JB: I like that sort of stuff, but it’s not what the Boosh is. Your stuff on your own is more random, and maybe stuff I want to do on my own is a bit more serious. I write tragedies and things when I’m alone. Chekhovian dramas.
NF: [Laughs.] That’s not even a joke.
Now I’m just picturing Noel finding Julian somewhere (his house? the pub? the tour bus? anywhere, really) writing one of these stories in a little journal, or typing it on his laptop, and Noel insisting on reading it and Julian being a bit twitchy and nervous, but letting Noel read it and omg just let me die
This is just such a great, detailed interview. And who knew The Mighty Boosh was a gesamtkunstwerk? I feel really smart now for liking it. And I think that everybody should.
I have SO MUCH LOVE for this interview; it’s one of my favorites that they’ve ever done, because the interviewer really gets it, really gets them, really understands the Boosh and how special it is and how it works, so he asks really interesting questions that allow Julian and Noel to do their thing and talk at length and in detail about fascinating, revealing things. There’s none of that usual “wow, the Boosh sure is WACKY AND SURREAL, har har, I’ve only seen one episode actually” BS that keeps most interviews of them from ever going anyplace interesting.
And then, of course, there’s the beautiful sight of them talking about finding each other as writing partners and both of them likening it to falling in love. In unison. And finishing each other’s sentences. What an absolute gem!