A few months ago, a friend and co-worker of mine named Rob Cleveland sent me a link to a YouTube video. He commented that one of the actors in a show on HBO reminded him of a mutual friend. That show was Flight of the Conchordes, and that actor was the one who plays Murray Hewitt. It is an amusing video even without the context of seeing the show (which, even to date, I still haven’t seen a single episode in its entirety):

When we were in LA on vacation the other week, my sister brought up the same TV show. Unfortunately, her DVDs of season one were on loan to a friend, so I didn’t get a chance to see the show. But she showed me another YouTube video that was a sequence from the show:

I’ve since bought their self-titled album (or rather I’ve bought the MP3s that constitute that album). Malin and I even heard this song in background music of a recent episode of Chuck. Were it not for our introduction to this tune in LA, we would have never recognized it or noticed it.

Since I don’t yet have the DVDs (though I put them on my Amazon.com wishlist), I’ve been substituting the real thing with YouTube videos – of which there are many.

The honors for most demented Flight of the Conchordes video goes to Albi The Racist Dragon.

I would say that pretty much every musical number they’ve done on the show is genius. To save you the effort of a YouTube search, you can just click the following links. The best ones (in my opinion) are at the top, but don’t dismiss the others in the list. They are all very funny: