History Creator / RikMayall

8th Apr '16 10:36:54 AM Gerryfromderry
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* TypeCasting: He was always playing self centered, badly behaved and over the top characters. Even on the Region 2 ''Film/DropDeadFred'' DVD cover it says "Rik Mayall gives a ''Bottom'' style performance."
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Almost played Peeves the Poltergeist in ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', [[http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/rik-mayall-was-cut-from-harry-potter-movie-9527815.html but was cut]].
8th Apr '16 10:35:59 AM Gerryfromderry
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* TheCharacterDiedWithHim: After his death the writers of ''Series/TheNewStatesman'' wrote an obituary for Alan B'stard.
* TheDanza: His characters Rick in ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', Richie in ''Series/{{Bottom}}'', Richie Rich in ''Series/FilthyRichAndCatflap'', and Rest Home Ricky in ''Film/ShockTreatment''.
8th Apr '16 10:12:03 AM Gerryfromderry
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* MoneyDearBoy: Mayall starred in a series of at least eight adverts for {{Nintendo}} in the UK in the early 1990s (see them [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w24KR30nEsg here]] and [[http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/08/feature_the_rik_mayall_nintendo_adverts_you_totally_forgot_about here]]). He spent his vast fee on a house in an expensive area of London, which he named Nintendo Towers.
* OneOfUs: If you pay attention while watching ''Bottom'' you'll find posters and memorabilia of comic book superheroes, such as the figure of Spider-Man that Richie plays chess with. Rik also did a large number of ads for Nintendo games and voices every role in ''VideoGame/HogsOfWar'', and in one of the ''Bottom Live'' shows Richie and Eddie reveal they play Playstation and have crushes on Lara Croft from ''Franchise/TombRaider''.
19th Nov '15 9:03:15 AM KingKoopa87
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: He was nowhere as horrible and nasty as Rick or Richie. Creator/SimonPegg explained in his book ''Nerd Do Well'' after working with him and Ade on ''Film/GuestHouseParadiso'' that "They were everything I thought of them to be, with no bad attitudes or super powers". He loved playing horrible people so he could make fun of them and have them put in their place, basically. Virtually all his characters were snobby, mean, conservative, homophobic and sexist (aside from the ultra-liberal, anarchistic [[Series/TheYoungOnes Rick]] and he was certainly an UnsympatheticComedicProtagonist), while Rik was quite affable, critical of conservative politicians, identified as a feminist, and was very much in favour of gay rights.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: He was nowhere as horrible and nasty as Rick or Richie. Creator/SimonPegg explained in his book ''Nerd Do Well'' after working with him and Ade on ''Film/GuestHouseParadiso'' that "They were everything I thought of them to be, with no bad attitudes or super powers". He loved playing horrible people so he could make fun of them and have them put in their place, basically. Virtually all his characters were snobby, mean, conservative, homophobic and sexist (aside from the ultra-liberal, anarchistic [[Series/TheYoungOnes Rick]] and he was certainly an UnsympatheticComedicProtagonist), UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist), while Rik was quite affable, critical of conservative politicians, identified as a feminist, and was very much in favour of gay rights.
19th Nov '15 9:02:52 AM KingKoopa87
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: He was nowhere as horrible and nasty as Rick or Richie. Creator/SimonPegg explained in his book ''Nerd Do Well'' after working with him and Ade on ''Film/GuestHouseParadiso'' that "They were everything I thought of them to be, with no bad attitudes or super powers". He loved playing horrible people so he could make fun of them and have them put in their place, basically. Virtually all his characters were snobby, mean, conservative, homophobic and sexist, while Rik was quite affable, critical of conservative politicians, identified as a feminist, and was very much in favour of gay rights.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: He was nowhere as horrible and nasty as Rick or Richie. Creator/SimonPegg explained in his book ''Nerd Do Well'' after working with him and Ade on ''Film/GuestHouseParadiso'' that "They were everything I thought of them to be, with no bad attitudes or super powers". He loved playing horrible people so he could make fun of them and have them put in their place, basically. Virtually all his characters were snobby, mean, conservative, homophobic and sexist, sexist (aside from the ultra-liberal, anarchistic [[Series/TheYoungOnes Rick]] and he was certainly an UnsympatheticComedicProtagonist), while Rik was quite affable, critical of conservative politicians, identified as a feminist, and was very much in favour of gay rights.
17th Oct '15 4:35:00 PM Mikeyfan93
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* ''Film/ShockTreatment''



* TheDanza: His characters Rick in ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', Richie in ''Series/{{Bottom}}'' and Richie Rich in ''Series/FilthyRichAndCatflap''.

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* TheDanza: His characters Rick in ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', Richie in ''Series/{{Bottom}}'' and ''Series/{{Bottom}}'', Richie Rich in ''Series/FilthyRichAndCatflap''.''Series/FilthyRichAndCatflap'', and Rest Home Ricky in ''Film/ShockTreatment''.
19th Sep '15 9:42:10 PM mlsmithca
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* OneOfUs: If you pay attention while watching Bottom you'll find posters and memorabilia of comic book superheroes, such as the figure of Spider-Man that Richie plays chess with. Rik also did a large number of ads for Nintendo games and voices every role in HogsOfWar, and in one of the Bottom Live shows Richie and Eddie reveal they play playstation and have crushes on Lara Croft from ''Franchise/TombRaider''.



* OneOfUs: If you pay attention while watching ''Bottom'' you'll find posters and memorabilia of comic book superheroes, such as the figure of Spider-Man that Richie plays chess with. Rik also did a large number of ads for Nintendo games and voices every role in ''VideoGame/HogsOfWar'', and in one of the ''Bottom Live'' shows Richie and Eddie reveal they play Playstation and have crushes on Lara Croft from ''Franchise/TombRaider''.



* SelfDeprecation: It's noticeable that whilst most of the characters other people created for him (Lord Flasheart, Alan B'stard, Gideon Pryke from JonathanCreek) were generally successful dashing rogues, the characters he wrote for himself (Rik from TheYoungOnes, Richie from Bottom, Kevin Turvey) all tended to be miserable unpopular losers.

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* SelfDeprecation: It's noticeable that whilst most of the characters other people created for him (Lord Flasheart, Alan B'stard, Gideon Pryke from JonathanCreek) were generally successful dashing rogues, the characters he wrote for himself (Rik from TheYoungOnes, ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', Richie from Bottom, ''Series/{{Bottom}}'', Kevin Turvey) all tended to be miserable unpopular losers.
19th Sep '15 9:40:50 PM mlsmithca
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Self-proclaimed 'pan-global phenomenon and sex god' '''Dr. The Richard Michael "Rik" Mayall''' (7 March 1958 9 June 2014) was a British comedian, writer and actor who made a killing out of portraying [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist complete and utter bastards.]] Mayall grew up with two drama teachers for parents, and subsequently starred in some of their productions when he was a child. He later studied Drama at Manchester University, which is where he met his HeterosexualLifePartner Adrian "Ade" Edmondson (the actor who played Vyvyan on ''TheYoungOnes'').

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Self-proclaimed 'pan-global phenomenon and sex god' '''Dr. The Richard Michael "Rik" Mayall''' (7 March 1958 9 June 2014) was a British comedian, writer and actor who made a killing out of portraying [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist complete and utter bastards.]] Mayall grew up with two drama teachers for parents, and subsequently starred in some of their productions when he was a child. He later studied Drama at Manchester University, which is where he met his HeterosexualLifePartner Adrian "Ade" Edmondson (the actor who played Vyvyan on ''TheYoungOnes'').
''Series/TheYoungOnes'').



* ''{{Series/Jackanory}}'' (as well as its' grown-up counterpart ''Crackanory'')

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* ''{{Series/Jackanory}}'' (as well as its' its grown-up counterpart ''Crackanory'')






* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: He was nowhere as horrible and nasty as Rick or Richie. Creator/SimonPegg explained in his book ''Nerd Do Well'' after working with him and Ade on ''Film/GuestHouseParadiso'' that "They were everything I thought of them to be, with no bad attitudes or super powers".
** He loved playing horrible people so he could make fun of them and have them put in their place, basically. Virtually all his characters were snobby, mean, conservative, homophobic and sexist, while Rik was quite affable, critical of conservative politicians, identified as a feminist, and was very much in favour of gay rights.

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* RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor: MeanCharacterNiceActor: He was nowhere as horrible and nasty as Rick or Richie. Creator/SimonPegg explained in his book ''Nerd Do Well'' after working with him and Ade on ''Film/GuestHouseParadiso'' that "They were everything I thought of them to be, with no bad attitudes or super powers".
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powers". He loved playing horrible people so he could make fun of them and have them put in their place, basically. Virtually all his characters were snobby, mean, conservative, homophobic and sexist, while Rik was quite affable, critical of conservative politicians, identified as a feminist, and was very much in favour of gay rights.
27th Jun '15 9:06:52 AM Culfycavy
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* SelfDeprecation: It's noticeable that whilst most of the characters other people created for him (Lord Flasheart, Alan B'stard, Gideon Pryke from JonathanCreek) were generally successful dashing rogues, the characters he wrote for himself (Rik from TheYoungOnes, Richie from Bottom, Kevin Turvey) all tended to be miserable unpopular losers.
22nd Feb '15 9:22:56 PM jormis29
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* OneOfUs: If you pay attention while watching Bottom you'll find posters and memorabilia of comic book superheroes, such as the figure of Spider-Man that Richie plays chess with. Rik also did a large number of ads for Nintendo games and voices every role in HogsOfWar, and in one of the Bottom Live shows Richie and Eddie reveal they play playstation and have crushes on Lara Croft from TombRaider.

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* OneOfUs: If you pay attention while watching Bottom you'll find posters and memorabilia of comic book superheroes, such as the figure of Spider-Man that Richie plays chess with. Rik also did a large number of ads for Nintendo games and voices every role in HogsOfWar, and in one of the Bottom Live shows Richie and Eddie reveal they play playstation and have crushes on Lara Croft from TombRaider.''Franchise/TombRaider''.
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