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Young Ones: Every Stoopid Episode (1982)
Front Cover Actor
Adrian Edmondson
Rik Mayall
Movie Details
Director Geoff Posner; Paul Jackson (II)
Studio BBC Home Video
Language English
Audience Rating NR (Not Rated)
Running Time 400 mins
Country USA
Color Color
"Anything could happen!" declares Rik Mayall, co-writer and co-star of British TV show The Young Ones--and he's right. Though this manic comedy series centered around the petty bickering of four layabouts living in a communal house in London--paranoid, hyperactive new waver Rick (Mayall), dense punk rocker Vyvyan (Adrian "Ade" Edmondson), lugubrious hippied Neil (Nigel Planer), and would-be sharp guy Mike (Christopher Ryan)--at any moment the show could switch to kibbitzing rats or romantic vegetables, or Buddy Holly could be discovered hanging from a parachute in the attic. Bands (as varied as Madness and Motorhead) suddenly appear in their living room and pound out a pop hit. It all seems a bit spastic at first, but the frenzy grows infectious, becoming funnier the more you watch it (in sharp contrast to most sitcoms). The Young Ones aspires to have the elastic energy and surreality of a living cartoon and comes pretty close to the mark. Guest stars include Emma Thompson, Terry Jones of Monty Python, and Jennifer Saunders of Absolutely Fabulous. This compilation also includes a few documentary features and a couple of episodes from other sitcoms starring Mayall, Edmondson, and Planer (Filthy Rich & Catflap and Bottom). --Bret Fetzer
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 108
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Layers Single side, Single layer
Release Date 9/17/2002
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 3