A form of scat singing usually performed as a duo. First invented and developed by Vince Noir and Howard Moon. Often Characterized by lines of interconnecting verse usually referencing abstract imagery, concepts and characters.
He is crimping on stage right now.
At tea she showed everyone how well she could crimp.

The Soup Song

Soup, soup,
A tasty, soup, super spicy,
Carrot and coriander,
Chilli chowder,
Crouton, crouton, crunchy friends in a liquid broth,
I am gazpacho, oh,
I am a summer soup, mmm,
Miso, Miso, fighting in the dojo, Miso, Miso,
Oriental prince in the land of soup!
by Dan Harding December 02, 2007
Crimping refers to a fictional type of song which usually contains no particular musical element but is instead sung acapella, does not follow any single tune and contains surreal lyrics that often make little sense. Other common characteristics of crimping are unusual subject matter such as soup or jackets, repetition of vocal lines and dance gestures to accompany the songs. The style is reminiscent of scat singing.

Crimping originated in the British BBC Three series The Mighty Boosh where the two main characters, Howard Moon (Julian Barratt) and Vince Noir (Noel Fielding) sing a song with each other, often for nostalgic purposes. The most obvious of these is "The Soup Song", with "Calm A Llama Down" and "Jean-Claude Jaquettie" also being prominent examples.

These small tunes were not known as crimping until the third episode of the third series, "The Power of the Crimp", in which the main characters stage a "crimp-off" against their doppelgänger rivals, The Flighty Zeus. The match culminates in a four-way crimp to which both Bollo and Naboo contribute.
The best example of crimping is the famous Four Way Crimp:

"Ahhhhhheeeeeeeee

Crimpity crimpity now now,
Crimpity crimpity ask me how
Crimpity crimpity humble pie
Crimpity crimpity
Boing ding bong bong ting
Crimpity crimpity ping pong

Sugar man light source why did you come for me,
he put me in a coma
Woke up in the future
Robot man can't you help me find my way!
I can't understand the things you say.
Chew mouse I love you so,
I took you from the underground and brought you home.
I put you in my jacket pocket
took you to the meeting
I put you in my jacket pocket
took you to the meeting
Put you in my jacket pocket
Put you in my jacket pocket
Put you in my jacket
Put you in my jacket
Jean claude jaquette
with his jacket on
with his jacket off
Jacket on
Jacket off
Jacket on
Jacket off
Oh oh oh I did a twisty
Oh oh oh a tiny twisty
Crimpity crimpity now now
Crimpity crimpity ask me how
Crimpity crimpity you will pay
Crimpity crimpity out my way
Boing ding bong bong ting
Crimpity crimpity fuck you!"
by Jos Banham December 03, 2007
A genre of music invented by The Mighty Boosh which involves improving about situations in a way similar to rap without actual music.

Famous example include The Soup Song, Trapped in Cabinets and Eels.
The crimping competition last night was amazing, Daniel really pulled off that song about llama tennis.
by Adam Smythe November 29, 2007
See Mighty Boosh episode "Crimp"

To randomly make a song ad libbing.

You can literally sing about anything as below....

The Soup crimping song in the "Mighty Boosh"

Soup Soup
Tasty Soup Soup
Spicy carrot and corriander
Chilli chowder
Crouton Crouton
Crunchy friends in a liquid broth
I am gespatchio Oh!
I am a summer soup Mmmm!
Miso Miso
Fighting in the dojo
Miso Miso
Oriental Prince in the land of soup
by chris pert December 28, 2007
A form of scat singing performed by two or more people. The origins of the crimp are commonly credited to Vince Noir and Howard Moon of The Mighty Boosh. But some credit the 1988 Tom Hank's film 'Big' as introducing crimping to the world. Crimps are as previously mentioned, sung by at least 2 people, are contain no "real" music (i.e. acapella), and often contain somewhat surreal lyrics that portray an event which happened to a crimper. The term crimping was coined in a Season 3 episode of The Mighty Boosh, during a scene in which Vince and Howard crimp to two imposters who quickly plagiarize the duo. They later beat them in a crimp-off.
Crimpity crimpity now now
Crimpity crimpity ask me how
Crimpity crimpity humble pie
Crimpity crimpity ping dong
paping ping tong
Crimpity crimpity ping pong

(taken from the crimping freestyle from The Mighty Boosh)
by das idiot June 25, 2009
A form of lyrical scatting, rapping or singing, that is often abstract and devoid of actual subject, but sometimes has a unifying theme. Cheese, money, or sex could be an example of words exploited by the crimpers.

Crimping often thought to have been invented by "The Mighty Boosh" actually shows up much earlier in pop culture, in movies and television. One example is the 1988 memorable block buster "Big" feature Tom Hanks. The young Hanks Character and his freand, do a blatent display of crimping, much earlier than "The Boosh"
Josh and Billy Crimping: The space goes down, down baby, down, down the roller coaster. Sweet, sweet baby, sweet, sweet, don't let me go. Shimmy, shimmy, cocoa pop. Shimmy, shimmy, rock. Shimmy, shimmy, cocoa pop. Shimmy, shimmy, rock. I met a girlfriend - a triscuit. She said, a triscuit - a biscuit. Ice cream, soda pop, vanilla on the top. Ooh, Shelly's out, walking down the street, ten times a week. I read it. I said it. I stole my momma's credit. I'm cool. I'm hot. Sock me in the stomach three more times.
by Nabootique April 15, 2010
The act of having a awsome morning after awsome night.
man that was a good night lets go crimping
by sachalottapuss November 30, 2009

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