The Humans Are Dead

I know I'm a little late to the party on this one, but -- I'm really enjoying the new "Flight of the Conchords" show on HBO, starring a digi-folk-parody comic duo from New Zealand (Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement).

Disclaimer: HBO bought ads to promote the show launch here on BoingBoing, but that's not why I'm blogging this, honest. A friend turned me on to this one robot-themed clip, which soon led to downloading the whole first episode on iTunes and watching it over and over and over within the course of a few days, which soon led to going totally nuts waiting for the second and third episodes to pop. Funny stuff.

YouTube Video Link to "The Humans Are Dead," from episode one of "Flight of the Conchords," which includes the hottest "binary solo" you'll ever parse on cable television. So awesome.

There are better quality versions for streaming or embedding here on the HBO website, but the stupid UI won't let me link directly to the clip I want to share with you here, and the player sucks 20 different flavors of azz. Please, HBO guys, do everything possible to prevent people on different platforms from easily watching and sharing this stuff. Because sharing is stealing.

Also from that first episode -- "Most Beautiful Girl (in the room)" is pretty excellent, too, but no robots here: YouTube Video Link.

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Reader comment: Jesse Thorn from The Sound of Young America says,

FYI: Flight of the Conchords' original half-hour HBO performance special (which is great and hilarious) is airing tonight on Comedy Central at 11:30pm, for those without pay cable.
Clayton says,
Any story about Flight of The Conchords isn’t complete without mentioning that Bret McKenzie played a minor elf role in the Lord of The Rings trilogy. The character had no name, but devoted fans later dubbed his character “Figwit,” which stands for “Frodo is great… Who is that?” The nerd underpinnings are strong with this one.