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I just don't get Flight of the Conchords - is there something wrong with me?

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bran Tue 16-Jun-09 22:48:16

Am I having a mid-life crisis or turning into my mother or something? I've watched it a few times and it never raises more than a slight smile, mostly I find it slightly irritating. Everyone keeps going on about how great it is, I haven't met anyone who's seen it and doesn't like it. I'm worried I've misplaced my sense of humour somewhere.

WolframAlpha Tue 16-Jun-09 22:58:21

I would like a bret and jermaine sandwich.

bran Tue 16-Jun-09 23:11:01

And that's another thing, I don't find either of them remotely fanciable, and I have some truly weird fancies.

I was rather hoping that someone would come and tell me not to worry, that it isn't as funny as people are pretending. I guess it's just me then. blush

moondog Tue 16-Jun-09 23:12:19

I watched it on a plane recently, convinced it would be hilarious.
Uh uh.
It's shite.
And they are creepy.

bran Tue 16-Jun-09 23:13:53

Moondog! Always the voice of reason. grin

moondog Tue 16-Jun-09 23:16:25

I did like Lead Balloon and 'Everyone Hates Chris'.

moondog Tue 16-Jun-09 23:19:31

And I saw this bloke Dana carvey who was knicker wettingly funny.

bran Wed 17-Jun-09 11:56:41

He's funny. grin Hurrah! I do still have a sense of humour. Was he the blonde guy in Wayne's World?

There are sitcoms that I do find very funny, but some are hugely popular and I can't see why. I didn't like The Office much except for the bits that Mackenzie Crook was in.

HensMum Wed 17-Jun-09 12:04:38

Which series are you watching? Not that I've seen the 2nd series yet but it's not supposed to be as good as the first, which I found hilarious.
Took me a while to get into it, to be fair, but loved it by the David Bowie episode. grin

bran Wed 17-Jun-09 12:06:56

I think I've seen about 3 episodes of the first series, I've also listened to a couple of episodes of their radio series, which I also found tedious rather than funny.

PuppyMonkey Wed 17-Jun-09 12:09:47

I've only ever seen them on one of those Live at The Apollo Tv shows, doing musical songs. And that was bloody funny I have to say.

southeastastra Thu 18-Jun-09 08:16:52

don't really watch it, but laughed my head off at the clip of 'west side story'.

TheFool Thu 18-Jun-09 08:33:36

I was the same as you Bran. I really wanted to like it, I had been hearing "band meeting" on the radio for ages and that was amusing me for some obscure reason - I think it was just Edith Bowman's enthusiasm though

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