The Young Ones

The Young Ones is a British sitcom which ran for two series of 6 episodes each in 1982 and 1984. The show combined a traditional sitcom style, slapstick violence, non sequiturl plot-turns, and surrealism.

The show revolves around four students sharing a house at the fictional “Scumbag College”: violent punk rocker Vyvyan (Adrian Edmondson); pompous anarchist Rick (Rik Mayall); long-suffering hippy Neil (Nigel Planer); and amateur con artist Mike (Christopher Ryan). Alexei Sayle also starred as members of the Balowski family, as the students’ Russian landlord, Jerzei, and as various other characters in the second series.

Here are a few clips on YouTube that haven’t yet been removed due to copywrite claims by BBC Worldwide LTD most of which contain bad language.

More Young Ones links here: BBC – Comedy Guide – The Young Ones | Sup’s Young | Ones Hippy Pad | Jen’s Rik and Ade Website


One thought on “The Young Ones

  1. Great find! I remember watching this show back on MTV way back in the days of my youth. The “Exploding Bricks” scene was a personal favorite. Thanks for sharing the clips. Can’t wait to watch them all and laugh.

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