'Flight of the Conchords' music recap: 'Too Many D---s on the Dance Floor' and 'Carol Brown (Stick Around)'
Oh, how fickle love can be. One minute you’re head over heels for the cute-yet-obscene Australian girl, and the next she’s duct-taped your roommate to the door and robbed your apartment. Last night’s Flight of the Conchords taught us that love stinks (just one day after Valentine’s Day, too), and it all started with “Too Many D—s on the Dance Floor.”
Bret and Jemaine channeled their inner T-Pain for this catchy rap about…well, the title’s pretty self-explanatory. I look forward to this song being mixed by DJs everywhere. But until then, let us heed Bret’s wisdom that a dance floor “ain’t no good if there’s too much wood.” The lack of ladies at what was most likely a gay club (there was a conga line!) led Jemaine to the only girl in sight — Keith-a, named after her father.
Their one-night-stand-turned-forbidden-relationship allowed Jemaine to reflect on the girlfriends of his past in the equal parts hilarious and beautiful “Carol Brown (Stick Around).” As he gave us a fast-forwarded version of why all of his exes dumped him (with the ladies providing angelic back up vocals in choir-like fashion), I couldn’t keep my eyes off of Bret rockin’ out in the background. Both the guys were playing instruments so cool that I don’t even know if they have names! The video itself (below), equipped with rotating images of the ex-girlfriends projected on a building and everything from a shrinking to a multiplying Jemaine, is pretty damn cool, too.
While this has nothing to do with the music videos, I must say I in no way condone the show’s recurring theme of blatant discrimination against Australians (nor do I really get the purpose of it). But it was pretty funny. Should I feel bad for thinking that? What do you think, PopWatchers? Did the boys take it too far (“My dad’s so Australian he’s in prison!”)? And where was Mel last night? Don’t try to tell me she had nothing to say about Jemaine’s new flame. Oh, and did anyone else have uncomfortable flashbacks to their middle school dances when dad-like Murray forced the reluctant Bret and Jemaine to go to the nightclub?