If you’ve always wondered what Jemaine would look like with a blond perm, last night’s episode of Flight of the Conchords was for you. This show is becoming increasingly more random and god bless it. With another guest appearance by Patton Oswalt, as well as pop-ins by 24’s Mary Lynn Rajskub and Art Garfunkel (!), last night’s episode had a little something for everyone. Well, that is, assuming everyone’s a fan of Simon, Garfunkel, and The Matrix.
In “Demon Woman,” Jemaine sings about his true feelings for his new, Garfunkel-obsessed girlfriend played by the subtly hilarious Rajskub. She’s a smidge crazier than last week’s Brahbrah but still a couple notches below Keitha. Jemaine hasn’t had the best luck in the love department this season, but I’m sure that’ll change thanks to these two minutes of him dancing around in a full-on leather outfit…and then whoops! Where’d his shirt go? Something tells me Mel directed this video.
Bret gets the spotlight in the episode’s second song as he takes the stage for the did-that-really-just-happen “Korean Karaoke.” In what’s certain to become one of the series’ most unforgettable tunes, Bret proves love is a universal language while the background simultaneously takes us around the world. It may not translate to a conventional love song, but the lyrics hold true. After all, sometimes love is “as sweet as kalbi [a Korean meat delicacy].”
What was your favorite part of last night’s epic episode, PopWatchers? Was it Jemaine’s classic banter with Oswalt’s Elton John look alike? Was it the Prime Minister of New Zealand’s cell phone, which has to be one of the first ones ever invented, or his obsession with glitches in the Matrix? Or was it Mel’s attempt to console Jemaine by inviting him to rest his head on her bosoms? Good looking out, Mel.