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24th Aug '16 8:00:05 PM moloch
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Richard "Richie" Richard [sic] (Rik Mayall) -- a sex-starved, sadistic, physically repugnant loser with delusions of sophistication -- takes out his frustrations at life upon Eddie 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] (Rik Mayall) -- 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.
16th Aug '16 6:31:18 AM AlphaHandingGems
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* ToiletHumour:
** There's a RunningGag in the series that Richie and Eddie shit themselves when they get in trouble.
** In "Dough", Richie hides some encyclopaedias in a toilet cubicle and puts an "Out of Order" sign on the door. When he comes back, somebody is occupying the cubicle. Richie asks him if he didn't see the sign, and the man in the cubicle says he did but is out of order as well. This is followed by a series of loud fart and diarrhoea sounds. The man also thinks the books are in fact "posh loo paper".
** In "Carnival", Richie trips on stairs and falls head first into the toilet. When he gets out, his head and face have brown stains everywhere.
--> '''Richie''': "You bastard, Eddie! Why do you never flush the toilet?"
14th Aug '16 1:04:47 PM AlphaHandingGems
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** In "Carnival":
-->'''Eddie:''' [A]t least we got the duck.\\
''(Holds up a rubber duck)''\\
'''Richie:''' The duck?\\
'''Eddie:''' Yeah, it's made out of plastic!\\
'''Richie:''' Eddie, what in the name of Greek buggery is the use of a plastic duck?\\
'''Eddie:''' It floats in the bath. ''("Floats" duck in Richie's face)'' Hello!\\
'''Richie:''' Why?\\
'''Eddie:''' It's hollow!\\
'''Richie:''' ''(exasperated)'' Why the duck?!\\
'''Eddie:''' It came free with the telly.\\
'''Richie:''' Eddie, everything came free with the telly, we were looting! Why didn't you get a free telly with the telly?!\\
'''Eddie:''' Well, then it would sink in the bath!
6th Aug '16 1:37:01 PM AlphaHandingGems
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* ShoutOut / TakeThat: A lot of guest characters and minor characters share names with various well-known footballers of the day (Lineker, Grobbelaar, etc). The references are not always flattering.

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* ShoutOut / TakeThat: TakeThat:
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A lot of guest characters and minor characters share names with various well-known footballers of the day (Lineker, Grobbelaar, etc). The references are not always flattering.


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** Richie reads ''Literature/WarAndPeace'' in "Apocalypse" and finishes it in "Dough". Eddie, Spudgun and Hedgehog watch the film version in "Accident".
6th Aug '16 6:06:05 AM AlphaHandingGems
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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Skullcrusher.
6th Aug '16 6:03:57 AM AlphaHandingGems
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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: In "Smells", Richie cooks "Friday night fry-ups".


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** Eddie and Richie talk about church in "'s Up":
-->'''Eddie''': When did you last go to church?\\
'''Richie:''' Well I don't have to go - I'm Church of England. What are you, Eddie?\\
'''Eddie:''' I don't know.\\
'''Richie:''' Well, what was your mother?\\
'''Eddie:''' A wrestler.\\
'''Richie:''' Well, maybe that's enough general knowledge for one day.
** Another quote from "'s Up":
-->'''Richie:''' ''(to his landlord)'' Oh, great. Come in, sit down. Eddie, a cup of tea!\\
'''Eddie:''' Oh, yes please.


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** In "Carnival", Richie says it's the '80s and later in the same episode he says it's the '70s.
29th Jun '16 6:36:14 PM Doug86
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* [[IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine I Want You To Meet An Old Housemate Of Mine]] -- Christopher Ryan, who starred alongside Edmondson and Mayall as the suave Mike in ''TheYoungOnes'', turns up every so often as Eddie's decidedly-less-suave mate Dave Hedgehog. If they'd just got Nigel Planer to play Spudgun we'd have had a whole cast reunion.

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* [[IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine I Want You To Meet An Old Housemate Of Mine]] -- Christopher Ryan, who starred alongside Edmondson and Mayall as the suave Mike in ''TheYoungOnes'', ''Series/TheYoungOnes'', turns up every so often as Eddie's decidedly-less-suave mate Dave Hedgehog. If they'd just got Nigel Planer to play Spudgun we'd have had a whole cast reunion.
23rd Apr '16 7:30:50 AM Nick7689
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* TheDreaded: "Skullcrusher" Henderson from "Dough". [[NamesToRunAwayFrom For obvious reasons.]]
9th Apr '16 9:22:22 PM DoctorNemesis
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* StylisticSuck: The stage shows feature deliberately terrible plots, stages and props, with both actors often forgetting their cues and lines, {{Corpsing}} and BreakingTheFourthWall to insult each other and the audience. These often form [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXLKKYEzjd8 some of the funniest moments in the production.]]
22nd Mar '16 8:55:54 AM gravious
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* Hammerspace: Eddie's overcoat is capable of storing a seemingly unlimited variety of alcoholic beverages.[[spoiler: Including a pint glass full of lager.]]

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* Hammerspace: HammerSpace: Eddie's overcoat is capable of storing a seemingly unlimited variety of alcoholic beverages.[[spoiler: Including a pint glass full of lager.]]
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