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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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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Trivia

There is a recurring gag in the show. Eddie's last name is Hitler (No relation to Adolf Hitler), but when people ask Eddie if he is related to Adolf Hitler, he answers "Yes!" and thinks Adolf was the name of his mother. See more »

Goofs

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: This is a sex shop isn't it?
Shop Assistant: Yes.
Eddie: [slaps money down] I'll have five quid's worth then!
Shop Assistant: Very droll sir, I've never heard that one before.
Eddie: Haven't you? Shall I tell it again?
Shop Assistant: No thank you sir, I'd rather have a pineapple inserted violently into my rectum.
Eddie: You've been working here too long mate.
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Juvenile and ridiculous but I love it!
28 November 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Bottom is one of those shows that polarise people's opinions and this is largely due to Rik Mayall always playing the same type of character.

Ade Edmonson carries the show as Eddie Elizabeth Hitler and makes an otherwise boring comedy into something that I enjoy watching.

The theatre tour videos make the TV show look tame and are even better than the show IMO.

The TV show was made into a rather poor film called Guest House Paradiso which is like faulty towers meets Bottom.

10 / 10 - The TV show never fails to make me laugh - If you like this try Filthy, Rich & Catflap or Young Ones.


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