Anytime in the stage shows that Rik and Ade break out of character.
Richie: Oh Eddie! Think what we're missing, like a script!
Eddie: Well, we're not missing a script; it's just that you can't fucking remember it!
Richie: Oh Eddie!
Eddie: And every time you can't remember it you go, Oh Eddie!
Richie: Oh Eddie, fuckin'... A-ha!
Eddie: He probably hasn't got the right one.
Richie: Oh fuck!
Best example is in Hooligan's Island when the Japanese WW 2 bunker is accidentally revealed in Act 1 rather than Act 2. Rik cracks up, and takes roughly about 5 minutes to recompose himself to a point where they can actually continue with the show.
"There was little mistake there, wasn't there? Did you spot it? Bastards."
The "sad and tragic news" scene in the first show is very much similar.
When a Frenchman appears on the beach in Live 3, Eddie says he left a 8ft long kayak on the beach. Richie thinks he meant the Frenchman left a turd there.
There's also this scene from the second live show.
Eddie getting shat on by an albatross. Ade breaks character just to get his point across about how irritating the scene, and continues in a sarcastic tone.
He does try to distract the audience with how rubbish the albatross looks so he can skip the scene. It doesn't work thanks to Rik.
Eddie: He's not in very good form is he? Perhaps we should skip the albatross this evening.
Richie: No....Go and stand on your special mark.
Richie being revealed to be wearing a pair of Y-fronts made from a pair of washing up gloves with the thumb stuck up his rear end.
Richie: Eddie get downstairs immediately. I've got the sprouts.
Eddie: Go and see a doctor.
Richie: Eddie come and help me unload my vegetables.
Eddie: I shall do no such thing you foul pervert.
"Alright me skip jap flip flap slippy dip lipstick oh look Mrs Jones Bomber Harris tweed cat in hat it might be raining Achtung baby psycho ward 10 minutes please gentlemen it's the lavvy express thunderpants are go!"
Richie: So here I am in the witness box spikey spikey huge dangling knob, everything's great.
Eddie: Gonna get a stand in for that are you? Normally they'd just have a body double but in your case it'd probably have to be a body treble wouldn't it? (Richie bows to Eddie in worship)
From the third live show:
Richie: (after being hit on the knob with a poison dart) Eddie read that last bit again.
Richie: No, read more than that.
Eddie: Oh, "Snnnd."
Richie: Give it here, I'll do it myself. "The. Dart. Is. Poi. Son. Ed." Oh fate! Oh nemesis!
Eddie: Oh fuck!
When the audience participate in the second live show:
Audience: HAVE A WANK!!
Richie: Welcome to sophisticated Oxford!
"Now you listen to me, buster! You're just a door! I'm Rik-[Thrust!]-Fucking-[Thrust!]-Mayall! CLOSE!"
The duo's parrot getting attacked by seagulls and suffering a heart attack in An Arse Oddity. The pair try to revive him and hilarity ensues.
The whole camping trip from "Bottom's Out".
The outtake tape known as "Fluff".
Richie: I think there's something outside. Eddie: Well there's bound to be something outside. You cant expect the universe and its entire contents to be constained well fuck bastard bollocky bums! Richie: He couldn't do it in rehearsals either.
Eddie drinking a full bottle of bleach and Richie dragging him upstairs by the legs, on a rope, whilst singing his own version of "The Sailor's Hornpipe". See the trivia page.
This quote, and the many others of its kind:
Eddie: Rightey dokey, matey-bloke-flap-old-salty-seadog-amigo-skip-jack-jockstrap-piano-tuner, let's see you balls this one up!
This word of advice:
Eddie: Always keep your mouth open when you're insulting a lady.
This masterpiece of innuendo from 'Bottom's Out' when Richie is fishing:
Richie: My grandfather was a trawlerman you know. Eddie: Oh that's what they called them in those days was it?
Eddie: Never mind all that. How's your sausage!? Richie: Oh you mean my sausage not my penis? Well it's a complete disaster. I mean you put it the pan you set fire to it and it gets incinerated. Eddie: Well maybe we should eat our flakes. (holds up a pack of corn flakes) Richie: Oh right, I'm getting Double Entendre disease. Eddie: Can I drink your Juice? Richie: (looks disgusted) Oh right, okay, I'm going mad this this morning. Eddie: Someone's giving our knocker a damn good banging. Richie: Right I'll grab my sausage and give it a good seeing to.
During the episode "Hole", Eddie and Richie get trapped on a Ferris wheel scheduled for demolition. After praying to God for rescue, a giant hand comes down to carry them to safety, only for Eddie to spoil the moment with a hilarious disclaimer.
Eddie: Hang on, Rich. Although we and indeed the whole BBC respect people's rights to believe in whatever they wish, [to the camera] because we don't want to get in the shit on this one, [back to Richie] we don't actually believe in God, do we?
One of the funniest moments of physical humor has to be the liposuction scene from "Break". Basically Richie asks Eddie to give him liposuction for their upcoming holiday using nothing but a vacuum cleaner. And while he's getting liposuction, in true Bottom fashion, the vacuum sucks his penis. Just Rik's expressions and the sound effects make the scene.
Richie: Eddie! Put it on blow! Put it on blow!
Eddie: You dirty dirty bastard.
Richie: Quick Eddie, hurry! I've nearly reached the bag!
Richie and Eddie watching the Prime Minister's sex tape (which they inadvertently stole from the back of a news van) in "Carnival", and the hilariously long time it takes them to work out that it is a sex tape.note The sequence was likely inspired by the ever rising number of "three in a bed" sex scandals rocking the Conservative government at the time.
(Richie and Eddie are watching the Prime Minister undress) Richie: He's obviously very hot. Eddie: ... he's obviously got a very hot todger as well. Hang on - who's she? Richie:(squints) That must be his mummy. Eddie: Aha. Richie: Yes, yes, yes, it's obviously the Prime Minister's bedtime, yes. Eddie:(nods) Ah, I see. Richie:(leans forward, confused) ... now that is very unusual behaviour, isn't it. Eddie: Well... maybe she's just chaining him to the bed... in case he falls off. Richie: ... yes, yes, yes, that must be it, yes. And look, look, she's very hot too, look, she's... taken her dress off... (he and Eddie laugh sweetly) Aww, look! She's brought him a little present! What is that? A sort of... model of a Moon rocket, isn't it? (both of them suddenly jump back in alarm) Richie, Eddie: WHOAAA!! Richie:(horrified) What did she stick it in there for!? Eddie: ... maybe she's trying to take his temperature! Richie:(nodding) Yes, that must be it, yes, yes, he's obviously ill, yes... Eddie: Well! That'll be why he's so hot! Richie: ... yes! Yes! Of course! (Eddie laughs, relieved) Look at the poor little mite! He's... groaning, and thrashing around the place! Eddie: He's obviously got a very high fever! And that's why she's... sucking the poison out... (they both lean closer to the television in bewilderment) Richie: ... I wish I had a mum like that... (later, after a second woman has arrived in the film) Eddie: Hang on, who's she? Richie: That must be his, his auntie... she's very friendly, isn't she? Eddie:(points at screen) I think they must be sisters. Richie: Yes, that'll be it, yes- no, don't sit there! Eddie:(shocked) She can't have seen him! Richie: He'll suffocate! Eddie:(disgusted) I can't think that that's hygienic!...