“Flight of the Conchords” Cancelled
The plane has been taxiing around the runway for a long time, but now it is official. Season three of “Flight of the Conchords” will never reach takeoff. According to Variety, HBO’s hilarious musical comedy about New Zealander musicians Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement has been canceled after 22 episodes. The show, about the duo’s attempt at success in New York, began in June 2007 and found a small but dedicated core of fans.
On their website, the pair said: “We’re very proud of the two seasons we made, and we like the way the show ended. … While the characters Bret and Jemaine will no longer be around, the real Bret and Jemaine will continue to exist.” (Phew.)
Critically speaking, the show had done quite well for itself, having been nominated for an Emmy for best comedy series over the summer, and with Clement and director James Bobin also having been nominated. Of course, we all know from “Arrested Development” that even winning Emmys doesn’t really mean anything for the future of your show.
While I loved Conchords, I did think the first season was superior to the second, especially in regards to the songs. Maybe you just can’t top a classic like “Business Time.” However, the season two episode in which Jemaine and Bret tried to make ends meet, by way of prostitution, was absolutely hilarious.