Angst on a Shoestring

Friday, November 04, 2005

 

The Mighty Boosh and I

booshSo one night I'm chatting on-line half watching the Beeb's American station, "BBCLite!" when The Boosh came on.

I was tranfixed by Vince Noir's hair (played by Noel Fielding). His partner Howard Moon (played by Julian Barratt) was blasting him for blowing the budget for the show on his hair. Which looked great, by the way.The setting is the "Zoo-niverse. Vince, with the abiltity to talk to animals, makes wearing a pancho a something fabulous and has a deep and profound love for all things Gary Numan. Howard, who tends to drift off into "jazz trances", is vain, in a book smart way. He has a deep and profound love for Mrs. Gideon, a fellow keeper. The series starts off with them, oh say taking care of a very ill gorilla, and then they're in a cab going to hell.

Vince is like the slightly odd, but fun little boy you always wished you knew and Howard is the one trying to keep it together, as older brothers would.


Vince Noir: Howard... Howard... Howard... Howard... Howard... Howard... Howard... Howard... Howard... Howard... Howard... Howard?
Howard Moon: This better be good.
Vince Noir: You know the black bits in bananas, are they tarantulas' eggs?
Howard Moon: Please don't speak to me ever again in your life.


boosh

How many zoo's do you know of with a live in shaman?


Noel Fielding's art is pervasive througout the show. Using his background in art, it's in the costumes, the backgrounds. Julian Barratt writes the music bits, which are spot on for the genre that's in the show that episode. The show is a breath of fresh, if quirky air.


nabookittenNaboo's therapy for Howard, looking into the eyes of Phillip the kitten and his pal.

The Official Boosh Site
The BBC Boosh Site

The show reminded me of The Goodies.
The Goodies!


Sublime Brit Comedy

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