The Young Ones - Series 1-2 [DVD]
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A mad, helter-skelter, rude, awesomely violent, unpredictable, swaggering, staggering, joyously infantile, exhilarating steamroller of a sitcom, The Young Ones provided the breakthrough for the new generation of aggressive and forthright 'alternative' comedians.
Join Rik, Vyv, Neil and Mike in their crazy and surreal comedy adventures!
Its fair to say that when The Young Ones first blasted onto television screens, thered never been anything quite like it. Yet the manic adventures of Rik, Neil, Vyvyan and Mike didnt take long to gain an audience, and over 25 years later, the programme still enjoys a well-deserved cult-following.
Both series of The Young Ones are grouped together in this special DVD set, and theres plenty to enjoy. In among the violence, the anarchic comedy, and the wonderful childishness of it all, are many, many belly laughs. How about when The Young Ones represented Scumbag College on University Challenge, for instance? Or Alexei Sayles Balowski family? Or the occasional break so a band could be worked in to play a song?
The influence of The Young Ones has been notable since it was first broadcast, not least in the spawning of its sequel-of-sorts, Bottom. Yet the two series here prove to be far more than an opportunity to see where a particular strand of comedy really began to gather pace. Instead, they still provide many bellies full of laughs, and its arguable that, in spite of the imitators it spawned, nothing has come close to The Young Ones since. And this DVD collection more than proves the point. --Jon Foster
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Presented over 3 discs, we have series 1 and 2 on the first two disc's whilst the third disc contains a couple documentaries which are interesting but could have been so much better had all the cast and Ben Elton taken part.Still its not a great problem as its the programs that we are interested in more than the extras.Also Demolition' and 'Summer Holiday' contain a full audio commentary by Paul Jackson.
They are presented FULLY UNCUT and that includes the episode Boring which has several what we would now call racist terms spoken by a policeman (abit to a white person) which almost never gets shown on TV.
All the music interludes are included too which again were missing from previous releases.
All in all this is a superb box set which should not be missed.
Anarchic students sharing a poxy, cold, depressing flat in London while virtually never attending to their studies. The setting for many mishaps and surreal adventures punctuated by guest appearences from bands of the day (which at the time was annoying and only included at the insistence of BBC to get a higher budget, but now...well, where else can you see the rare 4-piece line up of Motorhead performing Ace of Spades, The Damned singing Video Nasty or Madness twice?)
Even now I can still quote lines from this virtually verbatim and we used to have Young Ones parties in the 80s where someone with rich parents (i.e. who owned a VCR) would show all 12 episodes over a Saturday afternoon.
The weird humour, subliminal flashes (the one from a Western is the end of Carry on Cowboy) and talent of the 5 main players makes this a show that ranks alongside Monty Python's Flying Circus for longevity of quality.
Some touches were quite subtle (the Narnia piss take was years ahead of its time or the reference to Lord Scarman from the racist copper) while others were so OTT it defied belief (Vivyan's pregnancy, the flood episode, Neil covered in snot).
This presentation has the full versions of the songs that were cut from previous entries (including Subterranean Homesick Blues as Neil goes to join the police) and has the full "Bigoted Bobby" sketch which was hilarious then and should never have been edited (he's talking to a white guy and he's wearing sunglasses...OK!!!)
The University Challenge sketch is still funny, if only for having Vivyan kick Dr House in the head.
During the making of the Young Ones Paul Jackson, Geoff Posner, Ed Bye, Alexi Sayle, Lise Mayer, Nigel Planer, Andy De La Tour and Mark Arden recounted many stories about the show - but where the heck was Rik Mayall Ade Edmondson Ben Elton or Chris Ryan? Or were there any behind the scenes shots of the set that could have been included? What about the outtakes? There was none of this which would have made such a difference to this DVD.
Yes, fans of the show know how the Comedy Store showcased the alternative comics of the late seventies early eighties and how this came to be the fuel for the Young Ones.
I've rated this 4 because there was no Rik Mayall or Ben Elton which in view has strongly let the side down.
But never the less the extras aside this is a brilliant show long live the young adults.
I have passed on this classic to the next generation. My kids and I sit together and
laugh at the anarchic, slapstick world of these 4 crazy, lazy students. Mild swearing
so not suitable for young children.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bit of a mystery this one. I watched it with my chin on my hand when it came out but it didn't really do much for me. Read morePublished 11 hours ago by Dan Smith
Blast from the past I loved tjis when I was younger and decided to get them there is every episode iin this set so its great valuePublished 3 days ago by Kindle Customer
Total anarchy if your not the right age you will never get itPublished 12 days ago by Seasick Seadog
Excellent item. Brilliant packaging and a great bonus disc. A must have for all fans!Published 1 month ago by mark west