Richie buys an inflatable doll named Monica as his lover, and he tries to conceal it from Eddie. But it all goes terribly wrong when Richie accidentally super glues Monica to his groin, mistaking Eddie's super glue for Handcream.
Eddie has locked himself away in the toilet and Richie finds he's been inventing gadgets and only to find himself joining Eddie on a adventure through time and space on-board Eddie's time machine "The Turdis" which is a toilet cubicle.
Living in a squalid flat, perpetually unemployed, skint, bored, and sexually frustrated, virgin Richie Richard and carefree alcoholic Eddie Hitler are social outcasts at the bottom of the ... See full summary »
A series of self contained TV films starring performers from London's "Comic Strip" comedy club and their friends. Noted for a high sense of parody of previous films, literature, and generally everyone in sight.
BBC sketch show that while continuing to show the misadventures of a series of popular characters now also introduces a slew of new oddballs and misfits for us to enjoy including Tory Boy and The Lovely Wobbly Randy Old Ladies.
The scene which Eddie shoots the Parrot and quotes "How many shots did I fire?" parodies the famous "Do you feel lucky" scene from Dirty Harry (1971). See more »
Just after Eddie leaves the cell for his interview with Mr Big, Richie looks through the door's peep-hole. For a brief second, you can see the face of a stagehand before he ducks out of sight. See more »
Hey! What about plastic surgery?
It's a cracking idea!
Right! I'll go get a plastic knife.
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Live shows based on sitcoms often tend to do nothing more than pick the best lines of dialogue from popular episodes and attempt to squeeze them all into one strange and messy plot. The lives shows of Bottom on the other hand, despite the jokes all being fairly similar in the first place, never take anything directly from the series without it being changed enough to effectively be a new gag. Its still just Eddie thinking Richie is 'queering him up', the pair kicking each other in the balls constantly and pervy remarks being made about Sue Carpenter but Rik and Ade never failed to come up with a new innuendo or a new weapon for testicular assault.
As with the first Bottom Live the plot is minimal and the only major difference is the inclusion of two sets (the flat and the prison cell). As any fan of the series knows however, Bottom, whether it be in the form of a TV show, live performance or even a feature film, shines the most when it is kept simple. Plot heavy comedy can be great but there's nothing wrong with two of the funniest comic actors of the 80s and 90s just doing what they do best - a relentless string of nob jokes, over the top violence and improvised forth wall breaks.
I encourage anyone who enjoyed Bottom when it was new to invest in a box set of DVDs including those of the live shows. Its timeless humour that you'll have ready to brighten your day for decades to come
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