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Bottom Live: The Big Number 2 Tour (1995)

Queen Elizabeth is attending a parade in Hammersmith and Richie and Eddie plans on inviting the Queen to join them for supper. But their plan goes wrong.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rik Mayall ... Richie Rich
Adrian Edmondson ... Eddie Hitler
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Queen Elizabeth is attending a parade in Hammersmith and Richie and Eddie plans on inviting the Queen to join them for supper. But their plan goes wrong.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1995 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bottom: Big Number 2 Show Live See more »

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Vision Video See more »
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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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The blooper where Richies says to Eddie "You know my great watch gag? I forgot to put my watch on" was in fact staged to make the audience laugh. See more »

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Just after Eddie leaves the cell for his interview with Mr Big, Richie looks through the door's peep-hole. For a brief second, you can see the face of a stagehand before he ducks out of sight. See more »

Quotes

Richie: But how are we going to make sure the Queen falls in love with me?
Eddie: [confident] Well, that's just so simple, Richie!
Richie: [flattered] It is?
Eddie: Well, I mean, look at you, Richie, I mean, look at you! All you've gotta do, right? All you've gotta do is go round... and kill everybody else in the world! Then wait 20 years till she's either dead or desperate!
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References Colditz (1972) See more »

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Absurd and full of cheap laughs (in a good way)
10 March 2017 | by undeaddannySee all my reviews

Live shows based on sitcoms often tend to do nothing more than pick the best lines of dialogue from popular episodes and attempt to squeeze them all into one strange and messy plot. The lives shows of Bottom on the other hand, despite the jokes all being fairly similar in the first place, never take anything directly from the series without it being changed enough to effectively be a new gag. Its still just Eddie thinking Richie is 'queering him up', the pair kicking each other in the balls constantly and pervy remarks being made about Sue Carpenter but Rik and Ade never failed to come up with a new innuendo or a new weapon for testicular assault.

As with the first Bottom Live the plot is minimal and the only major difference is the inclusion of two sets (the flat and the prison cell). As any fan of the series knows however, Bottom, whether it be in the form of a TV show, live performance or even a feature film, shines the most when it is kept simple. Plot heavy comedy can be great but there's nothing wrong with two of the funniest comic actors of the 80s and 90s just doing what they do best - a relentless string of nob jokes, over the top violence and improvised forth wall breaks.

I encourage anyone who enjoyed Bottom when it was new to invest in a box set of DVDs including those of the live shows. Its timeless humour that you'll have ready to brighten your day for decades to come


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