|'The Strange Tale of
the Crack Fox'
by Julian Barratt
and Noel Fielding
Vince and Howard are left in charge of the Nabootique while Naboo and Bollo are away. As Howard cleans up the shop and prepares to go to his Jazz-ercise session, Vince throws the bag of rubbish into the back yard, where the bin men cannot get to. Howard instructs Vince to move all the rubbish into the street – but Vince has been piling trash in the yard for years, and it has now reached mountainous proportions. Making a start, Vince discovers that something has made a home inside the rubbish: Jerome the Crack Fox, a repulsive, creepy creature with syringes for fingers. Tricking Vince into taking him inside the shop for some hot soup, the fox knocks him out with an odious fart and then makes off with Naboo’s most powerful potion: a bottle of ‘Shaman Juice’. When Naboo returns home and learns of the theft he is furious; however, to get out of trouble - and to get hold of a shiny new cape - Vince blames Howard, who promptly gets sacked instead. When the Council of Shamen hear of the loss of the potion they sentence Naboo and his familiar, Bollo, to death. Realising that he must put things right, Vince tracks down Howard (who has returned to his old job of bin man) and asks for his help. Reunited again, the Boosh set off to reclaim the potion and save their friends’ lives – but will they be in time to prevent the evil Crack Fox from giving the potion to all the sewer creatures in a mad plan to wipe out all of humanity..?
Noel Fielding (Vince Noir / The Moon / Golden Shaman / Tony Harrison), Julian Barratt (Howard Moon / Crack Fox / Dennis the Head Shaman), Michael Fielding (Naboo), Dave Brown (Bollo), Richard Ayoade (Saboo), Steve Oram (Donni), Kirk Gaitskell-Kendrick (Kirk), Dee Plume (Conduit Girl), Craig Seymour (Fiver Borrower)
Directed by Paul King
Produced by Spencer Millman
Executive Producer Lindsay Hughes and Henry Normal
Original Music by Julian Barratt
6th December 2007
*Featuring Vince Noir, Howard Moon, Naboo and Bollo
*In this episode we learn that Naboo’s full name is Naboo Randolf Rubberty Pubberty the Enigma, and that his ‘Nabootique’ second-hand shop is in Dalston, north-east London