Filthy Rich & Catflap is a Brit Com that some members of The Young Ones cast made between The Young Ones and 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 No Fourth Wall.The show was ended when Mayall complained to Ben Elton about his writing privileges. Elton didn't listen and Mayall left.This show provides examples of:
Accidental Murder: At least four dead milkmen in the first episode. Five, if you include the one in the hospital.
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)WHAT in the name of Satan's PORTION!?
Eddie: I was acting. You said it was a fight.
Daddy DNA Test: Except the DNA test is part of an elaborate plan to share Richie's money between Eddie, Eddie's cousin, and Filthy. And the blood sample is pure lager.
"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.
Take That Me: 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!"
You Have Failed Me: 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.