'Flight of the Conchords' music recap: 'Bret's Day' and 'I Told You I Was Freekie'

The belief that all good things come to an end is pretty damn apparent on TV. It happened with Freaks and Geeks, Arrested Development, and the original version of The Office. Sure these things happen for various reasons: Sometimes the show doesn’t build up enough viewership (stupid world), and sometimes it’s just the show’s plan from the beginning to tell its story and peace out. If this really is the final season of Flight of the Conchords, regardless of the show’s reason for ending, I just have one thing to say: I’m not ready. Now allow me to say some more. Last night’s episode entitled "Wingmen" effortlessly proved that even with recurring themes and recycled premises, the Conchords still know how to rock the 30-minute-sitcom party.

Exhibit A: The duo’s musical genius comes right at you in the first 10 seconds of the episode with "Bret’s Day," a perfect combo of Bret’s elegant-when-it-wants-to-be voice and Jemaine’s giggles-inducing throwaway lines. Bret professed his poetic love for Petland girl while Jemaine spouted his passive aggressive, Debbie Downer-styled comments because Bret forgot to buy the bread. The hilarious dichotomy of feelings being epitomized in the lyrics "She was like a Parisian river." "What, dirty?" This song is downright pretty, and I bet you smiled the whole way through.

Enter "I Told You I Was Freekie," a somewhat seductive serenade inspired by Dave’s consistently misguided advice. "Freekie" is pretty much the exact opposite of "Day," and brings out Bret’s dirty-when-it-wants-to-be voice (originally revealed in "Boom"). Gentlemen of the world, I think you owe Bret a thank you for dropping a wonderfully filthy pick-up line: "You can be a squirrel and store my nuts for me." While Savannah may not have been keen to Bret staging a very real mugging to impress her, she seemed pretty cool with painting her body to blend in with the bedroom’s intricately detailed wallpaper. That’s pretty freekie, Bowie Savannah.

What are your thoughts on "Wingmen"? Did you ever think we’d see the day where the guys take relationship advice (aka dumpster diving) from Mel? It was nice to see them working as a team, though. How great was it to see John again?! And what exactly is pro-bono mugging? Is it just me or did Dave have some of the best lines in the history of the show last night?

Dave: You do exist, don’t you?
Bret: Yeah, I exist.
Dave: (pokes Bret to see if he’s real) ‘Cause you guys said you didn’t exist before.
Jemaine: We exist…
Bret: I fully exist.
Dave: Why’d you tell me you were from Never Never Land?
Bret and Jemaine: New Zealand.
Dave: But you said you guys flew here.
Jemaine: On a plane… on a plane, Dave.
Dave: Ohhhhh.

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  • MrFord

    Please keep this show on the air!

  • ryryr

    I still can’t believe there’s only ONE episode left!!! So Sad- well maybe they’ll make a Movie!!!
    Haha you forgot to mention the HILaroius bit about Murray on the phone wispering about how Greg ate the “4″ missing samwiches!! Hahahaa

  • rebecca

    Not the greatest episode ever (fewer hilarious lines than usual, I think, though I agree about Dave) but still solid. I’m sad that this show is coming to an end.

  • Mel

    One more season, please!!!!!!

  • The Kize

    As sad as it might be, this is the right time for the show to end. Just 2 seasons in, the show is starting to show some strain, and it’s hard to imagine that a third season wouldn’t decline even further. There have been few instant classics among the songs this year.
    That said, last night’s was spectacular. “Freekie” may be second only to “Hurt Feelings” as best song of the season. I think there’s a noticeable jump in quality when the episode is written by Bret, Jemaine, and James Bobin.

  • iheartjemaine

    For the love of dirt, please let there be a 3rd season. PLEASE. Funniest thing Dave said last night?? “Guys—women love 3 things: Men in kilts, Southern Comfort, and Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game”. LMAO. And when the mugger said to Jemaine “get that off your face. You look like the Hamburgler” HAHAHAHAHA!

  • mel

    No, don’t go away! Best show on TV!

  • Roy Batty

    I can’t agree that there’s been a decline in quality this season. If anything, the show is more lovably lunatic and crazy than ever. Alas, I think that might be the reason for non-mass acceptance and why it will eventually be cancelled.

  • BrandonK

    While I will concede that perhaps the quality of the comedy has declined slightly since the first season, I still say this show is better than most other sitcoms on TV. I would suggest that they need more time to write hilarious songs and then build shows around them, as they did during the first season.

  • RMG

    This is a great show, I will miss it after it finishes it’s season next week. Please Bret and Jermaine, one more season?!

  • Angelica

    I just started watching it this season and I cannot come to terms with the fact that it’s almost over. I’m in love with these dudes, they’re kooky songs and everyone else on this show. Please, please, please just a little bit more.

  • John

    Three seasons sounds perfect to me. I enjoyed this newest episode…both songs were a hoot. Now if I could just stop hearing ‘Carol Brown’ every waking moment…..(“I thought I told you to shut uh-uh-up”)

  • Didjeridug

    This is definitely the best show on TV these days. I really hope they reconsider ending the show… I agree with someone’s post above about giving them time to write more songs and building the story lines…. Take a year if you need but at least come back to us!! We will be lost without this show to look forward to each week!

  • S.

    This so is so perfect – I look forward to each new episode. I can understand if the boys want to end it, but I sincerely hope they reconsider! I feel like it is far too soon to take these characters away!

  • Sergeminator

    I love that “freekie” song, I don’t know why. Its not as hilarious as “too many dicks” or as parodical as “Bowie” but it definitaley has a very catchy tune and lyrics. Overall I think it was a good episode.

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