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Snuff Box Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher

Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher (“The Mighty Boosh,” “Snuff Box”) join Cole and Vanessa to talk sketch shows, Drive, sex vs. violence, Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place, Snow White & The Huntsman, the end of All My Children, unusual racehorses, skin suits, hard-to-obtain DVDs, cash-filled briefcases, booger collections, an unusual new Bill Cosby show, David Bowie, silent sound engineers who happened to be married to Vanessa, L.A. area codes, hoarders, Black Oman, and Cole’s serenading of Chuck Yeager.

Leave your answer to the Firsts question (the first thing you ever stole and how you felt about it) on our website for a chance to win a “Snuff Box” Complete Series DVD signed by Matt and Rich!

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Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland with The Mighty Boosh stars Matt Berry and Rich Fulcher


  • Comment by Mattamatics — October 3, 2011 @ 6:58 am

    When I was in elementary school, I went through a phase where I would steal my friends Lego pieces. I maintain that I was justified. They had all the cool pieces, and they weren’t using them.

  • Comment by Laraine — October 3, 2011 @ 7:10 am

    Whell! If I’d known you were going to have Elanor the Tour Whore and Garth Merenghi at your place, I would have found a reason to ‘drop by’! I can’t wait to listen to the podcast.

  • Comment by Daniel — October 3, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    When I was 2 or three my mom took me to a coffee shop. I was in a stroller and at eye level with a candy rack. I grabbed a candy unwrapped it and started to eat it and immediately spit it out because it was coffee flavored and I was a toddler. I felt bad because I had never really done anything wrong before and my mom ended up paying for the candy.

  • Comment by Joan — October 3, 2011 @ 4:49 pm

    As a teenager I remember snitching a tube of lipstick from the dimestore. I didn’t have enough money for it and I “had” to have it, lol. It was the most popular shade that all the girls were wearing and I “had” to be cool, right? Needless to say I proudly wore it to school the next day. LOL!

  • Comment by Rob S. — October 3, 2011 @ 10:49 pm

    The first thing I remember stealing is a pack of Rollos candy from Cee Bee’s grocery store in Naperville, IL. I was in grade school. I think it was 4th or 3rd.

  • Comment by Steve — October 4, 2011 @ 8:56 am

    In elementary school a friend and I stole some fold-up magnifying glasses from a supply closet. I guess we were taking a walk on the wild side. We wanted to impress one of the “bad kids.” Said “bad kid” immediately turned us in. Apparently, there is no honor among thieves. Our punishment was to pick up twigs in the school yard. I was crushed by shame and guilt and thought every person driving by that day was radiating disgust at my horrific crime.

  • Comment by Sarah — October 5, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

    When I was young, about four, I used to sneak out in the mornings before my parents woke up and steal onions from my neighbor’s garden. I think I may have been inspired by Peter Rabbit or something, but I stopped after the neighbor (who I picture wearing overalls and with a pitchfork, though I think he was just a retired suburban grandfather) caught me walking down the street at five in the morning. He had been setting traps for rabbits and he caught me walking away, little chubby toddler in a tee shirt, with a rabbit trap around my ankle and two fists full of onions. My parents learned two things about me that day – that they should always lock the screen door, and that I was going to continue to be a very weird kid.

  • Comment by Rebecca — October 8, 2011 @ 11:34 pm

    When I was in primary school I nabbed some ice cream sticks from the craft cupboard to build a little house for a stuffed toy I was pretty fond of. A thoughtful sort of stealing. Perhaps.

  • Comment by Jamie — October 13, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

    When I was about 6 I stole some stickers from the store on accident. I was holding them while my mom was paying and I forgot about it. I didn’t think about it until we got home. As soon as I got home, I realized that we never paid for them and I had just stolen something. I sat in my room for a long time and thought about how I could go to jail for stealing. I ended up hiding them somewhere because I didn’t want anyone to know. It still worried me for a few years after that. I ended up finding that I still had them and they were still hidden when moving out of the house 7 years later.

  • Comment by gen — October 13, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

    I recall when I was around 4 or 5 having stolen a kit Kate bar from the grocery store. I felt really remorseful, but it was so damn delicious.

  • Comment by gen — October 13, 2011 @ 2:03 pm

    Kit kat* my god.

  • Comment by mr. Gil Joy — October 14, 2011 @ 1:01 pm

    I am finding that some interviewers from an improv background riff with their subjects a little too much and end up interrupting them a lot. I really like it when interviewers play the straight man and almost oppose the silliness. With these guys, all you have to do is drop them in a plain aquarium with coloured ball and watch them splish around.
    Also, I don’t think the audience is sitting around thinking “Non-gag sentence? ZZZZZZZZzzzz.” We enjoy the personal commentary that you can get with a conversation format podcast like this. So, thanks!
    Oh, and I once stole a hat.

  • Comment by Wendy Pops — October 15, 2011 @ 2:27 am

    I stole my wife’s virginity and, to be honest, I felt pretty comfortable about it at the time.

  • Comment by Donovan E — October 19, 2011 @ 9:22 am

    I stole a Michael Jackson glove from a black kid. I felt it was appropriate.

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