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The Young Ones

The Young Ones

The Young Ones was a groundbreaking British sitcom about four college students sharing a house. What's so groundbreaking about that you may ask? How many other comedies do you know that feature four leads with little to nothing in common, irreverent humor, giant sandwiches crashing through the roof, headless ghosts, musical guests that often appeared with no explanation in the middle of the living room, the Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse talking animals and food, and Alexei Sayle?

The main cast consisted of Rik Mayall as Rick, self proclaimed People's Poet and anarchist, Nigel Planer as Neil Pye the hippie, Ade Edmondson as Vyvyan Bastard the punk, and Chris Ryan as Mike the Cool Person. Comedian Alexei Sayle appeared as their landlord Mr. Balowski as well as other members of the Balowski family.

The short lived show ran two series in length on the BBC, and was later shown in the US on MTV.

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1x01 Demolition
aired Nov 09, 1982


ForgotMyLines (Mar 12, 2016)

Classic! I still much prefer "Bottom" but, still so, so funny!

mightysparks (Sep 23, 2011)

My favourite show of all time <3

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  • Status Ended
  • Premiered Nov 09, 1982
  • Genre Comedy
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Network BBC TWO
  • Runtime 35 minutes
  • Links IMDB and TheTVDB


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