After realizing they haven't done the wash in almost three years, the boys take a trip to the launderette and then Neil remembers that they have been chosen to be on "University Challenge".

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After realizing they haven't done the wash in almost three years, the boys take a trip to the launderette and then Neil remembers that they have been chosen to be on "University Challenge".

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8 May 1984 (UK)  »

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Trivia

First episode which Alexei Sayle played a different character apart from Mr. Balowski and the members of his family. He plays a train driver. See more »

Goofs

When the doctor is talking to the elephant, you can clearly see the elephant handler on the elephant's right side. He hides behind the elephant's front leg, but he keeps poking his head out. See more »

Quotes

[answer to Bambi's first question]
Neil: Uh... can I go to the toilet, please?
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References The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981) See more »

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The Ace of Spades
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Written by Fast Eddie Clarke, Lemmy and Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor
Performed by Motörhead
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Awesomely funny for the right market!
18 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't imagine this episode being any more perfect than it is. All the characters are purely defined and within themselves, the show moves at a constant up-pace. Cameo by Motorhead is the perfect source music for the groups' scurry thru the tube on their way to University Challenge where its the quintessential match between the snobs and the slobs. See Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, and Hugh Laurie in early screen appearances. Total lunacy: Vyvyan loses his head, yet later introduces his Pig-Ferret named "Bacon Sandwich", Rick is universally known as the world's stupidest bottom burp, Neil:"Vegetable rights and peace." It doesn't get much funnier than this.


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