- Thursday 27th September 2018, 12:34pm
- Wakefield, England
- 447 posts
Quote: Michael Monkhouse @ 27th September 2018, 12:32 PM
Rick Mayall is a legend. I hate it when a comic dies and everyone goes, 'OH NO: (s)he was what got me into comedy in the first place' - how many epiphanies can you have in one lifetime? - but in this case, it's true. I loved Laurel and Hardy but they're universal (compliment), and then it was Python, but I was too young to understand it and I just liked the idea of whackiness (back then, Python were regarded as cutting edge and not a national institution). The Young Ones was the first show that really grabbed me, and Rik was the undoubted star.
I prefer Bottom myself, it's a lot funnier and Rik and Ade I prefer them in Bottom. But for me I prefered Viv as my favourite character in The Young Ones, I found him hilarious, even though I prefer Bottom. Still a very good show though.