COMPETITION: Win Prints From Behind The Boosh!

© Dave Brown

This competition is now closed; many thanks to everyone who took part. As soon as Dave Brown has picked the three winners we’ll publish the results. Until then, keep those fingers crossed!

The Velvet Onion has teamed up with the ever wonderful Dave Brown once again ahead of his first ever Boosh themed exhibition – Behind The Boosh – in Norfolk next month.

The exhibition at salon Flint features behind the scenes photographs from more than ten years of Boosh activity, and runs from July 8th until August 20th.

As Dave explained to us recently: “This is a little show in Norwich at a mates hair salon, thought it was apt place as they cut and style Mighty Booshes! Its a small place but I’m showing around 50 prints, some of my favourites from over the years, some you’ll have seen, others you haven’t, shots as far back as the early live shows, the Pilot, all 3 series and both live shows. Only had around 10,000 shots to chose from!”

To celebrate, Dave has offered TVO readers a chance to win a selection of ultra-rare prints which will be divided between three lucky winners.

All you have to do is provide a witty caption to the photograph below, post it in the comments to this article and Brown himself will pick the winning entries.

© Dave Brown

To enter – post a caption to this image as a Comment on this article.

Our first place winner will receive a personally signed print from Dave’s archive, along with a screen-print of the exhibition poster above.  Second place will receive a signed screen-print of the poster, and third place will receive an unsigned print of the poster.

This competition will close at 11:59pm on Saturday 30th June.  For all the legal gubbins, see below.

This competition offers three distinct prizes to three winners only – 1x Personally signed print & unsigned poster [First Place], 1x Signed poster [Second Place], 1x Unsigned poster [Third Place].  Winning entries will be chosen by Dave Brown based entirely on their creativity and his personal enjoyment of the responses, and winners will be asked to submit their address details, which may be shared with Mr Brown only in the event of delivery issues .  Your details will not be shared with any additional third parties.   This competition is being run entirely by The Velvet Onion, with prizes organised by Dave Brown.  One entry per person.  Any entrants found making multiple entries from the same IP address will be disqualified, and banned from entering further competitions run by The Velvet Onion.  All entries must be received via comments on this post by 11:59pm GMT on 30th June 2012.  The Velvet Onion will not accept entries as replies to our Facebook/Twitter pages, comments to any other posts in error or emails to any email address in our domain, nor any entries received after this time-frame.  The judge’s decision is final.  There is no monetary value to this competition and no cash alternative will be offered. The Velvet Onion and Dave Brown reserve the right to withdraw this competition if any overriding issues arise.

116 Comments on COMPETITION: Win Prints From Behind The Boosh!

  1. Melissa Fagan // June 25, 2012 at 6:58 pm // Reply

    When Vince realized he was God it didn’t really take Howard by much surprise!

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  2. Er, Dave, do you think you can get us down from here? My balls are starting to look like Blueberries ya idott!

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  3. Gok’s Fashion Fix seemed to be taking a turn for the worse…

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  4. Ellie McCandless // June 25, 2012 at 7:08 pm // Reply

    It wasn’t long before the pair realised Old Gregg’s mangina was shining it’s light out from behind them.

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  5. Bouncy bouncy ooh such a good time! 🙂

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  6. Vince had always had a bit of a Peter Pan complex, but Howard thought this was taking it a bit too far.

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  7. The Mighty Boosh! RIsing standards since 98.

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  8. Oy! This is supposed to be about me! What’s this Prick doing in the shot?

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  9. Cassie Jones // June 25, 2012 at 7:18 pm // Reply

    What do you mean you can’t turn the gravity back on?!?

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  10. Hollie Keenan // June 25, 2012 at 7:24 pm // Reply

    This is what happens when you use far too much Goth juice …

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  11. The Boosh is loose and they’re a little bit high.

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  12. when howard realized they were actually going to be used as pinatas instead.

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  13. And that was the day Howard and Vince finally learned what Naboo’s fizzy lifting potion did.

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  14. Emily Keast // June 25, 2012 at 7:47 pm // Reply

    The Boosh, flying to a higher place! Where no man (or ape) has gone before!

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  15. Nesya Schwab // June 25, 2012 at 8:05 pm // Reply

    What do you mean, “We’ve lost the floor?”

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  16. I swear Howard, I didn’t realise the Aero bubbles made you that light!

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  17. Here we see the majestic flying Boosh. In contrast to most of nature, the female of this species has much more impressive and flashy plumage.

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  18. Svetlana Kazzzz // June 25, 2012 at 9:25 pm // Reply

    – Hey Howard, there are some girls…
    – Don’t play with me your cheeky games! Better tell me where that bouncy castle you ve’ promised meeeeeeeeeeee……….

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  19. Can someone get us down from here? We don’t actually have manginas, you know!!

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  20. ‘Owls. Pretending to be owls, Shining down on you like the moon.’

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  21. Vince, kept aloft with a pair of silken indigo wings given to him by a shrew with a monocle, and Howard, propelled by the power of a particularly strong jazz trance, began their slow descent through the mysterious purple and green void around them. The destination? They did not know.

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  22. Fern Pearson // June 25, 2012 at 10:18 pm // Reply

    Harness your life chances before you float away 😉

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  23. precious k // June 25, 2012 at 10:24 pm // Reply

    what would Jagger do in this floating abyss?

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  24. The day the moon made friends with the cockney bitch and the genre spanner

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  25. When Rich said he wanted to show off his puppetry skills, this isn’t exactly what the Boosh boys had in mind.

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  26. Howard and Vince became unusually well-behaved once Naboo got creative with their timeouts.

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  27. I wish I could I fly, right up to the sky but I cant……..you can………I cant……..you can

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  28. Emily Oates // June 25, 2012 at 10:45 pm // Reply

    The difference between an extrovert and an introvert’s version of “my balls are uncomfortable”

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  29. Teresa Castetter // June 25, 2012 at 10:45 pm // Reply

    Vince may be the “Juicy Dangler,” but Howard thinks he may be carrying things a bit too far.

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  30. Pictured: Dave’s nuts hanging out.

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  31. Katie Jane // June 25, 2012 at 11:33 pm // Reply

    Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore…will I let you wear socks with sandals to a gig. You’re lucky I can fly us outta here!”

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  32. The latest in Augmented Reality. Virtual Howard Moon and Vince Noir Puppets. Compatible with most gaming remotes. Howard and Vince in YOUR room at YOUR house! That would be genius yeah? Ow! Chic a Chic ahhh!

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  33. “Naboo you frazzle stick, you said you could make us fly! You’ve just stuck some string to a harness around our balls you jerk off!”

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  34. Flying lesson 1 out of 24;
    “There is no room fo fear, when you are up in the air.”

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  35. rindehoops // June 26, 2012 at 12:14 am // Reply

    Bollo was very disappointed with the tiddlers he caught on his last fishing trip…

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  36. See Vince I told you we should have left Mr. Wonka’s bubble room alone but you just had to try the Fizzy Lifting Drink didn’t you!

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  37. Alright. Who’s playing “I Believe I Can Fly?” It’s not funny.

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  38. (I just caught the one entry per person bit, can I scrap the suspended on a Tuesday joke and just stick with the I Believe I Can Fly one please?)

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  39. Luxurybeanboosh // June 26, 2012 at 1:47 am // Reply

    Vine had always been one for energy drinks, he loved the sugar rush. His other passion was tv ads. But even Howard had to admit that recreating a redbull advert was a step too far. Contrary to the claim of getting wings, all Howard was receiving was “red balls” xxx

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  40. BBC3’s hottest new sitcom: Glamour Jesus and his grumpy, frumpy dad, God. Just like how the Bible intended I believe.

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  41. Goth Juice: The most powerful hairspray known to man, with the strength to suspend a grown man and his lady friend several feet from the ground. Imagine what it’ll do to your hair.

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  42. twiggy ramone // June 26, 2012 at 4:16 am // Reply

    We regret to inform you that your journey through time and space has been delayed.

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  43. Tarzanella // June 26, 2012 at 8:10 am // Reply

    THE JUICY DANGLERS

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  44. Emma Stevenson // June 26, 2012 at 9:49 am // Reply

    Howard “What would Jagger do in this situation, eh vince?”

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  45. Christine Perry // June 26, 2012 at 10:04 am // Reply

    ruining a take is an offence punishable by hanging

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  46. It’s fun to stay at the YM………oh…….where have the others gone?

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  47. Just £3.20 a month could help the velvet onion remove Vince Noir from the ceiling of there offices so he can once again flourish in the life springs of Camden town.
    Or for just 30p you could release one of Howard Moons safety ropes and release him back into the wild (although with eyes as small as his I don’t think he would last long).
    Pleas this is an urgent message.
    You could save a Mighty boosh star today before its to late…
    Thank you x

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  48. Although the Boosh was loose, the harnesses were ball stranglingly tight.

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  49. pinchrodriguez // June 26, 2012 at 12:18 pm // Reply

    …Ooooph me hymen!

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  50. “And here we see Paul Kings innovative version of ‘the naughty corner’.”

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  51. Maria Herrera // June 26, 2012 at 2:09 pm // Reply

    I swear Howard, Gary said he’d be here! He’s got a pilots license you know

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  52. what a lovely shade of purple.

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  53. Sky Langwieser // June 26, 2012 at 3:41 pm // Reply

    “his balls mate, grab his flaming balls” was the initial idea, but Vince just couldn’t keep still.

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  54. eloisedaydreambeliever // June 26, 2012 at 3:58 pm // Reply

    Vince: You had to talk back to Bainbridge Howard, now he gave us space wedgies

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  55. Nobody realised they were laying down on an elaborate Purple Duvet…

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  56. BUSTED! Tom Selleck caught in swinging prostitute scandal!!

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  57. (This isn’t a caption) Argh, i dunno whether you got my suggestion but i posted from my phone this morning but its not there so i tried again on my laptop but its saying its a duplicate response 😦

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    • “Although the Boosh was loose, the harnesses were ball stranglingly tight.” ?? We’ve got it 🙂 we have to approve some of them so not all appear straight away.

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  58. Bet they wished they had manginas now!

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  59. Jonah 'BLu' DeRivera // June 26, 2012 at 5:40 pm // Reply

    Julian was already on the fence when Noel asked him to get high. Now he completely regrets it…

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  60. Vince enjoyed the views of below as he glided with his wings of silver, but howard could not enjoy such sights as he was being distracted by the cool breeze around his lightly dressed ankles.

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  61. Howard : “What do you mean, you don’t understand the gravity of our situation?”

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  62. Noel: “Listen, I know I’m the confuser, but do I reeeally have to kiss Mr.Crabby Eyes? Howard: “Well *sigh* I guess it’s bouncy bouncy ooh such a good time for more than one reason!”

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  63. Flying hippies spotted in Norwich! Lady: “I don’t know this folk, he was just messing killing grapefruits”

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  64. – Howard Look, I’m flying like a phoenix above the land and i’m getting higher and higher!
    – No, It’s just a giant fan sucks in us inside..
    – Really?
    – Yep.
    – We must call Naboo…

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  65. For the olympics the boosh decided to create a new event… Human conkers, Howard had refused to name it: “Numan conkers”, some say they took inspiration from Hamilton Cork and the time Vince ended up tangled in Beetamax’s wife…

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  66. -inbetween- // June 26, 2012 at 10:07 pm // Reply

    Vince: “Like a puppet on a striiiing —”
    Howard: “Get me down or I’ll clip your wing.”

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  67. Julian: You do know this ISN’T what they’re going to see on TV?
    Noel: What, you mean they won’t see me pulling shapes against a colourful background?

    (that is just awful. Even by my standards).

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  68. ZapShenanigans // June 26, 2012 at 11:33 pm // Reply

    … Oh, and its Howard’s birthday.

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  69. It was the sheer power of Howard’s tache that kept them afloat. That and the wires attached to them. But mostly the tache.

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  70. Howard’s leather sandal

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  71. We are the eagle.

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    • We’ll approve this one and remove the others hun.

      Just remember for next time that it’s one entry per person – otherwise imagine the amount of entries to go through! 😉

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  72. Love is in the air

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  73. So this is what happens when the Boosh get writer’s block.

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  74. “Lower Vince, the Christmas tree is ready. Leave the other one.”

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  75. Vince: Howard just ask the prop girl to let us down
    Howard: i can’t
    Vince: why not
    Howard: i fell out with the prop girl
    Vince: you didn’t fall out with her, you asked her out

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  76. Natalie Sawtell // June 27, 2012 at 11:58 pm // Reply

    Wow, I see Sonny and Cher are back and they’ve got a new act!

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  77. Jacob Cracknell // June 28, 2012 at 8:39 am // Reply

    hipster owls

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  78. ”Oi, Howard? Do you think this is what it feels like to be my testicles?”

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  79. Because Paul King knows how to get any electro-sexual jazz making freak the ladies!

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  80. ‘The suspense is killing me’, moaned Noel’s left testicle.

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  81. Vince: flying is great!
    Howard: what do you mean ‘flying’? We’re just laying on a purple sheet.

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  82. feeling loose and jazzy fresh!

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  83. Vince – ”Paul if these balls are in anyway damaged, you’ll be getting a hefty bill winging your way” Howard – ”Skipp dadadeee skipiddy doowaah wah wah wah bahbah bah” .

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  84. Jorden Oschmanns // June 28, 2012 at 3:25 pm // Reply

    “Oh Howard look over there, there is a rhinoceros wearing a pumpkin shell suit”

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  85. Where have our donkeys gone?

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  86. Howard: This is not what I meant when I said we should hang together!
    Vince: What’d you mean? It’s genius! It took me ages to pick the right outfit for this.

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  87. Loren .-. x // June 28, 2012 at 6:07 pm // Reply

    Naboo: And this is our class A exhibit happens when you do not have a license to drive a magic carpet.
    Vince: Alright, now let us down you nutjob twelve year old.
    Howard: I don’t think I’ll hold out for much longer. Vince can not afford to look even more like a woman, it’s bad for his mental health. Now time for the Jazz Fuck anthem, on cassette …

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  88. Bollo arrived home early only to discover Vince and Howard had been at Naboos “special” brownies again! xxx

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  89. Vince: Come on Howard, don’t leave us in suspense. Did we get the role of Mary Poppins?

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  90. luxurybeanboosh // June 29, 2012 at 10:48 am // Reply

    Just realized I put Vine instead of vince, can I change that? xxx

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  91. cath berry // June 29, 2012 at 11:41 am // Reply

    I thought you’d gone off to do luxury comedy !

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  92. Complications arose while shooting the wedding episode of Magnum, P.I.

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  93. With the brilliant shine of Vince’s leggings and the quiet murmur of Howard’s dusty-taupe-sock-and-agitated-umber-sandal combo, The Boosh were off, onto a new, slightly uncomfortable, adventure.

    Also, just to add because of reasons that have nothing to do with the competition:

    Wingardium leviosa!

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  94. Vince: Look I just took Chris Martin down…
    Howard: And this is your escape plan?

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  95. Jocelyn M-R // June 29, 2012 at 11:26 pm // Reply

    Vince: Howard-check us out! ‘It’s a bird, it’s a plane it’s The Miiiiiiighty Boooooooooooosh!’ Howard: Great, you’ve had your fun, now cut me down.

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  96. What do you mean Poirot cant make it!?

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  97. Vince: hmm this goth juice is great, i only applied a small amount and i feel as if i’m floating in a light summer breeze!
    Howard: a small amount?? you’ve froze us in mid air you berk!

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  98. We’re in the air… but are we REALLY in the air??

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  99. Ola Wilk-Branas // June 30, 2012 at 2:28 pm // Reply

    The Mighty Boosh? More like The Flighty Boosh!

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  100. ive got a bad feelin about this!

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  101. vince: no strings attached eh Howard 😉 you know there’s an art to flying.. you just throw yourself off the ground.. and miss.
    Howard: most people are only alive because it’s illegal to shoot them
    Vince: i don’t get it… okay i’m bored now

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  102. Beth Redman // June 30, 2012 at 6:21 pm // Reply

    Forget Batman and Robin we have Electro Boy and The Jazz Maverick: The Boosh rises!

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  103. Rachel Chittock // June 30, 2012 at 8:02 pm // Reply

    The new Jean Claude Jaquettie hairdryers anti gravity setting for maximum root boost was still in test phase! x

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  104. Do you come here often? 🙂

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  105. Oh lord, my balls!… Who wrote this?!

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  106. “Howard, where did the horses go?”

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  107. Alyssa Anders // July 1, 2012 at 12:51 am // Reply

    Howard, after the embarrassment of working with Jurgen Haabermaaster, decided to prove himself a true artist. He sought out to create a work of genius in the form of a jazz record, but every work of art needed a selling point. He needed a cover.

    Howard: I want to give the illusion of flight, and thus the compelling need to escape Death. To personify the internal struggle that we all face, I think, when confronted by the realities of life with your lover Art and her cruel mother Fame.

    […]

    Howard: … This isn’t exactly what I had in mind.
    Vince: This is genius!

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