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.
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
Julian Barratt – Howard Moon / Dennis / Brian
Noel Fielding – Vince Noir/ The Moon / Tony
Michael Fielding – Naboo
Rich Filcher – Bob Fossil / Lester
+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”.