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Jemaine Clement - Bret, you've got it going on [comedy] (Flight of the Conchords)

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106 points · 6 months ago

Relevant and my favorite

The dramatic zoom-in at the end killed me

This may be my favorite of their songs as well. I loved it so much I bought the exact same tiny red piano.

Ooh where did you find it? Now I have a hankering for a tiny red piano.

I got it off Amazon a few years back, looks like they're still for sale!

I got introduced to this show after meeting a girl at the bar, she took be back to her place to smoke hella weed, fuck, and binge watch this show.

These always bring back memories to a simpler time.

Just curious, but was her name Meghan and was this in Oceanside, California because I also was met a girl at a bar and went back to her placed and binge watched Flight of the Concords and fuck, but I was in the Navy at the time so no smoking the devil's lettuce for me, but she did in fact smoke the devil's lettuce.

d-dad?

Yes son, it is I. Sorry, having a really hard time finding the cigarettes I smoke at the store. Hang in there, kiddo.

No it wasn't

Ok, still really weird coincidence.

I knew it would be if you’re into it before I clicked, not disappointed

Why cant a heterosexual guy tell another heterosexual guy that he thinks his booties fly.

Not all the time, obviously

dcfc
7 points · 6 months ago

But when he’s got a problem with his self esteem

Just when he has trouble with his self esteem

Are you saying people can have multiple booties? And all or just some are fly?

185 points · 6 months ago

Um, can I please have a look at the lyrics?

This is another one of your weird songs, man.

In what way?

I think sometimes you hear what you want to hear...

Definitely a bit gay

He’s pretending you’re a woman?....No, that’s not gay.

That’s right I put a wig on you and then I just laid there and spooned you...Brett you’ve got it going on.

So excited for the movie! It's business time!

Umm, isnt it just going to be a live concert?

Their live performances are SO MUCH BETTER than their TV show, which is very good.

Agree to disagree? Simply due to their manager in the series.

I think Murray is the best character in the show.

Spotify
13 points · 6 months ago

Rhys Darby is a treasure.

Their songs are hilarious, but I can't handle 90 minutes of comedy music. The dry humour mixed with songs in the TV show was a perfect blend. Especially for me, as they nailed the New Zealand sense of humour.

Bret said “We’re going to film a little something this year,” elaborating, “We’re going to shoot an hour thing.”

So, who knows? Could be a concert, I'll take what I can get.

It'll be a concert. Not sure of Bret's calendar, but Jemaine is constantly working on other projects, and they put the nail in the coffin of the TV show several years ago, sadly :(

Still tho

My name Brett. I had a roommate in college who would play this for me whenever I was feeling down. Worked every time.

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30 points · 6 months ago

Brit? Like Brittany?

Same. Or my roommates would just jam it out with me before a date to make me laugh. It's definitely a good song to share a name with.

11 points · 6 months ago

Brit?

My best friend plays it and sings it to me quite regularly too. It’s great that such a good song has our name in it.

Hey just wanna day your bootys fly

Their music is actually quite complex. He plays some funky crazy chords in this song. FOTC frickin rule

"Not in a gay way, just in a 'hey mate, I wanted to say that you're looking okay' way" is one of my favorite lyrics ever. The rhythm and rhyme within it, and the way it layers onto the music, is intricate as hell but so perfectly crafted that it feels totally natural as he rolls through it.

not really complex (this song at least)? the tab on this song is quite simple actually if you check it out.

SoundCloud
2 points · 6 months ago

It’s not complex to play, but it and a lot of their songs are pretty complex compositionally.

Depending on the street, Bret’s definitely in the top three!

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49 points · 6 months ago

By far my favorite from them "Your beards good"

Just a little compliment. About your beard... being good.

You guys have to watch the movie Gentleman Broncos. Jermaine is nuts! https://youtu.be/BaiO3HTKXL8

Thanks for that, I never even knew that existed!

Oh my holy crap.... Surveillance does. I hate those

19 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

I forgot how much I miss this show. Time for a rewatch.

Hiphopopotamus & Sugar Lumps are gonna be in my head all night.

They call me the Hiphopopotamus

Flows that glow like phosphorous

Popping off the top of this esophagus

Rocking this metropolis

I'm not a large water-dwelling mammal

Where did you get that preposterous hypothesis?

Did Steve tell you that perchance? Steve!

"My lyrics are bottomless,

... ..."

What kind of rapper name is Steve?

2 points · 6 months ago

Sugar lumps is a fantastic running song. Pumps me up like no other. Actually a lot of their songs are good for running.

We’re Both In Love With A Sexy Lady is on my exercise playlist

Ooh that's another good one. Mutha'uckas and Too Many Dicks are also on my playlist.

He's so shiny.

Like the treasure of a sunken pirate wreck.

Scrub the deck.

You don't swing it like you used to man

I love these two so much!

Great fucking show

Brit

5 points · 6 months ago

Brit as in Britney?

Such an under appreciated show

Not that I did it.

That guys seriously looks like Lawrence Sonntag from Funhaus

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3 points · 6 months ago

Quintessential Songwriter

Eyyy

Can't wait to see these live in the UK in April. Been waiting years for it.

I wish I could upvote this more than once. Love these guys!!

Edit: not in a gay way

Just in hey I wanted to say that you’re looking okay way

Moderator of r/Music, speaking officially11 points · 6 months ago

Jemaine Clement
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Jemaine Clement (born 10 January 1974 in New Zealand) is an actor, musician, director, producer, comedian and writer, best known for being half of the musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords with Bret McKenzie.

Describing himself as "part Māori part European", Clement spent his formative years in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand. Moving to New Zealand's capital Wellington, where he studied drama and film at Victoria University of Wellington, Clement met Taika Waititi (a.k.a. Taika Cohen) with whom he went on to form The Humourbeasts. In 2004, the Humourbeasts toured New Zealand in a stage show titled The Untold Tales of Maui,[2] rewriting the traditional Maori legends of Māui. The duo were the recipients of New Zealand's highest comedy honour, the Billy T Award.

It was also at Victoria University that Clement and Bret McKenzie formed Flight of the Conchords. They have toured internationally and released three CDs: Folk the World Tour in 2002, The Distant Future EP in 2007, and Flight of the Conchords in 2008. The Conchords produced a six-part improvisational comedy radio program on BBC Radio 2 and have appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman and The Late Late Show. After a successful appearance in 2005 on HBOs One Night Stand, the Conchords were offered their own 12-part HBO series Flight of the Conchords. Its first season ran from June to September 2007, and was renewed for a second season, which aired on HBO in the US from January to March 2009.

Clement has also appeared in a number of feature films; the one that has received the widest distribution to date is romantic comedy Eagle vs Shark, in which he played one of the starring roles, as a young man who finds a girlfriend in spite of being rather irritating. Clement had made his feature debut five years earlier in kung fu comedy Tongan Ninja, directed by New Zealander Jason Stutter. He has worked with Stutter on two more movies to date, low budget ghost comedy Diagnosis Death, and the drama Predicament, based on the book by late Kiwi novelist Ronald Hugh Morrieson. Clement also has a role in American comedy Gentlemen Broncos, directed by Napoleon Dynamite's Jared Hess.

Clement has starred in a number of television commercials internationally and provided voiceovers for many others in New Zealand. In 1999, Clement was a Radio Awards Winner as writer for Trashed, for Channel Z, Wellington.[4] In 2000 he was given a Special Radio Awards Commendation for The Sunglass Store.[5] He also was a writer and cast member of the television shows Skitz and Tellylaughs in New Zealand.

On 5 February 2006, Outback Steakhouse debuted a series of television commercials starring Clement during Super Bowl XL in which Clement pretends to be Australian and feigns an Australian accent. One of the long-running gags of Flight of the Conchords is the traditional ill-will between New Zealand and Australia and the differences between their corresponding accents. The campaign ended in July 2006.

Jemaine, along with fellow Conchord member Bret, was featured as one of 2008's "100 Sexiest People" in a special edition of the Australian magazine Who.

Read more on Last.fm.

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tags: Soundtrack, classic rock, New Zealand, comedy

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How this omits his role in Men In Black 3 is beyond me.

And his song in Disney’s Moana.

And his funking amazing role in Legion!

7 points · 6 months ago

And in Rio and Rio 2. His duet with the frog is how I know about him.

Rick and morty as well

Fart. I like this.

This must have been written a while back, no mention of What We Do In The Shadows either.

That's impossible!

My name is Bret, crossing fingers Co workers don't see this and sing this tomorrow (I work at guitar center)

Quite possibly the best thing written for us guys named Bret, especially the ones with one T.

Brit? Like Brittany?

Still remember every damn word :)

2 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

Great news everyone, there’s a new recording of their live show coming out! Woohoo!

No, just a on stage special for HBO I believe.

Your beard is good.

He also has some highly refined sugar lumps https://youtu.be/_ozSSseCh3U

I downloaded Flight of the Conchords randomly with zero idea what they were about. So pleasantly surprised when they broke out into song. Love these guys.

2 points · 6 months ago

I’m the motherflipping

Flawless logic.

Got it goin on

Am I the only person that wishes they'd release a straight up album? I love their comedy, but good lord they are such good musicians.

Good news - they already have three!

4 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

I had no idea... Switching tunes now.

Edit: God damn it.

Can’t wait for the new shit.

Dose chord progressions tho...

Hey I wanted to say that you’re looking ok man

Why did the volume drop out about 2/3 way through?

Him and you in the nude? If that's what you're into.

Fuck I miss these guys

Need to bring this show back

I think I'll always have a crush on Bret

NOT IN A GAY WAY JUST IN A HEY MATE I WANTED TO SAY THAT YOU’RE LOOKING OKAY MAN

Nobody compliments the meal...

NZ Rep 👌🔥

I think of this song probably once a week at least.

Traps not gay...confirmed!

This is old

TheHolyVertebae
Original Poster1 point · 6 months ago

2007 so no, not at all.

-72 points · 6 months ago(More than 14 children)

Can I take a second to laugh at a Donald fucking Trump apologist lambasting entertainers for voicing political options on Twitter?

Maybe a liiiitle hypocritical to take the “celebrities should keep their politics private” approach. Tell that to yer stable genius from the Apprentice before he threatens nuclear war on Twitter again.

Sad! Can’t I just go into a comment thread without somebody bringing up a topic that I don’t like?

Why don’t you shut off your convictions and make sure you’re entertaining me at all times!!!

-35 points · 6 months ago(0 children)

You risked drawing criticism by bringing this shit up in the comments on a funny video.

Or maybe we shouldn’t shit on people for voicing their thoughts on social media. Nobody’s obligated to talk about just one thing at any given time.

-20 points · 6 months ago(0 children)

These are all fair points. I’ll hit Jermaine up on Twitter and let him know a serial TD poster needs a safe space where he doesn’t have to be threatened by ideas contrary to his own.

-8 points · 6 months ago(0 children)

It was more like “is this dude seriously bitching about celebrities on twitter attacking a twitter famous celebrity?” On fucking r/music??

Clicks on profile. Whelp, that explains the paper-thin ego.

-5 points · 6 months ago(0 children)
8 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

I bring up ego because it’s abundantly clear that you don’t dislike entertainers discussing politics. Your outrage seems directed exclusively at entertainers dissing on politicians that you prefer.

Not sure if you’re aware but options of Trump around the globe aren’t very high. His diplomacy sucks, he’s bombastic, ignorant of a lot of global issues. And the US has a lot of global influence. His shitty behavior touches even New Zeland.

So why wouldn’t somebody who gives a shit write about it? And why should he give a fuck (or the bystanders in this sub for that matter) if he hurt your feelings one time by disagreeing with you?

New Zealander here, perhaps it’s because a person such as Trump is so alien and laughable to the point of pain as a leader of any kind in any nation. That people from other nations wether they be celebrities or common folk can’t help but voice astonishment at the fact that anyone with an ounce of intelligence would ever vote for him. Or believe anything he says. I mean Christ mate, look at the 24/7 bullshit train that comes spewing out of his adult fetal alcohol syndromed mouth. I wouldn’t have supported Clinton either, but actively supporting that wet brained used car salesman is outrageous. And not poking fun at him is supremely hard for anyone that isn’t fooled by the concept of a flat earth. So congratulations for being one of the daft supporters of his virulent gaping mawed crass spewdom’s. You are truely special.

Another hysterical Trump hater. I praise Trump when he does things I agree with and criticise him when he does dumb things (calling himself a genius and saying he's having fake news awards). I'll take the booming economy (yes its Trumps booming economy) and put up with an egomaniac that writes dumb tweets.

If you watch mainstream media all the time, you're going to only hear bad.

Jermaine has nothing to do with this. His time with the Jackson 5 is irrelevant here. He wasn’t even that funny. That was more Tito’s role.

-33 points · 6 months ago(0 children)

More relevant Flight of the Conchords:

https://youtu.be/Bqxnm6t3QMw

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