They are not happy about it and decide to fire him, but it's Bret who ends up out of the band. Eventually, the two new members of their bands, Todd and Demetri (Todd Barry and Demetri Martin), decide to form their own duo with Murray agreeing to manage them.
Songs featured: "Bret's Angry Dance," "Doggy Bounce" Bret and Jemaine fire Murray for neglecting them in favour of the Crazy Dogggz and almost immediately they receive an offer to write a jingle for a commercial.
Typically, at least once per show, a song is shot in the form of a music video. For example, in the first episode, "Sally", the song "Most Beautiful Girl in the Room" is a mix of Jemaine's thoughts and his spoken invitations to Sally to get a kebab and to go back to his place.
With emergency band funds unavailable, Jemaine takes desperate measures in hopes of supplementing their income.
Songs featured: "Sugalumps," "You Don't Have to Be a Prostitute" After disparaging rappers in a song, Bret starts a gang when he fears for his safety; Murray endures a series of degrading encounters with members of the Australian consulate.
The show has received 10 Emmy Award nominations, including "Outstanding Comedy Series" and "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" for Jemaine Clement, both in 2009.
The series centres on the day-to-day lives and loves of two shepherds-turned-musicians, Jemaine Clemaine and Bret Mc Clegnie (Jemaine Clement and Bret Mc Kenzie, playing fictionalized versions of themselves), who have uprooted themselves from their native New Zealand to try to make it big as a folk duo in New York City.
Thus, when the characters cannot speak about their feelings, the songs serve as inner monologues.
Bret and Jemaine go to a party at Dave's place where Jemaine sees, and falls for, a beautiful girl named Sally (Rachel Blanchard), Bret's ex.
Bret is attracted to a girl, Coco (Sutton Foster), at his new job.
Songs featured: "Inner City Pressure," "Boom," "Rock the Party" Bret loses Jemaine's trust after Bret abandons him when they get mugged.
Songs featured: "Bret, You've Got It Going On," "Bowie/Bowie's in Space" Bret and Jemaine are shocked by the prejudiced actions of Sanjay (Aziz Ansari), a fruit vendor who refuses to sell to them because they are New Zealanders. Murray encourages the band to adopt a more 'rock star' attitude to enhance their image.