…to my surprise. To recap, I love the band and like the show, but thought it was too understated to make a living.
So perhaps I’m projecting in a big way here, but didn’t that season finale feel like they were preparing to sign off for good? They packed Murray and Mel off with another band, The Crazy Dogs. Maybe they were as surprised at their renewal as I was.
Incidentally, on the natural assumption that people in power at HBO read this blog (har), the consensus around my office is that Mel makes the show. Several people contemplated pitching in to make MORE MEL t-shirts and demonstrate outside the HBO offices.
If you haven’t caught the Conchords yet, their live performances are hilarious.