When Flight of the Conchords Met Michel Gondry

This is Carol Brown, an ode to girlfriends from the past. In typical Conchords fashion, it’s a contradictory mixture of romantic bravado, undercutting irony, and incredibly catchy melodies.

I will always hold a special place in my heart for Michel Gondry, the director of Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and dozens of the best music videos of all time. His films unfold handcrafted psychedelia like no other visual artist around. From Bj√∂rk’s first video onward, he cultivated a style that’s equal parts homespun charm and cosmic mind-bender.

I also possess an abiding love for the geeky, short-lived musical comedy Flight Of The Conchords. If you’re not familiar, it’s a show about a pair of broke musicians from New Zealand, proud losers jobs, relationships, and life, busting into incredibly catchy and accomplished song several times an episode. When Gondry directed an episode, pure magic happened.

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