Trivia / Bottom

  • Acting for Two: Technically it's one on-screen role and one voice role, but Kevin Allen plays the French waiter and also provides the voice of "Cannonball" Taffy O'Jones in "Finger."
  • The Danza: Richard Mayall and Adrian Edmondson.
  • Irony as She Is Cast: In the series, Eddie can't cook to save his life (he once resorted to eating lard when he was hungry) and has to rely on Richie's terrible cooking. In real life, Adrian Edmonson is actually a very talented chef who won the 2013 edition of Celebrity MasterChef.
  • Throw It In: Rik Mayall accidentally hit Adrian with a Groin Attack on The Big Number 2 stage show. Adrian's next line is "It's alright Richie, I have 3 fucking kids already."
  • Too Soon: The camping episode ("'s Out") was omitted from the original 1992 run completely due to a then recent murder on Wimbledon Common; it was eventually aired in 1995.

Lyrics to Richie's version of The Sailor's Hornpipe:

Do your balls hang low?
Can you swing 'em to and fro?
Can you tie 'em in a knot?
Can you tie 'em in a bow?
Do you get a funny feeling when they're hanging from the ceiling?
Oh you'll never be a sailor if your balls hang low!

How Eddie’s Special K competition entry really reads (after redactions):

I want to go to the Bahamas because it’s bloody hot there – that’s why! What a stupid fucking question and besides there’s lots of birds knocking about on the beach, wearing skimpy bikinis with their knockers hanging out, for everyone to get a really, really, really, really good look at!