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Mr. Jolly Lives Next Door 

A couple of bored escorts find themselves suddenly involved with a hit-gang and an ax-murderer - Mr. Jolly. Gratuitous violence, rivers of blood and maximum hilarity, all rolled into one.


Stephen Frears

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rik Mayall ... Dreamy Time Escort
Adrian Edmondson ... Dreamy Time Escort
Peter Cook ... Mr. Jolly
Peter Richardson Peter Richardson ... Mr. Lovebucket
Nicholas Parsons Nicholas Parsons ... Nicholas Parsons
Jennifer Saunders ... Monica
Dawn French ... Mrs. Cooper
Michael Cule Michael Cule ... Mr. Cooper
Basil Ho Yen Basil Ho Yen ... Mr. Yakimoto
Thomas Wheatley Thomas Wheatley ... Heimi Henderson
Gordon Kane Gordon Kane ... Reg
Gerard Kelly ... Hilary
Granville Saxton ... Ron
Bazil Otoin Bazil Otoin ... Norman (as Basil Otoin)
Philip Locke ... Sir Larry


The alcoholic owners of Dreamytime Escorts are given an envelope to give to Mr. Jolly, their next door neighbor who is a professional murderer.They open it and find 3000 pounds which they immediately spend on booze before realizing there was a note in it saying to take out Nicholas Parsons.They misinterpret the instructions and instead, take him out for a night of drinking. Written by mykey accident

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Release Date:

5 March 1988 (UK) See more »

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Hertfordshire, England, UK See more »

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Rik Mayalls' finest hour (or 50 something minutes actually...)
10 June 2014 | by ptudorSee all my reviews

The sad passing of Rik Mayall - a legend. And, as much as I love The Young Ones, my favourite from these guys is Mr Jolly. It is funny, absurdist, very black, but I can never re-watch this without at some point rolling around on the couch in hysterics. I tell myself, every time, this time I am going to sit through it and control myself. But, no, at some point, sometimes different points in the plot, sometimes not, I just lose it.

The review here is excellent. I guess it is the measure of the comedy that Mayall and his cohorts created that it elicits such intelligent and worthy criticism.

What a funny guy. You will be missed!

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