The Mighty Boosh (series 2)

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The Mighty Boosh (series 2)
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Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 6
Release
Original network BBC
Original release 25 July (2005-07-25) – 30 August 2005 (2005-08-30)
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The Mighty Boosh's second series was originally broadcast between 25 July 2005 and 30 August 2005. The series features five main cast members: Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Rich Fulcher, Michael Fielding and Dave Brown. The second series centers on Howard Moon (Barratt) and Vince Noir (Fielding), and the adventures they have whilst living in their flat. A DVD of the series was released on 13 February 2006 in Region 2, and on 21 July 2009 in Region 1. The DVD also included the pilot episode for 'The Boosh', made in 2003, before the first series. The episode was titled 'Tundra' and was remade for the first series.

Overview[edit]

Setting[edit]

The series is set in a flat in Dalston, England where Howard Moon and Vince Noir, Naboo the Enigma and Bollo the Ape moved into after leaving the Zoo-niverse.[1] Many of the episodes revolve around Howard and Vince's attempts at building a career out of their band, often leaving the flat during their adventures.[1] The adventures of Naboo, now a freelance shaman, and Bollo, now Naboo's familiar, often serve as a subplot.[1]

Production[edit]

A second series was commissioned by the BBC in July 2004, after the success of the first series.[2] This was followed by extensive writing sessions, lasting until the actual filming, which took place from June to July 2005.[3] Unlike the first series, (which by the plots were based upon the radio series) series 2 storylines were completely original and introduced new characters such as the Moon and Old Gregg, as well as a reappearance of the Hitcher from series 1.

Reception[edit]

The second series of The Mighty Boosh was the first BBC programme to be made available online before being shown on television, a method which drew in at least 36,000 viewers.[4][5]

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Original air date
1 9 "Call of the Yeti" Paul King 25 July 2005 (2005-07-25)
2 10 "The Priest and the Beast" Paul King 2 August 2005 (2005-08-02)
3 11 "Nanageddon" Paul King 9 August 2005 (2005-08-09)
4 12 "Fountain of Youth" Paul King 16 August 2005 (2005-08-16)
5 13 "The Legend of Old Gregg" Paul King 23 August 2005 (2005-08-23)
After a bad gig Howard and Vince travel to a village called Black Lake to take a break. At the pub they get the idea of going fishing; in which Vince seems instantly proficient. Vince soon leaves a disgruntled Howard to fish by himself. Vince returns to the pub where he learns about Old Gregg. Howard then inadvertently catches Old Gregg (an intersexual merman with female genitalia the creature refers to as a 'mangina') who takes him to his underwater cave. Vince phones Naboo to help him rescue Howard which Naboo grudgingly agrees to do. While having a meal with Old Gregg Howard learns of his possession of The Funk and ends up getting engaged to Old Gregg. While Old Gregg is preoccupied, Vince, Naboo and Bollo arrive in a submarine - driven by a game of Pac-Man - and rescue Howard, who steals The Funk from Old Gregg. They use it to perform at the pub; singing a song about having "The Funk". They then leave, planning to bring the funk back to London. Old Gregg is shown to be riding atop their van in a wedding dress while exposing his mangina.
6 14 "The Nightmare of Milky Joe" Paul King 30 August 2005 (2005-08-30)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Series Two". Episodes. The Mighty Boosh. Retrieved 2008-01-04.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Turnbull, Susan (2004-07-09). "9.7.04". The Mighty Boosh News Updates. Blogger. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  3. ^ Turnbull, Susan (2005-06-05). "Production starts on series two of THE MIGHTY BOOSH". The Mighty Boosh News Updates. Blogger. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  4. ^ Clapperton, Guy (2005-07-25). "An internet push for The Mighty Boosh". Technology. The Guardian. p. 12. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 
  5. ^ Gibson, Owen (2005-08-26). "BBC puts shows on net and mobiles". Technology. The Guardian. p. 7. Retrieved 2007-12-21. 

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