Flight of the Conchords: Complete Second Season

“Flight of the Conchords” sparked critical raves and garnered four Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, by the end of its first-season run on HBO.  Now, Flight of the Conchords: The Complete Second Season brings more of this New Zealand duo’s unconventional antics, quirky songs and awkward romantic trysts to television.  Out in stores on August 4, 2009 from HBO, the DVD includes hilarious deleted scenes, outtakes, a mini-documentary, mock commercials for Dave’s Pawn Shop.

Despite living as Big Apple bohemians for over a year, Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie still remain as hopelessly out of place in Manhattan as a kiwi in a pigeon nest.  Flight of the Conchords: The Complete Second Season follows Bret and Jemaine as they resort to a variety of outrageous tactics in their continuing attempt to jump-start their lives and career – from taking desperate measures to pay the bills to dating an Australian (a taboo in New Zealand). Will Bret and Jemaine ever find excitement, romance, and the elusive paying music gig?

The band Flight of the Conchords has earned a worldwide cult following through their live performances. After teaming up in 1998, Clement and McKenzie performed briefly under the names Moustache and Vested Interest before becoming Flight of the Conchords, which came from McKenzie’s dream about Concorde airplanes. They were named Best Alternative Comedy Act at the 2005 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, the Best Newcomer at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and were nominated for the Perrier Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  Flight of the Conchords released the live album Folk the World in 2002, and headlined a six-part BBC Radio 2 series which won a Sony UK Comedy Award.  In February 2008 they received the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for The Distant Future, and their subsequent self-titled album entered the U.S. charts at number three and received a Grammy nomination in the Best Comedy Album category.  Flight of the Conchords made their debut on HBO in 2005 with their own One Night Stand special.

Bonus DVD Features:
Flight of the Conchords: The Complete Second Season includes:

  • “Flight of the Conchords: On-Air” – a mini-documentary featuring Bret and Jemaine at their droll best.
  • “Dave’s Pawn Shop” commercials – Bret and Jemaine’s friend Dave keeps the prices low and the energy high in his mock TV ads for Mohumbhai and Sons.
  • “New Zealand Consulate Meetings with Murray and Greg” – hilarious snippets from meetings with Murray, Bret and Jemaine’s inept manager, and his associate Greg
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes
  • Hidden Easter Egg – savvy DVD users who like a little treasure hunting will find the hidden link within the menus on the DVD.