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Posted: 13 Sep 08, 21:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My son has been bugging me for a long time to watch The Mighty Boosh which he assures me is the funniest thing that's been on television in years. I've been aware of it for quite some time but until this evening I've never actually watched it.
So tonight I gave in and promised to sit through an entire episode and reserve my judgement until the programme had ended.

Suffice to say that's half an hour of my life I'll never get back. In all honesty, it was the one of the worst so called comedies I've ever encountered. It was like watching a school play in which the kids have forgotten their lines and resorted to pulling faces and shoving each other. In the end I actually started to feel sorry for them.

When it ended, my son looked at me with a "Well, what did you think?" look on his face. I was about to tell him exactly what I thought but before I could begin my tirade, I remembered something that happened 26 years ago.

I had managed to coax my dad into watching an episode of 'The Young Ones' and to give him his due, he did sit through at least half of it before he declared it a waste of license payer's money and called me a 'fucking weirdo' for watching 'that shite'.

So is it just me getting old and slowly turning into my dad who died last year or is Mighty Boosh just not funny?



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Posted: 13 Sep 08, 22:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm... I've never seen The Mighty Boosh...
my friends go on about it a lot so...
maybe both?


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Posted: 14 Sep 08, 00:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Eels!

You may not like The Boosh, but your new avatar rocks, Fatty!



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Posted: 14 Sep 08, 01:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

( ^ I was JUST listening to Eels. xD )

I think the Boosh is terrific and I'm always in stitches when I watch it, but it's kind of an acquired taste. Which episode were you forced to watch? :P


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Posted: 14 Sep 08, 03:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*pulls up a chair and awaits Freya's arrival on this thread*


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Posted: 14 Sep 08, 07:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

JoxerTheDeityPirate wrote:

*pulls up a chair and awaits Freya's arrival on this thread*


I'll get the popcorn, u want salty or sweet?


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Posted: 14 Sep 08, 07:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

First time I watched The Mighty Boosh, I fell asleep to be honest.... =/



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Posted: 14 Sep 08, 08:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Young Ones - funny

Mighty Boosh - shite

Fatty - much funnier


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Posted: 14 Sep 08, 10:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I tried watching some of it on YouTube once. I don't think I lasted any longer than 5 minutes. But what does fatty know, anyway? He doesn't even like Jack Black. ;-)

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Posted: 14 Sep 08, 10:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're turning into your dad.

It's inevitable.

I wouldn't be surprised if your dad sat his dad down to listen to a record of that Elvis Presley bloke and your Grandpa was disgusted.

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Posted: 14 Sep 08, 11:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd be interested to know what series the episode you watched was from.

The third series is shite.

The first series is what made me fall in love with it. Then it went a bit downhill and I now pretend that series 3 never happened (there is so much wrong with it, I won't even go there, or I'll start going off on one.)

I still love The Boosh though. (I don't have much choice, I bought loads of tickets last year to go and see them live and the tours just started, so I need to at least pretend to be enthusiastic.)

They're actually better live than the TV episodes, which is good. They had me in stitches at one of their warm up gigs. They're both fantastic comedians, but they're trying too hard now and it's become a bit "Meh"

But still, I love 'em.

Also, whenever I remember how rubbish The Boosh has become, I just think of this bit - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcVv7KddJ4o

And I am reminded of why I originally liked them.

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Posted: 14 Sep 08, 14:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

David Jones wrote:

The Young Ones - funny

Mighty Boosh - shite

Fatty - much funnier


I agree. Mighty Boosh and Little Britain are two "comedy" programs I just dont get.


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Posted: 14 Sep 08, 16:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The first series of Little Britain was funny, but then they run out of ideas and it went completely to pot, they were flogging a dead horse.

I like my comedy random to a point, I'm a big fan of Reeves & Mortimer but sometimes the Boosh just seem to be random for random's sake so all the little student emo's can go "Oh, its so random!"

The League of Gentlemen falls into the same category.


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Posted: 14 Sep 08, 16:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Boosh really isn't random at all. It's only idiots that would call it random.

Barely anything's random. I hate the overuse of the word.

And Little Britain is most certainly rubbish. Except the Scottish guy in the first series.

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Posted: 14 Sep 08, 16:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freya is quietly judging you. wrote:

I hate the overuse of the word.

Absolutely seconded.


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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 13:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Carol! the Musical wrote:

Freya is quietly judging you. wrote:

I hate the overuse of the word.

Absolutely seconded.


I third that decision also. Maybe I used "random" a bit too often in my post!

I know I've gone into watching the Boosh with this knowledge that the random fan base love it so, so maybe that has clouded my judgement slightly.

However, I thought this about The League Of Gentlemen many years ago. I rewatched it again on Dave recently but still didn't get it.

Not sure if I'll get the Mighty Boosh in a couple of years either.

Still, each to their own.


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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 15:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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RANDOMRANDOMRANDOMRANDOMRANDOMRANDOMRANDOMRANDOM


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Posted: 15 Sep 08, 16:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Carol! the Musical wrote:

Freya is quietly judging you. wrote:

I hate the overuse of the word.

Absolutely seconded.

I hate kids who remark "THAT was random" to things other people say when they really aren't random at all.

I once saw a classmate's MySpace and she mentioned on her "General Section" that she liked "Being random". What the fuck? How can being random be a hobby? If all you do is sit around deciding when it would be a good time to "Be random" then it's not really being random! D:

[/Badly worded rant]


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Posted: 16 Sep 08, 07:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sergei? wrote:

Carol! the Musical wrote:

Freya is quietly judging you. wrote:

I hate the overuse of the word.

Absolutely seconded.

I hate kids who remark "THAT was random" to things other people say when they really aren't random at all.

I once saw a classmate's MySpace and she mentioned on her "General Section" that she liked "Being random". What the fuck? How can being random be a hobby? If all you do is sit around deciding when it would be a good time to "Be random" then it's not really being random! D:

[/Badly worded rant]


wow,that was really....random ;-]

*ducks for cover behind the random cushioned sofa*


isnt innuendo an italian suppository?

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joxer replies: but in a nice way :-]

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Posted: 16 Sep 08, 15:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

JoxerTheDeityPirate wrote:

Sergei? wrote:

Carol! the Musical wrote:

Freya is quietly judging you. wrote:

I hate the overuse of the word.

Absolutely seconded.

I hate kids who remark "THAT was random" to things other people say when they really aren't random at all.

I once saw a classmate's MySpace and she mentioned on her "General Section" that she liked "Being random". What the fuck? How can being random be a hobby? If all you do is sit around deciding when it would be a good time to "Be random" then it's not really being random! D:

[/Badly worded rant]


wow,that was really....random ;-]

*ducks for cover behind the random cushioned sofa*

*Throws potted plants at Jox*

I KEEP MISSING

Let's have Paul Rodgers play the part of the random cushioned sofa, yes?

[THAT was random]

xD


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