After realizing they haven't done the wash in almost three years, the boys take a trip to the launderette and then Neil remembers that they have been chosen to be on "University Challenge".

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After realizing they haven't done the wash in almost three years, the boys take a trip to the launderette and then Neil remembers that they have been chosen to be on "University Challenge".

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8 May 1984 (UK)  »

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The fictional Footlights College Oxbridge team on the University Challenge is comprised of guest stars Emma Thompson (Miss Money-Sterling), Hugh Laurie (Lord Monty), and Stephen Fry (Lord Snot), all virtually unknown actors at the time. All three were members of the real life Footlights Club at Cambridge University. See more »

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At the laundromat they don't have any money to make the washing machine start. So where did they suddenly get the money to pay for the train journey, and where did Rick get the £5 from to pay Vyv for the empty cup? See more »

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Vyvyan: [Taking out a book] Well, I've done my revision.
Mike: The Daily Mirror Book of Facts: Did You Know?
Neil: Do you think that's where they get the questions from? The world's record for stuffing marshmallows up one single nostril...
Vyvyan: Ehhh... 604, Toxteth O'Grady, USA.
Neil: Yeah, right! World's stickiest bogey?
Vyvyan: Ha! Tried to fool me. That's Toxteth again!
Rick: The World's Stupidest Bottom-Burp: Vyvyan, Britain!
Rick: It says "Rick" here.
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Features Carry on Cowboy (1965) See more »

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The Ace of Spades
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Performed by Motörhead
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Awesomely funny for the right market!
18 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't imagine this episode being any more perfect than it is. All the characters are purely defined and within themselves, the show moves at a constant up-pace. Cameo by Motorhead is the perfect source music for the groups' scurry thru the tube on their way to University Challenge where its the quintessential match between the snobs and the slobs. See Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, and Hugh Laurie in early screen appearances. Total lunacy: Vyvyan loses his head, yet later introduces his Pig-Ferret named "Bacon Sandwich", Rick is universally known as the world's stupidest bottom burp, Neil:"Vegetable rights and peace." It doesn't get much funnier than this.


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