What's the Boosh?
What's the Mighty Boosh? One of the most difficult questions we had to tackle when building this fansite.
Difficult if you really try to explain to Boosh-virgins what the show's about, besides stating the obvious that it's a british telly show... well, duh!
You might say now: Why explain?
We, the humble webmisses, come both from countries where the Boosh is captured in a small night spot on telly (Belgium) or not aired at all (Germany) and
we both had to face situations where we had to explain to friends what the fuck this is we are so crazy about. To be honest, we often failed miserably at that.
So instead of writing a smart-ass, boring text about it that wouldn't capture the magic that is the Boosh anyways,
we decided just to throw a few quotes in your pretty faces. Quotes from people in the Boosh, people close to the Boosh,
prominent and not so prominent people (yes, WE are actually the not so prominent ones...).
Because everyone finds their own meaning and joy in the show.
"It makes me feel like I'm eating my favourite breakfast sugary cereal and watching the muppets."
- Anthony Rossomando (Dirty pretty things)
"You just don't know what's gonna happen next and that's genius."
"It's like a technical and multi-colored explosion of fun in amongst the sea of smartarses and quite dreary comedy."
"It's a sort of thing that amuses a group of friends in a playground, it's their little thing. Well, the Boosh have managed to make it our little thing."
"It is a bit difficult just to know exactly where you are. And then once you know where you are, it's ever so simple: It really is just two men bickering."
"You'll never meet two people who can generate more material than Noel and Julian.They could sit down and chat for half an hour and it would be perfectly watchable television."
"It's not really acting. It's just them with some make-up and some clothes on."
- Spencer Millman (producer)
"They make a artform of silly."
"It's not shouting "Like me!", you know. It slightly doesn't care whether you like it or not and I think that's nice."
And the fans...?
"The Boosh is like that funny feeling you have when you wake up in the middle of a marvellous dream."
"The Boosh like a big private joke you share with your closest mates. It makes you giggle everytime you think about it."
"The Boosh is the like your favorite kiddie ride at the amusement park...you never want it to end."
"The Boosh is that smile you get on your face when you go outside & can see the stars blazing brilliantly in the night sky."
"The Boosh is .... is me trying to explain to my wonderfully absurd boyfriend that Dave voices bollo whilst on stage and that that is really Mike's real tache as Naboo ... being serenaded with its what's inside song. Looking at life on a kilter + the tweed and the glitter."
"The Mighty Boosh is both parts cult hit, personal private world. When you watch it, it's like your the only one in the world who understands, and it's like it was made just for you. And again the Mighty Boosh makes everyone feel this way, so it creates a wonderful sense of community."
"The Boosh is a bunch of boys sword-fighting with sticks and hanging upside down from the slightly-psychedelic tree house in the backyard, but in the best way possible-- because it's actually a high school play where the set falls down and the costumes are a bit rubbish, and somehow there's an ostrich involved, but in the best way possible-- because it's actually grown men running around in ridiculous wigs, flying around on magic carpets, and pelting each other with fruit and crimps and silly insults, and somehow this is all just serving to erase the futile gap between your brain and theirs until you can't imagine your existence without their little special slice of unreality to remind you that things can still be fun and a bit magic, after all. The Boosh makes you feel alive, in the best way possible."
"The Boosh is your endearingly rambunctious, oddly attractive best friend, only better. Because, if you so happen to get a wee bit drunk and accidentally make a move on the Boosh, unlike your real best friend, it won't mind a bit."
"It's a cup full of awesome with sprinkles and cream."
What about you? Send us your quotes and thoughts about what you think the Boosh is or what it means to you and we will post them here!
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