Bret loses Jemaine's trust by abandoning him to a 'gang' of two, and fears the worst when Jemaine doesn't come home. Bret and Jemaine's fortunes unravel after Bret buys a new tea cup. With emergency band funds unavailable, Jemaine takes desperate measures in hopes of supplementing their income.
You May Also Like
more on this story
The fourth-most-popular folk duo in New Zealand are back — and selling out stadiums. But is there anything Bret and Jemaine actually like about fame? Photograph: Johnny Savage for the Guardian.
The five best Flight of the Conchords songs
The show follows the adventures of Flight of the Conchords , a two-man band from New Zealand, as its members seek fame and success in New York City. The show stars the real-life duo of Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie , who play fictionalized versions of themselves. A second season was announced on August 17, , and shown from January 18, On December 11, , the duo confirmed that the series would not return for a third season. The series centers on the day-to-day lives and loves of two shepherds -turned- musicians , Jemaine and Bret Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie , playing fictionalized versions of themselves , who have uprooted themselves from their native New Zealand to try to make it big as a folk duo in New York City. Jemaine and Bret constantly fend off the amorous attentions of Mel Kristen Schaal , a married woman who is their sole fan and stalker. Their friend Dave Mohumbhai Arj Barker works at a pawn shop and gives them advice on dealing with American women and culture. Most episodes center on the five main cast members. Jemaine or Bret break into song in each episode.
The duo's comedy and music became the basis of a BBC radio series and then an American television series that aired for two seasons on HBO. They previously referred to themselves as "New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo", but as of refer to themselves as "the almost award-winning fourth-most-popular folk duo in New Zealand". The duo's live performances have gained them a worldwide cult following. McKenzie and Clement were flatmates at Victoria University of Wellington , where they were studying film and theatre before forming Flight of the Conchords in They performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in and , when they were nominated for the Perrier Award. They were later featured in a campaign for British mobile phone retailer Phones 4U  and in the show Stand Up! They then headlined at the opening weekend at Comix comedy club , where they recorded two tracks included on 's " The Distant Future ". On 13 February , Flight of the Conchords had their first post-Grammy concert, a freebie show, at a small Wellington video store called Aro Video. They performed on the Main Stage of the Sasquatch! The duo made a special guest appearance as the aliens in two episodes of The Drinky Crow Show on Cartoon Network 's late-night television programming block Adult Swim.