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Fridge: The Young Ones
Fridge Brilliance
  • In The Young Ones episode "Bomb", the nuclear missile cracks open and a tiny plane comes out. I didn't understand this until it occurred to me that dropping the bomb was a plane laying an egg, and a baby plane 'hatched' from it.
    • "Bomb" also solidifies Neil's position as the Only Sane Man. Take a look at what each of the lads try to do with the bomb; Mike sees a money-making opportunity in it and tries to negotiate with Libya in order to make a profit off the bomb, whilst Rick tries to hold the British Government to ransom with it and Vyvyan simply tries to set it off earlier than it would. As for Neil? He does the sensible, logical thing and sets out a survival plan for when the bomb goes off.
  • Technically, the lads won University Challenge, albeit only because Rick replaced Bambi's question-cards with Call Backs to Vyv's trivia questions from an earlier scene, then confessed to having done so on live television.

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