Can we talk about this show some more? I’m late to the MB party, having caught just snippets of it on Adult Swim, but now I’ve managed to get caught up. It’s probably not my FAVORITE show of all time, but it’s right up there. Seems they’re starting to hit it big in the States; they’ve been over here promoting the upcoming 3-season DVD set. They were at Comic-Con and even showed up on Jimmy Fallon’s show.
Good stuff, but MORE MIKE FIELDING. I want to put him in my pocket.
I was pretty cold on the Boosh because I didn’t think the zoo setting of S1 was all that funny, but we just started watching S2 and it’s a million times funnier. So if there’s anybody like me that was put off by what they saw in the first season, just ignore it entirely and jump ahead to the second.
What bothered me about Eels was that Howard had run across the Hitcher before but acted like he didn’t know who he was. Same thing with the crazy voodoo jazz guy from S1’s Electro - when they dealt with him again in S3, he was treated like a new character. There seems to be little regard for continuity.
Somehow I doubt the show was intended to have any continuity.
Boosh is basically a showcase for Barratt and Fielding’s wacky characters , like the League of Gentlemen was a showcase for Shearsmith et al. It works brilliantly because there are no constraints like consistency and plot on what they can do, so they could make up pretty much anything at all from show to show and not worry about it fitting in to previous episodes.
I think I liked the 2nd season best, but really there is great stuff in all three.