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The Mighty Boosh

The Mighty Boosh

If I’m stranded on an island, odds are I will be feeling pretty darn pissy and will require something to make me laugh.  Nothing tickles my funny bone (I find that expression kind of icky) quite like the Boosh.  The prodigiously amusing Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt play, respectively, adorable dandy Vince Noir and self-serious jazz fiend Howard Moon, not to mention a slew of other memorable characters such as the transgender merman Old Gregg and psychotic cockney The Hitcher.  They’re joined in their adventures by Bollo the ape, Naboo the Enigma (a pot smoking shaman), and Bob Fossil (whose nipple rubbing dances defy description).  Oh, and there are musical numbers and priceless raps called crimps (“bouncy bouncy, ooh such a good time!”).

Vince (aka “The Confuser”) tempts creepy men with his tight pants and gorgeous hair.

In my favorite episode, “The Nightmare of Milky Joe,” our heroes find themselves stranded on an island and promptly fall in love with coconut women, only to suffer the consequences of coconut spousal abuse and eventual murder.  I hope it won’t come to that on our island, but regardless of what happens, I’ll be better off with the Boosh there.

T

  1. Tom Petty – How is it possible that this man keeps getting better and cooler every year?  And that timeless shag!  We’ll see you next month, Mr. Petty!  Please let us touch your hair. 
  2. Andrew Jackson’s hair – The word “mane” might be more accurate than “hair.”  Take a moment to examine a $20 bill.  Andy may be responsible for some atrocious pieces of American history (Trail of Tears, anyone?) but the awesomeness of his hair is indisputable. 
  3. Muse’s new single, “Neutron Star Collision” – With lyrics like “my love will be forever and we die, we die together,” it’s sexy and menacing!  What more could a girl want?
  4. Amanda Bynes – Will you be friends with us?  Please?
  5. Head vases – Someone told us recently that these were not “good art.”  Being possessed of apparently terrible taste in art, we’re fascinated by these intricate, bejeweled ladies (and the Civil War generals who love them).
  6. Lena Headey – It’s completely unfair that this woman gets better looking and more talented with age.  (Not unlike Fetch #1 up there.)  Sexy, funny, down to earth—can we be you, Lena?
  7. Historical reenactments – What’s more fun than people in period dress bringing the past alive with historically accurate costumes, slang, and story lines?  We are eagerly looking forward to the witch trial reenactments when we visit Salem this September!
  8. Christopher Guest mockumentaries With so many ridiculous characters and so much priceless dialogue, these films only get funnier with repeated viewings.
  9. Jane Lynch – Yes, Sue Sylvester is a character for the ages, but Jane Lynch steals every show she’s in, especially as a Witch in Nature’s Colors who used to make movies for mature audiences (wink). 
  10. The Mighty Boosh – You love it, you slag!   

Because we don’t just insult things, we proudly present a companion list of things we especially love.

  1. Owls.  What’s not to love?  The big eyes, the gentle coos, their ability to turn their heads at unnatural angles (actually, that part’s a little creepy).
  2. Scottish accents.  Looking at you, Ewan McGregor.  You can read the phone book to us anytime.
  3. Hobo bags (terrible name, though).  K could not live without her twenty ton pharmacy…er, purse.
  4. Noel’s hair.  For those of you who don’t know, Noel Fielding is T’s beloved Vince Noir from The Mighty Boosh.  That ridiculously awesome shag is on par with our pal Tom Petty’s.
  5. Weird old movies.  Recently, we’ve enjoyed The Man Who Laughs and Freaks.  Good luck making movies like these today.  Actually, we take that back.  PLEASE don’t ever try to remake them.  Thank you.
  6. John Cusack.  Or “Cute-sack,” as we call him.  Rent Better Off Dead.  Right now.  We’ll wait.
  7. Netflix recommendations.  We’re eternally indebted to our red (as in their logo, no implication that they’re Communists) friends for priceless suggestions like Forbidden Zone.  Typing of which…
  8. Danny Elfman as the devil in Forbidden Zone.  “Minnie the Moocher” has never sounded so sexy.
  9. El Azteca.  Hands down our favorite restaurant.  Delicious Mexican food (with a vegetarian section on the menu!) and service that’s second to none.  It’s our Cheers.
  10. K’s new side table.  After scouring antique stores far and wide, at last the perfect table with neat spindles has been acquired—and for only $32!

There!  See, we can be nice, too.