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"The Mighty Boosh" (2003) More at IMDbPro »TV series 2003-2007

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The Mighty Boosh: Season 3: Episode 6 -- Vince is mc-ing at the night at the Velvet Onion, to be headlined by The Black Tubes. Keen to fill the shoes of their recently deceased front man, Vince goes to immense lengths to get into their mandatory drainpipe jeans, but at what price? Meanwhile Howard takes acting lessons from Montgomery Flange in an attempt to overcome his stage fright and secure work with director Jurgen Harbourmaster. Will he lose out to Sammy the crab?


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18 May 2004 (UK) See more »
Come with us now on a journey through time and space... To the world of the Mighty Boosh!
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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 (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)

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)
Nila Karadia .... production coordinator (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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Additional Details

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30 min
Sound Mix:
Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes)

Did You Know?

The series was called "The Mighty Boosh" because of a haircut Michael Fielding once had that his brother Noel Fielding and their friends called the mighty bush.See more »
Factual errors: Apollo 11 only had two of the astronauts walking on the Moon's face, the third stayed in the Orbiter.See more »
[Vince and Howard have been buried up to their necks and left for dead in the desert]
Vince Noir:Howard? You think it's going to be alright?
Howard Moon:No. We're gonna die in the most horrific way known to man.
[sighs in resignation]
Vince Noir:[smiling] Had some good times, though, didn't we?
Howard Moon:Yeah...
Vince Noir:Huh... yeah...
Howard Moon:[wistfully] Remember the time we had that soup?
Vince Noir:That was brilliant.
[they start singing]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2007) (TV)See more »
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29 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
And I once looked at a hedge, what's your point?, 14 September 2005
Author: TheBlackVoodoo from England

It's good to see so many who appreciate this comedy. I meet few who've seen it, anyone who has loves it and the rest, obviously, haven't seen it. Many here love it which is great, one making ambiguous suggestions to a dislike of it, but with no real depth to the reasons why. Id like to talk about the opposing reasons of what they could have said. I think this is muchly Noel and Julian's personal SOH and I think that that is great because they have really good SOH. I have a similar SOH and so enjoy it. A good alternative comedy should not be written with the masses in mind, and just because you may not understand the humour, that doesn't make it weak. Id never call any comedy weak, especially not because it is the writer's own humour. Do you think all stand up comedians are acting? No. Some do, but most gather information of things they find funny in there daily lives and use them. It is up to the audience as to whether or not their upbringing brought them to this moment in time where they find it funny. I personally think its the best kind of comedy. And if you don't, so be it. I don't like "Bo Selecta" very much, but id never call it weak. I just know that its just not my SOH. I have seen Noel do stand up and think he's great. Fantastical and childlike, with almost infinite energy and ideas.

I am not a big fan of progression either, musical or comical, I think genius can come from anywhere, at any time. The key is originality. We all know that "Friends" being the number one comedy based on the public doesn't make it the funniest or most clever comedy in what I call "The Real World." Something else I've noticed, and I don't mean to sound arrogant, is that the "scally" culture just don't get The Boosh. Probably because it's weird and dark, and the jokes aren't always spelled out for you in brightly coloured letters. It is suited more to "real" music fans, artists, poets and those of an alternative nature.

I think Noel and Julian are very clever, with many other great inputs and inspirations from the likes of Steve Coogan (producer)(Alan Partridge), Matt Berry (Dixon Bainbridge) and Richard Ayoade (Saboo) (Garth Marenghi's Darkplace), Nicholas Burns (The King)(C**t, Nathan Barley) and they have both worked with Chris Morris (Brass Eye, The Day Today, Big Train, Jam) on Nathan Barley.

I believe this comedy, particularly the first series, to be rich in word play and a clever use of language. The use of sets and props is well thought out, artistically, minimally and budget-wise, it's also different and humble. The ideas of such extreme, deep and diverse characters is almost astounding at times, if not for its light heartedness. The jokes vary in style, like "oh yeah the double bluff gag" or "oh yeah they blatantly stupid and weird gag" a lot, and such crammed word wizardry makes it a feast of surreal munchery. The best thing is that they know that some things are funnier if they're said differently. Like everyone knows that "You S**gs" is funnier said in a cockney accent than a Cumbrian one. They also use timing, delivery and camera work to the best they can be. The music. How can you not mention the music… they obviously have good musical ability. They are catchy songs, varying in style with each one, including brilliant lyrics. To do one in every episode is very special.

I would compare it more to the young ones, if I had to, rather than R&M. Mainly because it is a sitcom and although TMB is less slapstick, the central points of the subjects are similar, for example the alternative lifestyle and the thoughts and feelings that come with that, and obviously the characters like animals and weird people are similar too.

I've said a lot, if you've even got this far! That's because I was so impressed and wanted to tell people who are considering watching it. Its now my second favourite comedy, behind "Spaced" and just before "Family Guy" and "Alan Partridge."

I loved this programme as I relate to it and think it is very, very clever. You might too.

A step too far? Maybe, if you're wanting to stay put, if not, Come with us now on a journey through time and space, to the world of the Mighty Boosh. And love it.

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