The Mighty Boosh

Season 2 Episode 6

The Nightmare of Milky Joe

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Aired Thursday 10:30 PM Aug 30, 2005 on BBC Three
9.2
out of 10
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While marooned on a desert island, Howard sees an opportunity to nurture his poetry and Vince takes to making bamboo fashion lines. However, with no-one to talk to but each other and nothing to eat but rancid coconuts, they soon find themselves in the midst of a coco-nightmare.moreless

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  • Howard and Vince are stranded on a island with hilarious consequences

    10
    I think this is just a classic and It shows how great the mighty boosh really is. It is a bit like a spoof on castaway with the coconuts and many other things. One of the great things is that you could watch it forever and not get bored because this episode along with the others is incredibly original and there simply isn't anything like it on T.V at the moment. I remember this being one of my first episodes and I didn't really know what to make of the whole thing but after a while it becomes addictive and you will like it for a very long timemoreless
  • The call me the midnight barber!

    9.0
    Out of all the episodes of Boosh, this is probably the one I've seen the most times, and it still remains one of my favourites. Full of great surreal imagery that deals with psychosis in a hilarious manner; 'The Nightmare of Milky Joe' is certainly one of the most memorable episodes to grace the series.



    Perhaps the strongest element used here is the high focus on dialogue between Vince and Howard, which paves way for the episode's funniest scenes. Then again, I've always been of the opinion that this is what separates Boosh from other shows; not the imagery or the characters or anything else, just the unique style that Noel and Julian employ when writing their dialogue. The chemistry is just fantastic, overshadowing anything else that they do, and this episode is a clear example.



    I also loved the character of 'Milky Joe' and the entire concept of the two guys slowly going insane… well, Howard mostly. It allows the characters to become higher versions of themselves, more poignant and hard-hitting than ever before, which is a complete joy to watch. Barratt specifically is hilarious as the exasperated and morbid Howard Moon, who is more disconnected with reality than ever. I'd also like to point out my nomination for one of the best delivered lines in Boosh history when Howard admits to Vince that Milky Joe 'is a complete ARSE!' It's a rather mundane line in itself, but within the context of the story and characterisation I found Barratt's delivery hilarious.



    What lets the episode down however is a lack of appealing tunes, and a rather uneven pace as a result of the very dry (pun intended) plot. Nevertheless, 'The Nightmare of Milky Joe' is still a classic episode, full of great laughs and a very memorable set of scenes between Noir and Moon.moreless
  • Absolutely great

    9.5
    Yes I did give this the classification silly but that's not a bad thing.



    This episode was really good. It starts with Vince and Howard getting on a boat to America only to find themselves thrown off on an island.



    Then Howard gets the idea to create a coconut man called Milky Joe and in retaliation Vince makes female versions.



    Then things get violent, 'cos the coconut Howard goes out with gets violent and when he 'kills' her they both end up in coconut court.



    Yes that does sound utterly ludicrous but it is also very, very funny. Really, my kind of episode.



    9.5 out of 10moreless
  • Absolutely great

    9.5
    Yes I did give this the classification silly but that's not a bad thing.



    This episode was really good. It starts with Vince and Howard getting on a boat to America only to find themselves thrown off on an island.



    Then Howard gets the idea to create a coconut man called Milky Joe and in retaliation Vince makes female versions.



    Then things get violent, 'cos the coconut Howard goes out with gets violent and when he 'kills' her they both end up in coconut court.



    Yes that does sound utterly ludicrous but it is also very, very funny. Really, my kind of episode.



    9.5 out of 10moreless
  • Absolutely great

    9.5
    Yes I did give this the classification silly but that's not a bad thing.



    This episode was really good. It starts with Vince and Howard getting on a boat to America only to find themselves thrown off on an island.



    Then Howard gets the idea to create a coconut man called Milky Joe and in retaliation Vince makes female versions.



    Then things get violent, 'cos the coconut Howard goes out with gets violent and when he 'kills' her they both end up in coconut court.



    Yes that does sound utterly ludicrous but it is also very, very funny. Really, my kind of episode.



    9.5 out of 10moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Howard: Okay, we've got to pool our resources. Tweezers, matches, twine, geological hammer. What have you got?
      Vince: Kings of Leon CD.
      Howard: Great. Well, that's useless, isn't it?
      Vince: It's not useless, it's a blinding album. Better than their first one, and they came up with it really quickly.
      Howard: Thanks, NME. It's useless to us on a desert island though, isn't it?
      Vince: Well, it does double up as a mirror.
      (stares at his reflection in the CD)

    • The Moon: If you are the moon you don't have a mirror so if you want to see your face you've got to have a little look in the rivers. I had a look in there, I'm real flippin' beautiful. I'm all handsome. I'm a smooth white moon. I haven't got any eyebrows but I think that gives me a bit more of an edge.

    • Howard: Who cuts people's hair in the middle of the night?
      Vince: I do. They call me the midnight barber.

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