Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

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Today we will be looking at a comedy  that didn’t just star a surreal storyline but also included members of the leads families as extras  – The Mighty Boosh

 

Opening Titles / Theme Tune

About the Show

Summary of Plot

Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil (in series 1) and pursuing a career as musicians and living with the mystic Naboo the Enigma and his ape familiar Bollo (in series 2 and 3).- IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

3 Seasons

Characters:

Julian Barratt – Howard Moon / Dennis / Brian

Noel Fielding – Vince Noir/ The Moon / Tony

Michael Fielding – Naboo

Rich Filcher – Bob Fossil / Lester

Trivia

+The series was called “The Mighty Boosh” because of a haircut Michael Fielding once had that his Spanish friend called “the mighty bush”. Noel Fielding and their friends found it amusing and used it as the title.

+ The show often uses family and friends of the actors as extras. Michael Fielding (who plays Naboo) is the brother of Noel Fielding (who plays Vince), and Fielding’s mother and nephew also play two shamans in the show.

+ Richard Ayoade was originally cast to play Dickson Banebridge in the unaired pilot however he was changed to Matt Berry. Richard Ayoade later appears as Saboo

+ The comic music theme from some scenes is similar to the music from Bjork’s song “Human Behavior”.

+ Some Scientists do believe that the Universe will end in a “Big Crunch”.
Classic Clips

Best Clips

Student Loans

Glam Rock

 

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