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Parents' Guide to

The Mighty Boosh

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Crass, insult-driven British comedy isn't for young kids.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 13+

13 and up should be fine

I've let my eleven year old brother watch The Mighty Boosh and he adores it (as do I, it's one of my favourite shows). At times it can be a little sexually cringe-worthy but no nudity and no explicit references to sex, and some of humor can be a bit crude. Younger kids might find it a bit scary, as it is certainly far out there and alot of the costumes are quite spooky and the main characters do deal alot with escaping these eerie villians, but I think children over 13 will be absolutely fine with it, perhaps a bit iffy with ages 10-12, but I doubt that children under the age of 7 or 8 will really get any of the jokes. There isn't a lot of swearing but they do slip 'f-k' and others in here and there but it's not full on.
age 10+
I should preface this by saying that I've watched ALL THREE SERIES, not just Old Gregg on Youtube.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Barratt and Fielding -- who started out performing a live sketch comedy act, which then expanded to radio and has now jumped to TV -- certainly deserve credit for their comedic vision. The world of The Mighty Boosh is filled with characters and situations that have never been seen before -- not on TV, not in the movies, not even in any drug-induced tall tale.

But odd and original aren't the same as funny, and this show ranks way too high on weirdness -- and not nearly high enough on entertaininment. It's unpredictable, disjointed, and just plain strange, and not in a good way.

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