They might have only made 12 episodes of The Young Ones, but damn they were all good! Here we’re going to look at all the best Rik Mayall Young Ones scenes.
Rick Mayall in The Young Ones
There were four main characters in The Young Ones house, and Rik Mayall played student Rick. Sometime this was spelt with a silent ‘P’! A self-proclaimed Anarchist, Cliff Richard lover and People’s Poet, he took part or was the centre of some of the best Young Ones scenes. Here’s our pick.
1.Rik Mayall Young Ones Scenes – “Rickety chair”
‘Bastard Squad’ is showing on the telly, but all the comfy seats are taken. Rik ends up with the Rickety Chair, and minutes later an armed siege leaps from the screen and into the house!
2. Rik Mayall Young Ones Scenes – “Ha, Missed both my legs!”
The lads find oil whilst down in the cellar, and the military Junta of Mike and Vyvyan take over. Bringing the house into line, they force Neil and Rick on the floor. Rick of course is unable to keep his mouth shut, and Vyvyan administers some punishment with a cricket bat.
3. Rik Mayall Young Ones Scenes – “Telescope with a mouse inside it”
The lads are organising a party, and Rik is very nervous. In addition to dancing to the Human League and the stereo getting bashed in by the Pigs, Rick looks for a cigarette in someones handbag. Hello Mousey!
4. Rik Mayall Young Ones Scenes – “I hope you’re satisfied Thatcher!”
The lads are broke, and end up burning furniture, guitars, and anything that is not nailed down to keep warm. They decide that one of them has to get a job. Vyvyan’s name is suggested, but all of a sudden he reveals that he is pregnant. When he is about to give birth, Rick compares their poverty to Victorian times and blames Thatcher. Nice one Rick! At least he didn’t get aggressive.
5. Rik Mayall Young Ones Scenes – “I’ve killed a hippie”
This scene is awesome for many reasons, especially with Neil saying that ‘we sow the seed’. It’s when Rick thinks he has killed Neil though that his true character is revealed. Very funny!