I wanted to do a “top 5″ list of my favorite clips from cult British comedy, The Mighty Boosh, when I realized most of my favorite clips were character driven. So then I was going to make a “top 5 characters from The Mighty Boosh” list when I realized all my favorite characters were played by Noel Fielding. So then I was going to make a “top 5 reasons why Noel Fielding is a comic genius” list when I realized this wasn’t fair to the equally as talented Julian Barratt. Oh well. So here is my generically titled list of clips from The Mighty Boosh.
5. Vince Noir
The hair obsessed, electro loving, self proclaimed King of the Mods; featured here in a delightful ode to the wiles of the tundra in all his androgynous glory.
You’re in for a Hubba Bubba nightmare!
3. Tony Harrison/The Moon
This may be considered cheating, but number 3 is a tie between shaman Tony Harrison and The Moon, both played by Fielding and both conveniently located within this clip. 2 x the hilarity! Needless to say, he knows nothing of the crunch.
2. Old Gregg
Probably the most well known of the Boosh character, Old Gregg is a scaly man-fish with a mangina. Some say he’s half man, half fish. Others say it’s more of a 70/30 split, but whatever the percentage, he’s one fishy bastard!
1. The Hitcher
A Cockney nutjob who curates the zoo for animal offenders, featuring the Nazi Turtle and the Ku Klux Goose. It might seem a controversial decision to list The Hitcher at number 1 over Old Gregg, but he is my favorite Boosh character on any given day. It was a close call. You love it, you slag!