Edward and Richard are best buddies living off the government doing nothing more than having a good time and breaking stuff.
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Richie and Eddie escapes from the island and try to get to the bar to have a drink, only to find themselves trapped in a underground chamber and Richie thinks they've been abducted by aliens.

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Eddie has locked himself away in the toilet and Richie finds he's been inventing gadgets and only to find himself joining Eddie on a adventure through time and space on-board Eddie's time machine "The Turdis" which is a toilet cubicle.

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A satire about three losers: a failed actor, his sleazy agent and a permanently drunk bodyguard.

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 Eddie (18 episodes, 1991-1995)
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 Richie (18 episodes, 1991-1995)
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Edward and Richard are best buddies living off the government doing nothing more than having a good time and breaking stuff. Written by Graham Wilson Jr <diex@suburbia.net>

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The Samuel Beckett play "Waiting for Godot" was Rik and Adrian's inspiration behind "Bottom". See more »

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When Richie falls down the stairs in the Carnival episode while impersonating Kilroy, he rolls into the bathroom and gets stuck in the toilet head first with his feet in the air, however just after he falls through the door before the camera moves in you can see his foot protruding from the doorway See more »

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Eddie: I got a free police baton.
Richie: Whoo, interesting! Let's have a look!
Eddie: Yeah, well, I can't quite lay my hands on it at the moment
[points towards his bottom]
Eddie: .
Richie: Nasty!
Eddie: Yeah, it's one of those new long ones as well. With the side handle. It's playing Merry Hell with my liver.
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Greatest physical pervy humour there ever was
27 April 1999 | by (Hull, England) – See all my reviews

Bottom. Comedy masterpiece. From the opening episode 'Smells', to the most recent live tour 'Hooligan's Island', Bottom has succeeded in making anyone who is into fart gags and frying pan bashed gasmen, laugh uncontrollably.

The two central characters, Richie and Eddie, are portrayed superbly by Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, and timely appearances by old Young Ones favourtie Christopher Ryan and that guy who plays spudgun add to the quality of this excellent series.

Most viewers from countries other than the UK may struggle to identify with these violent, sexually obsessed icons, but us brits lap it up.

Watch them all NOW !!!!!!!!


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