Q: I've seen Jemaine in a lot of things since "Flight of the Conchords" ended, but what's the other one been up to?

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Adam Thomlison / TV Media

The "other one" in "Flight of the Conchords," the HBO series about a New Zealand folk duo trying to make it big in New York, is Bret McKenzie, and he's definitely been keeping a lower profile than co-star Jemaine Clement.

The show was a cult hit when it aired on HBO from 2007 to 2009, with fans taking to its somewhat innovative musical-comedy format. It seems that McKenzie leaned more toward the musical side of that combination; most of his work since the end of the show has been behind the scenes as a composer.

His two biggest projects allowed him to continue the sort of work he was doing on "Conchords," and indeed put his name among the musical-comedy greats of our time: he worked on Muppet movies.

He was the musical mind behind 2011's "The Muppet Movie" and 2014's "Muppets Most Wanted," serving as music supervisor and penning numerous original tunes for Kermit and company to perform.

Among the company of performers in "Muppets Most Wanted" was his old partner Clement, who appeared in the film as the Prison King.

McKenzie also wrote music for 2012's "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" and the 2016 straight-to-video comedy "Sainsburys: The Greatest Gift."

He hasn't just been behind the scenes, though. He had one notable on-screen appearance in a little movie called "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (2012), the smash-hit adventure movie filmed in his native New Zealand.

On the other hand, Clement's face, or at least his voice, has been on camera quite a bit since 2009. He's appeared in such big-screen hits as "Dinner for Schmucks" (2010) and "Men in Black 3" (2012), and had voice roles in even bigger hits such as "Rio" (2011),"Rio 2" (2014) and "Moana" (2016).

Their diverging career paths might converge again soon, though: Clement has suggested there may be a "Flight of the Conchords" reunion movie coming up at some point.


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