Six Degrees of Separation - The Conchords Edition

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Six Degrees of Separation - The Conchords Edition

Postby nonchalant obsession » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:40 am

On a recent lengthy roadtrip it became apparent to the inmates of the vehicle, that almost any conversation could (and would) eventually lead us back to The Flight of the Conchords. :lol: It soon became a game that I thought I might share.

Someone would name a famous person and the game was to connect them to Bret and Jemaine in the fewest number of connections. Our rules were similar to "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" - the connecting people had to have worked together, be related to one another, or have been linked romantically. It will be almost too easy with google, Wiki and IMDb at your fingertips (we had no such luxury) so you might try to resist just for fun. :wink:

Type the name of the person you are linking to FotC along with the number of connections, then if you would please put your connections under a spoiler tag then anyone who might like to attempt that particular string may do so.

Example: (Don't click on the black box yet)

Ben Affleck - 4
Ben Affleck/Jennifer Lopez - romantically linked
Jennifer Lopez/Steven Tyler - costars on American Idol
Steven Tyler/Liv Tyler - father/daughter
Liv Tyler/Bret McKenzie - costars ( :wink: ) The Lord of the Rings - Return of the King
:D

Anyone that would like to give Ben Affleck a try, have at it before you take a look at my string! See if you can beat 4 connections even! :supz: You can play it straight or be a bit silly...even use photos if you feel inclined. There are no wrong answers, though you may get called out if your connection is a bit too weak. :P

A few other suggestions to get us started:

Christina Aguilera
Alan Rickman
Mike Tyson
Mila Kunis
Robert DeNiro

Those were a few we had real fun with in the car...Try them all if you like. (I want to see who can beat mine) :whistle: Feel free to throw out famous names of your own for others to attempt.

Ha! Someone in our car threw out Will Smith as a target thinking it would be tough. :roll:

Will Smith - 1
Will Smith/Jemaine Clement - costars MIB 3 :lol:

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Re: Six Degrees of Separation - The Conchords Edition

Postby Great H » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:36 am

nonchalant obsession wrote:Ben Affleck - 4
Ben Affleck/Jennifer Lopez - romantically linked
Jennifer Lopez/Steven Tyler - costars on American Idol
Steven Tyler/Liv Tyler - father/daughter
Liv Tyler/Bret McKenzie - costars ( :wink: ) The Lord of the Rings - Return of the King
:D
Um, except that Liv & Bret were never actually in the same room at the same time - Bret was cut in later apparently, so does that really count? :lol: (Why yes, I have watched all the extras on the LOTR extended editions :blush: why do you ask?!)

Anyway, it's closer than that - 2- Ben Affleck starred with Liv Tyler in 'Jersey Girl' who may or may not (!) have co-starred with Bret in LOTR...

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Re: Six Degrees of Separation - The Conchords Edition

Postby Sherry » Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:56 am

I couldn't resist. In fact I think I could play this all day if I didn't have son running round like a loon :oops:

OK I think I can do this in 3 (but only because I am a fan of them all other than Affleck and know my s*** :lol: )

Ben Affleck in 3
Ben Affleck - Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen - James Bobin
James Bobin - Bret McKenzie/Jemaine Clement


Yeah I am made up of tiny bits of geekiness.

Also if you really want to go uber geeky and connect in 2 (and I did have to check my memory on Google for this) Sacha Baron Cohen was also in the running for the role in MIB3 that Jemaine nabbed. So it could in principal be even shorter but I had to include Bobin as he and Cohen are long time collaborators.

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Or course, now you know that, imagine it could have been oh so different :roll:

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Re: Six Degrees of Separation - The Conchords Edition

Postby nonchalant obsession » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:45 pm

Borat. :roll2:

I knew I'd get hassled for Bret's scene Image Liv Tyler. :doomed: But they were in the same film...so I still say it counts! :thumb: I never saw Jersey Girl. I think the only flick of Affleck's I've actually seen is Pearl Harbor. and I may have been frightened off. :worry: What were Ben and Sacha in together?

This game is probably nursery school for true movie buffs. Maybe some of you will have to try for the longest, most convoluted, barely plausible string instead. :lol:


People can still work on Ben Affleck...I'm posting another one. :geek:

Christina Aguilera - 5

Christina Aguilera/Cam Gigandet - costars in the movie "Burlesque" ABS! :tonqe:
Cam Gigandet/Kristen Stewart - costars in "Twilight"
Kristen Stewart/Adam Brody - costars "In The Land of Women"
Adam Brody/Alan Dale - costars in "The OC"
Alan Dale/Bret and Jemaine - Flight of the Conchords HBO Series


Don't judge me for the content of that string. :wink:
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Re: Six Degrees of Separation - The Conchords Edition

Postby vmh » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:55 pm

nonchalant obsession wrote:Example: (Don't click on the black box yet)

Ben Affleck - 4
Ben Affleck/Jennifer Lopez - romantically linked
Jennifer Lopez/Steven Tyler - costars on American Idol
Steven Tyler/Liv Tyler - father/daughter
Liv Tyler/Bret McKenzie - costars ( :wink: ) The Lord of the Rings - Return of the King
:D



If you really wanted to make this shorter, why don't you just say:

Ben Affleck - 2
Ben Affleck/Liv Tyler - costars in Armageddon
Liv Tyler/Bret McKenzie - "costars" in The Lord of the Rings - Return of the King


EDITED TO ADD: Nevermind. Just saw Great H's post. Back to the drawing board.
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James Bobin: “It’s like a five-year-old and a three-year-old. Jemaine’s the five-year-old, and Bret’s the three-year-old. They’re both wrong, but the five-year-old thinks he’s right.”

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Re: Six Degrees of Separation - The Conchords Edition

Postby vmh » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:09 pm

Charlie Sheen - 3
Charlie Sheen/Matthew Broderick - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Matthew Broderick/Halley Feiffer - You Can Count On Me
Hailee Feifer/Bret McKenzie & Jemaine Clement - Flight of the Conchords OR Hailee Feifer/Jemaine Clement - Gentlemen Broncos
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James Bobin: “It’s like a five-year-old and a three-year-old. Jemaine’s the five-year-old, and Bret’s the three-year-old. They’re both wrong, but the five-year-old thinks he’s right.”

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Re: Six Degrees of Separation - The Conchords Edition

Postby nonchalant obsession » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:25 pm

:clap: Sweet! I wouldn't have gotten there in 3. Well done. Poor Charlie. What a train wreck. I caught bits of his interview from yesterday. :eh: I loved him in Ferris Bueller!


Nice "2" for Ben Affleck too! :thumb: There are so many different ways to get there. :nod: Yours was still different than Great H's. The spoiler boxes help so as not to go in with preconceived notions. I like seeing all the various paths...gives a bit of insight into each others viewing habits as well. :P
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Re: Six Degrees of Separation - The Conchords Edition

Postby sunnyringo » Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:37 pm

Ben Affleck (2)
Ben Affleck/Paul Rudd (200 Cigarettes)
Paul Rudd/Jemaine (Dinner for Schmucks)


Christina Aguilera (3)
Christina Aguilera/Kristen Bell (Burlesque)
Kristen Bell/Jason Segal (Forgetting Sarah Marshall)
Jason Segal/Bret (The Muppets)


Alan Rickman (2)
Alan Rickman/Sam Rockwell (Galaxy Quest, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
Sam Rockwell/Jemaine (Gentleman Broncos)


Mike Tyson (2)
Mike Tyson/Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover)
Zach Galifianakis/Jemaine (Dinner for Schmucks)


Mila Kunis (2)
Mila Kunis/Jason Segal (Forgetting Sarah Marshall)
Jason Segal/Bret (The Muppets)


Robert DeNiro (3)
Robert DeNiro/Mark Heap (Stardust)
Mark Heap/Jimmy Carr (Confetti)
Jimmy Carr/Bret & Jemaine (Flight of the Conchords radio series)
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Re: Six Degrees of Separation - The Conchords Edition

Postby nonchalant obsession » Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:29 pm

:shock: Oh damn sunny, were those a bit too easy for you? :lol: I wanna click on those boxes so bad, but I will resist until I have the opportunity to attempt my own. :nails: Well done on Ben and Christina! :thumb:


:hrm: Here's a few more to try: Oprah, David Bowie, Jeff Goldblum and John Simm. :D :popcorn:
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Re: Six Degrees of Separation - The Conchords Edition

Postby Sherry » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:46 pm

You just had to tempt me. John Simm.

OK here goes.

John Simm - John Nettles (cast in Hamlet together)
John Nettles - Orlando Bloom (Bloom appeared in an episode of Midsomer Murders, a long running TV series starring Nettles)
Orlando Bloom - Bret McKenzie

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Re: Six Degrees of Separation - The Conchords Edition

Postby Sherry » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:58 pm

Jeff Goldblum, Hrmmmm. I can do it in 2. I had a really tenuous 6 going also. Via Brad Pitt and Sean Bean.

Jeff Goldblum - Cate Blanchett (The Life Aquatic)
Cate Blanchett - Bret McKenzie (Both in LOTR)

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Re: Six Degrees of Separation - The Conchords Edition

Postby nonchalant obsession » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:44 pm

:lol: I think I'd like to see the long Jeff G. string too. (g-string...heehee) The more twisted the better, I always say. You did Simm in 3?!?!? I thought that one might be hard.


I'm still back on Alan Rickman - 3
Alan Rickman/Ang Lee - Sense & Sensibility
Ang Lee/Demetri Martin - Taking Woodstock
Demetri/Bret & Jemaine


YIS!!! 3!! A personal best! :lol:

One more amusing connection in this little game is that Bret is forever linked to Kevin Bacon by way of the angry dance. :heart:
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Re: Six Degrees of Separation - The Conchords Edition

Postby LauraK » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:50 pm

John Heder- 2
John Heder- Jared Hess (Jared directed John in Napolean Dynamite)
Jared Hess- Jemaine (Jared directed Jemaine in Gentlemen Broncos)
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Re: Six Degrees of Separation - The Conchords Edition

Postby sunnyringo » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:19 pm

Oprah (3)
Oprah/Danny Glover (The Color Purple)
Danny Glover/Michel Gondry (Be Kind Rewind)
Michel Gondry/Bret & Jemaine (Flight of the Conchords tv series)


David Bowie (3)
David Bowie/Ashley Jensen (Extras)
Ashley Jensen/Rob Brydon (Tristram Shandy)
Rob Brydon/Bret & Jemaine (Flight of the Conchords radio series)


Jeff Goldblum (2 -- eh, not too sure if you'd count this one though)
Jeff Goldblum/David Cross (Mr. Show)
David Cross/Bret & Jemaine (Sub Pop Records)


Jeff Goldblum (2 -- but this one definitely counts :lol: )
Jeff Goldblum/Will Smith (Independence Day)
Will Smith/Jemaine (the unholy sequel that shall go unnamed)


nonchalant obsession wrote:John Simm. :D :popcorn:


As you're well aware, when it comes to actors there's :heart: JOHN SIMM :heart: and then there's everybody else. I can connect him to the Conchords rather quickly in about a hundred different ways. :oops:

John Simm (1 -- SHUT UP. IT COUNTS)
John Simm/Bret McKenzie (My dreams. :love: )

John Simm (3)
John Simm/Bill Nighy (State of Play)
Bill Nighy/Rhys Darby (The Boat That Rocked)
Rhys Darby/Bret & Jemaine (Flight of the Conchords)


John Simm (3)
John Simm/Steve Coogan (24 Hour Party People)
Steve Coogan/Rob Brydon (I'm Alant Partridge, Tristram Shandy...other things, I'm sure)
Rob Brydon/Bret & Jemaine (Flight of the Conchords radio series)


John Simm (3)
John Simm/Nick Frost (Spaced)
Nick Frost/Rhys Darby (The Boat That Rocked)
Rhys Darby/Bret & Jemaine (Flight of the Conchords)
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Re: Six Degrees of Separation - The Conchords Edition

Postby vmh » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:07 am

After digging around on IMDB, I could do one for a board member in 4.

Nancy / Amy (Nancy's daughter) - (related)
Amy / Josh Gad - (friends)
Josh Gad/Hank Azaria - Love and Other Drugs
Hank Azaria/Flight of the Conchords - The Simpsons


Neat, huh.
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