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Rik Mayall, star of The Young Ones, dies aged 56
BBC News ^ | 8th June 2014 | BBC News

Posted on 06/09/2014 10:39:14 AM PDT by the scotsman

'British comedian and actor Rik Mayall has died aged 56.

He played the obnoxious, poetry-writing anarchist Rick in The Young Ones alongside his friend Adrian Edmondson. The duo later went on to star in the sitcom Bottom.

A pioneer of the 1980s alternative comedy scene, Mayall also appeared in Blackadder and The New Statesman.

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1 posted on 06/09/2014 10:39:15 AM PDT by the scotsman
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To: the scotsman

56 = too young


2 posted on 06/09/2014 10:42:57 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: the scotsman

The Young Ones was a pretty funny show.
RIP


3 posted on 06/09/2014 10:43:01 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: the scotsman

Funny guy. Used to love The Young Ones.


4 posted on 06/09/2014 10:43:28 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: the scotsman

Just damn, another piece of my childhood gone RIP, RIk.

CC


5 posted on 06/09/2014 10:43:53 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: the scotsman
One of the all-time comic greats.

RIP.

PS to moderator: no need to be rude on the prior thread.

6 posted on 06/09/2014 10:46:14 AM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: the scotsman

Thanks for posting! I totally forgot about the young ones. Loved that show when I was a teen. That and Python where the only times I watched pbs


7 posted on 06/09/2014 10:47:36 AM PDT by catbertz
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To: the scotsman

I remember Mayall as the over-the-top, super heroic Lord Flashheart from "Blackadder".

8 posted on 06/09/2014 10:47:46 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: BenLurkin

Wow, other people who watched “The Young Ones”.


9 posted on 06/09/2014 10:47:59 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: the scotsman; Perdogg

Great show - great actor.
May he RIP.


10 posted on 06/09/2014 10:49:11 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: fhayek

I’ve never heard of it before, but 56 is way too young for anyone to die.

Looks like I was punning — didn’t mean to.


11 posted on 06/09/2014 10:50:43 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: fhayek

The news of his passing is taking up 4 of the top 10 topics on Twitter.


12 posted on 06/09/2014 10:51:55 AM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: the scotsman

RIP


13 posted on 06/09/2014 10:54:12 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: the scotsman

Wow, loved that show. Only 12 episodes? Seemed like there were many more. RIP Rik Mayall. I’ll have Neil boil some lentils in his honor.


14 posted on 06/09/2014 10:54:15 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: the scotsman

One of my favourite shows of all time. One Halloween, four of us went as The Young Ones. My girlfriend was Rick, I was Vyvyan.


15 posted on 06/09/2014 10:59:00 AM PDT by real saxophonist (Disharmonious & Unmutual)
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To: the scotsman

“He played the obnoxious, poetry-writing anarchist Rick in The Young Ones “
I thought his characters name was Vivian


16 posted on 06/09/2014 11:03:26 AM PDT by daku
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To: the scotsman

RIP.


17 posted on 06/09/2014 11:06:55 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: the scotsman

Used to watch The Young One’s when in Aberdeen back in the 70’s and early 80’s. It grew on you the more you watched it. Sorry for the loss of him.


18 posted on 06/09/2014 11:07:58 AM PDT by Captain7seas (Beware of "enviromentalist" bearing gifts)
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To: daku

Vivian was the punk...the guy with red hair and four stars stuck in his forehead.


19 posted on 06/09/2014 11:08:21 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: the scotsman

Rick is a complete bastard and we all hate him!
RIP You crazy Anarchist.


20 posted on 06/09/2014 11:20:40 AM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: the scotsman

Only knew him as Drop Dead Fred. My daughters adored him.


21 posted on 06/09/2014 11:21:30 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: the scotsman

22 posted on 06/09/2014 11:22:05 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: the scotsman

Loved him in The Young Ones....RIP.


23 posted on 06/09/2014 11:30:51 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: the scotsman

Note, there is a three disk set on Netflix of his show “Bottom”, called Full Bottom.

Other great British comedies:

Beyond the Fringe, and Derek and Clive, both with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. Brass Eye, Look Around You, The Day Today, Do Not Adjust Your Set, At Last The 1948 Show, The Fast Show, The Wrong Door, Not the 9o’clock News, League of Gentlemen, The Mary Whitehouse Experience, Paul Merton the Series, and Harry Enfield and Chums.

The Q series, by Spike Milligan, was what the Pythoners said inspired them. Also influenced by The Goodies, no doubt.

Little Britain, The Catherine Tate Show, That Mitchell & Webb Look, and The Mighty Boosh. But there are so many more.


24 posted on 06/09/2014 11:40:14 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: the scotsman

I know he was involved in a terrible accident. I remember an interview he gave years later.


25 posted on 06/09/2014 11:52:02 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: miss marmelstein

I wonder if that accident ultimately wound up resulting in his death.


26 posted on 06/09/2014 11:52:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MotorCityBuck

“The limit Vivian... I live on the limit.”

I don’t know if I’ve gone a day since 1984 without thinking or saying that line.

Thanks for the grins. RIP & condolences to his family & mates.


27 posted on 06/09/2014 11:59:03 AM PDT by PfromHoGro (Free citizens voted to become subjects of the state, how about that!)
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To: Dr. Thorne
Just last week I watched a BBC 25th anniversary special on youtube and Mayall was interviewed. He looked like a million bucks. I honestly missed him as Flash as it was such a departure from Rick, who was a complete bastard.

R.I.P.

28 posted on 06/09/2014 12:13:30 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: the scotsman

The People’s Poet

Loved the Young Ones. Great comedian. RIP


29 posted on 06/09/2014 12:38:01 PM PDT by adaven
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To: dfwgator

It left him with epilepsy.


30 posted on 06/09/2014 12:42:19 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: the scotsman

Goodbye Lord Flash Heart. You made me laugh incredibly hard in the “Young Ones”, and “Bottom” R.I.P.


31 posted on 06/09/2014 12:55:16 PM PDT by Gefn (More cowbell)
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To: adaven

Pollution,all aroun

sometimes up...sometimes down.

but always... around

pollution, are you coming to my town?

or am I coming to yours?

AAhhh-

we’re on different buses pollution,

but we’re both using petrol.

BOMBS.

God bless you People’s Poet

I think I’ll break out my copies of the Young Ones tonight and show the kids why Dad is so weird.


32 posted on 06/09/2014 4:28:56 PM PDT by themidnightskulker
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To: PfromHoGro
LOL!

An excerpt from the BBC that I thought was priceless.
“Edmondson added: “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.”

Classic Vivian.

33 posted on 06/10/2014 3:27:51 AM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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