The “fourth-most-popular folk duo in New Zealand” is hanging up its spurs at HBO. They just announced on their website that they will not be returning for a third season of their critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated show on the cable network.
Conchords first debuted on HBO in June of 2007. The duo Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, who not only star in and write the music for the series, but are also co-writers and co-creators, stated that they were proud of the show they had made and thanked all the people who had tuned in. Said the Kiwi duo: “While the characters Bret and Jemaine will no longer be around, the real Bret and Jemaine will continue to exist.”
Season two’s finale of The Flight of the Conchords aired on HBO last March. Re-runs continue to run on the network, the pair released their latest album I Told You I Was Freaky in October, and season two of the series is now available on DVD.
We suggest you take a moment of silence now and pour one out to “Hiphopotamous vs. Rhymenocerous”: