The Young Ones (1982–1984)

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The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain.

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 Vyvyan / ... (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Rick / ... (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Neil / ... (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
Christopher Ryan ...
 Mike (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 the Balowski Family / ... (12 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Boy in Comic Strip / ... (7 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Bank Vault Manager / ... (7 episodes, 1982-1984)
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 Baz / ... (5 episodes, 1982-1984)
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Four mis-matched university students share a house in North London: Neil, the hippy; Mike, the cool person; Rick, a would-be anarchist studying sociology; and Vyvyan, the punk medical student who is prone to extreme violence. Together with their bastard Russian landlord, the world of these "bachelor boys" is surreal and violent, but ultimately hilarious. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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None of the writers had ever done anything for television before and simply wrote what they thought would be funny, not giving any thought to how it would actually be filmed. When they arrived on set the first day they realized how much work the crew had gone to for what were, in a lot of cases, throw-away jokes with no real connection to the plot. They apologized and promised to write things that would be easier to film, but the crew told them they had enjoyed the challenge and to keep writing as they had and they would find a way to film it. See more »

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One of the greatest television programs EVER.
15 March 1999 | by (Pleasant Valley) – See all my reviews

The Young Ones is simply the most wonderful sit-com ever. A mad combination of Monty Python's Flying Circus with the British punk scene, The Young Ones focuses on four hilariously demented student archtypes. I can't believe this doesn't have a larger cult following. I highly recommend this to any and everyone.


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