Comedy Performer: Rik Mayall

Summer Holiday

Downward spiral never ends as Cliff fails to break fall. Continue reading

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Sick

The boys are Sick, and zero tolerance is the order of the day. Mike’s off to collect something from the chemist, is it a cure or a packet of condoms? We’ll see… Continue reading

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Time

Some Young Ones episodes are more surreal than others. Time, is up there as one of the more surreal. Featuring a spoof of Dallas, time travel, a murderess not called Helen Back, a howitzer and a medieval television show this is way off the bonkers scale… Continue reading

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Nasty

I hate to say anything negative, but no. Continue reading

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Cash

Neil joins the police; Vyvyan is pregnant; Mike nails his legs to the kitchen table and Rik’s record player goes for a burton… Continue reading

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Bambi

Bambi was the first episode of the second series of The Young Ones. In my view it is the best of them all. If only for the unforgettably manic dash to the station to the dulcet strains of Motörhead… Continue reading

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Flood

This episode is a grower, unlike say its successor, Bambi which has a more accessible theme right from the start. Flood’s influences include CS Lewis(!) and The Bible(!!) and Stephen King’s The Shining(!!!) – make of that what you will… Continue reading

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Interesting

The boys are having a party and as usual, Neil is doing all the work. Rik is just being plain tossy, Mike is being cool and Vyvyan is outside souping up the vacuum cleaner. Continue reading

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Bomb

There’s a dirty great hole in the first floor landing and a large red atom bomb sat unexploded by the fridge. For a while the boys step round the bomb, until at last Vyvyan notices it. Of course panic ensues, but this is dissipated by the arrival of the TV Licence man (Mr Right bleedin’ Bastard) who wants a word with the guys about their lack of a licence… Continue reading

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Boring

The boys are incredibly bored. So bored, in fact, that they just don’t notice all the interesting things that are going on around them. This includes the televised siege that they’re watching, unaware that the best action is going on right behind them in their own living room… Continue reading

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