Bleak and funny, mad and genius, Bottom is a cult British Comedy. Featuring two hopeless losers who would prefer to have a wangle than get a job, here’s the best Rik Mayall Bottom scenes.
The creation of British Comedy legends Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, Bottom ran from 1991 to 1995 on TV, with several live performance tours. Combining madcap slapstick humour with a dash of violence, this is physical comedy at its best. It’s always going to be an impossible task picking out the very 5 best Rik Mayall Bottom scenes. So, here’s five to be getting on with, and we’ll come back with five more in a few weeks time!
1. Rik Mayall Bottom Scenes – The Hobnob Fight
Richie and Eddie go camping to prove their rugged outdoorsmen, but there might be only Wombles to eat – if they have enough meat on them of course. Eddie has an emergency packet of chocolate Hobnobs,but refuses to share them. Then the violence ensues!
2. Rik Mayall Bottom Scenes – The Chess Fight
The lads are playing a game of chess using random objects from around the house. Richie performs his final attack, but as he squirts the ketchup realises Eddie is unimpressed who then checkmates him. You’ll never guess what… There’s another fight!The umbrella bit is our favourite!
3. Rik Mayall Bottom Scenes – Do your balls hang low?
Eddie drinks the bleach before passing out, and even a hot iron won’t wake him up. Richie decides that drastic action is needed, and so gets ready to drag him up to bed. As he prepares the rope, there’s a little song and dance for us all!
4. Rik Mayall Bottom Scenes – Live Bloopers
If you ever had the good fortune to watch the Bottom stage show live, you’ll know how funny it was! For those that didn’t though, their legacy lives on in the DVDs of the live shows. Over the years, the ‘blooper’ sections have become probably the most popular parts. Don’t you ever yearn for change?
5. Rik Mayall Bottom Scenes – It’s the Gas Man
We couldn’t not include this one! Bottom fans love this quote, and it’s easy to see why. Anyway, what is gas? And would you like a cup of the best tea in London?
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