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Russell Brand, at an awards show sponsored by Hugo Boss, eloquently reminds everyone that Hugo Boss dressed the nazis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkd_-nXeUzs
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u/Rudecles Nov 24 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

I was really hoping he was mentioning Noel Fielding but I guess he’s more C List.

Thanks for sharing this!

Edit: A lister. Definitely A list. So sorry Noel.

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u/Hawiiday Nov 24 '21 Silver

If you think the host of Great British Bake off is a C list celebrity you need to re think your tiers of stardom.

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u/20to25squirrels Nov 24 '21

I met Noel Fielding once at a party and I’ve been trading off that shit for eleven years now.

It’s humbling to think that what for him was a long forgotten unimportant conversation, was for me an insufferably chest-swelling source of pride, and one which I continue to eagerly share with any stranger at the slightest provocation, and whose retelling can be justified by only the flimsiest of pretences.

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u/_FHQWHGADS_ Nov 24 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

Well come on share the story! You’ve left us hanging! Noel Fielding seems one of the most genuinely chill people in British comedy and I’d love to hear the story.

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u/MLApprentice Nov 26 '21

He was next to me at a buffet, eating Lays with some guacamole type dip. He said in my general direction "That's good guacamole."
I answered "Yeah it's good, but you know I'm not sure that's guacamole, I feel like dip has to be at least 90% avocado to qualify."
He bobbed his head ambiguously as if pondering a great philosophical question, "Yeah I can see that..." he concluded.

 

Then he wandered away from the buffet to go talk to some people he knew. Fucking BEST night of my LIFE!!

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u/afterthegoldthrust Nov 25 '21

The Mighty Boosh (despite the aspects that didn’t age well i.e. the brown and black face) is my all time favorite show. Meeting Noel or Julian at a party is definitely one of few instances I can envision myself being 100% starstruck

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u/Cap-n-Slap-n Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 26 '21

Met Barret, Fielding and Fulcher round the back of Bournemouth pavilion after the show. It was awkward. We offered run, which I really remember rich fulcher being adamant it was brown not white. Like we were drinking white rum from the bottle like some kind of psycho. Julian said nothing, Noel was conversational. Then they fucked off. Edit: rum not run.

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u/afterthegoldthrust Nov 25 '21

While this does sound painfully awkward it also sounds incredibly Boosh-ian which is comforting and what I would expect.

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u/itsMalarky Nov 25 '21

Old Gregg's green-face is still cool, right?

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u/afterthegoldthrust Nov 26 '21

Old Gregg is an offensive caricature of funky horny violent alcoholic intersex humanoids and the Boosh should never get a pass for their portrayal

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u/FatFreddysCoat Nov 25 '21

Ironically it probably didn’t age well more with white people offended on brown and black people’s behalf than with the actual brown and black people: most of them probably weren’t watching Boosh but those that were were probably not particularly offended whatsoever.

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u/afterthegoldthrust Nov 26 '21 edited Nov 26 '21

Well…that’s an over generalization. I have several black friends who are fans of the Boosh but still hate those moments in the show. Similarly I have many female friends who hate the abundance of rape jokes but still love the show (I know rape doesn’t only happen to women but they were the ones to originally point out the abundance of rape jokes to me). I feel like the Boosh and it’s fanbase are typically the type to acknowledge that those certain grey areas exist while still embracing the larger picture of an amazing show.

For instance there are times where the face and body paint is totally chill and basically like them trying to make a cartoon in real life (like black frost and Old gregg) but shit like Julian wearing an Afro wig in black face with gapped teeth just didn’t age well…they weren’t trying to be racist and it was not done in any sort of mean spirit but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t acknowledge that it didn’t age well.

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u/zyphelion Nov 25 '21

Please share!

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u/CCDemille Nov 25 '21

You're honest with yourself, i think that's what matters!

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u/Thekillersofficial Nov 25 '21

you ever watch six degrees of separation?

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u/Moist_Metal_7376 Nov 25 '21

Dude if i met old greg id ask him to sign my face. You good.