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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
18 May 2004 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Come with us now on a journey through time and space... To the world of the Mighty Boosh!
Plot:
Vince Noir and Howard Moon have surreal adventures while working at a Zoo run by the deranged Bob Fossil... See more »
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Awards:
4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
a grower, if you are See more (56 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 20)

Julian Barratt ... Howard Moon / ... (21 episodes, 2003-2007)

Noel Fielding ... Vince Noir / ... (21 episodes, 2003-2007)
Michael Fielding ... Naboo (21 episodes, 2003-2007)

Rich Fulcher ... Bob Fossil / ... (20 episodes, 2003-2007)
Dave Brown ... Bollo / ... (18 episodes, 2003-2007)
Peter Kyriacou ... Polar Bear / ... (11 episodes, 2003-2007)
Dean Mitchell ... Zoo Keeper (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
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Series Directed by
Paul King (20 episodes, 2004-2007)
Steve Bendelack (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
 
Series Writing credits
Julian Barratt (21 episodes, 2003-2007)
Noel Fielding (21 episodes, 2003-2007)
Rich Fulcher (8 episodes, 2004)

Series Produced by
Julian Barratt .... associate producer (21 episodes, 2003-2007)
Noel Fielding .... associate producer (21 episodes, 2003-2007)
Henry Normal .... executive producer (21 episodes, 2003-2007)
Steve Coogan .... executive producer (15 episodes, 2003-2005)
Alison MacPhail .... producer / executive producer (15 episodes, 2003-2005)
Sally Cooper .... line producer (12 episodes, 2005-2007)
Spencer Millman .... producer (12 episodes, 2005-2007)
Kerry Waddell .... line producer (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
Mark Freeland .... executive producer: BBC (8 episodes, 2004)
Lindsay Hughes .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2007)
Ted Dowd .... producer (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
 
Series Original Music by
Julian Barratt (21 episodes, 2003-2007)
 
Series Cinematography by
John Simmons (8 episodes, 2004)
John Sorapure (6 episodes, 2005)
 
Series Film Editing by
Gary Dollner (8 episodes, 2004)
Mark Everson (6 episodes, 2007)
Alan Levy (5 episodes, 2005)
Adam Windmill (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
 
Series Casting by
Sarah Crowe (8 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Production Design by
James Dillon (20 episodes, 2004-2007)
 
Series Art Direction by
Dick Lunn (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
 
Series Costume Design by
Annie Hardinge (8 episodes, 2004)
June Nevin (8 episodes, 2005-2007)
 
Series Makeup Department
Sangeet Prabhaker .... creature effects / special makeup effects artist (11 episodes, 2005-2007)
Christine Cant .... hair designer / makeup designer (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Juliette Tomes .... makeup artist (8 episodes, 2004)
Melanie Szabo .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Production Management
Rebecca Nazareth .... production supervisor (8 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Gilchrist .... first assistant director (8 episodes, 2004)
Dave Lambert .... third assistant director (8 episodes, 2004)
Judith Milne .... third assistant director (8 episodes, 2004)
Michael Queen .... second assistant director (8 episodes, 2004)
Mark Hedges .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2005)
Cecilia Testa .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2005)
Jay Arthur .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2007)
Georgie Fallon .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2007)
Emily Paris .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Art Department
Laurie Law .... props buyer (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Andy Beales .... property master (8 episodes, 2004)
Owen Harrison .... props (8 episodes, 2004)
Alan Mesure .... props (8 episodes, 2004)
Debbie Rogers .... props (8 episodes, 2004)
Kevin Day .... stand-by prop (6 episodes, 2005)
Daniel Ainslie .... standby props (6 episodes, 2007)
Renee Kharag .... trainee art department assistant / props (6 episodes, 2007)

Emma Godwin .... trainee art department assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Nigel Edwards .... dubbing mixer (12 episodes, 2005-2007)
Nick Fry .... dubbing mixer / sound mixer (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
Alex Thompson .... sound mixer (8 episodes, 2004)
Joanne Stephens-Smith .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2004)
Julian Bale .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2005)
Tom Barrow .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2007)
Andrew Godwin .... dubbing mixer (4 episodes, 2005-2007)
Damian Reynolds .... sound designer (3 episodes, 2007)
St. Clair Davis .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2004)
Dave McGrath .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Special Effects by
Keith Edwards .... special effects senior technician (2 episodes, 2007)

Wilma Dunn .... special effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Scott McIntyre .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Charlie Olsen .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Adam Leary .... digital effects artist / visual effects (12 episodes, 2005-2007)
Marcus Millichope .... digital effects artist / digital effects (7 episodes, 2004)
Chris Lawson .... visual effects (4 episodes, 2004)
Barney Jordan .... digital effects artist (3 episodes, 2004-2005)
 
Series Stunts
Steve Griffin .... fight arranger (1 episode, 2004)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Lee .... second assistant camera / assistant camera (9 episodes, 2003-2004)
Joe Smyth .... key grip (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Matt Crowder .... electrician (8 episodes, 2004)
Mark Gibbon .... best boy (8 episodes, 2004)
Jimmy Harris .... electrician (8 episodes, 2004)
Stefan Lissner .... gaffer (8 episodes, 2004)
Donald Russell .... camera operator: "b" camera / focus puller (8 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Animation Department
Nigel Coan .... animator (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Ivana Zorn .... animator (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Noel Fielding .... animator (3 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Simon Penman .... costume assistant (12 episodes, 2005-2007)
Kate Williams .... costume assistant (12 episodes, 2005-2007)
Aaron Timperley .... costume assistant (6 episodes, 2004)
Andy Fordham .... sculptor (6 episodes, 2007)
Sophie Hinton .... costume assistant (6 episodes, 2007)
Philip Lester .... wardrobe supervisor (5 episodes, 2004)
Sheena Gunn .... wardrobe supervisor (3 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Editorial Department
Perry Gibbs .... colorist (21 episodes, 2003-2007)
Andrew Mitchell .... on-line editor (8 episodes, 2004-2005)
Robin Peters .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Transportation Department
Rob MacKnight .... transportation coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Mike Amos .... production accountant (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Sheila Marshall .... production team (9 episodes, 2004-2005)
Sien Gocher .... production team (8 episodes, 2004)
Emma John .... script supervisor (8 episodes, 2004)
Rob MacKnight .... production team (8 episodes, 2004)
Clare Whitaker .... unit medic (7 episodes, 2004-2005)
Richard Ayoade .... script editor (6 episodes, 2007)
Paul Coe .... production team (6 episodes, 2007)
Rebecca Rycroft .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 2007)
Dave Brown .... choreographer (3 episodes, 2004)
Paul Mortimer .... unit medic (2 episodes, 2004)
 

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Runtime:
27 min (8 episodes)
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Certification:
Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Michael Fielding (who plays Naboo) is the brother of Noel Fielding (who plays Vince).See more »
Quotes:
Bar lady:I like your dress...
Rudy:This is not a dress. This is a sacred robe of the ancient psychedelic monks.
Bar lady:Why don't you stay awhile?
[flashes to him]
Rudy:Put away those fiery biscuits...
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Movie Connections:
References Star Wars (1977)See more »
Soundtrack:
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38 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
a grower, if you are, 30 May 2006
Author: agabuga

I first became aware of Julian Barrett and Noel Fielding when they did a regular slot on the Lee & Herring review show of the juste pour rire comedy festival. I remember thinking that they were quite funny and that their main strength was in making you feel like you were just watching them talking among themselves, rather than acting a rehearsed script.

When I first saw the mighty boosh I didn't really give it a chance. I was channel-surfing late at night and, in my usual cynicism at any new comedy that the BBC releases, switched over after twenty seconds. It wasn't until about a year ago when I visited a friend and we had been out getting intoxicated that I was persuaded to watch a full episode, post-pub style. In spite of my earlier cynicism I found myself laughing, and since then it has grown on me to the point that I've just ordered the 2 series boxset.

Comparisons to Reeves and Mortimer are inevitable and I don't blame people accusing the writers of stealing some content. Of course I remember in 1990 people saying the exact same thing about Reeves & Mortimer in reference to Morecambe & Wise. As one reviewer has already said, they are standing on the shoulders of giants.

What sets the mighty boosh apart is its form. Reeves & Mortimer have never been any good at sitcom. Barrett and Fielding take the same surrealist approach to comedy but apply it to the form of sitcom with a sort of laissez-faire ease which allows the story to feel as if it's just unfolding in front of you.

I think it's interesting that some reviewers have criticised the actors for being too concerned with their image. Personally I thought one of the central jokes (if not THE central joke) of the mighty boosh was that EVERYONE is concerned with their image, and you can either admit it, preen yourself, and revel in how fabulous you look (like Vince) or you can deny it in pursuit of an elusive higher truth which (according to the show) always gets away from you and leaves you in the soup (like Howard).

This is classic double-act stuff (the vain, shallow one and the insecure, pretentious one) and these are two actors who are at home with each other and pull it off well. The supporting cast do their job very well, and Barrett and Fielding's bizarre side characters provide good, if brief, displays of their range as comic actors.

The sets in the mighty boosh are unashamedly low-budget and as far as I can tell none of it was shot on location. This (along with the curtain-up style intro which the two main characters perform (in character)at the beginning of each episode) serves to give the whole thing a thick layer of romantic irony, which neatly bridges the gap between the surreal train ride of the plot and the often mundane, very naturalistic exchanges between Howard and Vince.

In summary, the more I get into this show the more I love it for what it is; a well-crafted sloppy jelly of mixed ideas, held together with sound-acting-glue and peppered with quotable one-liners. It grows on you like cheese, which is a kind of meat, a tasty yellow beef.

That's the end of the review, but is it really the end?

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