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, which remains cutting edge to this day.

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Studio Warner
SKU 204861085
UPC 794051419620
UPC 14 00794051419620
Format DVD
Keywords
1980s
British
Satire
Series
Sitcoms
Editors Note
Note This British comedy series, which is an irreverent look at youth, gained a huge cult following in England and abroad. Rik Mayall and Ben Elton's inspired comic invention benefits from surreal, unusual writing and hilarious, spontaneous performances. This collection contains every episode of the beloved program, which ran on the BBC from 1982 to 1984, and contains music by bands of the era such as Madness and Motorhead as well as excellent guest performances from then-unknown comediennes Jennifer Saunders and Emma Thompson. The EXTRA STOOPID edition includes a welter of bonus material including interviews, documentaries, commentary, and a reunion featurette.
Actors
Christopher Ryan
Nigel Planer
Rik Mayall
Ade Edmondson
Cast & Crew
Adrian Edmondson - Actor
Ben Elton, et. al. - Writer
Christopher Ryan - Actor
Colin Jones, et. al. - Editor
Geoff Posner - Director
Geoff Posner - Producer
Graeme Story - Production Designer
Nigel Planer - Actor
Paul Jackson - Director
Paul Jackson - Producer
Peter Brewis - Original Music By
Rik Mayall - Actor
Technical Info
Catalog ID 4196
UPC 00794051419620
Number of Discs 3
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Awards
Winner (1985) British Academy Awards, The Young Ones, Best Comedy Series
Reviews
ReviewSource BFI Screen Online
Review The Young Ones was unlike any other previous sitcom. Instead of sticking to familiar story structures and neat resolutions, The Young Ones took an almost surrealist approach to sitcom, with the story frequently departing on random tangents to completely unrelated characters and jokes. In this respect the influence of sketch shows such as Monty Python's Flying Circus (BBC, 1969-74) and Spike Milligan's Q (BBC, 1969-80) can clearly be seen...Just as Monty Python incorporated animated sequences, The Young Ones featured puppets, including the house's resident rats, and Vyvyan's pet hamster. As well as sketches and stand-up comedy, most episodes also featured a musical number performed by then-current bands like Madness and Dexy's Midnight Runners. It often seemed more like a bizarre variety show than a sitcom...Just twelve episodes of The Young Ones were made, broadcast in two series in 1982 and 1984, though it has remained one of Britain's best-loved sitcoms, still recalled with affection despite the fact that much of it has noticeably dated, with jokes about Margaret Thatcher's government, police brutality (in the wake of the 1981 Brixton riots), video nasties and the Bomb.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Hannah Hamad
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Edmondson,Adrian
Label BBC Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
3B Theater ...anarchic, violent, and destructive -- but on the same note it was ironic, satirical, and very drool. It wore many hats and wore them well...
Nicholas Sylvain, DVD Verdict Take Monty Python, add punk rock, marinate in hallucinogenic love drugs, and half bake until done.

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