The Young Ones (1982–1984)
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Demolition 

Mike, Neil, Vyvyan and Rick learn that the council are going to demolish the house. Vyvyan decides to demolish the house from the inside and Neil wants to commit suicide.

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Paul Jackson (uncredited)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Edmondson ... Vyvyan (as Ade Edmondson)
Rik Mayall ... Rick / TV Announcer
Nigel Planer ... Neil
Christopher Ryan ... Mike
Alexei Sayle ... the Balowski Family
Nine Below Zero Nine Below Zero ... Themselves
Paul Bradley Paul Bradley ... Pilot
Christine Ellerbeck Christine Ellerbeck ... Maggie
Chris Ellis Chris Ellis ... Street Level Kid #3
Ben Elton Ben Elton ... Baz
Gerard Kelly ... Street Level Kid #1
Hilary Mason ... Old Woman Next Door
Pauline Melville Pauline Melville ... Woman on Bus
Herbert Norville Herbert Norville ... Street Level Kid #2
Cyril Shaps ... Old Man Next Door
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Storyline

Mike, Neil, Vyvyan and Rick learn that the council are going to demolish the house. Vyvyan decides to demolish the house from the inside and Neil wants to commit suicide.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1982 (UK) See more »

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Color:

Color
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Trivia

In the narrative behind Vyvyan apologizing to the old man and the old woman next door for smashing a hole through the wall in their house and asks them to tell the house owners that he is sorry for the damage he's caused - a moronic Vyvyan obviously did not realize that the old man and the old woman next door are the owners of the house next door. See more »

Goofs

When Rik kicks in the TV screen, the image is still visible for a half second after the screen is broken. See more »

Quotes

Neil: [Neil steps out the door and finds Rick tied to a cross] Hey Rick, man! What're you doing with my crucifix, man?
Rick: Protesting!
Neil: Yeah, but I really think I should lay this one on you, man: that's a really negative way to kill yourself, you know, like, I've tried it hundreds of times. There's no way you can hammer in the last nail.
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Connections

Spoofs ORS 85 (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Eleven Plus Eleven
Performed by Nine Below Zero
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Nozin around, nozin around.
3 August 2008 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

Mike, Neil, Vyvyan and Rik are four spotty and skint youths sharing a house run by slumlord Jerzy Balowski. They learn that the council are going to demolish the house on the morrow. Vyvyan decides to demolish the house from the inside, Neil thinks that committing suicide is the only option, whilst Rik and Mike deal with it in the only way they know how.

The Young Ones ran for only two series, but any teenager who grew up in early 80s Britain must surely have identified with our anarchic foursome. Permanently skint and at odds with their futures, the Young Ones manages to portray that effervescent vitality that the arrogance of youth brings, punks, poets, hippies and flash harrys all seamlessly come together from the wonderful pens of Ben Elton & Rik Mayall. Here in this episode we are only glimpsing what the show would bring to its eager audience, but it's a very solid start with some quite on the money gags, from South African lentils to corporate TVs attempt to garner the youth viewers, The Young Ones may well be only of its time, but in that we have to say it was timeless to those who lived thru it.


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