Russians Get Booshed!

The Mighty Boosh is now entertaining audiences in Russia via satellite station 2×2.

© Baby Cow Productions

© Baby Cow Productions

The channel, which was founded in 1989 and relaunched in 2007 after a period of closure, focuses on animation imports during the day, and it seems, comedy at night.

As well as the Boosh, Russian viewers can also watch Dan Clark in How Not To Live Your Life and Matt Berry in The Wrong Door, as well as Peep Show, Trigger Happy TV and the magnificent creation that is The Peter Serafinowicz Show.

It’s unclear to us non-Russian speaking peelers how long the channel has been broadcasting these shows, but YouTube user DamnRuTube uploaded this fascinating (and rather well made) trailer this week.

Check it out, and if there are any Russian readers out there, we’d love to hear more from you about how well the show is performing in your country!

11 Comments on Russians Get Booshed!

  1. Cheers from Russia!
    I can’t say when exactly they put the show on air, but I recall watching it on 2×2 this winter. However I’ve learnt about the show from the internet and I must say the original version is way more interesting. The translation is correct, but the humour fades… Anyway the Mighty Boosh is well known here and it certainly has gained fans in Russia 🙂


    • Hi Larisa – that’s great to hear! If there’s anything more Boosh related going on, it’d be great if you could let us know. I hope you get to see more of the great things we report on here at TVO, as there’s more to Booshdom than the main show, and I reckon you’ll love it!


      • Yes, thank you, TVO is very enlightening 🙂
        And The Mighty Boosh crew is still the best 😀
        It’s a pity though that videos on the BBC site can not be viewed outside the UK, so that we can’t watch “Lizzie&Sarah” for instance.
        But you’re doing a great job and I’d like to thank you for that, you’re most helpful!


  2. Watching an entire Boosh episode dubbed into Russian may have just become one of my ambitions in life.


  3. Vermichelle // June 13, 2010 at 11:53 am // Reply

    AFAIR, I started to watch TMB on 2×2 in august, last year. And I’m absolutely agree w/ Larisa – the subtitles/original version ftw! But anyway, I’m grateful to 2×2 for that discovery, ‘cos before the tv broadcasting I just heard about The Mighty Boosh. Now I’m booshed fair and square! 😀


  4. Greetings from Russia. I watched this awesome serial when was searching on some british comedy like IT Crowd or How Not To Live Your Life which are famous here too. So I watched all the episodes and live perfomances and was very pleased with talent of Noel, Barratt and their team. One thing I had to say that I downloaded all the videos from the Internet cause we don`t have any good enough dvd-store here or smth. But I ordered Mighty Book and it`s amazing too! Hope you doing good, bye!


    • p.s.
      Oh, and I don`t think that any russian translation can be in some way better that the original one. I watch only with subtitles for about a year.


  5. i’m from Russia and am a huge fan but i only watched a couple of episodes on 2×2. i agree with the others, the original version is the best. however, if i were to choose between the dubbed version and the subtitles i’d go for the former. there are a few mistakes in the translation but the subs are just horrible… anyway it’s great that the series is broadcasted here at all, the Russian fanbase is growing rapidly. more and more people are starting to take interest in Boosh-related stuff and British comedy and TV in general. but of course for most of us the language barrier is a problem. thankfully, there are those mentalists devoted fans who actually translate nearly every British series or TV film they can find and share with the rest. Nathan Barley remains untranslated but i think i probably am going to do it myself. still, TV projects like NMTB or QI can be appreciated by very few people…

    to put a long story short: we love British TV! ❤ and awaiting "Journey of the childmen"


  6. Hello!I’m from Russia. I didn’t watch The Mighty Boosh on 2×2 , but I bought DVD. I’m not sure if there’re all the series, but I watched in English and liked it very much. I’m looking forward a new season. I would like also to visit The Boosh show cause I’m going to London this year, but umfortunately I don’t know if it is available… Maybe you could inform us, Boosh fans, about such events…


    • Hiya Anna! It’s so lovely to hear that Russia is taking to the Boosh! If you’re looking to find out if the boys will be up to anything whilst you’re over then you’ve come to the right place. So keep an eye out for anything that could be of interest for you! xox


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