History YMMV / TheYoungOnes

18th Sep '16 8:41:32 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* RetroactiveRecognition:
** A very young Creator/StephenFry, Creator/HughLaurie, Creator/EmmaThompson and Creator/BenElton as the UpperClassTwit team in "Bambi". Elton also appeared in the pilot episode as the host of ''Nozin' Aroun'''.
** [[Creator/MontyPython Terry Jones]] as the drunk vicar in the episode "Nasty".
** Hale & Pace as the grave-diggers.
** Creator/LennyHenry as the fascist postman in the last episode, "Summer Holiday".
** [[Series/AbsolutelyFabulous Jennifer Saunders]] as Helen Mucus ("Time") and again in "Interesting" as Sue, and [[Series/TheVicarOfDibley Dawn French]] as the Easter Bunny, the Christian who barges into the house before getting squashed by a giant sandwich and Satan.
** [[Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou Paul Merton]] makes a very brief appearance as a yokel in "Time".
** [[{{Series/Cracker}} Rob]][[Film/JamesBond bie]] [[Film/HarryPotter Coltrane]] as a bouncer in the second episode, "Oil", and a Victorian scientist in "Bambi".
*** He's also the pirate Captain Blood, in "Time".
** Tony Robinson (Baldrick from ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'') as Dr [[Series/NotTheNineOClockNews Not-the-nine-o-clock-news]].
** From that show we have [[Series/AlasSmithAndJones Griff Rhys Jones alongside Mel Smith]] as 'Bambi' Gascogine and the front-desk guard respectively.
** Norman Lovett (the first Holly in ''Series/RedDwarf'') owned the penny arcade across the road. Chris Barrie appeared as a Napoleonic sailor in an animated painting.
** The list goes on. It was chock-full of cameos, all of which are listed in the end credits of the last episode.
*** In fairness very few of them were cameos as such because with a few exceptions (Creator/TerryJones, Smith and Jones, Lenny Henry) all of the extras/one-shot characters were then-unknown fellow comedians from the London alternative comedy scene, in particular the Comedy Store. It says something for the ridiculous fertility of that late-70s early-80s scene that it germinated so many television and film careers that in retrospect this has one of the most ridiculously [[AllStarCast star studded-casts]] in television history.
16th Aug '16 4:09:05 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** In "Boring", Billy Balowksi impersonates a Dalek. Alexi Sayle would later guest star in [[DoctorWhoS22E6ResurrectionOfTheDaleks Resurrection of the Daleks]].

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** In "Boring", Billy Balowksi impersonates a Dalek. Alexi Sayle would later guest star in [[DoctorWhoS22E6ResurrectionOfTheDaleks Resurrection [[DoctorWhoS22E6RevelationOfTheDaleks Revelation of the Daleks]].
16th Aug '16 4:07:33 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** In "Boring", Billy Balowksi impersonates a Dalek. Alexi Sayle would later guest star in [[DoctorWhoS22E6ResurrectionOfTheDaleks Resurrection of the Daleks]].
16th Aug '16 3:43:56 PM CumbersomeTercel
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16th Aug '16 3:41:37 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* MisaimedFandom: According to Paul Jackson, the series was popular with the police, a fact which upset Creator/RikMayall greatly.

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* MisaimedFandom: According to Paul Jackson, Ed Bye, the series was popular with the police, a fact which upset Creator/RikMayall greatly.
16th Aug '16 3:40:02 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* HarsherInHindsight: "Rick is dead! The People's Poet is dead!" Depressing after Rik Mayall's death.
* HeartwarmingInHindsight: While it's not a home that's become a shrine to Rik Mayall, an area in Hammersmith, London which has been used to film {{Series/Bottom}} has become a shrine for Mayall, with people leaving memorials for The Peoples' Poet, and having him be celebrated for his work in both The Young Ones AND Bottom.

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* HarsherInHindsight: "Rick is dead! The People's Poet is dead!" Depressing after Rik Mayall's Creator/RikMayall's death.
* HeartwarmingInHindsight: While it's not a home that's become a shrine to Rik Mayall, Creator/RikMayall, an area in Hammersmith, London which has been used to film {{Series/Bottom}} has become a shrine for Mayall, with people leaving memorials for The Peoples' Poet, and having him be celebrated for his work in both The Young Ones AND Bottom.


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* MisaimedFandom: According to Paul Jackson, the series was popular with the police, a fact which upset Creator/RikMayall greatly.
16th Aug '16 3:36:10 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* DawsonCasting: The characters are university undergraduates but Nigel Planer (Neil) was 29 during the first series and Christopher Ryan (Mike) was 32. Though it is sort of hinted that Mike is more mature than the others and in any case he's only at the university through bribery and blackmail. Adrian Edmondson (Vvyan) and Rik Mayall however weren't too far off the average age of an undergraduate, being 25 and 24 respectively.



* TearJerker: Surprisingly, the very end of the series where the bus they stole crashes and explodes. The ending credits have everyone who was in the series listed in alphabetical order, and not by what they contributed, which seemed kind of heartwarming and out of place at the same time. The sad "doo-wop" music also contributed.
17th Jun '16 2:01:13 AM PaulA
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* GeniusBonus: In "Nasty", Vyvyan threatens to kill Rick, to which Rick sarcastically responds "What ''devastating'' repartee! Talk about OscarWilde!" Oscar Wilde named the younger of his two sons Vyvyan. Yes, that same spelling.

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* GeniusBonus: In "Nasty", Vyvyan threatens to kill Rick, to which Rick sarcastically responds "What ''devastating'' repartee! Talk about OscarWilde!" Creator/OscarWilde!" Oscar Wilde named the younger of his two sons Vyvyan. Yes, that same spelling.
14th Jun '16 10:31:33 AM G-MANN
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* DawsonCasting: The characters are university undergraduates but Nigel Planer (Neil) was 29 during the first series and Christopher Ryan (Mike) was 32. Though it is sort of hinted that Mike is more mature than the others and in any case he's only at the university through bribery and blackmail. Adrian Edmondson (Vvyan) and Rik Mayall however weren't too far off the average age of an undergraduate, being 25 and 24 respectively.
30th May '16 1:24:19 PM malifee
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** Vyvyan is often what people remember most about this show.

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** Vyvyan is often what people remember most about this show.show, due to his fairly explosive nature and vivid appearance.
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