History Series / TheYoungOnes

21st Aug '17 8:10:59 AM IanDere
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* BigShutUp: Various characters are told to shut up by another character. But the biggest one is the one Vyvyan gives to [[LargeHam rather dramatical]] postman from ''Nasty'', who can't seem to keep his mouth closed even after leaving the scene.
---> '''WILL YOU SHUT UP, PLEASE?!'''



* TheDitz: Miss Money-Sterling (Creator/EmmaThompson), one of the players for the Footlights College team at University Challenge. Her other teammates were at least trying to answer Bambi's questions.
---> '''Bambi:''' What is the chemical equation...
---> '''Miss Money-Sterling:''' I've got a porche!



* FourPhilosphyEnsemble: Rick is the Optimist, Neil is the Cynic, Mike is the Realist, and Vyvyan is the Apathetic.

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* FourPhilosphyEnsemble: FourPhilosophyEnsemble: Rick is the Optimist, Neil is the Cynic, Mike is the Realist, and Vyvyan is the Apathetic.


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* GratuitousGerman: Vyvyan shouting "Achtung!" just before he blows up the Footlings College team at University Challenge.


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* TemptingFate: From ''Summer Holiday'', after Rick has just been informed about his parents' deaths, Neil's birthday is ignored and everyone is bored and annoyed, Mike says "At least the holiday can't get any worse." Cue Jerzey Balowski [[ThereWasADoor smashing in through the window]] to inform the guys of their eviction.
20th Aug '17 2:58:16 PM JohnShel91
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* EngineeredPublicConfession: In the episode "Bambi" during University Challenge.
-->'''Bambi:''' And for five bonus points... Who's been tampering with my question cards?
-->'''Rick:''' [[WhatAnIdiot "IT WAS ME! IT WAS ME...]] [[OhCrap Damn, damn!"]]
26th Jul '17 6:47:09 PM WillBGood
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* Mike (Christopher Ryan): TheCharmer of the flat; a smooth, flash and mysterious con-artist who tried it on with every girl he came across, still waiting for it to actually work;

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* Mike (Christopher Ryan): TheCharmer The (would-be) [[TheCharmer Charmer]] of the flat; a smooth, flash and mysterious con-artist who tried it on with every girl he came across, still waiting for it to actually work;
10th Jun '17 9:08:39 AM AmuckCricetine
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'''Vyvyan:''' No! Blame whoever rang the front doorbell, 'cuz they obviously triggered off the bomb I set up!\\

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'''Vyvyan:''' No! Blame whoever rang the front doorbell, 'cuz they obviously triggered off the bomb I set up!\\up!
10th Jun '17 7:58:33 AM AmuckCricetine
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* FourPhilosphyEnsemble: Rick is the Optimist, Neil is the Cynic, Mike is the Realist, and Vyvyan is the Apathetic.
10th Jun '17 7:50:32 AM AmuckCricetine
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* DoublingForLondon: Despite being set in North London, the external scenes were actually filmed in Bristol, just over 100 miles away; the show's producer, Paul Jackson, lived in Bristol at the time. The house used for the external scenes is in Codrington Road, Bristol.
4th Jun '17 2:10:23 PM AndIntroducingALeg
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** Neil has had his head smashed through windows on more than one occasion and showed no pain aside from being a little upset that his so-called friends would do that to him.
27th May '17 2:19:15 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AlmostDeadGuy: {{Lampshaded}} -- the two men who are the recipient of the message aren't terribly concerned with it.



* AlmostDeadGuy: {{Lampshaded}} -- the two men who are the recipient of the message aren't terribly concerned with it.



* TheCastShowoff: Alexei Sayle was given an opportunity in each episode to show off his stand-up comedy skills (hence each episode credited him with 'Additional Material').



* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Rick dancing to Music/CliffRichard, Neil miserably cooking lentils, Mike strolling in and announcing his presence, and Vyvyan crashing through the kitchen wall carrying a severed leg.



* GadgeteerGenius: Vyvyan is able to supercharge the vacuum cleaner (which works too well) and has a good working knowledge of explosives.



* GeniusDitz: Despite being unable to tell the time and generally being AxCrazy, Vyv has a surprising knowledge of machinery (as evidenced by his souped-up vacuum cleaner) and can be surprisingly insightful and even manipulative. Plus, he's ''a medical student''.
** He can create a potion that makes anyone who drinks it as AxeCrazy as he is, somehow, and is implied by the ending of "Oil" to have manipulated the other lads ForTheEvulz. Then again, he didn't realise the obvious problem that would arise from keeping that potion in a coke can, (sure enough, [[spoiler: the Balowski of the week drinks it and goes librarian]]), and his involvement in "Oil" resulted in a pickaxe to the skull from Neil.



* ItsAllAboutMe: Rick.
* JerkAss: Rick and Vvyvan, their favourite targets being Neil and each other.

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* ItsAllAboutMe: Rick.
Rick. His response when he finds out his parents are dead? "THE SELFISH BASTARDS!"
* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: Rick and Vvyvan, their favourite targets being Neil and each other.other.
* {{Keet}}: Rick. Possibly ties into him being a ManChild. He's very hyperactive, loud, and feminine.






* OnlySaneMan:
** Mike. Well, in comparison to the other three, anyway.
** Neil in "Bomb". He's the only one with good sense to try and survive an explosion.



* PlayingGertrude: Vyvyan has a rather youthful-looking mother, whom we also meet in "Boring". The actress, Pauline Melville, is only nine years older than Adrian Edmondson.



* PlayingGertrude: Vyvyan has a rather youthful-looking mother, whom we also meet in "Boring". The actress, Pauline Melville, is only nine years older than Adrian Edmondson.



* SeveredHeadSports: Vyvian does this with his own severed head after it talks back to his body.

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* SeveredHeadSports: Vyvian Vyvyan does this with his own severed head after it talks back to his body.



* SmallNameBigEgo: Rick.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: Rick.Rick thinks he's "The People's Poet." He's very, ''very'' wrong; the closest he gets to punk poetry is a few sarky comments about Thatcher. He also thinks he's an anarchist, but is a big fan of Marx, who is more associated with communism, and upon any pressure whatsoever morphs back into a social conservative.



* TitledAfterTheSong: "The Young Ones", by none other than Rick's favorite artist, CliffRichard.

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* TitledAfterTheSong: "The Young Ones", by none other than Rick's favorite artist, CliffRichard.Music/CliffRichard.



* TwoDecadesBehind: Mike has been at college for much longer than the other three, something demonstrated by the fact his fashion sense is still stuck in TheSeventies: Aviator specs, huge ties, three-piece suits with bell-bottom trousers and so on...
** Averted in later appearances after the show ended: By now he was sporting Wayfarers, a striped 2-piecer with shoulder pads. His hair was also updated as well.



* WrongGenreSavvy: Rick's ideas about the life and music of CliffRichard. In particular, his conviction that "Devil Woman" is a song about UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher.

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Rick's ideas about the life and music of CliffRichard.Music/CliffRichard. In particular, his conviction that "Devil Woman" is a song about UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher.
13th May '17 1:21:59 PM nombretomado
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** Several aimed at MargaretThatcher.

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** Several aimed at MargaretThatcher.UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher.



* WrongGenreSavvy: Rick's ideas about the life and music of CliffRichard. In particular, his conviction that "Devil Woman" is a song about MargaretThatcher.

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* WrongGenreSavvy: Rick's ideas about the life and music of CliffRichard. In particular, his conviction that "Devil Woman" is a song about MargaretThatcher.UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher.
29th Apr '17 7:14:38 PM nombretomado
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* AmusingInjuries: ''All'' the time. It has the cartoonish violence of the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' and ''TomAndJerry'' cartoons. The most notorious/memorable one was when Vyvyan got decapitated by sticking his head out of a train window. His body spent a few minutes trying to find his head. His body then kicks his head down the tracks for a bit, just for good measure.

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* AmusingInjuries: ''All'' the time. It has the cartoonish violence of the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' and ''TomAndJerry'' ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' cartoons. The most notorious/memorable one was when Vyvyan got decapitated by sticking his head out of a train window. His body spent a few minutes trying to find his head. His body then kicks his head down the tracks for a bit, just for good measure.
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