Last night, HBO’s the Flight of the Conchords passed away. If you would permit me, I would like to read from a statement released by Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, which I think expresses things more beautifully than I ever could (and also expresses them very officially. It is as much a death certificate as it is a statement).

Bret, Jemaine and James (co-creator/director) said “we’ve noticed the less we say about the future of the show, the more people want to talk about it, so in an effort to reverse this trend we are today announcing that we won’t be returning for a 3rd season. We’re very proud of the two seasons we made and we like the way the show ended. We’d like to thank everyone who helped make the show and also everyone who watched it. While the characters Bret and Jemaine will no longer be around, the real Bret and Jemaine will continue to exist.

Flight of the Conchords has touched countless lives with their gently hilarious back-and-forth banter about hair helmets and unrequited love, not to mention their signature dance music. Today, let us not focus on how bad I am at (fake) eulogizing. Instead let us celebrate life the way that the Flight of the Conchords did (for 11 hours over the course of two years?). Let us fear the robots and let us take all our clothes off if that is what we are into.

Goodbye, Flight of the Conchords. You will be missed. You are in heaven now, appearing sporadically for handfuls of Sundays in a row on Heaven Box Office for the angels who subscribe. “It’s not TV, it’s Heaven BO.”

Comments (53)
  1. I hope they fuck all the angels up there in heaven!

  2. Don’t let it get you down
    Pick yourself up off the ground
    It’s gonna be alright
    Cheer up
    You look a little sad
    Your life ain’t so bad
    Just think of all the good times

    Insert favorite F.O.C. memory:

    Bret playing a fork as a guitar…. got me all 26 times.

    • The first time I saw “Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros”.

      Also, Jemaine as David Bowie: “Oh, the media monkies and their junky junkies will invite you to their plastic pantomine…throw their invites away.”

    • I don’t rap about bitches and hoes, I rap about witches and trolls
      Just passing on the words of the Elven king,
      Wisdom to all
      Frodo! Don’t wear the ring!


  3. These guys were good, don’t get me wrong, but they’re no Justin Bieber.

  4. So which one goes Jack Black and which one goes Kyle Gass?

  5. Oh why,
    can’t a heterosexual guy,
    tell a heterosexual guy,
    that he thinks his booty WAS fly?

  6. I’ve got hurt feelings, I’ve got hurt feelings…

    Actually, no I don’t, I fully support awesome TV shows that choose to end on a high!

    • I agree in theory, but two is not very many seasons! I think the perfect number to hit would be five, which certainly would’ve worked out well for 24.

      • I disagree. I think there is a huge value to closure. The UK Office, Spaced, Extras, etc. nailed it. Scrubs is my best example – but almost any other thoroughly original American comedy I can think of started out great and bottomed out for me well before season 4+. Why can’t American networks quit while they’re ahead? I think the Concords are officially “nailing it”.
        And I have been told that my hair looks like a wig/head is too big.

  7. Too many :( s on the dancefloor.

  8. I’ve got hurt feelings, I’ve got hurt feelings….but Bret, you still got it going on.

  9. “The ladies hustle to ruffle my truffles” R.I.P never forget

  10. You can blame me for their cancellation, because instead of staring at their TVs, all the ladies were staring at my Sugalumps.

  11. Damn, what will Mel do with her time now?

  12. It’s just a ploy. I refuse to believe it.
    They would never leave us unless, of course, Murray never found their green-coloured cards which means that I would have to blame you, America.

  13. Dear Flight of the Choncords TV Show, please say HI to ABC’s Hank, up there in TV heaven. Gone too soon.

  14. I’d love to make a great joke about this, but I’m too busy being genuinely depressed and crying into my season 1 and 2 dvds.

  15. This makes me angry. FOTC was awesome to the max. It?s highly likely they?re quitting to make more academy award winners like Gentlemen Broncos. Ugh.

  16. I’m actually OK with this; I have a Murray t-shirt and I’m pretty sure it’s only cool to wear when the show is over and everyone is pissed about it. For example, my Buster Bluth t-shirt won’t be cool again until the movie is out of theaters.

  17. Check your resume, you must have some other skills. Do you have any other skills? Like typing?

  18. Well at least it’ll be safe for me to go into Fort Greene park again without the fear of being hypnotized by any Kiwi Sugalumps.

  19. he may be dead
    he maybe did what?


  20. “Doggy do’s and doggy don’ts, doggy wills and doggy won’ts” is one of the greatest lines on the show (from a song that wasn’t even sung by Bret and Jemaine). Mind you, every single lyric in “Business Time” comes extremely close.

  21. The moment in that one episode where Bret walks in and we see that Jemaine has constructed a Bret replica out of a broom that plays guitar by pulling a sting, and that it actually kind of works, is one of the best moments in tv history.

  22. I’m not convinced their hearts were in it even for season 2, so it’s better for them to step away than to keep fucking that chicken long after it’s fuck-by date.

    They will always be the funniest novelty folk act in the room, depending on the room.

  23. Okay guys, band meeting. Jemaine…?
    And Murray…? Yes, present, thank you. But you guys did not cheer me up. :(

  24. Aw, who’s going to help the pepileptic dogs now? :/

    I’m gad I can at least watch my seasons 1 and 2 DVDs over and over and over (and over and over…).

  25. I will miss this show a lot. I wonder if they will still continue to put out music though? There are many favorite memories mentioned about (Talking Stove) but one of my favorites was when they go on tour, shrink their leather suits and then get Murray his own leather suit because he really is the 3rd Conchord.

  26. LOOK, guys. I’m not a scientist. But it doesn’t take a scientist to tell you that if FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS is canceled the same month that JERSEY SHORE drops, then the Mayans were
    exactly two years off.

  27. I will be pouring out some liquor for my Kiwi homies tonight for sure. This is all the more reason to hope that Tranny Claus brings me a copy of season 2 this Xmas like I requested.

  28. Just when I finally get my friends to watch it they take it away. @huckabeast 3 years. 2010, 2011, 2012

  29. NO,NO,NO! I do not accept this! I will not move onto the next stage of the grieving process….EVER!!!! Really though? I’m sure they burned through much of their song stash-but 2 seasons is just not enough.

  30. Do you guys think they will still do stand-up, or is this the end of FOTC altogether?

  31. Ooh leggy blond you’ve got it going on….something something…panties on.

  32. Well, my favourite moment was my username. Not to be all serious about a musical comedy show, but the talking stove was one of the most genuine moments of friendship on TV ever. You’ll be missed, you princes of party.

    “LET’S BAKE A CAKE!” Cause I’m sad.

  33. that’s my favorite part too! My roommate still says “let’s bake a cake” to cheer me up.

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