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Its the Hammersmith annual riot and the two are waiting to raid Currys. The steal a 28 inch surround sound TV with fast text, FST NICAM and loads of other bollocks that no one understands. Eddie drops it after being run over by the riot squad and notices that the Malibu he took from the off-license has been stolen. Richie steals a BBC camera and suggests they make their own movies.

After falling into the lav, Richie decides to send a video to "Jeremy Beadle's violent domestic incidents". Eddie being the own who ends up horribly hurt during the recording refuses to repeat it. The two check if the tape is blank and find out it contains a sex tape involving the PM.


They decide to use the tape as blackmail. The flat gets surrounded by the SAS who and up shooting them both to death.


  • Aside Glance: Eddie throws one whenever Richie gets the decade wrong.
  • Ass Shove: Eddie got a free police baton in the riot. He can't quite get his hands on it, though. It even has a side handle.
  • Bilingual Bonus: When Eddie sets up their stolen VCR he reads the German installation instructions out loud. The first step he reads is "Stecken dein Kopf in deine Arsch", which roughly translates as "Stick your head up your arse".
  • Bolivian Army Ending: Richie and Eddie are shot to death by the SAS.
  • Comically Missing the Point:
    Eddie: [A]t least we got the duck.
    (Holds up a rubber duck)
    Richie: The duck?
    Eddie: Yeah, it's made out of plastic!
    Richie: Eddie, what in the name of Greek buggery is the use of a plastic duck?
    Eddie: It floats in the bath. ("Floats" duck in Richie's face) "Hello!"
    Richie: Why?
    Eddie: It's hollow!
    Richie: (exasperated) Why the duck?!
    Eddie: It came free with the telly.
    Richie: Eddie, everything came free with the telly, we were looting! Why didn't you get a free telly with the telly?!
    Eddie: Well, then it would sink in the bath!
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  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Richie and Eddie recounting their exploits in the riot quickly morphs into sounding like two tea-drinking middle-aged Northern ladies complaining about the queues and the mess and everything.
  • Eye Scream: Eddie gets two. First when Richie tells him Tony Blair is a man and Eddie starts to get into hysterics. Second courtesy of a dart while making a kitchen accident video.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: A string of random Dutch things from Richie.
  • Hammerspace: Richie somehow managed to store a full-sized BBC camera down his trousers.
  • Oh, Crap!: Richie and Eddie say this almost verbatim before the SAS shoot them.
  • Time Skip: Several in a row. Eddie proudly tells Richie that he knows how to hook up the video players he stole that morning. Cut to a week later, and Eddie has nearly finished unwrapping the components. Cut to the following Christmas, and Eddie is ready to open the instruction manual. Cut to Richie returning from his holiday the following summer, and Eddie is finally ready to fire up the VCR... except it doesn't so much fire up as blow up. In the end it took them just over a year to get it working.
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  • Think Unsexy Thoughts: Richie resorts to thinking of Kenneth Clarke after Eddie launches a fusillade of kinky imagery.
  • Toilet Humor: Richie trips on stairs and falls head first into the toilet. When he gets out, his head and face have brown stains everywhere.
    Richie: You bastard, Eddie! Why do you never flush the toilet?


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