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The Young Ones: The Complete Series 1 [VHS] [1982]

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  • Actors: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Christopher Ryan, Alexei Sayle
  • Format: Colour, PAL, HiFi Sound
  • Language: English
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: BBC
  • VHS Release Date: 24 Jan. 2000
  • Run Time: 200 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00004CMJ6
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,053 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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All six episodes from the anarchic 1980s comedy series. In 'Demolition' the council want to knock the boys' house down. 'Oil' sees the foursome move into their new house just as the workers' revolution begins. 'Interesting' finds Rick, Vyv, Neil and Mike playing host to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. 'Bomb' has a bomb land on the house just as the TV licence man arrives. 'Flood' sees Rick initiate a desperate game of hide-and-seek, while Mike's room is taken over by lions. Finally, 'Boring' finds the foursome so incredibly bored that Neil digs himself a grave and Vyv chops his finger off.

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"Have we got a video?"
"No, not till series two".
"What would be on it if we did, not another sickeningly nice sitcom like The Good Life?"
"No, six episodes of a horrible, vile, disgusting sitcom about four students who live in the most revolting house in Britain."
"Utterly, utterly brilliant!"

Like Fawlty Towers (1975/79), The Young Ones ran for just two series and 12 episodes. Every episode was packed with insane situations, wildly inventive surrealism, deranged dialogue (occasionally involving SPG, the talking hamster) side-splitting OTT cartoon violence and more bellylaughs than a 100 normal comedies. The Young Ones made stars of Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall (Bottom, was a sort-of-sequel), Nigel Planer and Alexei Sayle, while the guests were a roll-call of the finest young comedy talent. The Young Ones was, alongside Black Adder (1983-9), the best laugh of the 80s. With an atom bomb in front of the fridge, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and a proletariat revolutionary poet obsessed with Cliff Richard, it's still exhaustingly funny. Father Ted (1995-8) and Men Behaving Badly (1991-8) might be considered mutant offspring. --Gary S. Dalkin


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