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)
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 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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Rik Mayall stated in a interview on why the sitcom ended after 2 seasons, was because himself, Lise Mayer and Ben Elton could not think of anymore original jokes and decided to kill off the characters. See more »

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Personal favorite Young Ones story about the most raucously funny show episode ever - Bambi
28 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My favorite thing to do with the Young Ones happened in a shop in Greenwich Village in the early 90's. I was in Meyers of Keswick, a British grocery in the Village with a young female coworker who trod down there with me in hopes of purchasing Christmas crackers and some English candy for the parties we were going to. We were in line waiting, and I noticed an actual Kendall Mintcake on the counter, picked it up, and screwed my face up to try to look like Ben Elton and said, "Hi," like I was Mr. Kendall Mintcake. My coworker stared blankly and I frustratedly tried to explain who The Young Ones were, Bambi, The Balowski Family, Monk deWally deHonk, Mr. Liberal,etc. to no avail. A cockney bloke standing next to us finally exploded and shouted, "Its Only The Greatest show Ever, Mate!!!" I asked him if he wanted to see how many pressups I could do. His girlfriend screamed at me that she was not being aggressive and we cracked in up in front of a few astonished bystanders.


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