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 Rik Mayall. A sad loss. 
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The Young Ones was a brilliant, mould shattering sit com and Rik was absolutly superbly anarchic in it.

Bottom was less to my liking :)

I was lucky enough to see Rik live on two occasions, once at the Edinburgh festival when he did a show with Ben Elton. This was at the hight of the Young Ones and was sold out.

I saw him many years later in a farce, in which he was fabulous! Ad libbing like mad, much to th consternation of the rest of the cast, who were struggling to keep straight faces.

A very sad loss to comedy.

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June 10th, 2014, 9:25 pm
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Yes, a very sad day for comedy.

Think I will get a bottle of vino and watch "The Young Ones" DVD end to end after tomorrow's blood test.

Agree about "Bottom".

"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." Mark Twain

June 10th, 2014, 9:36 pm
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