Babooshka Shocker!

Noel Fielding‘s sensational repeat performance of Wuthering Heights on Let’s Dance For Comic Relief failed to win the competition, despite the help of his very own Heathcliffe… Mr Julian Barratt!

© thetimes.co.uk

© thetimes.co.uk

Noel’s appearance was pre-empted by a new short film in which his backing dancers followed him out and about on the streets of Camden… and after wowing the judges with his pitch perfect performance, his Booshy husband appeared in rugged garb to sweep his (wo)man off ‘her’ feet!

Boosh fans voted in their drones, but the popularity of Russell Kane’s Beyonce grinding came second to tap-dancing duo James & Charlie.  Perhaps after two previous comics-in-drag, audiences were too jaded to vote for another, though we biased few at TVO Towers were almost certain our boy could’ve sinched the title – especially after THAT cameo: which reunited Noel & Julian for the first time on stage/screen for a long, long time.

As Noel’s recent interview with us suggested, contrary to rumour things are still rosy in the Boosh camp, and as that appearance sent Boosh fans into meltdown, it also cemented every word he said in a simple act of wheelbarrow preparation.  Good to have you back, boys, even if it was only for a fleeting moment.

Sadly, Noel’s epically deserved win was not to be – but the important thing to remember is this glorious effort from all the contestants was in aid of the brilliant Comic Relief, and the four week competition has raised an enormous amount of money for the cause.  Comic Relief itself takes place on March 18th – and for more info you can visit the Red Nose Day website now!

You can see official video of Noel & Julian’s performance above, but whilst you’re here… a group of Boosh fans have worked together to produce a wonderful homage to Noel and Kate Bush, with this special tribute performance of Wuthering Heights.  It’s a real team effort, so well done to Lizzie, Kayleen, Sionarnii, Lieser, Patience, Katie, Adelaide, Emily, Abigail, Maria, Lorraine, Kate, Sparklesharked, Hollis, Alexandra, Flyingmousetrapcircus and Zuzanna for their efforts in places as far flung as the USA, Australia, Poland, Belgum and er… Warrington.  Enjoy!

Editors note: thanks to Sionainne Costello for the screengrabs!

31 Comments on Babooshka Shocker!

  1. May I be the first to say….IT’S AN OUTRAGE!!!!

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    • I shall second your outrage, there will be anarchy in the Booshniverse tonight my friend. Although i did just watch the Submarine special so i am feeling a bit better about it 🙂

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  2. I THINK I WILL NEVER CRY AGAIN.
    I AM OUT OF TEARS.
    OH HEY IT’S OUR VIDEO.. 😉

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  3. Jessica (love Noel // March 12, 2011 at 9:08 pm // Reply

    OMG!!! Noel soooo deserved to win, ESPECIALLY with that Julian cameo…all I know is that it made me swoon all over again 😉

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  4. you forgot Lieser from Belgium!

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  5. Seeing Noel and Julian together again makes me beyond happy! 😀

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  6. Noel deserved to win. His performance was amazing. But, don’t care He’s the winner of all booshies (like me) who love ♥ him so much. Wow! I was in shock when Julian appeared. It was amazing watching they both together again on stage! Although the final results, Noel was the best and we all are so proud of him for his dance tonight! Noel is the winner! He’s the #1 ♥

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  7. Being an American is the WORST! I’m refreshing at a constant rate waiting for a video. JULIAN!!!!

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  8. That was the absolute sweetest ending they could have ever had for that. Just beautiful 🙂

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  9. Julian and Noel are amazing! Well done!!!

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  10. Girls I LOVE your re-enactment! You owned it!

    Such a shame about the results but no one can say he wasn’t superb!

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  11. lisastrawberry // March 12, 2011 at 11:35 pm // Reply

    Wow, super stupendous! One of my favorite songs with my two favorite comedians! Perfectly danced, perfectly cast! (and it just warms my heart, with all of the drakhmas it’s made for a worthwhile cause). Exceedingly well done, dearest ones! And thank you for the timely post for those of us not in England. As ever, the Velvet Onion is where it’s at. THANK YOU.

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  12. Aww yay! The video is up! So much fun to be in 🙂
    Noel’s performance was amazing tonight! Even if he didn’t technically win, he did for everyone who’s a fan. And his ‘cheeky little twist’ was the BEST THING EVER!

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  13. So we all know that Noel is awesome and was totally robbed and should have won! What I want to comment on is that the Boosh fans have GOT to be the best group of fans out there! I mean how many other fans would make an awesome video tribute to one of their fav people who was doing a tribute to another person for charity. Well done gals! That was very good!

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  14. Wait- that was a real bird there at the start????

    Beautiful performance! I kept thinking “i wonder where that bird went?”, but inbetween those thoughts, i was mesmerised by Mr Fielding and his general prettiness and great legs . And then Julian’s appearance topped it off! ‘Tis heartwarming!

    P.s. this is going to make me sound like a knob- especially as i never use uppercase i’s when i should and all- but methinks perchance thou hast overlooked a typo up there. Mr Fielding’s show was probably not pre-emptied so much as pre-empted 😉 Though if it is true, it would probably account for his not winning.

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  15. Heathcliff showed up in the end to carry away his Cathy. Only right I should think. A shame Noel didn’t win, he really should have. But Julian – sometimes you break our hearts with your silence sir. And then you go and do something like this.

    *Applause*

    And ladies the video tribute was wonderful. The Boosh fandom is the best fandom hands down. 🙂 I love the fact that what they do inspires us to pursue our own creativity.

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  16. Noel was robbed! The two unknowns who danced to Putting On The Ritz weren’t a patch on Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle in ‘Young Frankenstein’.

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  17. I’m not ashamed to admit it, I literally cried and screamed when Julian appeared with Noel. Yes I am completely in love with Noel (: and his performance was truely outstanding!! Hopefully this is the start of another beautiful Boosh adventure, I am so giddy!!

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  18. Ok, disappointed Noel didn’t win but happy to see him and Julian together ^^
    cheers!

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  19. I just wanted to say that the tribute video you ladies made for Noel’s performance was PRICELESS. Well done to you- I can’t imagine a better tribute!

    And oh, Noel. As an American, I was stalking the Boosh lj community friends’ page, because I knew that as soon as the dance happened, I’d be able to see some reactions. When those reactions mentioned that Julian was appearing as Heathcliff, I just about died. 🙂 Gotta love those boys. Looking forward to the next adventure they start off on together!

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  20. I know there would be tons of comments on this post! It was like the most perfect present seeing Julian Barrett sweep his one true love (Noel, lol) into his arms and take him away. It was just awesome and I grinned like the crack fox on crack (sorry!). Of course he should have won, but he still did extremely well and he will always be a winner to us!!!

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  21. Seeing Julian definitely made up for the fact that Noel did not win. I’m so happy, it could last me three lifetimes an I’d still be happy. Nothing (not even Noel losing) could bring me down. 🙂

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  22. I enjoyed this performance so much.
    I bet Julian was a lot happier being in character rather than sitting in the audience with a “Noel’s friend” badge on.

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  23. Awwwww really thought Noel would win, he’s ace, And loved Julian being there at the end!! Noels the real winner tho!! Xx

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  24. Wow, he does it a bit too well. I’m so sexually confused right now (as a man).

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  25. Hahaha! I’m actually pretty happy with the outcome of Saturday night. Of course I would have been overjoyed if Noel had won (and on a personal level, I think he deserved to win!), but I quite like the fact that he dipped his toe in primetime mainstream media, performed brilliantly, but at the end of the day he didn’t quite have the broadscale mass appeal to win it.

    He remains our slightly off-centre comedy hero.

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  26. oops forgot one more! Narnii is also in this video 🙂

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  27. Well done Noel. You won, morally!
    🙂
    And I so agree with what Mog and Susan say…

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  28. NOEL DESERVED TO WIN!!! I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!!!! 😀 and i loved Julian’s cameo 🙂 what place did he come?

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