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  • Adaptation Displacement: The TV series is a lot more popular than the stage show and the radio show.
  • Acceptable Targets: The Honey Monster during a live tour, after a Sugar Puffs advert ripped off crimping for some unexplained reason.
  • Awesome Music: Happens at least once per episode
    • "He's so bright and milky-white, shining down upon the grou-ou-ound. EV'RYBODY LOOK AT DE MOON!"
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: At least once an episode.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Many instances, but the Hitcher is the number one offender.
    • Even more so in the Book of Boosh where it's revealed his favorite hobbies are "Playing cards and raping".
      • Yet another Hitcher example: In the first live show, he shows off the freshly-severed heads of Howard and Vince, then proudly proclaims (and demonstrates) to the audience how he had his devilishly cockney way with them. Decapitating the main characters? Shocking! Fucking their remains? Hilarious!
  • Ear Worm: "Jean-Claude Jacquettie" and "Love Games" especially.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Many people didn't know that this show existed until they traced it back from Old Gregg.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Despite the fact that a) Howard and Mrs Gideon were never a couple, and b) it was obvious that she was never meant to be a serious contender for Howard's affections, it doesn't stop fans hating her, probably because she distracted from the UST between Howard and Vince. Many breathed a sigh of relief when she did not appear in the other two seasons. The Pencil Case Girl received the same treatment.
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  • Foe Yay: A very disturbing example between the Hitcher and Howard.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: In the live DVD from 2006, the absolutely vile and gleefully rape-happy Hitcher is described as a Jimmy Savile impersonation. Savile was revealed to have been a serial sexual predator who took extensive measures to cover up his crimes shortly after his death.
  • Ho Yay: Has its own page.
  • Memetic Molester: Old Gregg. "Do you love me?"
    • #Pelt the rabbit in his big white face~ Pelt it, pelt it#
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • "I'm Old Gregg!"
      • This one is so bad that many people will shout this with enthusiasm and yet have no idea the show exists.
    • "Who the f— is John Simm?!?"
    • "I'm the spirit of jazz"
    • "OW!! Man, my hat's on fire!!"
    • John Simm's The Master! How dare he.
  • Moral Event Horizon: In "Strange Tale of the Crack Fox", Vince lets Howard take the fall for him and get fired because it results in him getting a nice cape. Likewise, in "Call of the Yeti", in exchange for the location of the titular Yeti, Howard looks the other way toward Kodiak Jack attempting to rape Vince.
    • Dixon Bainbridge is happy to murder, mutate and con anyone and anything just to earn himself an extra Euro
  • Nightmare Fuel: The Hitcher, the Crack Fox, Old Gregg, take your pick!
    • Charlie, the Hubba-Bubba nightmare!
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    • The Moon, unholy emperor of Uncanny Valley. It... haunts my dreams.
      • "When...when you are the moon, you pretty much split people down the middle. Some go: awww, look at the moon up there with his creamy white face. He's all gentle. While others go: UGH! He's a vanilla rapist, get 'im away from my kids."
    • There is a terrifying moment in "Electro" when the Spirit of Jazz looks to the camera, and his pupils dilate.
    • The Crack Fox. There was a deleted scene (About one and a half minutes in) in which he sings a song about being "a fancy man" and having "a little foxy plan", presumably removed to prevent mass burnings of The Mighty Boosh DVDs.
    • Black Frost, good God.
    • Kodiak Jack trying to rape Vince. Howard leaving Vince with Jack was played for laughs, but the Attempted Rape scene was played as surprisingly serious for the nature of the show, and you could really feel the fear in Vince's voice and see it on his face. The camera giving Kodiak Jack a closeup as he came towards Vince especially gives the viewer a sense of claustrophobia and puts them in Vince's shoes.
  • Tearjerker: Vince sitting by the side of a dying Bollo in Season 1. Despite some japes and gallows humor between the two, it's actually played rather straight, with a fittingly somber soundtrack as they reminisce over the good times they've had. Right up until Vince puts a sheet over Bollo's resting face and Bollo asks him what he thinks he's doing.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Played completely straight. Noel responded to this by saying the writing process actually takes a lot of thought and drugs would want to make you do anything other than writing, and that he and Julian allegedly tried to write on acid once and just ended up staring at a spider on the floor for six hours.
  • The Woobie: Howard; when he's not being a complete stuffed-shirt, he's usually a combination of this and The Chew Toy.


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