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TOPIC: The Mighty Boosh

Re: The Mighty Boosh 01 Dec 2007 11:46 #191

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We're halfway through the series now and I'm still not sure. I keep trying not to expect too much from it cos, like you say, I think that's part of the problem. I enjoy it but I'm waiting for a brilliant episode. My favourite episode ever was the Milky Joe one from series two. Genius.

It was good when they bought these characters back for the live show but the way they've used them in the new series does feel like recycling and not as satisfying. I suspect Old Greg will appear before the end of the series.

I found Snuffbox a little too obtuse - I wanted to like it more than I actually did.

Did you see AD/BC A Rock Opera? It was on BBC3 at Christmas a couple of years ago. It's a half hour rock opera about the Innkeeper in Bethlehem - with a bit of Joseph and Shepherds and such like. I think Matt Berry wrote all the music - he co-wrote it with Richard Ayoade who also directed it. Matt Berry is the Innkeeper, Julian Barratt and Julia Davis are the other prominent cast members, although there are a host of cameos from "that lot" such as Noel Fielding, Richard Ayoade, Matt Lucas etc.

www.imdb.com/title/tt0440004/

It's probably more enjoyable if you enjoy musicals such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell and Hair. I've still got it taped somewhere, although I stumbled across it on DVD this week. You can see most or all of it on Youtube if you want to check it out before you commit yourself.

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Re: The Mighty Boosh 13 Jan 2008 11:29 #227

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have you seen this? bollo from the boosh auditioning for the cadbury's chocolate advert. it's from the official mighty boosh web-site - but people have stuck it on you-tube now too.


http://themightybooshsite.trinitystreetdirect.com/bolloaudition.aspx


if this doesn't work properly i'll try to put on one of the you-tube clips next

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Re: The Mighty Boosh 14 Jan 2008 15:07 #234

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Now then... I know that I appear to be sponsored by Radio One but I can't help it. Listening to the radio this evening Kasabian were standing in for Zane Lowe and they had a celebrity telephone chat with Noel Fielding. It was quite entertaining although perhaps a little too schmoozy (is that a word). Anyway if you want to hear it, it's about half an hour into the show on listen again (today being 14 January '08 and listen again only being available for 7 days):


http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/zanelowe/zanedeps_kasabian.shtml

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Re: The Mighty Boosh 30 Jan 2008 17:18 #267

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....and again, I've missed it. Gah.

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Re: The Mighty Boosh 05 Feb 2008 12:26 #280

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For any Noel Fielding obsessives, he made a brief appearance on this week's Culture Show in a piece Karl Pilkington did on an art exhibition at the Hayward Gallery. Basically Pilkington went to look at this exhibition of supposedly "funny" art to see if it would make him laugh. After a bit there was a filmed aside where he spoke to Noel Fielding (who's not in the exhibition) about his art/funny art. It's quite an entertaining piece which you can catch on BBC's I-Player (sorry - that's probably meant to be i-player isn't it) if you hurry. It's the first item on the show and is probably about 10 minutes long.


You can attempt it here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/page/item/b008xzvc.shtml?filter=azgroup%3Acd&start=3&scope=iplayeratoz&version_pid=b008xztw

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Re: The Mighty Boosh 19 Mar 2008 09:03 #311

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Does everyone know that it's Boosh night on TV this weekend... Easter Saturday on BBC3 - think they're showing selected episodes but most interesting is that there's a new documentary to go with it.

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Re: The Mighty Boosh 23 Mar 2008 07:39 #316

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I watched the documentary last night - The Mighty Boosh: A Journey Through Time And Space. It was really good and worth watching for the little home-video clips of their earlier performances.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/page/item/b009lt13.shtml?src=ip_mp


Loads of comedians (Bob Mortimer, Jenny Eclair, Stewart Lee, Paul Whitehouse, Vic Reeves etc) had little bits to say - some coming across as more grumpy than others.


Various musicians had little bits to say also - and I have to confess that it's this aspect that makes me more uncomfortable. Perhaps if I was younger and knew who more of them were I would get more excited about this, but it doesn't really work so well for me - yes I know who Kasabian are but The Horrors, some bloke out of Dirty Pretty Things etc. Not so sure.


I really enjoyed watching The Boosh on Tour last year but this documentary (and part of the framing pieces they used to introduce some of the Boosh progs on BBC3 last night) made me realise that I don't know if I could face seeing them live now. It's not so much the larger venues but the obsessive fans. I think they would get in the way of the experience for me - I would be too annoyed by the fans to be able to enjoy it. Is that just me? Perhaps I'm wrong but I doubt I'll find out. It makes me a little sad, cos watching this last night reminded me how great they are.


Is anyone going to see them on the next tour? If so let me know how it goes.

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Re: The Mighty Boosh 23 Mar 2008 07:53 #318

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funnily enough the documentary last night didn't mention this advert which julian barratt did - probably the place most of us first saw him. fortunately someone on youtube has dug it out:


remember this:

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Re: The Mighty Boosh 23 Mar 2008 08:03 #319

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It was a great program. How bitter was Lee Mack when he was talking about signing Boosh cd's? Always good to see Lenny Henry's opinions on anything as well.

I kinda know exactly what you mean about the fans. When they were doing the live links from the studio, you got the feeling that if they'd read the telephone directory out loud, the fans would be cheering like it was the second coming. I was amazed when they showed the clip of the queue for the signing in HMV. Only then did I realise how popular they are....just like rock stars.


It was great watching them visiting old venues in the documentary, and just being funny together.


It was alluded to in the documentary, but watching Party and then Milky Joe showed how it changed in the third series from being something all the family could watch, to something that you couldn't, with the swearing and the drug references. But I suppose that they're pitching it at the old 18-24 demographic aren't they?


Ultimately I guess, they're comedians, so I'll like em till they stop being funny. I'm not sure about seeing them on the next tour. There are only so many times I can watch remixes of Tundra.

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Re: The Mighty Boosh 24 Mar 2008 07:27 #324

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When they were doing the live links from the studio, you got the feeling that if they'd read the telephone directory out loud, the fans would be cheering like it was the second coming

Exactlee.


I missed the very beginning of the 'night' so was a bit thrown when after the documentary it went to them in the studio with all those people.


It does sound like they are intending to do more songs on the new tour - which again worries me slightly with the whole 'rock stars' tag. If I saw them live I mainly want to see them being funny. I don't mind the odd song but I don't think I'd buy an album just of their songs. Although I do like that Future Sailors so I might have to take that back. So long as they still have plenty of banter and stuff live.


You're right, it was great just watching them being funny together. Someone hit the nail on the head in the documentary when they said it was the two of them at the centre bickering (I can't remember how they put it). I'm not so bothered about the fantastical elements, I really enjoy just Howard and Vince talking and bantering. That whole 'don't touch me' thing is still hilarious. Seeing them live you could see how they were improvising and riffing off each other which just made it funnier and funnier.


Ken! What do you think?

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