History Series / Bottom

9th Dec '17 3:57:20 AM jormis29
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Richard "Richie" Richard [sic] (Creator/RikMayall) -- a sex-starved, sadistic, physically repugnant loser with delusions of sophistication -- takes out his frustrations at life upon Eddie Elizabeth Hitler (Adrian Edmondson), his boozy, slightly more intelligent, equally perverted and sadistic flatmate. Frequently, this involves [[ComedicSociopathy over-the-top violence]] that would make ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Itchy and Scratchy]]'' wince. Eddie, for his part, is quite willing to respond in kind.

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Richard "Richie" Richard [sic] (Creator/RikMayall) -- a sex-starved, sadistic, physically repugnant loser with delusions of sophistication -- takes out his frustrations at life upon Eddie Elizabeth Hitler (Adrian Edmondson), (Creator/AdrianEdmondson), his boozy, slightly more intelligent, equally perverted and sadistic flatmate. Frequently, this involves [[ComedicSociopathy over-the-top violence]] that would make ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Itchy and Scratchy]]'' wince. Eddie, for his part, is quite willing to respond in kind.
3rd Nov '17 9:54:49 AM Kenshin94
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* TimeSkip: Several in a row in "Carnival". Eddie proudly tells Richie that he knows how to hook up the video players he stole that morning. Cut to a week later, and Eddie has nearly finished unwrapping the components. Cut to the following Christmas, and Eddie is ready to open the instruction manual. Cut to Richie returning from his holiday the following summer, and Eddie is ''finally'' ready to fire up the VCR... except it doesn't so much fire up as blow up.

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* TimeSkip: Several in a row in "Carnival". Eddie proudly tells Richie that he knows how to hook up the video players he stole that morning. Cut to a week later, and Eddie has nearly finished unwrapping the components. Cut to the following Christmas, and Eddie is ready to open the instruction manual. Cut to Richie returning from his holiday the following summer, and Eddie is ''finally'' ready to fire up the VCR... except it doesn't so much fire up as blow up. In the end it took them just over a year to get it working.
19th Oct '17 9:23:08 AM ClintEastwood
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* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: Obviously, the creators wanted to force people to talk about seeing ''Bottom'' on the telly. Would have been even worse if the BBC had allowed them to go with their original idea and call it ''Your Bottom''.
12th Oct '17 9:09:02 PM LeedsKing
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* FireBreathingDiner: They turn this trope into Fire ''Farting'' Diner thanks to Richie's "sprouts mexicain."

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* FireBreathingDiner: They turn this trope into Fire ''Farting'' Diner thanks to Richie's "sprouts (of ''evil'') mexicain."
12th Oct '17 8:56:21 AM Theharbo
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* TaeKwonDoor: During one of the many violent altercations between Richie and Eddie, Eddie repeatedly slams a refrigerator door against Richie's head to an accompanying Laugh Track.
--> Eddie: "You know, It's funny; they say television encourages violence. I'm smashing his face in, and we haven't got [a television]!"
17th Sep '17 10:50:11 AM nombretomado
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* BritishFootyTeams: Eddie is mentioned several times as being a fan of Queens Park Rangers. Dick Head also played for them for a brief period, which ended in disaster after he turned out not to know such basic things as ''which goal to aim for''.
4th Sep '17 8:43:54 PM Peteman
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* NobodyPoops: Brutally averted numerous times, not least in the live show where Richie manages to have the "jappy-crappies" for three years and spends a good portion of the show with his back from knees to shoulders covered in explosive diarrhoea.

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* NobodyPoops: Brutally averted Averted numerous times, not least in the live show where Richie manages to have the "jappy-crappies" for three years and spends a good portion of the show with his back from knees to shoulders covered in explosive diarrhoea.
27th Aug '17 6:42:29 AM JohnShel91
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* BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad: In the second live show, Richie insults a fellow inmate while in prison, and the inmate becomes smitten with him, because it was the sweetest thing anyone ever said to him.
26th Jul '17 7:25:30 AM gravious
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: PlayedForLaughs and averted.
-->'''Richie:''' ''(in bed)'' I'm all relaxed now. That's nice. You know I think I'll... no I'll just go to sleep.
30th Jun '17 7:19:55 AM DoctorNemesis
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** One episode has Richie and Eddie's landlord rope them into to minding his shop while he goes to a funeral, which naturally [[DrunkWithPower goes straight to Richie's head]]. He starts proudly going on about how England is "a nation of shopkeepers" and how that makes them better than countries like France and Italy, no doubt unaware that the saying was prominently used by Emperor Napoleon I. And he meant it derisively.

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** One episode has Richie and Eddie's landlord rope them into to minding his shop while he goes to a funeral, which naturally [[DrunkWithPower goes straight to Richie's head]]. He starts proudly going on about how England is "a nation of shopkeepers" and how that makes them better than countries like France and Italy, no doubt unaware that the saying was prominently used by Emperor Napoleon I. And he meant it derisively. While the phrase has been taken as InsultBackfire by Britons smarter than Richie since then, the original meaning is referred to when Eddie skeptically demands to know exactly what's so great about being a nation of shopkeepers in the first place:
-->'''Richie:''' It's what makes us better than everyone else! Because we know... how to run a corner shop.



** However, in this case Napoleon's phrase has been treated as InsultBackfire by many British politicians anyway, who praise the tradition of small business in the UK, so Richie wasn't exactly alone in drawing this interpretation.
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