The Mighty Boosh

Season 2 Episode 3


Aired Thursday 10:30 PM Aug 09, 2005 on BBC Three
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Episode Summary

In an attempt to impress two goth girls, the boys stage a seance in their front room. Trouble ensues when they summon the most evil demon known to man, an old lady called Nanatoo, who does a runner with their flatmate, the Shaman Naboo's, most magic book. Naboo is livid and gets drunk, leaving it up to Howard and Vince to find the demon, retrieve the book and prevent Nanageddon.moreless

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  • One of the best.

    I really enjoyed this episode and although it did have a few low points here and there, it's still one of the best from Boosh that I've seen to date. The writing and overall style of the show has now completely evolved into something coherent and interesting. Before now the guys seemed to be throwing around ideas, experimenting with this and that, which worked some times and at others didn't. With the opening couple of shows of series two however it's clear that they have found a distinct style that not only capture's the brilliance of the first season, but allows the progression and creativity that the show thrives on at the same time.

    This episode in particular features one of the best plots of the series for me, allowing room for lots of great gags both physical and verbal. I especially loved seeing Howard dressed up as a goth and describing his toilet habits with the girls. The whole evil granny idea (although a little cliché) worked quite well too, but I didn't feel it added much on it's own to the episode other than opening up some great moments with the guys. The episode's song was also brilliant and fit it well, sticking to that same brilliant Boosh formula yet still being distinct from past creations.

    So definitely one of my favourites from the series thus far, I just hope they can keep up the pace!moreless
  • A great episode

    This has to be my all time favourite Boosh episode. Howard and Vince are pretending to be goths to pull some goth girls and accidentally release the worst demon ever known onto the world: Nanatoo. This episode is so full of great bits I can't choose just one as my favourite. However, I do especially love the scene where Naboo faces the council. Tony Harrison and Saboo are hilarious in that scene.

    Favourite quotes:

    The crunch? you know nothing of the crunch.

    Dark side of the moon. That's one of my own

    Overall a fantastic episode and just remember: Nanageddon's coming in a nylon gown!moreless
  • In order to shag two goth birds vince and howard steal Naboo`s dark arts book and summon a demon in the form of a geriatic woman With Nanatoo and her unholy blue rinse army stalking london Can the end of world be far behind?moreless

    Another episode that still suprises me by how many wierd turns and twist it makes.

    The idea that the Nanatoo

    would be hiding out at a bingo hall was hilarious.

    Her specail kniting needles of doom were excellent

    as was her abilty to knit people into mummies and impale them.

    The finest moment of the ep has to go to Tony harrison

    A disembodied head and member of the shaman`s council

    he must prove to his partner he has been to the crunch,not just taken a day trip around the crunch and purchased a few guawdy postcardsmoreless

    This has to be the funniest episode of The Mighty Boosh ever it contains so many killer jokes from defiling tombstones to knocking old ladies out to one of the best Boosh songs ever, Nanageddon has it all, The thing I like most about this episode is the amount of jokes in it, like when Howard tries his hardest to impress the goth girls with his corney jokes but then starts saying some weird stuff like.

    Howard; went to a graveyard today.

    Goth girl 1; yeah?

    Howard; yep did a **** on a tomb stone

    *the goth girls aren't impressed*

    but it doesn't stop there he belives this makes him attractive to the goth girls so he continues to say

    Howard; killed a swan yesterday did a **** on it, yep right on it, Saboo and Tony harrison are funny together when they are arguing about how Tony can be moved around but the best part of this episode is the song that comes on when they steal the book back off of Nanatoo.

  • The moon, as always, looks over and looks after the inhabitants of the bizarre Howard Moon and Vince Noir world of shamans, talking gorillas and armageddon grandmas.

    Once again the moon is the literal and metaphorical highlight of the continually and extraordinarily beautiful and magical second series of The Mighty Boosh. His dreamy, oblivious comments on life perfectly intersect the more lively and chaotic world of Howard Moon and Vince Noir as they hunt down the merciless ‘Nanatoo’ – a grandma-based daemon who plans to destroy the world. However un-terrifying the Boosh monster may be, Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding, with their scrumptious chemistry together, create another out of this world extravaganza. Any person in their right mind would wish they could be a blundering daddy-long-legs bumping manically into the kitsch-wallpapered walls of the house that Howard, Vince, Naboo - their live-in shaman, and Bollo - the talking gorilla - inhabit.


Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Naboo goes to the board of shamen the people seated at the table are (from left to right) the Green-faced witch is played by Noel Fielding's mother, Kirk is played by Noel Fielding's nephew, the head of the board of shamen is played by Julian Barratt (Howard Moon), Saboo is played by Richard Ayoade, Tony Harrison is played by Noel Fielding (Vince Noir) and the old warlock is played by Julian Barratt's father.

    • Electro pop duo Robots In Disguise reappear in this episode, this time playing the two goths that the Boosh lads are trying to hook up with.

    • UK goth heroes The Cure are multi-referenced in this episode. First of all Vince claims that the strongest hair spray available, Goth Juice, is made from the tears of Robert Smith (The Cure's founder and singer) while at the the end the Moon sings The Cure's hit Love Cats. There is also mention of 'the forest' during this goth-soaked ep, possibly (or possibly not) a reference to The Cure's early track A Forest.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Vince: How are we gonna find that old lady? She could be anywhere.
      Howard: An old Comanche Indian saying; "The best place to hide a leaf is in the forest."
      Vince: You think she's in the forest?

    • Vince: Goth Juice... the most powerful hairspray known to man. Made from the tears of Robert Smith.

    • Nanatoo: Blood on the walls of the London town. Satan's evil in a nylon gown.

    • The Moon: When you are the moon the best form you can be is the full moon. And then a half moon, he's alright, but the full moon is the famous moon. And then, like, three quarters, no one cares about him. When does he come? Two days in a calendar month? He's useless. Full moon. The moon. The main moon.

    • Bingo caller: 62 avian flu, number 62. Two bloody stumps number 11. Shish, bang, boom, bally, bally, boo, boo number 28. Howdy doody, bouncing clown, number 75.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Vince changes his name to Obsidian Blackbird McKnight to impress two goth girls he has met, the name is an allusion to the Dutch progressive death metal band of the same name.