It's always a struggle to explain something that is so typical Boosh. But there are some interesting definitions out there, that we are going to present you here. We're not even bothering making up our own explanation cause we would fail miserably. Crimps are really one these sort of things you need to see for yourself to get it.
"A form of scat singing performed by two or more people.
The origins of the crimp are commonly credited to Vince Noir and Howard Moon of The Mighty Boosh. But some credit the 1988 Tom Hank's film 'Big' as introducing crimping to the world. Crimps are as previously mentioned, sung by at least 2 people, they contain no "real" music (i.e. acapella), and often contain somewhat surreal lyrics that portray an event which happened to a crimper.
The term crimping was coined in a Season 3 episode of The Mighty Boosh, during a scene in which Vince and Howard crimp to two imposters who quickly plagiarize the duo. They later beat them in a crimp-off."
Or let's see what Noel and Julian had to say about their own invention:Julian: "It's this kind of nursery rhyme thing that we used to do."
Noel: "It's like white folk rapping."
Noel: "We did not want to name it actually, until we wrote an episode about it."
Noel: "It makes me laugh a lot."
Julian: "Hmmm yeah, grown men should not really do that sort of stuff."
Noel: "In the show I always used to say "what are those things that we do? They are just for us, they're not for anyone else, they're embarrassing"."
Julian: "They are a bit embarrassing sometimes, yes."
Julian: "Crimps are complex, they have to be shined and polished and tweaked for weeks."
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