The trials and tribulations of a two man, digi-folk band who have moved from New Zealand to New York in the hope of forging a successful music career. So far they've managed to find a manager (whose "other" job is at the New Zealand Consulate), one fan (a married obsessive) and one friend (who owns the local pawn shop) -- but not much else.
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. Meanwhile Murray's fortunes reverse after he discovers that the Crazy Dogggz big hit is a rip-off of a 1990s Polish song.
Bret and Jemaine s fortunes unravel after Bret buys a new tea cup; Jemaine goes to desperate measures to supplement his income.
Bret organizes a gang to protect himself from rappers he dissed in a song; Murray and Jemaine confront a group of Aussie bullies; Mel paints a portrait Jemaine can't get rid of.
Murray tries to elevate Bret and Jemaine on his friendship graph, bringing his questioning pal Jim in on the plan; Mel demands an apology from Bret for inappropriate dream behavior.
Jemaine starts dating an Australian, to Bret's dismay and inconvenience.
Bret and Jemaine become rivals for the attentions of the same woman, who happens to have an epileptic dog that has gone missing.
Murray sets up a meeting for the New Zealand prime minister; Jemaine gets mixed up with an Art Garfunkel fan at the end of a tribute gig.
Trying to look cool for a gig at the Grand Opening of New York's one-block New Zealand enclave, the Conchords end up getting hooked on hair gel.
Jemaine and Dave help Bret woo the clerk at the cheap zoo (pet shop). Jemaine also helps Murry seek forgiveness from Greg.
Bret and Jemaine can't afford to pay their rent and are forced to move in with Mel and Doug, and Murray believes they can make some money with a theatrical production about the band.