New Zealand comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, consisting of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, had a two-season TV series in 2007–09 full of inspired parody and goofy adventures. The show’s language is generally mild or euphemised:
So when truly strong language is called for, it’s a big deal. Here, mild-mannered and long-suffering band manager Murray Hewitt finally loses his patience:
“Oh Murray, you wouldn’t swear at us,” pleads Bret. But he does, and you can see the depth of misery and anger that drive him to such shocking extremes:
In happier times, Bret and Jemaine – who are a bit innocent – learn to flip the bird from their friend Devjeet Mohumbhai (Bret: “Yeah, but try putting some wings on your bird… there we go, that’s much nicer”):
And now for two musical numbers. Where the Four Femmes’ ‘Woman Up’ had minge, muff, rug and lady garden, Conchords’ club anthem ‘Too Many Dicks on the Dance-Floor’ has dongs, schlongs, rods and cattle-prods:
Tell the fellas, make it understood
It ain’t no good if there’s too much wood.
Make sure you know, before you go
The dance-floor bro:ho ratio
Five-to-one is a brodeo,
Tell Steve and Mark it’s time to go.
Not only are there too many dicks…
In the clip below, the ‘Mutha’uckas’ song begins at 2:33, but the preamble gives it context. As far as I know, the delivery wasn’t minced like this for TV or anything like that; it’s how they’ve always sung it. It’s funnier that way: