Flight of the Conchords
New Zealand-based musical comedy duo
The Flight of the Conchords is a New Zealand folk/pop/comedy duo composed of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement.
- For quotes from the TV Series, see Flight of the Conchords (TV Series).
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From HBO One Night Stand specialEdit
Before singing Think About It - Think, Think About It:
- Bret: If there's one thing that we as a band want to deal with, it's the issues. Like--
- Jemaine: That's just one of the things.
- Bret: Yeah. Like, the future of the planet.
- Jemaine: Yeah.
- Bret: The future of my children. And my children's children, and--
- Jemaine: Well, you know--
- Bret: My children's children's children, you know.
- Jemaine: Actually, Bret. When I think about your children, and your children's children, I actually think your children are too young to be having children. And as far as your children's children's children, I think, you know, where does it stop? When the--When the children are having children, you know, it's just--how small are they going to get? It's going to be--
- Bret: Too small.
- Jemaine: Too small.
- Bret: Too small.
- Jemaine: Exactly.
- Bret: That's one of the issues. And--
- Jemaine: It's just going to get into this ridiculous Russian doll situation.
- Bret: Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.
- Jemaine: Have you met my kid? Have you met their little kids? And then, it's just going to be--Hmm. Well in some ways, I think your children aren't going to be affected by a lot of things that affect other children. Because your children... aren't real.
- Bret: Yeah, yeah, okay, but--
- Jemaine: Do you see the distinction?
- Bret: Yeah, yeah, sure. But they still have issues, that don't get taken seriously. And they have to deal with all the imaginary stuff, like rogue unicorns, for example. You know.
- Jemaine: Okay, so--there's lots of things that I haven't thought about, I guess. So, sorry.
- Bret: Yeah. My wife and I weren't able to have children, so we chose to imagine them. The doctor suggested it. And it's actually been incredibly rewarding, you know.
- Jemaine: Bret's wife is unable to have children because she's not a real woman.
- Bret: No she's--yeah, she's imaginary, yeah. The kids take after her in that sense, but she is--she's very beautiful. She is a very beautiful woman.
- Jemaine: She's a very beautiful woman. Much--she's a much better kind of woman than some of the women that I've imagined.
- Bret: Yeah, yeah.
- Jemaine: But this song is more about the real world issues. That are affecting us--everyone--today.
- Bret: It's called, Think About It - Think, Think About It.
- [note that the quote about children plays upon the Moody Blue's Album "To Our Children's Children's Children"]
- After singing Think about it. Think, think about it:
- Bret: There was a bit in that song where we were dealing with the issue of AIDS. The bit with the monkeys.
- Jemaine: Yeah because it was believed that AIDS was contracted from the monkeys. Not the band but the animal. And we just wanted to deal with that issue--just a couple of points. Just changing the attitude towards AIDS from being "Eww AIDSy" to more like "Ohh! Fun monkey disease."
- Before singing She's so hot... Boom!, Bret gets out a futuristic-looking guitar-like instrument:
- Bret: This is the DG20.
- Jemaine: We got this from a pawn shop in the future.
Interview with Mike McDaniel of the Houston Chronicle, HBO's Conchords takes flight. Houston Chronicle (2007-07-13). Retrieved on 2007-07-21.
- Interviewer: So what's the coolest thing about living in America?
- Clement: People are friendly.
- McKenzie: Paying taxes to George Bush is a real treat.
- Clement: What Bret means to say is the people are friendly.
- Clement: We're Flight of the Conchords, from New Zealand.
- McKenzie: I dunno if you guys know much about New Zealand, but, uh, a few years ago we invented something we call hip-hop.
- Clement: 2001?
- McKenzie: Do you remember when we invented hip-hop that day, with Steve?
- Clement: At the barbecue?.. these guys are the funniest people?