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Genre: Television - The Mighty Boosh / Director: Paul King / Actors: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding ... / DVD released 29 August, 2005 at 2 Entertain Video / Features of the DVD: PAL

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      30.06.2010 21:41

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      the mighty boosh!

      Do you want a world of craziest?
      Well join Howard Moon and Vince Noir through an adventure of time and space! to the world of the mighty Boosh!
      First broadcast back in May 2004 on BBC 3, released on DVD in August 2005. By company by Steve Coogan named Baby Cow productions.
      All episodes directed by Paul King
      written by Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding


      Series one is set in a zoo, named the 'zooniverse' run by bob Fossil, the series is set in many places including a zoo, a boxing ring, the Antartica, a concert stage. and a road trip.
      There are a total of eight episodes:

      1. Killeroo - where Howard is competimg to kill a kangaroo, Howard thinks hes got a chance, but doing this Vince takes him to a local gym run by his uncle where howard could be in for some shocking news.
      2. Mutants - All the animals seem to disappear from the zooniverse but will they return back to their cages?
      3. Bollo - Bollo the loving ape is dying and tells Vince his final wishes, Howard suddenly vanishes to monkey hell and Bollo helps him to save him.
      4. Tundra - Vince and Howard travel to the antartica where they have to come face to face with black frost the hideous deamon.
      5. Jungle - Vince is sent into the jungle, Howard refuses to let him go but will Vince go or not? Or is Howard conviencing enough?
      6. Charlie - As Howard's love interest is zoo keeper is Mrs Gideon he writes for her, but can he win her heart?
      7. Electro - Vince joins a band as he wants to quit the zoo and become like his idol David Bowie, but is singing is something Vince has always wanted to do?
      8. Hitcher - The hitcher - eels up inside ya' and Bob Fossil is attacked by an evil bear but while begin attacked..the hitcher appears is he a friend or foe?

      cast:

      Howard Moon : Julian Barratt
      Vince Noir : Noel Fielding
      Bob Fosiill - Rich Fuchler
      Naboo, the shaman : Michael Fielding
      Bollo : Dave Brown

      I love this series, it's such a great laugh! it's just flipping awesome!

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      17.10.2009 13:16
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      I would recomend to everybody, so go out and but it NOW!!!

      The first time I had heard of the mighty boosh was when they did their third series. At the time I wasn't aware that they did another two previously. When I did find out, I knew that I wanted to have them considering that I found the third series really funny.

      The cast of this show are as follows:
      Nince Noir - Noel fielding
      Howard Moon - Julian Barratt
      Naboo - Michael Fielding
      Bollo - Dave Brown
      Bob Fossil - Rich Fulcher

      Series one consists of eight episodes. These are called 1.killeroo, 2. mutants, 3. bollo, 4. tundra, 5. jungle, 6. charlie, 7. electro and 8. hitcher.

      Each of these episodes start out in a zoo, called the zoo-niverse which is ran by Bob Fossil. This is not your everyday zoo however as in each episode Vince and Howard go on wierd and wonderful adventures, which leads them to strange and exotic places such as the arctic tundra and monkey hell.

      Naboo and Bollo are not as crucial to series one as they are to series two and three, I think that these two characters should have made more appearances than they did.

      Some say that it is a very difficult show to sum up in a small out amount of words, but personally I think that it is quite easy. A sureal, funny comedy that you can watch on your own or even with friends and family.

      It also has it's very random bits, like their crimps. They dont use them as much in this series, but they do develop and use them more when it gets the second series.

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      25.07.2009 14:47

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      A must have for alternative comedy lovers!

      The Mighty Boosh is quite possibly the most obscure and random comedy out there at present. Written by and starring Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt it follows their strange daily lives in which they go on adventures together and meet strange fictional characters. Series 1 is set in a zoo, known as the Zooniverse in which Vince Noir (Noel Fielding), a crazy, stylish, popular, electro music lover and femininly cool man and Howard Moon (Julian Barrat) Vince's best friend and a Jazz loving loser, both work as zoo-keepers along with the Zoo Manager, Bob Fossil (Rich Fulcher), a talking Gorilla, Bollo (Dave Brown) and Naboo the Zoo magic shaman (Michael Fielding). In the series Vince and Howard meet hilariously strange characters and find out about many unknown secrets in the zoo. The cameos, Bollo, Naboo and Bob Fossil play quite large parts in some episodes and are also very funny and strange, such as Bob Fossil who knows absolutely nothing about animals in any way and refers to them by their appearances and personalities as he does not know what they are actually called. Naboo, who knows much about magical spells and who's remedies and solutions to problems are often drug related, is side-splittingly funny. Finally, Bollo who plays a slightly smaller part in the comedy (he has a larger part in Series 2 and 3) is loved by Vince and is an animal in the zoo who is also very amusing. The comedy is mostly directed at adults than children and needs an open mind and an understanding of subtle humour. I personally found The Mighty Boosh - Series 1, the perfect comedy, hilarious and something you can refer to or just laugh about later.

      I would rate this 5 star and is a must have for alternative comedy lovers!

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      08.04.2009 19:08
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      FANTASTIC

      This is the first series of the brilliant comedy written by and starring Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt. This comedy focuses on the lives of Vince Noir and Howard Moon. It follows there somewhat peculiar adventures into unknown worlds where they meet mysterious characters. In the first series they work in the zoo, where there Boss is Bob Fossil, the zoo owner who knows nothing about animals. At all. He does have a passion for dancing which is shown throughout the first series. Another character is Naboo, a shaman/ drug dealer who often tries to solve the main characters problems with some sort of spell or something. In the second series Vince, Howard, Naboo and Bollo (an ape) move into a flat, where Howard and Vince start to pursue there music career full time. The 3rd series is based in the Nabootique a shop below there flat which sells second hand goods. I really love the Mighty Boosh, it is very clever and brilliantly funny. I would defiantly recommend trying it out! 5 STARS!

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        15.03.2009 19:53
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        great purcahse if a boosh fan, full of fun and humour!

        The Mighty Boosh in my opinion is the work of comedy Genius. A lot of the people i speak to about the Mighty Boosh state that they just don't get it, but i really feel there is nothing to get. The Mighty Boosh is all about just not thinking into it, its fun, silly, quirky, weird, wrong but hilarious. Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding play Howard Moon and Vince Noir in the Mighty Boosh adventures. Howard moon is the older less cool jazz fan, usually mocked but realistically a lot smarter than his co-star Vince Noir the electric cool king of Camden Elite, and adorable but stupid character who female fans can't help but fall in love with.
        Series one of the Mighty Boosh is set in a zoo, where the lead characters Vince and Howard are Zoo keepers. The idea behind the series is that Howard is more of a loner with nobody at the zoo to befriend but Vince whereas Vince is the loveable cool character full of silliness but can't seem to do wrong. It is apparent that the Boosh team did not have a great budget whilst making this series, but witty scripts and great silly ideas including horny pandas and dancing wolves made the Boosh into the cult phenonomen it is today!

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          03.03.2009 02:18
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          A fantastic series for fans of surrealist humour.

          The Mighty Boosh follows the surreal adventures of Zookeepers Howard Moon (Julian Barratt) and Vince Noir (Noel Fielding.)

          Series one is in my opinion, the best of the three, focusing mostly on the complex love\hate relationship between Howard and Vince, particularly the banter between them, rather than bizarre characters found mostly in the second series, or numerous references to indie-culture in the third.

          Thankfully, I was one of the few who discovered this comedy gem prior to the huge indie and emo fanbase who just like how pretty Noel Fielding is.

          The show is definitely the most surreal sitcom around, comparable in places to early Reeves and Mortimer. Although The Boosh is not often laugh-out-loud funny, it seems to become more amusing the more times you watch or think about it, especially series one, as it seems to have a great deal more well-layered two-way dialogue, the main reason that it is worth owning on DVD, moreso than than two or three.

          There are a fantastic array of characters in the show, most often played by Barratt or Fielding, in addition to their main roles as Howard and Vince.

          The show is arguably formulaic, but the formula still works fantastically well. Howard and Vince accidentally manage to get in some trouble, usually involving a strange supernatural character or two, (such as Tommy Nooka, a man whose calcium deficiency has caused his head to transform into cheesy sphere, or the king of Monkey Hell, who is self-conscious about his unmanageable hair.) and then the two must be bailed out by the enigmatic Shaman -- Naboo (Mike Fielding.)

          This DVD contains the following episodes:
          1. Killeroo
          2. Mutants
          3. Bollo
          4. Tundra
          5. Jungle
          6. Charlie
          7. Electro
          8. Hitcher

          Also contains the following Extras:

          Inside The Zooniverse
          History Of The Boosh
          Boosh Music
          Outtakes
          Picture Gallery
          Commentary On Bollo And Tundra And Electro And Hitcher With Julian Barratt Noel Fielding And Rich Fulcher

          The Extras are not really worth looking at, unless you're a massive fan of the series.

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            12.01.2009 21:57
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            A great watch if you like a bit of random comedy

            Availability: in most good DVD stores e.g. HMV
            Cost: £8-£15 approx.
            Age Certificate: 15
            Length: 240 minutes approx.
            Languages: English
            Subtitles: English

            About
            The Mighty Boosh season 1 DVD is a comedy produced for the BBC. Starring comedians Julian Barratt (who plays Howard Moon) and Noel Fielding (who plays Vince Noir) the comedy duo go on wild mystical and totally random adventures and come across some very strange and wonderful charactors including 'The Hitcher' a cockney geezer, 'Killeroo' a boxing kangaroo and many others. The series is set in a Zoo where characters Howard and Vince are employed to look after the animals. The series also stars Bob Fossil the zoo owner played by Rich Fulcher, Bollo the Ape played by Dave Brown and Naboo the Enigma played by Michael Fielding.

            The episode listing on this DVD is:
            Episode 1: Killeroo
            Episode 2: Mutants
            Episode 3: Bollo
            Episode 4: Tundra
            Episode 5: Jungle
            Episode 6: Charlie
            Episode 7 Electro
            Episode 8: Hitcher

            Special Features include:
            Inside the Zooniverse
            History of the Boosh
            Boosh Music
            Out Takes
            Picture Gallery
            Commentary on Bollo, Tundra, Electro and Hitcher with Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding and Rich Fulcher

            Packaging
            The set of two DVD's comes in a Blue DVD case with a picture of Julian and Noel on the front dressed in their snow gear from the episode 'Tundra'. The DVD's are enclosed inside in two separate DVD holders, one that flips over the other.

            Overall
            I enjoyed watching this comedy because it is much different to any other comedy I have ever watched due to its randomness and random characters, the chemistry on screen between actors Noel and Julian is seen and the contrast of their characters as Vince a young , sociable, stylish guy and Howard an older, unstylish guy who is responsible but wishes he was cool is hilarious. If you are into random comedy this is a DVD for you!

            ****Also Posted On Ciao.co.uk under name lorrainek90****

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              05.01.2009 18:55
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              Well worth watching with a mate and a couple of beers!

              I am not sure how I managed to miss this craze for so long; everyone I know was raving about The Mighty Boosh a couple of years ago and still quote it now. Last night I thought I would finally see what all the hype was about.
              The Mighty Boosh series one is not a sketch show but based around the characters of Howard and Vince who work in a zoo. Throw in a talking gorilla, a shaman, Bryan Ferry, the spirit of jazz and Charlie the Hubba Bubba nightmare and you actually have a very entertaining show. I ended up watching the entire first series in one sitting and thoroughly enjoyed it. The humour is surreal, crazy slapstick and very cleverly written. The cast burst into very random songs every so often and for the next few days you will be singing them to yourself (Cheese is a meat, don't you know?).
              I don't think it deserved the amount of hype surrounding it and it may be this hype that made it ever so slightly dissapointing to watch. However, I will be watching series 2 and 3 and never eating cheese again...

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                28.12.2008 18:40
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                8 episodes of yumminess....

                Easily the best series of the 3 (so far!)

                On Tv in 2004,Series 1 is full of material that you might be familiar with from the radio series. I loved seeing it played out on screen, with all the brightness and madness that is the Boosh.

                Howard Moon and Vince Noir (Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding) work in Bob Fossils Zooniverse, although they regularly leave the zoo to go on adventures.

                Each episode starts with Howard and Vince in front of the red curtains, having a bit of banter, sometimes setting expectations about the show. Sometimes talking nonsense!

                There are 8 episodes in this series
                Killeroo
                Mutants
                Bollo
                Tundra
                Jungle
                Charlie
                Electro
                Hitcher

                Lots of surreal adventures and fairly bad acting by some of the cast (Naboo - but that's part of his charm!)
                This is one of my all time favorite TV series, as it's original, fun and wacky. Very different from some of the boring repetitive shows on TV. Well done to the Boosh for creating something so entertaining, that after (easily!) 20 watches an episode, still makes me laugh...

                Fave episode - Hitcher, with Ivan the hairy russian carpet man


                Give each episode a couple of watch's you make up your mind. Very much like marmite, you'll either love it or hate it.

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                18.09.2008 09:09
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                A brilliantly funny, wacky show!

                The Mighty Boosh is one of the most unusual comedies to ever be shown on tv. Wacky, crazy, often quite disturbing, but always brilliantly funny, the show is written by and also stars comedians Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding. The Mighty Boosh began life as a theatrical show, before moving on to become a radio series on BBC Radio 4, and finally in 2004, the show was commissioned to appear as a tv series on BBC Three. The show has been a massive success, and has developed a large cult following, whilst going on to win many awards through it's life.

                Cast List

                Howard Moon ......... Julian Barratt
                Vince Noir ............... Noel Fielding
                Bob Fossil ............... Rich Fulcher
                Naboo .................... Michael Fielding
                Bollo ....................... Dave Brown
                Dixon Bainbridge .... Matt Berry

                The Mighty Boosh series one DVD was released in 2005, and includes all 8 episodes of the hit series, on a 2 disk set. Set in Bob Fossil's Zoo, the Zooniverse, series one is set around the adventures of Howard Moon and Vince Noir, both as workers in the run-down zoo. Whilst Vince accepts his daily routines, caught up in his own little 70's mindset, with no care in the world other than his own hairstyle, Howard despairs at the thought of working at the zoo for the rest of his life, and longs for something better. Whilst constantly being humiliated by the chores set to them by owner Bob Fossil, Howard and Vince set off on a number of adventures that sees them travel to and explore some of the most mysterious places on the planet, and beyond.

                Episode List

                1. Killeroo
                2. Mutants
                3. Bollo
                4. Tundra
                5. Jungle
                6. Charlie
                7. Electro
                8. Hitcher

                The first seaon of the show sees Howard and Vince travel to many mysterious destinations, including the Arctic Tundra and Limbo, and also find themselves in Ape Hell and exploring deep within the undergrowth of the Jungle Room. As well as resident zoo members owner Bob Fossil, Naboo the Shaman, explorer Dixon Bainbridge and Bollo the talking ape, the pair also come across various other weird and wonderful characters, including the ice demon Black Frost, Tommy Nookah, and Charlie the pink bubblegum to name but a few.

                The first season of the Mighty Boosh was superb, it was a show that I had not seen the likes of before, but certainly wasn't a show that I adhered to immediately. The Mighty Boosh is definitely a show that needs to be given a chance, and to be understood, to be enjoyed fully. The humour in the show is brilliant, but does take a while to understand. The storylines and characters created in this show have to be seen to be believed. I often wonder how such a show can be so successful and so funny, and I believe it's firmly down to the comedy genius of Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding.

                Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding are the brains behind The Mighty Boosh. From the magical characters, to the storylines, to the humour, the entire show is created by them. As well as that, it's their characters in the show that stand out as the most funniest of all. They are well supported by Noel's brother Michael, as Naboo, as well as Rich Fulcher and Dave Brown, who complete the comic group who collaborate on each and every episode.

                As well as all 8 episodes from the first season, the DVD also includes a number of special features. There is commentary available on 4 of the episodes, Bolla, Tundra, Electro and Hitch by Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding and Rich Fuller. There are also 2 great features on the DVD, Inside the Zooniverse and History of the Boosh, as well as Boosh Music, out-takes and a picture gallery.

                With up to 4 hours worth of brilliant screen-time, The Mighty Boosh Season One is a DVD that I would highly recommend, and with Amazon.co.uk now selling it at a bargain priced £8.98, it would be a crime not to own it!

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                  02.08.2008 16:05
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                  one of the best TV shows ever.

                  "Calm a llama deep down in the ocean
                  blue, like a barnacle, sitting in a tight place,
                  laughing like a monkey arm,
                  pulling like a China boy,
                  carraway, carraway, carraway, noise!
                  Boing, chika, masala, boing, chika, masala, ooohhhhh!
                  Tooth! tooth! Pffth."

                  How can you not love a show with that Crimp in it? The first series of the Mighty Boosh follows the adventures of Howard Moon (Barratt), a saxophone player stalked by the spirit of jazz, and Vince Noir (Fielding), the androgynous 'king of the mods", that occur while they attempt to run Dixon Bainbridge's Zooniverse, with the help of Bollo, who's "got a bad feeling bout this", and Naboo the Enigma, a freelance shaman and recreational drug user. Their boss, Bob Fossil (who does not like cricket) often sets up the adventures that Vince and Howard end up on.

                  The first series is arguably the best work of the Boosh crew, with its charismatic charm and unique setting. The storylines are all original and unique, and are forever quoted by those who have seen (and loved) the series. Hell, I've quoted it 4 times in this review alone!

                  If you haven't had the privilege of watching this TV show, you must buy the DVD. For £10.98 it is a complete and utter bargain!

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                    24.07.2008 19:22
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                    Boosh, Boosh, stronger than a Moose.

                    It goes without saying the Mighty Boosh are one of the most original comedy acts that have come out of the UK for years, yet still keeping in the old tradition of Morecambe and Wise.

                    The first series is more or less a televised version of the radio show. They are two zoo keepers that have hilarious and brilliantly written adventures. the pace of the stories are kept at a fast paced and are interspersed with crazy songs of different genres that push the fun and the plots along.

                    And as much as we love the pair you cannot help but take completely to Bob Fossil played to perfection by the incredibly talented Rich Fulcher.

                    This DVD is packed solid full of extras and one of my favourites that is worth it for the double DVD set alone is The History of the Boosh. Ann affectionate documentary that does what it says on the tin. It's great to see old video footage of them in the Soho pub De Hems doing what they do best in front of what must have been a confused handful of people. Also to see they had their sense of fun when they were starting to get noticed and hired a polar bear outfit for a small stage show, simply to have one of their friends suffer to wear it just so they could get a laugh from the ridiculousness of what they were doing on-stage.

                    Well worth buying even if you've seen the TV series over and over again.

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                      25.03.2008 13:45
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                      come with us now on a journey through time and spave 2 the world of the mighty boosh

                      The mighty boosh

                      This has to be the most funnies thing on the planet

                      Vince noir and Howard moon go on some seriously funny adventures
                      They:
                      Fight kangaroos
                      Nearly gets frozen black frost
                      Get put in a box by the hither
                      Come across people with cheese heads

                      Vince and Howard are really good friends and do everything together. Vince is more electro and howard is all about jazz
                      And is trying to win the heart of the reptile keeper

                      Anybody would love this it has to be the best comedy programme ever!

                      Characters
                      Naboo
                      Vince
                      Howard
                      Bollo
                      The hitcher
                      Bob fossil
                      Dixon Bainbridge



                      Episode 1 Killeroo

                      Episode 2 Mutants


                      Episode 3 Bollo

                      Episode 4 Tundra

                      Episode 5 Jungle

                      Episode 6 Charlie

                      Episode 7 Electro

                      Episode 8 Hitcher


                      I recommend this programme to anybody. it will make you laugh so much you will be crying your eyes out over it

                      the cheese and hitcher song tickeled me most.

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                        18.12.2007 17:22
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                        Excellent - buy it

                        The Mighty Boosh was introduced to me only a few months ago by my boss and a few colleagues at work. At the time, we had a plasma screen in the office, and so managed to squeeze in a couple of episodes each lunchtime. At the end of the week, I was hooked. It's an innovative show with - as I soon realised - a large, but somewhat underground following. It's not a show that is banded around the office the morning after a viewing - you really have to specifically ask people if they know of it. And I like this about the Boosh - it's not a mainstream show, and that I think is where it's skilfulness lies. It makes an excellent programme out of a small budget and the only way to effectively do this is with good acting and good ideas!

                        For those of you know don't know, the Mighty Boosh is about two friends, Howard Moon (Julian Barratt) and Vince Noir (Noel Fielding) and their magical travels. Both are very different characters, Howard being an uptight, jazz loving misfit and Vince being a laid back Mod / Goth / Punk depending on the episode. Together they embark on a series adventures ranging from attempting to find a sapphire in the arctic tundra to discovering a fountain of youth.

                        Having watched the 1st, 2nd and most of the 3rd series, the 2nd really stands out for me as the more successful of the three. The characters are inspired and the scripting is clever. Vince and Howard move from the Zooniverse as featured in the first series, to a flat in Shoreditch which of course is now known as very trendy and edgy part of London and so fits in perfectly with the coolness of the Boosh. The characters that really stand out for me are Old Gregg in "The Legend of Old Gregg" with his man-gina and obsession with Baileys, and of course, the hammered moon which is quite possibly the best thing about the Boosh. Both characters are played by Noel Fielding who seems to be fast becoming a success on the comedy circuit. The beauty within these characters for me really lies in how much you will quote their sayings once you have watched the episodes a few times. Watch out for fellow Boosh fans who will almost certainly return your quote with another, as this does seem to be a trait fans of the show follow.

                        There are a few downsides however to the programme. Some of the characters from the first series such as the Green Man Witch, make a return which is a shame as it would be nice to see new characters rather than regurgitating old ones. Some of the episodes are a bit dull (I'm thinking specifically of The Priest and the Beast) with a lot of talking and not a great concept behind the story. However having said that, this is a fantastic series with a huge number of new characters each more fun than the last. Nanatoo with her knitting needles of death, the shaman who only talks about the crunch and Old Gregg are ones that really stand out for me.

                        The Mighty Boosh is a bit like Marmite in which you love it or you hate it. It's also a bit like olives and black coffee - an acquired taste. When you first watch it, you're not too sure, but you stick with it and in the end become addicted. Excellent show.

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                          21.05.2007 21:22
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                          a brilliant surreal show fully of crazy characters and brilliant adventures

                          Come with us now on a journey through time and space…..to the world of the mighty boosh

                          The mighty boosh is a Hilarious surreal comedy programme which is set at a zoo called zooniversery where two best friends work there as zoo keepers, Howard Moon and Vince Noir. They ended up working in the zoo due to Howard convincing Vince that GCSE's are not important. Each episode takes us on wild, weird and very bizarre journeys from searching for a ruby in the artic tundra to ending up in ape hell (limbo). All the episodes give the audience endless laughs and great entertainment squeezed into 30mins. The series is full of songs and a whole range of characters.

                          Characters

                          Vince Noir (Noel Fielding) aka "King of the Mods"
                          He is a Topshop loving electro boy with a special gift allowing him to communicate with animals. He loves anything electro or punk rock and is a huge fan of Gary Newman. Vince was even raised as a child in the forest by Bryan Ferry! In his spare time he either dresses the animals at the zoo as rock stars or writes more adventures for his book series "Charlie" and putting them in weetabix boxes around supermarkets. I love his cool hair

                          Howard Moon (Julian Barrett)
                          He is a musician/actor/poet/novelist/photographer. He loves jazz as well as being madly in love with Miss Gideon who also works at the zoo (who is head zoo keeper of the reptiles). He is apparently a gifted musician after selling his soul to the spirit of jazz. Howard can't handle criticism and uses a picture of two cats to help control this (the picture was giving to him by Naboo). He will do anything to show a bit of leg.

                          Naboo (Mike Fielding)
                          He is a shaman who is psychic. He works at the zoo selling merchandise e.g. the famous pocket cup! Naboo is a wise man which people come to for help. However he has considered a career change either becoming a mighty hawk or just work in Dixons! If you are mad enough to get Naboo angry he has no other choice but to turn his back on you to teach you a lesson (which is so funny to watch). He is well known for his stoned expression and even smoking his frog.

                          Bollo (Dave Brown)
                          Bollo is a talking ape at the zoo has become close to Vince. He later becomes Naboo's familiar. Naboo has threatened to upgrade him. There is more of Bollo in season 2.

                          Bob Fossil (Rich Flucher)
                          He is the General manager of the zoo and creator of the pocket cup. He is strange, has no idea what the names of the animals are and very loud. He is famous for his very funny dance to the song "I don't like cricket".

                          Dixon Bainbridge (Matt Berry)
                          He is the very posh and sophisticated owner of the zoo. Bainbridge hates Howard and will do anything to get rid of him. He is famous for his impressive moustache which he apparently hid a pistol inside when travelling in the artic.

                          other parts in the show include a green one polo eyed hitcher with a huge thumb who's just evil. The ape of death with air problems. A gang of cool mod wolves who finally finds there leader. As well as black frost who will freeze you to death.

                          Episodes

                          Episode 1 = Killeroo
                          Howard is blackmailed into boxing a kangaroo due to Bob Fossil having naked pictures of him. After Naboo blows "magic dust" into his face it makes him have a strange dream telling him the secret of how to defeat a kangaroo.

                          Episode 2 = Mutants
                          Animals are mysteriously going missing in the zoo. When Miss Gideons python goes missing its up to Howard to save the day

                          Episode 3 = Bollo
                          Bollo starts to feel unwell so Howard has to dress up as an ape to replace him only to be taken by death (who is a cockney!) to ape hell. So Vince has to go on a weird journey to save him and even has a strange encounter with Mr Susan the guard of mirror world who even has a pair of shiny disco balls

                          Episode 4 = Tundra
                          Dixon Bainbridge returns for the artic from trying to track down the ruby of Mantumbi. So to make Dixon jealous and impress Miss Gideon he goes in search for the ruby. While Vince befriends a polar bear while Howard meets the Parker people

                          Episode 5 = Jungle
                          Dixon Bainbridge wants to sell the zoo as the owner and Howards mentor, Tommy has not been seen for 10yrs. So Howard and Vince go on a journey through the zoo's jungle to find him, evening meeting the cool Mod Wolves.

                          Episode 6 = Charlie
                          Howard wants to fulfil his dream of being a writer as he knows Miss Gideon has a thing for writers only to find Vince's "Charlie" books get published. But people at the zoo don't believe Vince that Charlie is alive!

                          Episode 7 = Electro
                          The spirit of jazz curses Howard after he sold his soul to him to become more multi instrumental. But Howard gets the chance to be a member of an electro band. Vince sing the brilliant "electro boy" song in this episode.

                          Episode 8 = Hitcher
                          Vince and Howard have to deliver a Russian bear to animal isolation after going wild at the zoo due to Howard and Vince played there music to him. But on the way they get lost and separate after a fight. Howard encounters the horrible (but cool) Hitcher who is green, has a hug thumb and has a polo for an eye (he has minty vision).

                          Extras

                          Inside the zooniverse
                          History of the Boosh
                          Out-takes
                          Picture gallery
                          Commentary with Noel, Julian and Rich
                          Boosh Music - e.g. Mod wolves, electro boy, hitcher song, hubbabubba nightmare, ape of death and tundra rap

                          I think the extras are great as you can sit and watch all the songs at the same time than having to fast forward episodes to see them. I enjoyed watching the history of the Boosh as you got to see them when they basically had no money and could see them developing into what the show is today. The out-takes are really funny, it must be hard to keep a straight face in some of the scenes they do. I even enjoyed watching inside the zooniverse, it's interesting to see where they got some of those wacky ideas.

                          Quotes

                          Vince and Howard : Calm a llama deep down in the ocean blue, like a barnacle sitting in a tight place. Laughing like a monkey, arm pulling like a China boy. Carraway, carraway, carraway, noise! Boing, chika, masala, boing chika, masala, ooohhhhh tooth, tooth, pffth

                          Naboo: Where's my frog?
                          Bob Fossil: You smoked it last night!
                          Naboo: Oh yeah

                          Bob Fossil: You know, grey leg face man, he's got legs, and then another leg on his face.

                          Howard talking about Vince:
                          Feather cut, the pointy features. Put you in the '50s, you'd be imprisoned for being a witch. They'd lock you in a trunk

                          Howard: Just imagine the headlines 'Howard Moon, Colon, Explorer'. Got a ring to that don't it?

                          Vince: I'm like Mowgli in flares

                          Vince: My uncle once punched a man so hard his legs became trombones. It was really embarrassing

                          Vince explaining his hair style :
                          It's your basic backcomb structure, slightly root-boosted, frame and a cheeky fringe

                          Why Buy this DVD?

                          It was not until watching the Big Fat Quiz of the Year which Noel was a contestant in which I found out about this excellent TV programme. Once I watched the first episode with my sister I was addicted to it and bought the DVDs straight away. The series as a whole is outstanding.

                          The show is fresh and different from anything I have seen. It has been described as being like Mr Ben as it's magical with every episode being completed different. All the episodes are full of new adventures packed with songs and whole load of weird characters from spirit of jazz with a hat on fire to death as a cockney. The script it been wrtten perfectly with great jokes and stories full of imagination.

                          I love the range of different charaters provide in this show. Nobody is boring and have some brilliant lines in the show. With Vince and Howard being so different its sort of like laurel and hardy with a twist. I love how they play one another off each other but with vince usually getting the better hand at the end.

                          Even though Vince and Howard are ment to be the main character it has not ment that others are in the shadows. I think the show would be nothing without Bob fossil which i think makes the show more different and even more werid.

                          If was advertised more or shown on BBC 1 instead of being on BBC 3 then the show would be even more popular and better known like how the BBC publicise Little Britain. After watching the extras especially how the boosh started i can see these guys really deserve the credit for making an excellent show which is so different and entertaining.

                          only for 15 and over
                          price varies depends on where u buy the dvd

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                        • Product Details

                          Howard and Vince, two workers in a run-down zoo, are often called upon to put their jobs before their pride. That means dressing up as animals and sitting in cages because their boss, American entrepreneur Bob Fossil, can't afford any real animals. Vince accepts the situation happily, quite in contrast to his grandiose, tweed-wearing colleague. But their jobs involve much more than just dressing up. From battling mutant animals engineered in a secret laboratory underneath the zoo, to fighting a kangaroo to raise money for their dilapidated workplace, Howard and Vince always find themselves at the centre of some very strange events.

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