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.

Director:

Paul Jackson (uncredited)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Adrian Edmondson ... Vyvyan (as Ade Edmondson)
Rik Mayall ... Rick
Nigel Planer ... Neil
Christopher Ryan ... Mike
Alexei Sayle ... the Balowski Family
Radical Posture Radical Posture ... Themselves
Tony Alleff Tony Alleff ... Saudi King's aide (as Tony Allef)
Robbie Coltrane ... Bouncer
Barrie Cookson Barrie Cookson ... 2nd Man on Raft (as Barry Cookson)
Mark Ezra ... Saudi King
Ronnie Golden Ronnie Golden ... Buddy Holly
Terry Medlicott Terry Medlicott ... Genie
Patrick Newell ... Man on Raft
David Rhule David Rhule ... Roller Disco Patron
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1982 (UK) See more »

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Color:

Color
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Mike goes to unlock the front door, it is in fact already open and Mike accidentally opens it slightly the minute he touches it. See more »

Quotes

Vyvyan: Neil! Are you gonna come down and make breakfast or am I have to going to kick your teeth in?
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Connections

Spoofs The Godfather (1972) See more »

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