The Young Ones (1982–1984)
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Oil 

The boys move into their new house and Vyvyan discovers oil in the basement.Mike declares himself the president and then forces Neil and Rick into slave labor to dig up the oil.

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Vyvyan (as Ade Edmondson)
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Radical Posture ...
Tony Alleff ...
Saudi King's aide (as Tony Allef)
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Barrie Cookson ...
2nd Man on Raft (as Barry Cookson)
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Saudi King
Ronnie Golden ...
Terry Medlicott ...
Genie
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Man on Raft
David Rhule ...
Roller Disco Patron
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The boys move into their new house and Vyvyan discovers oil in the basement.Mike declares himself the president and then forces Neil and Rick into slave labor to dig up the oil.

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Comedy

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16 November 1982 (UK)  »

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Trivia

Alexei Sayle performed the "Dr. Marten's Boots" song on The Tube (1982). See more »

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When Mike (as the character 'El Presidente') is talking to the others about how he would look to the Saudis, you can briefly see a boom microphone visible in the top left hand corner of the screen. See more »

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Vyvyan: I was in the basement, playing my favorite game, 'Murder In The Dark.'
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References Postman Pat (1981) See more »

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Not the best episode of the Young Ones.
5 December 2006 | by 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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