The Young Ones: Season 1, Episode 6

Flood (14 Dec. 1982)

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London is flooded with water and Vyvan, Rick, Neil and Mike finds themselves trapped in the house, where they want to eat Neil and Mr. Bolowski has turned into a homicidal maniac.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Vyvyan / Alien Spotter (as Ade Edmondson)
Rick / Alien Spotter
Christopher Ryan ...
Alexei Sayle ...
Mark Arden ...
Jim Barclay ...
Arnold Brown ...
Ben Elton ...
DJ / Cat
Stephen Frost ...
Gravedigger / Boy in Comic Strip (as Steve Frost)
Gareth Hale ...
Justine Lord ...
Norman Pace ...
Cindy Shelley ...


London is flooded with water and Vyvan, Rick, Neil and Mike finds themselves trapped in the house, where they want to eat Neil and Mr. Bolowski has turned into a homicidal maniac.

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water | dwarf | snow | demand | counting | See All (54) »







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14 December 1982 (UK)  »

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C.S. Lewis's classic fantasy book "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" is mocked, which Vivian enters the Land of Narnia, when he hides in a wardrobe during a game of Hide and Seek and encounters the White Witch and her dwarf servant. See more »


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Neil: It was getting really hot. Then I thought oh no, I should have put out that sociology file that was burning on Rick's bed.
Vyvyan: Yeah, I did that. Trying to make Rick think I was hiding in his bedroom.
Neil: What? You set fire to Rick's bedroom? I think that's a really selfish thing to do Vyvyan. I was hiding in there - you could have given me away!
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Spoofs The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1967) See more »

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The Young Ones
14 August 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

'Flood' is definitely one of the best episodes of 'The Young Ones'. It contains everything a Britcom should have; a cat-comedian, a flooded London, a plot to eat a hippie and a homicidal axe-wielding maniac. This episode, and indeed the entire two series of 'The Young Ones', is a cult classic, and delightfully quotable. Something the Americans can't quite get a hold of is the fact that violence is only funny when there's no blood. This is because it is the exact opposite of reality. In 'Flood', Rik can be seen ramming a pin into Vyvyan's head, before an enraged Vyvyan picks up the nearest axe and advances on a blubbering Rik with it. This is only before Neil enters, panicky and stating that Rik's bedroom is on fire! They then discover that their house is at the bottom of the sea; London's flooded! It is now that the students' already insane landlord hacks a hole in the door with an axe, having become a homicidal axe-wielding maniac! Oh well, in the words of Neil: "Out of the frying pan, into another frying pan..."

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