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5.0 out of 5 stars They call this show 'the Genre Spanner...', 12 Jun. 2006
This review is from: The Mighty Boosh : Complete BBC Series 1 & 2 [DVD] [2004] (DVD)
This DVD is what you've been looking for..... ''or is it really what you've been looking for?''

The 'Boosh is possibly one of the funniest shows to come out of Britain in the last decade, if not one of the most delightful programmes ever made. I'm a self-confessed snob when it comes to new comedy, especially when the best we seem to have to offer of late is the likes of 'Little Britain'' or ''the Catherine Tate show''. If that's the kind of predictable, repetitive, bland humour you go for, maybe the Mighty Boosh won't be you cup of tea. On the other hand if you enjoyed shows like 'Garth Marenghi's Dark Place', 'Father Ted' or 'Catterick' then it would be an absolute tragedy of you missed out on this beauty. I had to be pretty much forced to watch this from show one, it took me until episode three to be convinced it was funny, but by show four - the Tundra - I got it. I was hooked and needed a daily fix.

There aren't any words yet in the English language to describe how perfect this show is. Yes, both series are entirely different; it took a while to forgive Howard & Vince for leaving the Zooniverse, (I don't understand why they changed that part of the show, it never really restricted their circumstances or ideas, plus how anyone could leave once they'd been made King of the mods by a pack of Mod-wolves will remain a mystery) but the places you will go when you join them on their further adventures will leave you howling with laughter: - you'll face the terror of Nanaggeddon, witness some damn freakish behaviour with Milky Joe, and you'll ''have a moment'' on your first date with Old Gregg. This guy makes Papa Lazarou look like Mary Poppins, but he's by far the highlight in series two.

I couldn't possibly pick which series I like better, I wouldn't want to have missed out on either in my short little life, so I'd have to recommend both series as mandatory buying: The first series has 8 episodes - as opposed to 6 in series two, and you have the constant theme of the Zoo almost producing a sense of ''plot'' that comes with that safety net of - dare I say it - ''situation'' comedy. Let's narrow this down, series one is more character based, with one-to-one chat between Howard and Vince; the jokes are a lot more verbal, and their relationship works beautifully. Series two takes advantage of having no boundaries to sit between, where our heroes can travel off and have unexpected thrills and meet some even stranger new characters. Overall winner:- well, series two has catchier songs... and Vince's hair looks awesome... ''and how I loves my little Vincey''

Still not sure? I can only offer two more pieces of purchasing advice: 1- buy it. And 2 - buy it now.
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