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Commentary (plays not included). Pages: 36. Chapters: The Young
Ones, The Thin Blue Line, Blackadder: Back & Forth, Blackadder:
The Cavalier Years, Beer, Ink and Incapability, Money, Duel and
Duality, Bells, General Hospital, Blackadder's Christmas Carol,
Dish and Dishonesty, Private Plane, Goodbyeee, Corporal Punishment,
Major Star, Sense and Senility, Captain Cook, Amy and Amiability,
Bambi, Summer Holiday, Chains, Potato, Time, Nob and Nobility,
Cash, Sick, Flood, Boring, Head, Demolition, Nasty, Oil, Bomb,
Interesting, Blessed, Ftumch. Excerpt: The Young Ones is a British
sitcom, first broadcast in 1982, which ran for two series on BBC2.
Its anarchic, offbeat humour helped bring alternative comedy to
television in the 1980s and made household names of its writers and
performers. Soon afterwards, it was shown on MTV, one of the first
non-music television shows on the fledgling channel. The main
characters were four undergraduate students sharing a house:
violent punk metal fan Vyvyan (Adrian Edmondson), pompous would-be
anarchist Rick (Rik Mayall), long-suffering hippie Neil (Nigel
Planer), and the suave and diminutive Mike (Christopher Ryan). It
also featured Alexei Sayle, who played various members of the
Balowski family - most often Jerzei Balowski, the quartet's
landlord - and occasional independent characters, such as the train
driver in "Bambi." The show combined traditional sitcom style with
violent slapstick, non sequitur plot-turns and surrealism. These
older styles were mixed with the working and lower-middle class
attitudes of the growing 1980s alternative comedy boom, in which
all the principal performers except Ryan had been involved.
Although the series was set in North London, many external scenes
were filmed in Bristol, namely the suburb of Bishopston, where the
student house is situated. All four characters attended ...
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