Filthy Rich and Catflap - Series 1 [DVD]
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Largely written by doyen of alternative 80s comedy Ben Elton (abetted by Mayall), this seedy series had to follow in the huge cult footsteps of The Young Ones.What happened when The Young Ones grew up --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I'd just like to point out that there is no Region 1 DVD of FRC available. If you're in the USA, buy a multiregion DVD player. Just do it. I bought mine (Philips DVP3140) from Amazon for USD 43.00. I got this DVD from Amazon UK for UKL 7.00. The player will play DVDs from any region and has already paid for itself because the UK disks are so much cheaper. (Back when this DVD was available from Amazon.com over here, it was something like twenty-five dollars! Egad.)
I have seen the full versions of the cut scenes on YouTube and will both agree and disagree with others about the result; Ade screaming "Roxanne" over and over isn't much of a loss, but the omission of most of the "Artful Dodgaire" really disrupts the continuity of Episode 6. But the editing is jumpy and the continuity is haphazard throughout the series; you wouldn't buy this "series of bot and knob gags" for its polished production. No, you'd buy it because it's stuffed full of violence, cheap laughs, and crap double-entendres. Great stuff.
This gets a 4 not because it isn't hilariously funny (it is) but just as a comparison with TYO and Bottom.
Still, I've learned life lessons from "the impresario, promoter, pornographer and common thief" Ralph Filthy:
1. "No matter how many milkmen you kill, it'll never become fashionable."
2. "When the going gets tough, the tough have a fag and a drink and a ponder."
3. Before being hanged by the neck until dead, stick a piece of steel pipe down your throat to to keep your windpipe from collapsing.
Useful advice for practical living.
While a decent show it lacks the strong slapstick from The Young Ones and Bottom and the storylines are a little far fetched.
The humour was a staging post between "The Young Ones" and "Bottom". By the standards of today - e.g. "Two Pints of Lager", "Coupling" etc. then it has lost its shock value, but that doesn't stop it being laugh out loud. Very much a product of its time, I was grateful for the Eighties haircuts on the female characters ("Stu-stu-stu Studio Line") and the line "Next time you're being beaten up, try calling an alternative comedian".
For those who saw it first time around, the DVD is missing the "Oliver!" songs and the "Roxanne / Vienna" rendition with Midge Ure, plus a couple of other unimportant scenes. The small print does say that "Edits have been made for contractual reasons". No extras, obviously (it is a British TV series). Despite this, the lusty rendition of "Shaddupa Your Face" remains: Joe Dolce's lawyer not so hot, apparently.
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