Jemaine Clement & Bret McKenzie may be New Zealand's 4th most popular folk parody duo, but they've arrived to conquer America in Season One of this musical comedy series.
Transplanted New Zealanders Bret and Jemaine--a.k.a. Flight of the Conchords--search for romance and gigs in New York City. At a bohemian party, Jemaine falls for Sally (who used to date Bret), but Bret spoils the moment back at their apartment. Meanwhile, their manager Murray shares his two-pronged plan for the band that includes making a music video, and Bret deals with the advances of Mel--the band's lone obsessed fan.
Desperate for cash, Bret and Jemaine decide to get jobs. Only Bret is successful--he gets a job holding up signs. When Murray books them a show, Bret can't get off work, so Jemaine is forced to play with a replacement: a recording of Bret.
There best friends, there stupid and they like to sing. "The Flight of the Conchords". This episode more or less depicts quite well, how much Bret and Jermaine needs one another, and the sting of abandonment cause they are both way to stupid to survive on their own....
Murray is perturbed when Bret cancels a band tour to be with his girlfriend Coco. Jemaine's dismay, coupled with the betrayal felt by lone fan Mel (who has a crush on Bret), threatens the band's future.
A lonely Jemaine runs into Sally, who dumped him (and Bret) earlier in the year. Envisioning a new life with Sally, Jemaine's dreams take a detour when he learns she won't spend time with him until he gets his own place.
Upset when Murray says he's too small during a photo shoot, Bret decides that Jemaine can help him get over his funk. That night, a 1972-era David Bowie advises Bret to wear an eye patch. The plan backfires when Bret has depth-perception problems.
Using the band's 'emergency fund,' Murray organizes a warm-up tour before a big gig in Central Park. At a bar, the boys get hooked by some 'mermaids' from a women's water-polo team--nearly ruining the tour and their relationship with Murray.
The Conchords triple their fan base after playing a local world music jam, but Mel is suspicious of the two new fans' motives.
Season One Finale. Murray foists a new bongo-playing band member on Bret and Jemaine, triggering angry dances and mutant half-bands.
Bret and Jemaine enlist a semi-pro actor to cheer up Murray after a disappointing gig. Asked to place a good-hearted rejection call, the actor gets carried away, offering Murray and the Conchords a recording deal that's too good to be true.