It was like a million hipster voices suddenly cried out at once, and were silenced.
In news that makes some people sad, and other people, like me, who are pretty ambivalent kinda go, “Meh,” Flight of the Conchords has been canceled. For those of you that never viewed the program, it followed the low-key antics of Jermaine Clement and Bret McKenzie as they bummed around New York trying to get their band to start up. It aired on HBO, and had a cult following. Much of that cult following consisted of women and guys who wear ironic t-shirts. In fact, the second season is so blatant with their attempts to bait their female fan-base, it should’ve been called, “Flight of the Conchords: Watch Us Mug For The Ladies.” Or, “Flight of the Conchords: Take A Memo. We Have Genitals.”
The announcement went up on their official site today. Some people are really angry. But Jermaine and Bret wouldn’t get angry, so you should follow their example. Rather, you should sit in maudlin silence in a sweater, and then break out in song.
But the first season was pretty good. Before it descended into self-parody. You will be missed, boys. Who knows which comedy band will come next to fill the void the last two big’uns left in our hearts? Not I.