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[-[[caption-width-right:300:Clockwise, from top left: Ralph Filthy, Richie Rich, and Eddie Catflap]]-]

-->'''[[LargeHam I'M STRETCHED ON THE RACK OF MY OWN GENIUS!]]'''

''Filthy Rich & Catflap'' is a BritCom that some members of ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' cast made between ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' and ''Series/{{Bottom}}''.

Rik Mayall plays Richie Rich, a talentless, unheard-of ham actor on a crusade for fame and glory. Adrian Edmondson plays his violent alcoholic minder, and Nigel Planer plays Richie's useless sponging agent.

The show has absolutely NoFourthWall.

The show was ended when Mayall complained to Ben Elton about his writing privileges. Elton didn't listen and Mayall left.
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This show provides examples of:

* AccidentalMurder: At least four dead milkmen in the first episode. Five, if you include the one in the hospital.
* AttentionWhore: Richie.
* AssShove: Insinuated:
-->'''Eddie:''' Richie, it's your choice. I can either stuff the meat into the oven, you into the oven, or the oven into you. Which is it to be?
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler: Richie's incredible success at the end of the series drives Eddie to [[PostModernism smashing up the set.]]]]
* BetterThanABareBulb: The show delights in hanging lampshades.
* BritishBrevity: Only six episodes were made, thanks to an argument between Rik Mayall and writer Ben Elton.
* CarefulWithThatAxe: Subverted when Eddie hits Richie in the balls with one.
* CatchPhrase: Filthy has "Hello is that...? Yes I can hold."
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Richie thinks his agent has got him work in theatre and rehearses it with Eddie:
-->'''Richie:''' Now I play Romeo and you play the Fiery, War-like Tybalt. Right, it's a fight. ''(reciting play)'' Away to heaven, respected lenity, / And fire-eyed fury be my conduct now. / Now, Tybalt- ''(Eddie punches him in the face so hard, he falls and smashes through a door)'' [[OhMyGods WHAT in the name of Satan's PORTION!?]]
-->'''Eddie:''' I was acting. You said it was a fight.
* DaddyDNATest: [[spoiler: Except the DNA test is part of an [[MassiveMultiplayerScam elaborate plan]] to share Richie's money between Eddie, Eddie's cousin, and Filthy. And the blood sample is pure lager.]]
* DisposingOfABody: [[spoiler: The [[AccidentalMurder dead milkmen]] in episode one.]]
* DoubleEntendre
** "Oo-er!"
** Richie appears in game show called ''Oo-er sounds a bit rude!''
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Played straight for most of the series. [[spoiler: And then subverted! The series ends on a cheery "Made it!" from Richie.]]
* FanBoy: Richie seems to have Tarby on the brain.
* GayBarReveal:
-->'''Richie:''' Bloody fairies! That's what you are, isn't it?\\
'''Men at bar:''' Yes.\\
''(Richie and Eddie are thrown out)''
* HangingJudge: A literal example passes judgement over the three at the beginning of the sixth episode.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Richie.
* {{Jerkass}}: The three title characters.
* LargeHam:
** Richie. "I'M STRETCHED ON THE RACK OF MY OWN GENIUS!"
** '''Eddie:''' If you don't shut up I'LL RAM YOUR HEAD INTO THE MICROWAVE!
* TheManTheyCouldntHang: Ralph Filthy
* MassiveMultiplayerScam: [[spoiler: The entire paternity plot was a scam by Eddie, his relatives, and Filthy.]]
* NoFourthWall
* OhMyGods: "What in the name of Satan's ''[[UnusualEuphemism portion]]''?!"
* RepetitiveName: Richie Rich.
* RunningGag: The doorbell sounds like a fart. Of course, the cast take advantage of this.
* SadistShow: Completes the Mayall-Edmondson trinity of Sadist Shows alongside ''Series/{{Bottom}}'' and ''Series/TheYoungOnes''.
* SelfDeprecation: Eddie often criticises the series, much to Richie's dismay.
--> '''Richie:''' Filthy, if this is some kind of joke...
--> '''Eddie:''' Then it'll be the first one on the show this week!
* TheStarscream: Eddie fits this trope at times. Particularly in the first episode.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Richie fits this to a T.
* StrawmanPolitical: Dingo Wucker in episode 6. His conservative agenda is based mainly on his cruelty and paranoia.
* ThoseTwoActors:
** Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson are an established comedy duo and have frequently starred alongside each other.
** Two of the characters from the game show episode are references to characters from ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' (Mr Humphries and Mrs Slocombe).
** Also, Creator/StephenFry and Creator/HughLaurie in the same episode.
* TakeThat:
-->'''Filthy''': And then give that comic the world's best gag --
-->'''Eddie''': Which would have to be [[MargaretThatcher Thatcher's]] '79 election promise to cut unemployment!
** There are a number of digs at [[UsefulNotes/BritishPoliticalSystem conservatism]] (par for the course; see also ''Series/TheYoungOnes''). This is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] at the end of the very first episode.
*** "Look, I've had just about enough left-wing soapbox rhetoric for one week!"
** The last episode has more than a few digs at Rupert Murdoch and tabloid journalists.
** An in-show example occurs when they systematically smear everyone in British showbiz.
* TakeThatMe: In a meta-sense; after Eddie and Richie indulge in an extended satirical dig at the police force, Richie undercuts the proceedings by pointing out "Next time ''you're'' in trouble, ''you'' try calling an alternative comedian!"
* TrouserSpace: Eddie can fit 3 whole chickens in his trousers.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist
* UnusualEuphemism:
** "I've sustained some quite considerable Belisha beacons in my time, thank you!"
** "Adolf Hitler's lover rumoured to be a man!
* WhoWritesThisCrap: When Eddie asks Filthy to explain something.
--> '''Filthy:''' If I told you that I'd ruin the plot, wouldn't I, Eddie?
--> '''Eddie:''' Well, there's not a lot to ruin, is there, really. I'd hardly call this meaningless stream of bot and knob gags a plot, would you?
* WithFriendsLikeThese
* XMeetsY: {{Postmodernism}} meets ComedicSociopathy.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Played with in epsiode 5. Normally when Filthy tells Richie and Eddie to be on time, they never are, but when he tells them to be on time for TV am, he neither thinks they will be, nor wants them to be, and they are this time, so they basically failed to not fail him.
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