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REVIEW: The Mighty Boosh

January 14, 2012Saskia C.

I recently discovered A British comedy TV series called 'The Mighty Boosh' that I'm sure quite a few of you will already have heard of. It's very strange, but it seems to be pretty unknown in Belgium. As far as I know, it's never been on TV here.
I finished the entire series (three seasons of six episodes each) in a relatively short time and now I'm sad that I finished them so fast.

For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about: 'The Mighty Boosh' is a series about two friends who seem to be each other's complete opposite, Vince Noir (Noel Fielding) and Howard Moon (Julian Barratt). Vince is a flamboyant, extravagant but slightly dim-witted style icon, whereas Howard is a serious, yet slightly shabby lover of jazz. How the two became friends, and especially how they keep tolerating each other is a small mystery, but one thing is for sure: together they're absolutely hilarious.
In every of the three seasons their occupation and location seems to be different. In the first season, they're zoo keepers, in the second they're musicians (though they play music throughout the entire series) and in the third they're working in a shop. Somehow they always end up having the strangest adventures.
The series is full of absurd humour, silly songs, sarcasm and wtf-moments. Howard's and Vince's interactions are often ridiculous (in the best way possible) and their contrasting personalities cause some very funny moments.

'The Mighty Boosh' is also a very goth-friendly series, I'm thinking of Vince's obsession with Gary Numan, an entire episode where Vince and Howard go goth to impress two goth girls, played by Dee Plume and Sue Denim, who make several appearances throughout the series, Chris Corner on the cover of several magazines (Noel Fielding played bass for IAMX for a while), an appearance of The Horrors and Howard that uses Goth Juice for his hair ("The most powerful hairspray known to man. Made from the tears of Robert Smith."). Vince's clothing style is also extremely extravagant and I admit, sometimes even inspiring.

Chris Corner in season 1 of 'The Mighty Boosh'

Chris Corner in season 2 of 'The Mighty Boosh'

So if you're a fan of British comedy, absurd humour, strange outfits, funny songs or quotable dialogues, you should definitely give 'The Mighty Boosh' a try. It's one of the most amusing series I've watched in a very long time.

Here's a couple of clips I found on YouTube, enjoy!

I'm darker than you (from the episode with the goth girls)



Electro Boy (with Dee Plume and Sue Denim)



"It's impossible to be unhappy in a poncho."


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3 comments

  1. I should check it out, I'm already starting to like Vince. :p

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  2. I own the box-set!!! >:D
    My friend introduced me to this show several years ago, every since I've been in love with it. Adult Swim plays their episodes quite often.

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