Flight Of The Conchords Take A Spin Through The Past

Feb 17th, 2009 // 10 Comments

Sunday night’s installment of the Kiwi-rock comedy Flight Of The Conchords doubled as the premiere of two Michel Gondry-directed music videos, thanks to the Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind director getting behind the camera for the episode. Above, the clip for the half-sweet, half-sour “Carol Brown” (which, Vulture notes, borrows a slide-projector motif from one of Gondry’s earlier music-video efforts); after the jump, the ode to dude-filled dance floors “Too Many Dicks,” which somehow has not been mashed up with the Lonely Island’s “Jizz In My Pants” yet despite the two songs sharing a lot of similar DNA. (Uh, no pun intended there.)

Carol Brown [YouTube]
Too Many Dicks [YouTube]


  1. silkyjumbo

    actually, jizz in my pants is more like FOTC’s inner city pressure.

    (sorry – i’ve been obsessed with both lonely island & FOTC lately.)

  2. silkyjumbo

    actually, jizz in my pants is more like FOTC’s inner city pressure.

    (sorry – I’ve been obsessed with lonely island and FOTC lately.)

    (another apology if this is double posted.)

  3. Anonymous

    Bmore’s own Claire Hux was way ahead of FOTC on the problems of dicks and their location on the dance floor.

  4. beanmaru

    I love that they got the original Cowboy from the Village People in there!

  5. grainy16mm

    The Linear-Edit-Controller and TV-Switcher Guitars just gave me highschool A/V nerd flashbacks like WHOA.

    <3 Gondry. So hard.

  6. riffraff

    is it me or does the chorus of ex-girlfirends at 1.40 sound uncannily like a Gnarls Barkley chorus? not that there is anything wrong with that, just wrecking my head so it is

    someone back me up here its uncanny but i cant say the gnarls song off the top of my head, could be surprize.

  7. tigerpop

    Was that Dennis Franz at 0:48 of TMD?

  8. walkmasterflex

    @sablesma: i was about to post this myself, i’m glad you jumped on it

  9. Anonymous

    silkyjumbo: YES, correct – Jizz has far more in common with Inner City Pressure as both are homages to Pet Shop Boys.

    I love Carol Brown, really lovely song (I’ve not seen this episode) – I normally find list songs a cop out, but with the FOCC humor it really in nice. And I think the projector effect is quite beautiful. Like it even more than the White Stripes video.

  10. Anonymous

    I just watched Carol Brown 2 more times, I think this is one of their best songs ever. And I almost spit some coffee at “Mona, you told me you were in a coma”. Hahaha.

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