UPDATE: I made the contest easier. See below, and PLEASE COMMENT!
Flight of the Conchords is not only the musical duo of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement from New Zealand, but also the newest in a long line of quality shows produced by HBO in the past few years. With the Sopranos finally ending and the search for Vincent Chase’s dad being awkward and boring, Flight of the Conchords will provide some welcome humor and style to the 10:30 slot directly after Entourage. Dubbed as “New Zealand’s fourth most popular folk-parody duo”, Bret and Jemaine have been playing together since 1998 and have been hugely successful in Europe and at home, but in the show the two move from home to make a living in the East Village, and hilarity ensues.
Rosemary from Cornerstone Promotion was nice enough to hook my brother and I up with free passes to the premiere of the show in D.C., so we met up at Rock’n’Roll Hotel to enjoy an open bar (see: awesome), small snacks, and the premiere episode. While I couldn’t hear much (thick New Zealand accents + too much side noise + too many rail drinks), the bits that I did hear sounded quite funny, and, after watching the video of the first episode at my house, I thoroughly enjoyed it, and am very excited to see more.
Many of you have probably seen the promos for the show, so maybe some of you are as excited as I am. If you are, you’ll like this contest: I want you to tell me your FAVORITE WORD in the entire English language. It can be goofy or profound or anything, but it must be an actual word. The best word gets a Flight of the Conchords t-shirt (which is awesome), A DVD of their first episode, and a mini-robot doll. Second place gets a poster and the DVD. Make sure you leave your name and email address when you submit your word in the comments. Not many people participated in the last contest, which made me sad, so I expect the loyal ATG readers to be creative, and to submit. Here is a clip from the first episode to whet your appetite for the premiere, which comes this sunday after a new Entourage.
Check out the whole first episode here.