Flight of the Conchords is a musical comedy duo from New Zealand, comprised of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement. Formed in 1998, the duo produced a radio show (of the same name) for the BBC in 2005. The radio show was later adapted for television on HBO in 2007, running for two seasons.
- Episode 4236 of Sesame Street features a pair of Oscar the Grouch's employees in his "Dirtballs" company - Hiram and Burt, guitar-playing workers who are directly modeled after Clemet and McKenzie.
- At a 2018 press event for the Jim Henson Retrospectacle, Ernie claims that while visiting New Zealand, Bert has turned him onto a new music group - Flight of the Pigeons. Later, McKenzie asks Ernie where Bert is, to which Ernie quips back "Where is Jemaine?".
- In episode six of the television series, "Bowie," Bret receives advice from visions of David Bowie (played by Clement) in his various career stages. His final form is "1986 David Bowie from the movie Labyrinth." Dressed as Jareth, he enters and exits walking on the wall (in reference to a sequence from the film) while playing with glass orbs.
- James Bobin co-created, directed, produced and wrote the television series
- Sutton Foster played Coco in three episodes of the television series
- Jim Gaffigan played Jim in "Murray Takes It to the Next Level"
- John Hodgman played David Armstrong in "Bowie"
- Judah Friedlander played Isabella in "Sally"
- Kristen Schaal played Mel in the television series