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This is a "Wild Mass Guess" entry, where we pull out all the sanity stops on theorizing. The regular entry on this topic is elsewhere. Please see this programme note.
The Mighty Boosh
At least the first season is a series of plays Vince and Howard put on for their parents.
This explains the episodic nature of the show, the Negative Continuity, the purposefully low budget look of the set pieces/costumes, complete lack of a fourth wall (as children often break character to explain bits to their parents), and the overall whimsical nature inherent throughout.

The entire show is Howard and Vince acid tripping together.
Naboo's their shady dealer.

Freudian interpretation:
  • Vince- the Id, base pleasure-seeking drive
  • Howard- the Ego, as he is rather more reasonable
  • Naboo- the Superego, always bailing Howard and Vince out of trouble

Vince's increased bitchiness is a result of heartache
In season one, Vince is very placid and good humoured to most of Howard's egotism and character tics, but in season two he becomes a lot more self-centred and combatant towards Howard. This is because in season two he realized he was falling in love with Howard and wasn't dealing with it well, so he Took a Level in Jerkass as he went into denial over it. When his brain cell in "Journey to the Centre of the Punk" said he didn't feel anything for Howard, he was lying, either because his denial was that deep, or because his brain cell wants what Vince wants, which is for Howard not to know. This is supported by Vince realizing he loves Howard later on in the party episode.
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