Last updated on February 14th, 2020 at 12:53 pm
Vyvyan from the Young Ones was one of the greatest characters in British comedy. Check out some of the best Vyvyan lines here!
Vyvyan Basterd from The Young Ones
Vyvyan, often referred to as “Vyv”, is a psychopathic heavymetal/punk medical student. He’s the most volatile member of the house. He also gets bored very easily!
Sporting spiked orange hair and four metal stars seemingly embedded into his forehead, he wears a denim waistcoat over a black T-shirt, a black studded belt across his denim jeans and bovver boots.
He despises Rick more than he does Neil; for example when Rick, Mike and Neil meet his mother at a bar in the episode “Boring”, he calls both Neil and Mike his friends, but refers to Rick as “a complete bastard.”
Brighter than he looks
Regardless of his violent and mostly simple-minded nature, Vyvyan seems to be the smartest of the group and he has on a couple of occasions demonstrated his talent as a medical student.
In the episode “Flood”, he develops a potion to transform a person into an “axe-wielding homicidal maniac”, claiming that “it’s basically a cure… for not being an axe-wielding homicidal maniac… the potential market’s enormous!”.
Is Vyvyan Compassionate?
Although Vyvyan is constantly unruly, he does possess a compassionate side; primarily in the episode “Cash”, when he thought he was pregnant.
He was considering names to call his baby and he also patted his “bump” saying “that’s my boy!” when it hit Rick in the face and knocked him into the fireplace.
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