Friday, March 06, 2009

Friday Funnies - Business Time

A few months ago, my sister-in-law sent my husband a link to a YouTube video. It's a live version of a song called "Business Time" by Flight of the Conchords (you can play it above). They describe themselves as New Zealand's fourth most popular digi -folk paradists...and they are pretty darn funny. Their music is catchy and their lyrics are oftentimes hilarious. Apparently they have a show on HBO but I've never seen it (or heard of it until now) because we don't have cable. Anyway, with this particular song, the subject is really for adults only (suffice it to say that it's about "business" in the bedroom), but the chorus is rather benign and catchy -- just "It's business, it's business time!"

The other day, Brett was working on the computer in our room and Ella decided that she wanted to play in there. So, she pulled her little Rose Petal Cottage table and chairs into the room along with some paper and colored pencils and got to "work". Brett started singing the chorus of the song to himself and sure enough, Ella soon began to copy him. Okay, this is NOT a song that I want my daughter to be singing! But, she DOES have a total child's view of it...she said to him something like, "Dad, you do your business on the computer and I'll do my business right here." It was just too funny. From now on though, I think we need to be careful about exactly what we sing around here...even if it IS just the chorus!

If you're interested in hearing more Flight of the Conchords, you can check out lots of their videos on YouTube. Brett has watched LOTS of them there...and lauged hysterically. But just as a warning, there is another version of "Business Time" (from their show, I think) that is more like a music video...and to me it's much more objectionable and not as funny. Of their other stuff, I really like "Foux Da Fa Fa". If anyone has taken high school French, they should find it amusing. You can play it below. Happy Friday!


kim said...

hilarious. Foux Da Fa Fa is one of our favorites! J and I watched the first season of Conchords last month and died laughing. Grab it if you can on netflix. Or beg someone who has netflix to get it for you - it's worth it.

Caleb's Momma said...

Too funny. Christian and I still crack up over this... think I need to post a link on my facebook acct!