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November 7th, 2007

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03:22 pm - BOOSH:
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Cheese sniffing from this YouTube clip (But why can't Julian pronounce Gouda? Why? It's not that hard.)

Below the cut. Series 3 Radio Times listings, 15 Nov 2007, plus a short review.

Current Mood: [mood icon] cranky

(Indulge your wild theories here)


Date:November 7th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
What's wrong with comedy for the urban cool?
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Date:November 8th, 2007 12:24 pm (UTC)
Hey there! Just friended you over here.

I suppose they think it's a bit exclusionary (is that a word?) and will alienate a large percentage of the viewing public. Personally, I'm not cool (perhaps the opposite), and I still love the Boosh. And Howard's like the antimatter of all coolness, I adore that. Cool runs from him screaming. He's a hero.

If the guys don't do comedy about what they're interested in, what's the point. This is what they like, so it's what they do. I find it more trivial than cool. But it knows it's essentially trivial, which makes it even funnier.

It is very urban. I like that. I grew up in the countryside and bloody hated it. There's that Lou Reed song, "There is only one good use for a small town - You hate it and you’ll know you have to leave."
Date:November 8th, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, from what I know of the Boosh's history, there was definitely no "cool agenda" at any point, just two arty guys doing goofy improv. Maybe the review is influenced by Noel's current celebrity status? But see, even Noel's interest in style is perfectly genuine.

"But it knows it's essentially trivial, which makes it even funnier." As Oscar Wilde would say! Yeah, it's absurdist/nonsense comedy, not some kind of exclusionary postmodern thing. *shrugs* I'm not really surprised at that reaction to them at this point (especially on TV), but do think it's... wrong.
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Date:November 8th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
Maybe the review is influenced by Noel's current celebrity status?

Or that he keeps namedropping minor Britbands into the new series (first episode, anyway). Again, the more minor they are, the funnier it makes it.

Although the biggest pop star in it is entirely made up, not a real 'celebrity mate' of Noel's at all. I like that, it adds to the fantasy feeling.

Date:November 8th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
I noes!!!! And I haven't let out a squee yet either.


there we go. I already downloaded realplayer and the episode, and I've got it paused at the beginning now - hope my darn sister gets home in time so we can watch it before I got to work! (She'll actually kill me if I watch it without her, besides it wouldn't be as much fun.)
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Date:November 8th, 2007 07:40 pm (UTC)
I agree! You got to have someone to squee with. :D
Date:November 7th, 2007 11:58 pm (UTC)
You get the impression (don't you?) that the BBC really aren't all that sure about the appeal of The Mighty Boosh.

It's as if they're ever so slightly embarassed about being associated with the show. Yet, at the same time, the Beeb don't want another channel to have The Boosh incase they've got it wrong and the boys the biggest thing since..............(supply own double act as appropriate e.g. Del & Rodney, Bing & Bob, Richard & Judy etc).

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Date:November 8th, 2007 12:26 pm (UTC)
Yep. They bought into them at the start, and now are not really sure what to do with them now they're on a third series and haven't gone mainstream yet. Plus, BBC3 lost all its stars like Little Britain to the bigger channels, so they're grabbing onto the ones that remain, and effectively stunting their growth.

Of course, I'm just glad that the Boosh TV series are just being made at all. Miserably, pathetically grateful, the worm that I am.
Date:November 8th, 2007 03:08 am (UTC)
Just flashes?! What?! Whoever wrote that first thing can lick me. Well, Ruth Margolis can too, actually. I could be misreading her, but her "comedy for the urban cool" thing sounds a lot like the anti-intellectual, anti-artistic, anti-unique-thought crap we get over here.

By the way, how is "gouda" pronounced? I think I say it the way Julian does.
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Date:November 8th, 2007 12:38 pm (UTC)
Just flashes?! What?! Whoever wrote that first thing can lick me.

NO! THEY CAN GET HOWARD TO LICK THEIR BALLS! Have you seen - the first episode is up online - and almost the first thing that happens involves Howard Moon and balls licking!

OMG OMG *stills my beating heart*

I sincerely hope you can get this and the BBC haven't blocked it to non-UK people. Don't worry, it'll be on youtube in a few days if you can't.


You can omit the guttural first g if you don't want to go all the way Dutch-stylee, but Ireland-dwellers like me find it easy enough, what with all the loughs about tickling our tonsils on a daily basis. I didn't realise that gouda was mispronounced so universally. I live a sheltered life. It's named after the city, Gouda. There's a pronounciation thingy at the top of this page. I can't get it to work, perhaps you can. (It says my Java isn't working.)
Date:November 8th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
It's up already?! I'm soooo tempted to go and watch it RIGHT NOW, but I shall try to restrain myself and wait for lunch. Urgh... Is it up on the BBC3 site? It probably will be blocked to non-UK users, but it's worth a try for ball-licking.

I knew it was named after a city, but I guess I figured the city was pronounced "Goo-duh" too. ;} That's the only way I've heard it pronounced over here that I can remember. The most important thing, though, is that it's yummy!

Hope you're feeling better today...though I imagine Howard's ball encounter helped with that a bit.
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