The Young Ones: Season 1, Episode 2

Oil (16 Nov. 1982)

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Mike, Neil, Vyvan and Rick moves into their new house. Vyvan discovers oil in the basement and Mike becomes The President and dictates Neil and Rick into slave labor to dig up the oil.

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Vyvyan (as Ade Edmondson)
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Christopher Ryan ...
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Radical Posture ...
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Tony Alleff ...
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Mike, Neil, Vyvan and Rick moves into their new house. Vyvan discovers oil in the basement and Mike becomes The President and dictates Neil and Rick into slave labor to dig up the oil.

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When Neil opens the cabinets and all the bowls fall out, you can see a hand that pushes the bowls pull back. See more »

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[Vyvyan hits Rick in the crotch with a cricket bat because he interrupted Mike]
Rick: Ha, ha, jokes on you, missed both my legs.
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Not the best episode of the Young Ones.
5 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

My second watch of this episode actually made me realise it was rather weak - "Boring" is much better. The Young Ones is meant to be riotous and rowdy - this one actually starts to drone on a bit - the talking peas in a later scene in the episode should really have stuck with the first line. But the benefit concert in the front room was pretty funny and enjoyable - how many people these days would sing about Doctor Martin's boots? There are some funny gags and it never tries to be realistic - what with striking oil in the basement - but really, this episode of The Young Ones could have been so much funnier. Inanimate objects talking has been done far better in later episodes. On the whole - it is worthy to be called The Young Ones, but not quite a riotous laugh of a viewing. 6/10


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