Posts Tagged ‘Noel Fielding’

What the fox doesn’t say

Friday, October 25th, 2013

OK, I don’t mind quotation, reference, homage and what have you. But let’s just point out that the 2013 song “The Fox,” also known as “What Does the Fox Say” by Norwegian comedy outfit Ylvis, pretty obviously owes a debt to the 2003 “Mod Wolves” sequence from UK comedy TV series The Mighty Boosh.

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Nathan Barley

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

The 2005 UK miniseries “Nathan Barley” features an ensemble cast of top British comedians and actors and satirizes what seems to be a thinly disguised Vice magazine or equivalent (here it’s “SugarApe,” sometimes written SugaRape) and hipsters in general. The show is named for the bombastic Nathan Barley, creator of the website trashbat.co.ck.

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Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy is Fielding’s followup project after The Mighty Boosh. Luxury Comedy is a series of fantastical comedy sketches, all of which star Fielding. In this one, longtime collaborator Richard Ayoade and Noel play music producers Tod Michaels (a hammerhead shark) and Tony Reason (a ray).

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Luxury Comedy

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

I nearly had a stroke when I first saw Luxury Comedy, and not in a good way, despite being a fan of The Mighty Boosh and Noel  Fielding. Maybe the absence of the Boosh’s Julian Barrett was too jarring.

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Mighty Boosh

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

‘Mr. Susan’ in the “Mirror World” – this scene from the BBC’s The Mighty Boosh is a pretty good introduction to this cult BBC TV show. The show, the surreal adventures of two London zookeepers’, features DIY production and costume design that owes a lot to comedian Noel Fielding, one of the show’s two actor/writers.

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One more thing

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

“There’s not enough psychedelic stuff on TV. I want the world to be a bit weirder than it is. I hate reality, so I hate reality TV. But I love Columbo.”
— Noel Fielding (of the BBC’s The Mighty Boosh – image of Columbo from a Boosh animation below) & more tributes here.

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