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The TBTS Essay Contest: Win The Mighty Boosh on DVD!

July 23, 2009

As you no doubt know, we here at The Brown Tweed Society are big fans of The Mighty Boosh. And we couldn’t be more excited that they’re here to take America by storm.

The duo of Julian Barrett and Noel Fielding made their US television debut last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. But that’s only the beginning. Oh yes. The Boosh have big plans for you, fans. Those of you at San Diego’s Comic-Con 2009 can not only catch the entire gang talking about the Zooniverse and other ethereal comic planes during a 4:45 panel on Friday afternoon, but join the cast for an all out Mighty Boosh Bash as they DJ an evening at San Diego club 4th and B. Those of you in L.A. can also catch the Boosh during a signing at Amoeba Music on July 28 from 6-8 pm.

But that’s not all. Oh no. Tuesday saw the official release of all three seasons of the BAFTA-nominated comedy on DVD, with extensive bonus features and material never-before-seen on American televisions. 

That’s huge news for any comedy fan. But you, you’re soooo self-centered. “What’s in it for me?” you’re probably asking yourself right now.

Fine, then. How about if TBTS gives away some Boosh DVDs? Okay, then. If that’s what it takes.

TBTS is teaming with BBC America and American Pop to bring you the TBTS’ first extra-special essay contest, where you can win a season of the Boosh — fo’ free — on DVD simply by putting your mind to paper.

Here’s what we’re asking:

TO ENTER: In two paragraphs and less than 200-300 words, and citing more than one example from the Mighty Boosh, describe what you feel are the fundamental differences between British and American comedy.

SEND IT TO:— with the subject headline “Boosh DVD Contest”

That’s not so hard now, is it? The best three entries will each receive one season of the Mighty Boosh on DVD (from BBC and Baby Cow Productions) and will be printed at TBTS.

The deadline, you ask? Friday, July 31st (midnight).*

What are you waiting for? You know you love the Boosh. You know you want a DVD. So enter the TBTS Essay Contest today. And let us judge you not only as a writer, but as a human being.

*Due to postal fees, contest is open to residents of the US only. Those associated with The Brown Tweed Society are ineligible for tangible, physical prizes but remain–as always — more than qualified to receive long, lingering hugs.

  1. Lucila permalink
    July 27, 2009 4:32 pm

    the two paragraphs have to have in between 200-300 words, or less than 200 words?

    • July 27, 2009 4:39 pm

      Hi Lucila…

      The two paragraphs, together, must contain between 200-300 words. So all total, the two-paragraph essay, completed, should run between 200-300 wds.


  2. July 28, 2009 3:34 pm

    Ahh – I hate to say this. Okay, I will. I really don’t like “The Mighty Boosh.” My boyfriend is British, so every time a new TV show comes out over there, he’s quick to check it out over here. He LOVED the show, he still quotes it like a madman. I just…couldn’t get into it. It was just TOO weird for me! Now, don’t get me wrong, I really do enjoy British television. I adored “Spaced” and “The IT Crowd.” I liked “That Michell and Webb Look,” “Black Books,” and “Peep Show.” But I guess there’s just something about posh hammers, boxing kangaroos, and eels…

    Regardless, it is cool that people over here will get to see it. I’m really curious as to how they’ll react. Is this something that will transfer as easily as The Office or Extras?

  3. August 1, 2009 12:47 pm

    Hi! I love Mighty Boosh too, so surrealistic and fun. I’ve just made a mix of Lady Gaga’s “Love Game” with the Mighty Boosh’s original dialog. Check it out on my site!: DJ Bread n Butter

  4. Jazz permalink
    August 13, 2009 1:29 am

    Are yall still judging for this? I entered and i just wanted to know who won?

    • August 13, 2009 12:48 pm

      Hi Jazz,

      We’re judging currently, and will announce the winners on Monday. Hang tight!



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