The Young Ones: Season 1, Episode 3

Boring (23 Nov. 1982)

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Mike, Neil, Vyvan and Rick are having a very boring day and they decided to go down to the pub.

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Mike, Neil, Vyvan and Rick are having a very boring day and they decided to go down to the pub.

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When Rick grabs the note from Balowski he doesn't do so cleanly and it is in two pieces. On being handed on to Mike to read out the note is entire and relatively uncrumpled. See more »

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Rick: So tell me Mrs. Vyvyan, why did you give him a girl's name?
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Written by Mike Barson & Lee Thompson
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The opposite of boring!
19 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was probably my favourite episode of the Young Ones. Packed full of riotous laughs and alternative-ness, this is everything the Young Ones should be. The return of the Balowskis was absolutely hilarious - Billy's performance had me in stitches, especially when he was talking directly to us saying, "I've not always been mad, y'know..." Also featured in this episode - a terrorist siege in the Young Ones' house, on TV as a newsflash (interrupting Vyvyan's favourite programme "Bastard Squad), reported to us by BBC reporter Dan Prick (come on, just the name made me roar!), the Young Ones go down to the pub in which Madness are playing where Vyv meets someone from way back, and the Young Ones' house literally becomes "hell". Come on, when a TV episode's called "Boring", you know it's going to be anything but... 10/10


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