The Young Ones (1982–1984)
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Bambi 

After realizing they haven't done the wash in almost three years, the boys take a trip to the launderette and then Neil remembers that they have been chosen to be on "University Challenge".

Director:

Paul Jackson (uncredited)

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Adrian Edmondson ... Vyvyan
Rik Mayall ... Rick
Nigel Planer ... Neil
Christopher Ryan ... Mike / Matchbox
Alexei Sayle ... Train Driver
Motörhead ... (as Motorhead)
Robbie Coltrane ... Dr. Carlisle
Ben Elton Ben Elton ... Kendal Mintcake
Stephen Fry ... Lord Snot
Tamsin Heatley ... Janet
Hugh Laurie ... Lord Monty
Tony Robinson ... Dr. Not the Nine O'Clock News
Emma Thompson ... Miss Money-Sterling
Griff Rhys Jones ... Bambi
Mel Smith ... Security Guard
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Storyline

After realizing they haven't done the wash in almost three years, the boys take a trip to the launderette and then Neil remembers that they have been chosen to be on "University Challenge".

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1984 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry, who play the contestants from the fictional "Footlights College, Oxbridge", were all in Cambridge University's Footlights Club together. The fourth member of the team is played by Ben Elton, who went to Manchester University instead. The characters are shown as upper class stereotypes who talk about walking straight into top jobs such as Director-General of the BBC or Chairman of British Rail, so here the name "Footlights" implies privilege. At the time, a lot of the biggest names in British comedy had been Footlights Club members. Fry, Laurie and Thompson soon went to become household names in Britain. See more »

Goofs

At the laundromat they don't have any money to make the washing machine start. So where did they suddenly get the money to pay for the train journey, and where did Rick get the £5 from to pay Vyv for the empty cup? See more »

Quotes

[in a Rolls-Royce]
Lord Monty: You know, it's a rotten shame. I went to see the careers officer in Big College yesterday and he said that all he'd got left was Chairman of British Rail. Well, I wanted to be Director-General of the BBC.
Lord Snot: Yes, it's rotten. They gave it to Scapper just because he directed our world tour of Hamlet and wrote our hilarious revue "What Ho, Darkie". Honestly, chairman of a nationalised industry. I'd rather be a cabinet minister!
Kendal Mintcake: Well, I'm all right because my daddy's bought me the ...
[...]
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Connections

Featured in Behind the Music: Motorhead (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ace of Spades
(uncredited)
Written by Fast Eddie Clarke, Lemmy and Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor
Performed by Motörhead
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