Transplanted New Zealanders Bret and Jemaine--a.k.a. Flight of the Conchords--search for romance and gigs in New York City. At a bohemian party, Jemaine falls for Sally (who used to date Bret), but Bret spoils the moment back at their apartment.
Desperate for cash, Bret and Jemaine decide to get jobs. Only Bret is successful--he gets a job holding up signs. When Murray books them a show, Bret can't get off work, so Jemaine is forced to play with a replacement: a recording of Bret.
Murray is perturbed when Bret cancels a band tour to be with his girlfriend Coco. Jemaine's dismay, coupled with the betrayal felt by lone fan Mel (who has a crush on Bret), threatens the band's future.
A lonely Jemaine runs into Sally, who dumped him (and Bret) earlier in the year. Envisioning a new life with Sally, Jemaine's dreams take a detour when he learns she won't spend time with him until he gets his own place.
Upset when Murray says he's too small during a photo shoot, Bret decides that Jemaine can help him get over his funk. That night, a 1972-era David Bowie advises Bret to wear an eye patch. The plan backfires when Bret has depth-perception problems.
Dissed by a rude fruit vendor, Bret and Jemaine concoct an animated music video in retaliation. But as slights against the boys continue, Bret and Jemaine find themselves in the middle of a race war with anti-Kiwi mutha 'uckas.
Using the band's 'emergency fund,' Murray organizes a warm-up tour before a big gig in Central Park. At a bar, the boys get hooked by some 'mermaids' from a women's water-polo team--nearly ruining the tour and their relationship with Murray.
Bret and Jemaine enlist a semi-pro actor to cheer up Murray after a disappointing gig. Asked to place a good-hearted rejection call, the actor gets carried away, offering Murray and the Conchords a recording deal that's too good to be true.