I can usually gauge my enjoyment of a television show based on how much my wife hates it. Flight of The Conchords is the perfect example of this. While I roll on the floor laughing my wife has that “huh, that’s so stupid” look on her face. So the news of a potential Flight of The Conchords movie being on the horizon gives me the shakes and a great idea for a date night.
Bret McKenzie has been out on the publicity circuit for the work that he did for The Muppets movie where he contributed several songs including the Oscar nominated “Life’s A Happy Song” and let it slip out that they’re going to try and do a movie for the HBO series that only went for two seasons. Both Bret and Jermaine have been busy since Flight of The Conchords went off the air with Bret playing the role of an elf in the upcoming The Hobbit film and Jermaine as the villain Boris for Men In Black III.
Sitcoms being adapted for the big screen have never really turned out as well as everyone hopes. There are of course some exceptions such as The Fugitive , Serenity and Strange Brew. But for every success story there’s a dozen more that flopped like The Dukes of Hazzard, The Flintstones and The Avengers, the list goes on and on. This doesn’t give me high hopes for a truly successful Flight of The Conchords movie but maybe they’ll be the exception to the rule.