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i love rik mayall this is very sad
It might disappear in its own time.
Drop dead Rik
The dead ones
I absolutely fucking loved Bottom when I was a kid
Was kind of hoping he'd get back together with Ade for one last hoorah at some point.
Not usually saddened by celebrity deaths, but the guy's brought myself and a lot of folk I know loads of joy over the years.
was thinking fondly this morning about him singing that song in the Young Ones bit on Comic Relief in 1986. Really liked Rik Mayall a lot.
I only saw him last week :(
but that came across to me more as genuine upset/shock given you'd actually physically saw someone so close to them passing away rather than an attempt at name-dropping
Fidel you're a cunt.
His moustache hanging off his incredible.
A comedy great. RIP.
I was never a fan of Bottom tbh but 56 is no age
I identified with him, he's just about my age....fuck.
Even liked his Nintendo adverts. Poor bloke.
He was ace. Had he been ill? I didn't even now :(
he was a national treasure.
I had a look at it once and fell into a coma
just seems really sudden and gutting
but yeah, proper unexpected and gutting =(
He looked ok in that.
The Young Ones really did explode out of the television set in the early 80's. Even if you are not of this generation you can appreciate why. In a time when we only had three tv channels this show hit the right chord in so many ways. In school playgrounds the day after the Demolition episode simply everyone was electrified by the show.
I absolutely love Mr. Jolly Lives Next Door. It's his finest moment. Watched it over 50 times over the years it still gets funnier and funnier. Glad I ripped it from YouTube when I did (still got it on VHS), looks like they've pulled it down.
when me and my best mate could basically recite the whole script to Mr Jolly we loved it so much.
Is it too much to hope that he died playing "Who can fall out of the window the best" whilst drunk?
I can pretty much recite the whole show, especially if its on. Takes a while to get some lines and has amazing crazy depth.
"Nothing for the French geezer" :)
Mr. Jolly Lives Next Door is incredible
First MCA, then Rolf being in the dock and now this. At this rate I'll have no childhood idols left by the time I'm 40!! RIP Flash. Still find the condom sketch in Bottom pant-wettingly funny.
Him performing the song at the start is one if my favourite things
Look! We don't have all night. We've got the whole street to do. Now I've got my tights on, Eddie's wearing a banana, now just give us some cash.
Just him doing the "huh huh huh huh hhhuuuuuuuhhh" laugh cracked me up.
Also, he was top in Man Down as Greg Davies' dad - attacking him dressed as a bear:
I was throwing you Mimbles!
He's been playing a Flashheart-esque character in some beer ads recently hasn't he? Still looked in pretty good shape.
he was still active and in work appearing on show and even toying with the idea of a Bottom reunion which makes it all the more shocking.
finding a VHS of the Young Ones (with about three and a half episodes taped from the TV) was one of the things that got me obsessed with comedy as a young'un; and I felt a bit of an additional hit earlier when something had fallen off a shelf in the house, and my response to it was that it was the work of a "poltergoost".
RIP YOU COMPLETE AND UTTER BASTARD
"There were times when Rik and I were writing together when we almost died laughing. They were some of the most carefree stupid days I ever had, and I feel privileged to have shared them with him.
"And now he's died for real. Without me. Selfish bastard."
This house will become a shrine, and punks and skins and rastas will all gather round and hold their hands in sorrow for their fallen leader. And all the grown-ups will say, “But why are the kids crying?” And the kids will say, “Haven’t you heard? Rick is dead! The People’s Poet is dead!'
hate that this is true
I was at the perfect age - 14 - to be obsessed with The Young Ones when it first came out. It was probably the first comedy show since Python to create a generational divide and the fact that my parents just didn't get it made it all the more special. My dad's generation had Python, we had The Young Ones and the alternative comedy boom that followed. And of course Rik Mayall was the heartbeat of it all. Whatever he did, you never, ever saw him phone it in and he was hilarious in absolutely everything - my favourites being Lord Flashheart, Alan B'Stard and that very first episode of Bottom, which is one of the most hysterical 30 minutes of TV ever broadcast.
But when I first heard the news, the clip I thought of was this one - Rik off-duty, Never fails to make me laugh.
which is actually 'Contest' but yeah, not the time
which I believe was episode 1. Think I could still recite the entire script word for word. Just thinking of Richie saying "Minky, musky sly old stoaty stoaty stoat" makes me LOL.
but Contest was the pilot first written/filmed. Smells is actually one of my least favourite ones but the stoat bit is great, also "is this a sex shop?"
thing here. Nodded along reading that. Python was a bit Beatles, you knew it was really good but it just seemed to be for the generation before, daft but kinda true. The Young Ones was OUR tele, that show was electric when it aired. From then on in anything with Mayall in was pretty essential The Dangerous Brothers just shouting 'Danger' would reduce me and my mates to pieces.
Keep remembering all the little quality things he did outside of Young Ones and Bottom... New Statesman, Jackanory, Comic Strip, Blackadder, this http://youtu.be/OYSwfWr0rGI
Even Michael Owen liked him :(
He was so great. Lord Flashheart is amazing, and I think that episode of The Comic Strip Presents with Bad News. So funny :(
but this is pretty gutting. Absolute hero in everything he was in. No bottom 4 either the complete bastard.
and laughing so hard that I vomited over myself. I always felt that was how Mayall had intended for his comedy to be received.
Absolutely loved him in young ones, bottom, blackadder and new statesman.
As a very impressionable young boy you can only imagine the sort of impact the young ones had on me (and milions others) with rik's obnoxious, poetry reading idiot the hightlight.
A brilliant performer with an unbelievable energy.
Will be sorely missed. Woof woof!
It was a staple of my childhood but I've not seen it in years. It still stands up for me, surprisingly. It's such a weird, quintessentially British sitcom when you think about it; two thoroughly dislikable oddballs who hate each other trapped in their own squalid hell with only cheap booze, violence and television to help them while away the days. It really shouldn't be a thing.
So sad to see Rik go. Too young.
Was loosely based on Waiting for Godot anyway
complaining about when they'd finished filming one of the Flashheart scenes and Rik Mayall asking 'Did I win?'. Ahahaha.
particularly the tudor one, is you can see the rest of the cast desperately trying not to laugh. Must have been a riot to film.
which made it funnier.
He said, "winning isn't really the point of an ensemble is it?". Unlucky, Tony.
if he got more laughs than Atkinson.
Does anyone remember the Virgin trains advert from the late 90s?
He gets pulled over driving his car on the motorway cos he's on his phone, spilling coffee everywhere and tells the copper "Don't be such a silly girl." Best advert ever.
LOVE RIK MAYALL.
Young Ones and Bottom especially. Where the puerile and the intelligent collided to spectacular effect. Loved him.
Very, very sad.
was gutted to hear this
shaped my early teenage years did rik
too young really
a great loss
He did all the voices for it, and was by some way the best thing about it.
and I'm not going to check back to see if you fix it, you had your chance, sorry
i suspect you need practice operating your internet machine
that's a riff on a Simpsons reference though right
I totally agree with your point about how melancholic Bottom could be in-between all the slapstick humour, something I think they lost in the final season (other than the Ferris Wheel episode)
please mash the keyboard with your palm now"