YMMV / Bottom

  • Crosses the Line Twice: Well, it's more like they use the line as a skip rope.
  • Fridge Logic: When Eddie and Richie catch a burglar they sellotape him to a chair since the have no rope, However when the plan backfires they are tied to chairs with rope.
    • The burglars probably brought it into the flat with them.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The first Bottom Live show, which is about Eddie trying to kill off Richie for his inheritance money, features a touching last minute goodbye between the two, which is way less funny since the sudden tragic death of Rik Mayall.
    • In "Contest", Richie comments on Eddie being a fussy eater as "it's like living with Lena Zavaroni". A few years later, Zavaroni died of an anorexia related illness.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The second to last scene in "Digger" in which Richie has what looks like a heart attack (it's actually his kidneys and bladder failing on him) is a lot less funny when you remember how Rik Mayall died...
    • Along those lines, Richie sarcastically calling Eddie's humour "heart-stoppingly funny" in "Dough", complete with hand gesture.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • The subplot in the final episode involving the Prime Minister being involved in a three-way sex tape took on a whole new level of hilarity when it emerged in 2002 that the then-PM, John Major did have an affair with Edwina Currie during his tenure. It also led to fans speculating whether the third person involved in the threesome was more likely Virginia Bottomley or Anne Widdecombe... or Michael Portillo in a particularly convincing costume.
    • The scene where Richie tries to bluff his way through being a Falklands veteran, after the 2015 brou-haha over FOX News commentator Bill O'Reilly's false statements about being in the Falklands during the war.
  • Hollywood Homely: Real Life Bishōnen Rik Mayall as the sexually repellant Richie Rich. Every now and then he forgets to pull a face, and wrecks the illusion that Richie is ugly.
  • Ho Yay (possible Foe Yay)
  • Jerkass Woobie: Sometimes, it's possible to feel just a teeny bit sorry for Richie, given how deeply lonely and pathetic he is. And then (usually seconds later) he reminds you of what an utterly horrible human being he is. The sympathy doesn't last long.
  • Les Yay: Subverted when Eddie attempts to pull a bird whilst disguised as "that bird from the abattoir who looks like Ted Rodgers".
  • Magnificent Bastard: Dick Head, the landlord of the local pub. Richie and Eddie try to scam him out of his money and/or booze various times throughout the series, but Dick always turns it back on them in some brilliant style.