Wednesday, August 01, 2007

I keep coming back to this clip because it makes me laugh

I can't help but wonder what the American viewers made of this short snippet of last week's Flight of the Conchords:

Jermaine: "Bret, do you, uh, do you like penguins?"

Bret: "Yeah... no."

Jermaine: "In some ways I'm glad that we don't live in New Zealand anymore. 'Cause of all those penguins. Remember? How... how there'd be penguins?"

Bret: "Yeah."

Jermaine: "Bret, I'm kind of doing all the work in this conversation."

8 Comments:

phishez_rule said...

Its funny because its true.

flossie said...

Yeah, I didn't get it.

Addy N. said...

I love that show- I guess I thought it was just a random thing to say, but maybe you know something more that makes it funnier?

StyleyGeek said...

It was funny because it's random. Sure, NZ has lots of penguins. But they aren't exactly walking down the main roads of cities (except in some small South Island towns). So it's not a reason anyone would possibly ever give for being glad they don't live there any more.

It's like a French person saying, "Hey, do you like the Eiffel Tower?"
"No."
"Yeah, me neither. I'm glad I don't live in France anymore. Because of that fucking Eiffel Tower."

Crawlspace said...

One of their songs makes me laugh everytime. The one about what Bret would do for his Woman.

Hilarity.

The robot one, where he says, "Affirmative, I poked one, it was dead." Is also a classic line.

StyleyGeek said...

Me too, Crawlspace. I sometimes wander around muttering randomly under my breath, "I poked one; it was dead." People probably think I'm extremely strange.

And I love the song that Jermaine sings to Bret to cheer him up about his body image problem, "Bret you've got it going on."

Not in a gay way
just in a "hey mate,
I wanted to say that
you’re looking okay mate"

Why can’t a heterosexual guy
tell a heterosexual guy
that he thinks his booty is fly?

Badaunt said...

I lived in Eastbourne, near Wellington, for a few years, and on the way round the bays there was a sign that said,

"PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY. SMALL BLUE PENGUINS CROSSING AT NIGHT."

For a long time I thought this was a joke sign, but one night, when I was driving a clapped out but hotted-up Morris Minor belonging to a friend (who was fixing MY clapped-out Morrie), and this loan car had brakes that worked effectively only on one side. I was driving a little too fast, probably.

Anyway, coming round one of the bays I rounded a corner and almost hit two small blue penguins crossing the road. I slammed on the brakes, which caused the car to pull sharply over to the right, and came very close to driving straight into the sea.

I think the dodgy brakes saved the penguins. They were RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD.

Maybe Jermaine used to live in Eastbourne, too...?

StyleyGeek said...

Hee. I know that sign. And I've seen the penguins there too. I'm glad you didn't hit them, although it probably would have been preferable to driving into the sea.