The Comic Strip Presents...: Season 4, Episode 3

Mr. Jolly Lives Next Door (5 Mar. 1988)

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A couple of bored escorts find themselves suddenly involved with a hit-gang and an ax-murderer - Mr. Jolly. Gratuitous violence, rivers of blood and maximum hilarity, all rolled into one.

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Dreamy Time Escort
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Dreamy Time Escort
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Mr. Jolly
Peter Richardson ...
Mr. Lovebucket
Nicholas Parsons ...
Himself
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Monica
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Mrs. Cooper
Michael Cule ...
Mr. Cooper
Basil Ho Yen ...
Mr. Yakimoto
Thomas Wheatley ...
Heimi Henderson
Gordon Kane ...
Reg
Gerard Kelly ...
Hilary
Granville Saxton ...
Ron
Bazil Otoin ...
Norman (as Basil Otoin)
Philip Locke ...
Sir Larry
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The alcoholic owners of Dreamytime Escorts are approached by hit-man Mr Jolly,to 'take out' radio quiz host Nicholas Parsons. Parsons is due to open an off-licence owned by Heimie Henderson but Henderson has fallen foul of gangster Lovebucket who hopes to stop the opening by killing the star. The two escorts misinterpret the instruction to kill Mr Parsons and,instead,take him out for a night of drinking,using the blood money they were given. Next day,having failed in their task, they are forced to admit their mistake to Mr Jolly. Written by don @ minifie-1

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[repeated line]
Mr. Jolly: And no-one knows you're here?
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It's Not Unusual
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Written by Les Reed and Gordon Mills
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Rik Mayalls' finest hour (or 50 something minutes actually...)
10 June 2014 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

The sad passing of Rik Mayall - a legend. And, as much as I love The Young Ones, my favourite from these guys is Mr Jolly. It is funny, absurdist, very black, but I can never re-watch this without at some point rolling around on the couch in hysterics. I tell myself, every time, this time I am going to sit through it and control myself. But, no, at some point, sometimes different points in the plot, sometimes not, I just lose it.

The review here is excellent. I guess it is the measure of the comedy that Mayall and his cohorts created that it elicits such intelligent and worthy criticism.

What a funny guy. You will be missed!


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