18. The Flight of The Conchords (HBO)
A couple of folk-rock wannabes from New Zealand hit the streets of the Big Apple looking for fame and fortune in the music biz, and occasionally get so inspired they spontaneously break into song. What sounds like a lame(r), Kiwi version of Rent is anything but, as Jemaine and Bret (plus scene-stealing Rhys Darby as their manager Murray) mine hilarity out of a famously mirthless music genre. Kingston Trio tested; Peter, Paul, and Mary approved.
YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
Bret McKenzie had small roles in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.