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,
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.
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