.....
wow.

gimme a min to process.....oh man. :supz: :prayer: :clap: :lol:

Re: HBo TV Series Season 2 Episode 8

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:33 am
by Whambi
Ugh.....what a tease..... to play the tune of Bus Driver Song, during the closing credits....to have a Paula character and a bus driver....and NO BUS DRIVER SONG.....we were definitely robbed of a great song! :x

Re: HBo TV Series Season 2 Episode 8

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:34 am
by WomanInThePark
Agreed. It was awesome, but the whole episode I was telling my less Conchords educated peers, "Hey it's gonna have Bus Driver's Song in it; there's Paula; there's a bus..." AND THEN THERE WASN'T.
Why do they torture me?!

Re: HBo TV Series Season 2 Episode 8

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:53 am
by LSully9
Oh the whole way through that ep with the teasing: Paula, Paula's address, the bus!!! I thought for sure they were going to do Bus Driver's Song! Even up to when the music started playing over the credits I thought 'They're gonna do it!' And then --- they didn't do it... :sosad:

But the rest of the show was good. When they ran out of hair gel... :roll2: Jemaine was looking seriously scruffy there...

Still majorly crushing on Emo-Bret. Image

Re: HBo TV Series Season 2 Episode 8

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:54 am
by Whambi
Is it my imagination, or are the episodes getting shorter? I looked on my cable box and noticed the show ended at 9:25, I know others have gone to :28 minutes or so, they must have edited something out. I think it could have been a minute or two longer, or at least have had a small picture box of some scene during the credits.

I didn't even recognize that that was Xena:Warrior Princess as Paula. Didn't dawn on me until the credits...........the credits that should have included a full blown song, a wonderful, beautiful song!

Still feeling robbed, MAJORLY ROBBED! :cross:

Re: HBo TV Series Season 2 Episode 8

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:58 am
by LSully9
Whambi wrote:Is it my imagination, or are the episodes getting shorter? I looked on my cable box and noticed the show ended at 9:25, I know others have gone to :28 minutes or so, they must have edited something out. I think it could have been a minute or two longer, or at least have had a small picture box of some scene during the credits.


Yeah... They definately seem to be getting shorter... The 2nd song must have been cut out. That's the only logical explanation... I mean, why would the redo the song, just to run for 30 seconds over the credits? There's a full blown version of it out there somewhere, I'm sure of it... Hopefully it'll make the dvd. :crosses fingers:

Re: HBo TV Series Season 2 Episode 8

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:04 am
by Nancy
It took me until the PM was driving the bus, and finally when he called out "Paula?" before the lightbulb when on, but it was cool that they just did a neat non-vocal riff on the tune. I knew the song was way too long to be included. I would have liked it to be included, but it didn't spoil the episode for me.

But what about the episode itself? Taika did a great job:
Murray saying Mel "requested that she can't come today" "Most of the audience are shopping bags" :roll2:

On Murray's office building directory: Besides the usual offices, "Cremation services"

The concept of New Zealandtown, Gary the sheep

Bret's curl, Jemaine's side sweep! :rolls: :roll2: :bounce:

In "Posing", Bret's long punk hair! :thumb:
Mel's do!

From the BBC show, "They came, they saw, they Conchord"

The different ways both guys said "whatever" :lol:

The Maori village

Dangerous throwing of empty hair gel jar

This week's poster: "New Zealand like Scotland but further"

"I can't go out there - not without gel!" :roll2:

I noticed the new cat poster on their wall - so huge!

New Zealandtown bus tour - all two seconds of it :rolls:

Mel in their apartment - they seemed like addicts needing a fix looking through her purse for mousse or gel - hysterical! :roll2:

Bret finding his sock in Mel's bag!

The glue bit - Jemaine and the pillow, Bret with his hand

This ep didn't start until 10:01 and did end early, sad to say :(

As always, lots more viewings needed for this one, but I really liked this one, and all the different hairstyles the guys came up with! :thumb:

Re: HBo TV Series Season 2 Episode 8

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:30 am
by ardy
upon 2nd review... i'm totally taken aback by the very convincing "acting" of the guys
during their jonesin for more hair gel. i've been around addicts - they were definitely close to reality on this one. almost too close.

can i get a shout out for next week's episode?
looks like it's going to be quite F r E a K y...... :yawinkle:

Re: HBo TV Series Season 2 Episode 8

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:37 am
by tvldiva
Whambi wrote:Ugh.....what a tease..... to play the tune of Bus Driver Song, during the closing credits....to have a Paula character and a bus driver....and NO BUS DRIVER SONG.....we were definitely robbed of a great song! :x

:shock: Tease yes, absof#&kinglutely!

I was so excited when I heard Paula and even more so when Murray said he hired a tour bus. All I kept thinking was "finally- they've managed to fit in one of my favorite songs." I just wanted to be able to thank Takia for writing it in....
Then.......NOTHING!!!!! :waiting:
What a flipping tease. 30 minutes of tease then they just dropped us. TURKEYS!!!! :cross:
I'm feeling that feeling that makes you go "grrrrrrr".

I really liked the hair gel bit but I will go on the record as saying because of the tremendous letdown, this is, in the words of the comic book guy- The Worst Episode EVER!!! :hrmpf:

Re: HBo TV Series Season 2 Episode 8

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:51 am
by LSully9
ardy wrote:can i get a shout out for next week's episode?
looks like it's going to be quite F r E a K y...... :yawinkle:


I have been waiting all season for that song to come up. And the kilt!

Re: HBo TV Series Season 2 Episode 8

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:12 am
by ladyqueen
Bret, Bret, Bret, Bret, Bret, Bret, Bret, Bret.

His penguin pajamas!
Facial expressions!
"Whateva's"

I laughed like a total loon throughout this entire episode.

I was holding my stomach when they threw the jar at each other.

And Mel..."I don't even know you guys anymore!"

This episode was utterly fantastic. I've already rewatched it 3 times. "New Zealand...like Scotland but further"

Re: HBo TV Series Season 2 Episode 8

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:13 am
by rachaellove
I thought this was a great episode! Are you sure you guys aren't overlooking the hilarious-ness due to the fact that The Bus Driver Song wasn't in it? I mean, it would be sad if that completely ruined the episode for you.
Like someone said earlier, it's a long song and would be hard to fit in.. Much like Jenny. I'm just glad they gave the more hardcore fans something extra to laugh at. I have a friend who doesn't know The Bus Driver Song so the joke was missed on her.

I haven't heard anyone mention Fashion is Danger yet. I loved it! Maybe you have to be well-versed in 80's electro music to fully appreciate it, but the guys nailed it.

My rating for NewZealandTown: 9/10

P.S. I was happy to see Taika wrote and directed this one. I like that guy.

Re: HBo TV Series Season 2 Episode 8

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:17 am
by Bad Atom
First thoughts: We were ROBBED!

More detailed thoughts to come soon...

Re: HBo TV Series Season 2 Episode 8

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:16 am
by Emafer
OK, I don't know what it is but I'm sooo not into the PM character. I think that the hair gel stuff was hilarious and different heair do's and hahahahaha "Whatever" hahahaha that was really funny. But the whole storyline with the PM and NewZealnd town, I just wasn't into it. I think that's what I didn't like about the last episode too.