The Mighty Boosh

Season 3 Episode 1


Aired Thursday 10:30 PM Nov 15, 2007 on BBC Three

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  • An excellent bunch of ideas stapled together with some really bad ones.

    Oh, what to say?

    The first episode of this series was supposed to be something both sureally brilliant and funny. And it was, for a while anyway. The front section of the episode had some classic lines and superb concepts. The return of Tony Harrison and Saboo (looking very well since Nanatoo killed him - but death is always optional in the world of The Mighty Boosh) was fantastic, providing some of the best lines and gags in the episode, you cleft! Howard and Vince continue to be as idiotic as ever, Vince has a certain degree of charm and idiot savant to him that protects him where as Howard is just a total loser. The dialog between them both is top stuff and provides much of the initial enjoyment in the episode.

    The high point of the episode is Rich Fulcher's character Eleanor. He manages to look just the wrong side of 'bloke in a dress' without going too far and his/her obsession with Howard is delivered with such gusto that every line is hilarious.

    But the episode takes a turn for the worse when the cockney hitcher turns up. He's a very tired and overused character for the Mighty Boosh guys. One who really needs to die again and stay dead. While he was hilarious in the first season and sheer genius in the second he just feels forced into this script because Noel Fielding likes dressing up as him. Unfortunately the sections with him on screen are not good until Eleanor turns up and shoots him.

    Also, Howards inability to recognise the Hitcher from his previous encounters is perplexing and really a waste of some potentially great lines explaining why he's not dead.

    All in all it wasn't the best episode, there was too much repeated old material garbled in with the new stuff. Julian? Noel? Running jokes aren't that funny...

    At least next weeks episode was/is much better. :D