The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain.
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Series cast summary:
...  Vyvyan / ... 12 episodes, 1982-1984
...  Rick / ... 12 episodes, 1982-1984
...  Neil / ... 12 episodes, 1982-1984
...  Mike / ... 12 episodes, 1982-1984
...  the Balowski Family / ... 12 episodes, 1982-1984
Mark Arden ...  Boy in Comic Strip / ... 7 episodes, 1982-1984
...  Bank Vault Manager / ... 7 episodes, 1982-1984
Ben Elton ...  Baz / ... 5 episodes, 1982-1984
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Four mis-matched university students share a house in North London: Neil, the hippy; Mike, the cool person; Rick, a would-be anarchist studying sociology; and Vyvyan, the punk medical student who is prone to extreme violence. Together with their bastard Russian landlord, the world of these "bachelor boys" is surreal and violent, but ultimately hilarious. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Rik Mayall never considered giving his character Kevin Turvey from the BBC sketch show A Kick Up the Eighties (1981), a cameo in an episode of the sitcom. See more »

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Referenced in Bottom Live 2003: Weapons Grade Y-Fronts Tour (2003) See more »

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The Young Ones
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Written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett
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Now that's what I call anarchy!
16 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

Back in the days when MTV really meant MTV they would show this imported britcom on Sunday evenings. I always looked forward to watching it. This show was so different than any other kind of show I had seen before that it absolutely fascinated me. The characters of Rick, Vyvyan, Neil and Mike had me hooked with their loud, obnoxious and rowdy behavior. On one level it's lowbrow, juvenile and shrill. On another it's clever, original and refreshingly unlike anything else. It's partly a situation comedy, partly a musical variety show. I love the arguments between Rick and Vyvyan and Rick and Neil and well.....Rick and anybody! I love Vyvyan's random destruction of the house and random abuse of well.....everybody. If you want a reason to really laugh out loud this is the show that will help you do it.


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