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The Young Ones: a bunch of complete bastards

Maybe I should try The Young Ones again. It wasn’t my cup of tea when I started watching it at the time but this article has made me want to see what I think now.

In My Not So Humble Opinion

After hearing of the recent untimely death of British comedian Rik Mayall last month at the age of 56, Michele and I re-watched the television series that he was most associated with: The Young Ones.  Originally running for two six-episode seasons in 1982 and 1984 on the BBC, The Young Ones became an influential cult classic.  Michele likes to say that it is her all time favorite television series.  She first saw it when it aired here in the States in 1985 on MTV.  Myself, I caught a few of the episodes in the mid-1990s when it was Comedy Central.  While I enjoyed them somewhat back then, watching the series in its entirety on DVD definitely gave me a real appreciation for it.

The Young Ones DVD

The Young Ones was co-written by Ben Elton, Rik Mayall and Lise Mayer, with additional material by Alexi Sayle.  It featured the bizarre, nonsensical, and grotesquely…

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One comment on “The Young Ones: a bunch of complete bastards

  1. maedez
    07/13/2014

    I loved this show when it aired on MTV. I was about 11, and thought it was wonderful. I still enjoyed it when I was in my early twenties, too.

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