Bottom starred Adrian Edmondson as Eddie Hitler and Rik Mayall as his flat mate Richie Richard. Wikipedia describes them as

...two crude, perverted lunatics, with no jobs, very little money and only a filthy flat in Hammersmith to their name.

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Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
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  • Adrian Edmonson
  • Rik Mayall


  • Bottom (Complete Series 1-3) - 3-DVD Box Set ( Bottom - Complete Series One, Two & Three )
  • Bottom (Complete Series 1-3) - 3-DVD Box Set
  • Bottom - Complete Series One, Two & Three

Whilst that is structurally true, the truth goes much deeper than that. Their constant battles with each other in particular and life in general seemed to take the template established by the likes of Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe & Son to a whole new level, but they were in essence merely continuing the tradition set by those two comedy creations. All three pairs of characters desperately need each other, but seem to spend their time with their constant in-fighting. Of course if you didn't like The Young Ones, then you won't like Bottom.

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