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Pulp Comedy - Series Five, Episode Two (Flight of the Conchords)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2000

This episode of the stand-up comedy show ends with an early screen appearance by Flight of the Conchords. The duo perform two songs that will later appear on the first HBO series, and debut album. The funky 'Ladies of the World' goes beyond Julio Iglesias, while the epic 'Bowie' (three and a half minutes into clip three) pays homage to the man whose complex changes of tempo and vocal range proved too difficult for them to play. Mike King hosts, John Glass reflects on bachelorhood and kissing etiquette, and Chris Brain references bikers, the Wiggles, Bill Gates and Star Wars.

We had never heard a parody song like this before, that fawned over the artist instead of mocking them. Would people laugh if it wasn’t mean? We didn’t care if they didn’t laugh, we were obsessed. We were in some kind of writing fever.
– Jemaine Clement on writing 'Bowie', The Spinoff website, January 2014

Key Cast & Crew

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Mandy Toogood

Producer, Director

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Jemaine Clement

Performer

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Bret McKenzie

Performer

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Simon Sinclair

Producer

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Jeremy Elwood

Writer

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Benjamin Crellin

Writer

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Phoenix Television