Friday, 27 March 2015
The Young Ones
4 student housemates, violent punk Vyvyan (Adrian Edmondson), depressed hippie Neil (Nigel Planer), pretentious anarchist wannabe (P)Rick (Rik Mayall) and smooth wideboy Mike (Christopher Ryan). Alongside them were arranged a comedy who's who of the era including Alexei Sayle, Ben Elton, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. Over two series of 6 episodes each the quartet unleashed much needed comedic chaos over the British airwaves creating legions of fans and detractors each as vehemently entrenched in their position as the other.
Much of it does feel a tad dated today but it's also still wickedly funny and ridiculously creative.
So, two videos to share with you.
The first is the most beloved episode, 'Bambi', which opened the second series. Many of the others are available on YouTube and are well worth tracking down. The second video is an episode of the TV series 'Comedy Connections' which gives a nice little potted history of the show and it's cast.