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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The comedy on this show is very guy-oriented, with lowbrow jokes about failed efforts to meet women, sexual encounters gone awry, and plenty of drinking. The main characters clearly have a strong friendship ... which they demonstrate by constantly teasing, mocking, and belittling each other, albeit in a "loving" manner.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some references to sex, including prostitution and oral sex.
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Some swearing, including "s--t," "f--k," "d--k," and "balls."
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Products & Purchases
Beer cans are visible in several scenes; Heineken appears to be a favorite. Some references to other TV shows and movies -- sometimes obvious and sometimes more subtle.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
A fair amount of drinking, jokes about drinking, and making plans to go drinking. Characters are shown playing drinking games, getting drunk, and suffering from hangovers.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this British comedy series about the exploits of two best friends -- who constantly insult and belittle each other -- is coarse and crass, as well as often nonsensical. The creators/stars have a big following for their act on stage, on the radio, and now on TV, so teens may already be aware of the show and want to watch. Expect a fair amount of swearing, plenty of drinking (sometimes to excess), and lots of references to sex. In other words? Typical Adult Swim fare.
Is It Any Good?
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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