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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dreamy Time Escort
Dreamy Time Escort
Mr. Jolly
Peter Richardson ...
Mr. Lovebucket
Nicholas Parsons ...
Mrs. Cooper
Michael Cule ...
Mr. Cooper
Basil Ho Yen ...
Mr. Yakimoto
Thomas Wheatley ...
Heimi Henderson
Gordon Kane ...
Gerard Kelly ...
Granville Saxton ...
Bazil Otoin ...
Norman (as Basil Otoin)
Philip Locke ...
Sir Larry


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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Mr. Jolly: Look, just because my second name is Jolly doesn't mean I have to be jolly all the fucking time!
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Music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David
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Ritchie and Eddie at their peak
5 April 2006 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmundson have been playing these two characters in one form or another for many years and many incarnations, from the Dangerous Brothers, The Young Ones, Filthy Rich and Catflap, to Bottom...etc, they are always two sleazy, ultra-violent, uber-slapstick, childish loosers. In my view this movie represents this concept at it's brilliant best.

In this movie They play two relentlessly alcoholic slime-balls who's sole goal in life is to make it to the next drink. Two more unsuited "Dreamtime Escorts" you would struggle to find! The Comic Strip franchise produced a wide variety of film types from very subtle to the outrageous, and this movie perfectly represents the later end of that spectrum. In my opinion it is one of the better Comic Strip movies, ranking up there with the other greats such as Bad News and Five Go Mad in Dorest.

The presence of the legendary Peter Cook, appearing as Mr Jolly, adds to the movie's significance in the series.

If you like your humour subtle then this is not a movie for you. If you like a good simple, unsophisticated, childish, cartoon style of humour, and laugh at things such as Eddie trying to light his burps, and Rik knocking back pints of vodka then this movie is for you. Sometimes it is good to laugh at something refreshingly childish! This movie never fails to cheer me up.

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