Flight of the Conchords, February 2009
You waited the entire first season, but it never came. Sure, there were parodies of Bowie, gangster rap and 60’s French pop… but nothing to hit that Aimee Mann sweet spot. Nothing that knocked your ironic argyle socks clear off, rearranged like alphabet soup the ironic statement on your ironic t-shirt.
/ Drags on cigarette.
This, of course, all changed last night when HBO’s Flight of the Conchords finally paid homage to the movie that defines “I don’t get it, but that just means it’s good, right?”: Magnolia. The parody is dead-on, as evidenced after the jump.
Magnolia, December 1999
I fear for the person standing next to Paul Thomas Anderson right now. If the sense of humor scale were measured from Mark Wahlberg to Kevin Bacon, he’d be a Marky Mark. Does that make any sense? Point is I doubt he’s happy.