The Mighty Boosh. Image shows from L to R: Vince Noir (Noel Fielding), Howard Moon (Julian Barratt). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions
The Mighty Boosh

The Mighty Boosh

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Three
  • 2003 - 2007
  • 21 episodes (3 series)

Surreal cult sitcom following the adventures of Vince Noir and Howard Moon. Stars Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Rich Fulcher, Michael Fielding, Dave Brown and Matt Berry

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Series 3, Episode 6 - The Chokes

Vince is MCing a night at the Velvet Onion, to be headlined by The Black Tubes.

Further details

Vince is MCing a night at the Velvet Onion, to be headlined by The Black Tubes. Keen to fill the shoes of their recently- deceased front man, Vince goes to great lengths to get into the band's obligatory drainpipe jeans, but at a price. Howard takes acting lessons from Montgomery Flange to try to overcome his stage fright and secure work with director Jurgen Haabemaaster, but will he miss out to Sammy the Crab?


This episode has also been referred to as Sammy the Crab.

Broadcast details

Thursday 20th December 2007
BBC Three
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 13th July 2010 9:30pm BBC3
Monday 29th June 2015 1:00am Gold
Monday 29th June 2015 3:20am Gold
Friday 31st July 2015 1:00am Gold
Friday 31st July 2015 3:30am Gold
Friday 27th May 2016 11:25pm Gold
Friday 20th January 2017 11:40pm Gold
Friday 10th March 2017 11:00pm Gold
Friday 14th April 2017 11:00pm Gold

Cast & crew

Julian Barratt Howard Moon
Noel Fielding Vince Noir
Rich Fulcher Bob Fossil
Michael Fielding Naboo
Dave Brown Bollo
Guest cast
Mike Bayliss Sammy the Crab
Ronnie Le Drew Sammy the Crab
Michael Fowkes Sammy the Crab
Steve Tiplady Sammy the Crab
Adam Leary Self
Richard Glover Ensemble Actor
Ollie Ralfe (as Oliver Ralfe) Ensemble Actor
Faris Badwan (as The Horrors) Musical Performer
Tom Cowan (as The Horrors) Musical Performer
Joshua Hayward (as The Horrors) Musical Performer
Joseph Spurgeon (as The Horrors) Musical Performer
Rhys Webb (as The Horrors) Musical Performer
Writing team
Julian Barratt Writer
Noel Fielding Writer
Richard Ayoade Script Editor
Richard Ayoade Writer
Production team
Paul King Director
Spencer Millman Producer
Henry Normal Executive Producer
Lindsay Hughes Executive Producer
Julian Barratt Associate Producer
Noel Fielding Associate Producer
Sally Cooper Line Producer
Mark Everson Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Lindsay Hughes Casting Director
June Nevin Costume Designer
Christine Cant Make-up Designer
Julian Barratt Composer
Nigel Coan Animation
Ivana Zorn Animation
Pete Rowe Director of Photography
Jay Arthur 1st Assistant Director

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