(BB Video) Mighty Boosh, pt 3: Slashfic, Boosh books, Eleanor's NORAD link

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Today, the third and final installment of Boing Boing Video's interview series with Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding, co-creators, writers, and stars of the "psychedelic comedy" series The Mighty Boosh.

In this episode, Xeni asks Noel and Julian about fan-made romantic fiction (slashfic), the rumored connections between Eleanor and America's military defense technologies, and the neat books these guys publish. Boosh trufans may already know about the hardcover Mighty Book of Boosh, but an updated edition in paperback is coming in October.

BB caught up with the Boosh gang when they were touring the US to promote the stateside release of a three-season DVD set, also available on iTunes. Cartoon Network's "Adult Swim" recently begain airing episodes in the US, too.
Coming up this week, one last little video tidbit for Boosh fans: exclusive excerpts from their recent US stage performances. Stay tuned!

PREVIOUS VIDEO EPISODES:
If you missed part 1 of our interview series with Noel and Julian (mostly about crazed fans) you'll find that here. Part 2 of the Boosh interview (mostly about music and crimping) is here.

Related Boing Boing posts:

(Special thanks to Mark Kleiman and Stefanie Fletcher for their generous support of this Boing Boing Video interview series.)

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14 Responses to “(BB Video) Mighty Boosh, pt 3: Slashfic, Boosh books, Eleanor's NORAD link”

  1. Rob Beschizza says:

    Awesome. I’m aghast that I’ve been missing this for so long.

  2. Xeni Jardin says:

    Heh, very cool Rob! I’m really looking forward to getting a copy of one or the other of the books, too. I believe there’s a paperback copy for review en route.

  3. Takuan says:

    these people are insane. More please.

  4. Xeni Jardin says:

    @Takuan, while this is the final interview segment, there’s one more BBV episode with the Boosh on the way. We shot some of their live performances while they were in the United States this summer, and will be presenting some brief excerpts from those performances. LOLs will be lolled.

  5. Clumpy says:

    When doing a search for the reason behind the addition of Bollo’s moving jaw partway through the series, I found GARY NUMAN/BOLLO SLASH FICTION. Quite terrifying, actually, though hilarious enough in concept.

  6. Bonnie says:

    Thank you for posting this! I LOVE THE BOOSH!!!! This interview series made my month extra awesome. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of their book!

  7. Powell says:

    Xeni, these are great. Thanks so much for doing these interviews and posting them.
    Long live the Boosh!

  8. Fang Xianfu says:

    #9 – thanks for linking that!

    “You have SEEN a bush right?”
    “No, never! Someone showed me a drawing of one once.”

    “Have you guys ever heard of Nicaragua?”
    “Yeah, ’cause we were schooled in England.”

  9. Takuan says:

    could it be?…is it time? is the Boosh Nation aborning?

  10. IWood says:

    Whoops. Looks like Neil’s i-did-a-buncha-drugs confessional kinda thing resulted in the Beeb booting him from Buzzcocks.

    Ah, well. More time for Boosh then!

    /keep back, i know wang chung

  11. Stefan Jones says:

    #7: Yes, but you have to have an eel up inside ya to join.

  12. blueworld says:


    Slash fiction refers specifically to male/male romantic fanfiction.

  13. Spencer Cross says:

    Here’s a link to the Chelsea Lately interview that they reference in the end of the BBV clip:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbumseZRahc&feature=related

    Doesn’t seem so bad to me. I thought the Boosh handled her with aplomb.

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