- Yoko (Flight of the Conchords)
Infobox Television episode
Series=Flight of the Conchords
July 8, 2007
James Bobin Jemaine Clement Bret McKenzie
"Yoko" is the fourth episode of the HBO comedy series "Flight of the Conchords". It first aired in the
United Stateson Sunday, July 8, 2007.
This episode received a
Emmy Awardnomination in 2008 for "Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series".
Murray tries to interest Bret and Jemaine in his tour of New York band rotundas. However, Bret has a date with Coco, the girl he met at his sign holding job. Jemaine tags along on the date, and quickly makes a habit of inviting himself along on all their dates. When Bret finally tells Jemaine that he doesn't want him to come on the dates any more, Jemaine and Murray's conclusion is that Coco is pulling a "
Yoko Ono" and trying to break up the band. Bret takes Coco's side and quits the band. Murray and Jemaine soon realise they miss Bret again, and Jemaine convinces him to rejoin the band.
The following songs are featured in this episode.
"If You're Into It"
"If You're Into It" [http://www.subpop.com/releases/flight_of_the_conchords/eps/the_distant_future Track listing of The Distant Future EP] Sub Pop Records] is a rewritten version of "Coco's Song". At Jemaine's insistence, the song's lyrics are simple and direct, describing what Bret would realistically like to do with Coco if she were "into it". These suggestions begin innocently, but quickly escalate to sexual fantasies, finally ending with a proposed
threesomein a kitchen. Bret sings "If You're Into It" for Coco while sitting on the ledge of the Flushing Meadows park fountain in Queens while Jemaine, who has tagged along on their date, sings the chorus.
"Pencils in the Wind"
"Pencils in the Wind" [http://www.whatthefolk.net/lyrics.htm#02 Lyrics for Folk The World Tour album] What The Folk! website] [http://www.smokecds.com/cd/31015 Track listing of Folk The World Tour album] SmokeCDs] (also known as "Sellotape") is a heartfelt ode to the similarities between
loveand adhesive tape — generically referred to as Sellotapein many countries including New Zealand. It begins with Bret and Jemaine singing separately and in different locations — using split screen — and ends with most of the cast (Coco, Mel and Dave) and a large chorus of extras singing together in a night-time street scene, and concludes with Bret and Jemaine rising from the ground, in a similar manner to the end of "Grease" and 'It's Oh So Quiet' by Björk.
"Coco's Song" [http://www.hbo.com/conchords/img/episode/lyrics_ep4_yoko.pdf Lyrics from Episode 4: "Yoko"] HBO website] is Bret's love song for Coco. Though only pieces of the song are featured in the episode, it is mentioned that the song is two hours long. Jemaine questions the commitments Bret makes, such as to "climb the highest mountain", and suggests that he rewrite the song with more realistic promises.
The song "She-Wolf" is only seen briefly as a song Jemaine is writing. It expresses his obvious dislike for, and mistrust of, Coco.
* The giant metal sphere that can be seen in the background when Coco gets serenaded is the
Unispherein Flushing Meadows Parkin Queens, New York.
* The amphitheatre in which Murray and Jemaine discuss Yoko Ono is the Corlears Hook Pavilion in
East River Parkon the Lower East Sideof Manhattan, at coordinates coord|40|42|40.3|N|73|58|40.4|W|type:landmark|name=Corlears Hook Pavilion.
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