4.29.2008

freaky coincidence, humour edition

Two days ago, I had never heard of Eddie Pepitone and never seen a single minute of "Flight of the Conchords". I had heard of the show, but didn't know what it was and never bothered to find out.

Last week we hung out with our friends M@ and S, and they lent us the first season of FOTC on DVD. They thought we would really like it; if nothing else, we'd appreciate the New York City locations.

Yesterday morning I see a clip of comedian Eddie Pepitone on Joy of Sox. I'm not into stand-up, and very little of what many people find oh-so-hilarious doesn't even make me smile. But I really liked this. Big loud laughs. Very enjoyable. (Clip to follow, keep reading for now, ok?)

Then last night, Red Sox night off, we pop Flight of the Conchords into the DVD player. We love it. LOVE IT. It's brilliant and hilarious. The music video parodies are amazing. We laugh so hard, we are crying and gasping for breath. And I did indeed love seeing New York City.

And there he is: Eddie Pepitone. We can't believe our eyes. He plays the boss of the sign-holding company, where Bret and Coko meet.

I love weird coincidences like that.

The show is brilliant. We watched four episodes straight through. Amazing stuff.

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Yesterday's planned outing to Elora Gorge and vicinity was postponed due to uncooperative weather. But spring is back today and I'm in dire need of a day off, so here we go.

I was wondering why, with all the gorgeous weather we've been having, I didn't plan a day out earlier this month. What was I doing with my days off all these weeks? Allan reminded me: day games. I love day baseball, but I can only take so much time off. The Red Sox need to play at night so I can go walk in the woods.

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And now, Eddie Pepitone. (Totally not safe for work!) It looks like we would also know Pepitone from The Sarah Silverman Program if we had continued watching that.

12 comments:

Ferdzy said...

Eh, well, I didn't go either. Our walking group went but I realized I had a conflicting appointment with the optometrist. I have slipped another notch on the age-o-meter; it is now time for reading and driving glasses. Meh.

Scott M. said...

You better enjoy it, or there'll be hell to pay when you post about it. :)

Don't forget to take pictures from the high bridge! It's not on your path, but it's worthwhile going to (you can drive to it if you want).

L-girl said...

I have slipped another notch on the age-o-meter; it is now time for reading and driving glasses.

Also known as being lucky to have lived long enough to need them. I've had reading glasses for almost 10 years.

There's no shame in aging - especially given the alternatives.

Don't forget to take pictures from the high bridge!

I wasn't even going to bring a camera. But now I might. :)

We'll have to see if this high bridge is something two dogs and one person afraid of heights can do.

Scott M. said...

You can stay in the car while taking the picture if you like (it's a normal happy car bridge).

Jen said...

Leah can set me off with "Binary Solo" and I happily have "zero zero zero zero zero zero one, zero zero zero zero zero one one..." bouncing thru my head... There are heaps of clips of the show and them doing live versions of the songs on You Tube.

Jere said...

I like the sign holding episode cuz it has Boom King. I like Inner City Pressures too.

L: Have you gotten to the "realize that FOTC existed long before the TV show" phase?

I've reached that, and have moved on to the "pretend I knew all along" phase:)

deang said...

And I love Kristen Schaal who plays Mel in "Flight of the Conchords." Very funny character.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Flight of the Conchords rocks.

L-girl said...

There are heaps of clips of the show and them doing live versions of the songs on You Tube.

That's actually how I first heard of the show - people posting YouTube clips. I just never clicked on any of them. :)

L: Have you gotten to the "realize that FOTC existed long before the TV show" phase?

Considering I've only watched four episodes - all in one sitting - I would say I haven't gotten to any phase yet. But I'll keep you aprised of my progress.

Scott M. said...

How come you're keeping us in suspense?

L-girl said...

Because I'll post tomorrow morning, as usual?

redsock said...

VERY LITTLE OIL!!!