Friday, August 3, 2012

Flashback Friday: Old Gregg

Flashback Friday is a new series where I get in the wayback machine and revisit some of my favorite things from years past. It can be anything really, random stuff from teh intarwebz, books, movies, games, et cetera. Basically it's just a way for me to talk about stuff that I continue to think is super awesome, but I'm not quite as obsessed with anymore.

So, I don't even remember how in the heck I found out about Old Gregg. It was way before Adult Swim started showing The Mighty Boosh, the BBC series from which the Old Gregg skit was taken, so I don't quite recall. Regardless, I think I watched it no less than 10 times the first time that I was exposed to the hilarity.

The Mighty Boosh was created by Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding and originally aired on on BBC3 from 2004-2007. Adult Swim began airing the series in 2009. The Old Gregg skit was from the Second Series episode titled The Legend of Old Gregg. It's ridiculously quotable and probably one of my favorite British things ever.

To set up the skit, Howard (Barratt) and Vince (Noel Fielding) travel to Black Lake and hear of a legendary tale of a horrible creature in the lake. Howard goes fishing and fishes up a man-fish named Old Gregg. The rest is a weird and amazing story that can only be seen, not described.

I just don't know what it is that makes The Mighty Boosh so hilarious, but it's definitely worth a watch or two, or forty. I love the Moon, who is a recurring "character" on the show. It's hilarious!

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