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I know this comes a bit after you mentioned them, Beth, but - the Young Ones? You know of them? Yea! I'm not alone anymore! I love that show, and I have never met another person who knows about them.
Who else here knows about TYO, and how did you find it? Does anyone know where I can get tapes?


-- Anonymous, March 27, 2000


Oh, yes, you can buy the tapes at Amazon. I bought mine with an Amazon gift certificate I got for Christmas. I think they have a total of four (Jeremy already had the first one, so I bought the next three). You can probably buy them at a local video store, too.

My last boyfriend turned me on to the Young Ones, and then Jeremy turned out to be a fan, but yeah, I don't know many people who've even heard of the show -- although I believe it used to air on MTV? Or Comedy Central? (I don't have cable; I'm just passing on rumors.)

-- Anonymous, March 27, 2000

When I was in high school, lo these many years ago, The Young Ones used to run on PBS in North Idaho (KUOI). I overdosed on Benny Hill about then, but never really got tired of TYO. And it's been fun spotting the various actors in other shows and movies over the years. Rik Mayall pops up all over. I liked his Fred in Drop Dead Fred, a silly but amusing movie (at least to my sophomoric taste). Alexi Sayle is creepy in Gorky Park.

I'd love to see tapes--I haven't seen it on TV in years.

-- Anonymous, March 28, 2000

I hadn't realised they had even made it to the States. If you like the young ones try and get hold of Bottom - Rik Mayall and Adrian ??? - much funnier - well worth checking out.


-- Anonymous, March 28, 2000

oh no, Coimhe - not 'Bottom', please. I loved the Young Ones and still do, but I can't stomach Bottom OR Filthy Rich and Catflap - there are only so many frying pans in the face and jokes about farts and poopy-drawers that I can take!

Back to the Young Ones - there was a rumour going around (and probably true) that the bands were shoehorned into the show so it could qualify as a variety show and therefore get more money from the BBC.

My final comment: "I'm not a vampire, I'm a driving instructor. From Johannesburg..."

-- Anonymous, March 28, 2000

On very rare occassions, Comedy Central will show episodes. But it seems they like to show cheeseball movies more than actual comedy these days, so one may have to wait awhile.

-- Anonymous, March 28, 2000

"Thanks for telling me about the new hole in the floor, guys."

"It's into the toaster for you!"

"It's not a telly. It's a toaster."

God I love The Young Ones.

-- Anonymous, March 28, 2000

Rik, screaming into Neil's face: "I am NOT BEING AGGRESSIIIIIVE!!!"

Neil: "You ARE, Rik -- I can SENSE it...."

Hey, does anyone remember Emma Thompson's cameo on "University Challenge?" Or Jennifer Saunders, who played "Helen Back" before she did AbFab? Hmmmmm?

Vyvyan: "This calls...for a very special blend...of psychology...and EXTREME VIOLENCE!"

-- Anonymous, March 28, 2000

Ade (Adrian) Edmonson. Vyvyan.

"Vyvyan, Vyvyan, Vyvyan. Honestly whenever anything explodes in this house, it's always blame Vyvyan!"

I love Vyvyan. But Neil was pretty wonderful too.

Find scripts here. http://www.primenet.com/~srgalhad/youngones.htm

-- Anonymous, March 28, 2000

I had a boyfriend who'd taped them off off Comedy Central, I think it was, and we used to watch them. They're pretty good.

-- Anonymous, March 28, 2000

Im amazed to find people in the States like "The Young Ones", I love it but its cultural references such as the hamster being called Special Patrol Group, University Challenge and Ricks love of Cliff Richard always seemed so uniquely British.

The trouble with "Bottom" is that it has neither jokes nor wit, otherwise its Ok, I guess. Rik Mayalls cameos as Lord Flashheart in "Blackadder" are pretty good but the best thing any of the cast has done has to be the first series of Alexis Sayles "Stuff", wonderful, surreal and anarchic, better than Python - nobody watched it, bet you cant find that on video!

Rick: "Tomorrow everyone in England will be free, and there will be no more social prejudice or hatred. GET UP NEIL, I HATE YOU !!!!!!!"

-- Anonymous, March 29, 2000

I loved the Young Ones! I wish I could see them regularly again.

Anyone remember neil's song? (I'm such a geek, I know his full name: neil [lowercase "n"] Weedon Watkins Pye!)

Rik: "Oh look, a little mousie!"

:) Anyone for lentils?


-- Anonymous, March 29, 2000

Vivian: "Oh, hav we got a video?"

Remember that one? A classic.

-- Anonymous, March 29, 2000

I once dated a guy just because he had so many Young Ones tapes. He was a doofus, but it was well worth it.

-- Anonymous, March 30, 2000

Damn, someone else got to me "Oh, have we got a video"? Still said in any house I live in, in drippy neil tones, or nasty Vyvyan tones. Heh.

Does **anyone** in the States know about Ripping Yarns? It's Michael Palin, and about 25 years old, but hysterically funny - with episodes such as "Across the Andes by Frog" and the creation of the Eric Postlethwaite, the World's Most Boring Person, whose parents ran away from home because "I were so boooooring". That series is the reason my entire family refers to my mother as "Mumsy".

"But Mumsy, who could have wanted to kill him"? "We all did, don't be so silly".

And I'll put in a vote for Blackadder, any day.

-- Anonymous, March 30, 2000

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