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This Really is High-Class Swanky Time,
This review is from: Bottom - Series 1-3 [DVD] (DVD)
Still the best.
Bottom is just simply an all-time classic comedy. 20 years on it is still as funny as it ever was. And unlike many others, this is arguably down to the fact that they stopped at the right time.
Here we have 3 series of Richard Richard and Eddie Hitler, beating the living daylights out of each other through sheer despair at their own lives (complete with each series' outtakes in the form of the `Bottom Fluff' extra).
Granted, this is the zenith (basin?) of morbid, slapstick toilet humour, but underneath the brown veneer glows a gloriously crafted, sophisticated, genius and even charming comedy. Really, when you have a comedy that boasts a supporting cast of Spudgun, Dave Hedgehog, `Richard' Head, Cannon Ball Taffy O' Jones and One-Legged Mad Dog Keith McFrenzy how can you not laugh?
I've always thought the genius of comedy is when you realise it transcends a TV screen and actually becomes part of your DNA. To this day I still think my Dad is a direct splice of Mr. Bean and Basil Fawlty, such was his love for the characters, and it's only in recent times that I've realised that the building blocks of my life were Richard Richard and Edward Hitler (I KNEW I was special!). Not many comedies can do this, but this one does.
This is British Comedy at its absolute best.
Now come on, I've taped The Clothes Show specials on beach wear! We can take all our clothes off and watch them in our pants!