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The Young Ones: Extra Stoopid Edition
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A mad, helter-skelter, rude, awesomely violent, unpredictable, swaggering, staggering, joyously infantile, exhilarating steamroller of a sitcom, The Young Ones provided the breakthrough for the new generation of aggressive and forthright 'alternative' comedians. With surreal comedic scenarios and a myriad of guest stars including Emma Thompson, and Hugh Laurie, and musical non sequiturs featuring Dexy's Midnight Runners and Motorhead, the style of The Young Ones gave the show its individuality, whi remains cutting edge to this day.]]>
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The extras? Well, I wish they'd kept the documentary bits from the "Every Stoopid Episode" one on here and just put this new stuff in place of the "Filthy Rich And Catflap" and "Bottom" episodes. At least with the first set, you could see vintage clips of Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmonson on stage. This time around there's not much cast participation in the interviews aside from Alexei Sayle and Nigel Planer.
So, I'm giving this one 4 stars - "right on" to the improved picture and sound, "sod off" to the inferior extras and inexplicable editing-out of a short but pretty funny scene.
I'm sure I echo the sentiments of other "Young Ones" fans when I ask... when is someone going to issue the "Comic Strip Presents" DVD box set in Region 1?!? Not only does it feature many of the cast, writers and crew that worked on "The Young Ones", but it's the only way to get the "Bad News" shows on DVD.
Focusing around 4 very different students, The Young Ones each represent the main stereotypes of Thatcherite Britain. Vyvyan (Ade Edmondson), the punk who hates everything authoritarian but reveals a more contradictory side to the tough guy persona. Rick (Rik Mayall), the annoyingly leftist goody two shoes who claims to be against authority until he's faced with it and also, being a massive Cliff Richard fan makes him twice as annoying. Neil (Nigel Planer), the depressed hippy who just talks about love and peace yet doesn't stop going on about how he wants to kill himself. Mike (Christopher Ryan), the gangster of the group who considers himself very much the leader of the group and a bit of a ladies man. Alexei Sayle (Jerzy Balowski), the unpredictable landlord of the boys who comes in and takes on many different tasks that annoy his tenants.
There are many reasons for this programmes success. One is the unique comedy contained within but the other is the plethora of comic minds involved, not just as part of the writing team but those in front of the camera too.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I replace my Young Ones On VHS. Still love these guys 25 years later.Published 5 days ago by LB General Store
Bought it for someone else who loves the show. I can't seem to warm to it, but the recipient loves it. So, it's a positive as far as I'm concerned.Published 14 days ago by John Kozloff
Got this for my dad for Christmas he was so happy I found the complete set!Published 20 days ago by Jamie Lynn
A LOT of memories as I'm watching this. Solid picture quality and sound. I miss Rik.Published 23 days ago by Erik Johnson
Thesr guys go over people's heads. Kind of like an aeroplane. I love it!Published 1 month ago by AJC
This one was funny as a kid, but got another level when I went to collegePublished 4 months ago by Reid
Great collection of "Stoopid" action by the Young Ones. Though the series is somewhat dated now, it's great for giggles and memories.Published 5 months ago by C. Norton