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Trivia / Filthy Rich & Catflap

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  • Creative Differences: The series never got a second season in part due to conflicts between Rik Mayall and Ben Elton. Mayall was largely uncomfortable appearing in an Elton-written project (whereas they wrote The Young Ones together) and felt that he wasn't given enough creative freedom.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The series wasn't released on home media until 2004. Prior to this, it was rarely repeated.
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  • Playing Against Type: While Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson basically reprise their routine from The Young Ones (and later on in Bottom), Planer plays a very different character from the dogsbody hippy he became known for. This is mainly because Planer was already an accomplished character actor before he hit fame in The Young Ones, with Neil being only one of many characters he used on the comedy club scene.
  • Prop Recycling: In the finale, Dingo Wucker's henchmen wear Federation trooper uniforms.
  • Screwed by the Lawyers: The VHS and DVD versions were cut for musical rights. These included Richie singing "Where Is Love?" by The Police, "Morning Has Broken", and "Consider Yourself"; and Eddie singing "Roxanne" by The Police, "You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two", and "Message in a Bottle" by The Police.
  • Those Two Actors:
    • Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson are an established comedy duo and have frequently starred alongside each other.
    • Two of the characters from the game show episode are references to characters from Are You Being Served? (Mr Humphries and Mrs Slocombe).
    • Also, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie in the same episode.


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