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Rik Mayall R.I.P.

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by Dayo, 9 Jun 2014.

  1. Dayo

    Dayo Chris Armstrong

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  2. Seedy Ron

    Seedy Ron Edgar Davids

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    Blimey, can't have been very old?

    Loved B'Stard, brilliantly played. RIP Rik.
     
  3. Yossarian

    Yossarian Steve Hodge

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    56. Very sad news.
     
  4. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover the prettiest spice girl

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    flipping hell that is no age, loved watching him growing up. Something wrong when people just a few years older start dropping off.
     
  5. LutonSpurs

    LutonSpurs Tim Sherwood

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    Gutted. Young ones and Bottom gave me endless laughs growing up. The university challenge episode was something else.
     
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    PochettinoPochettinoPochettino Serge Aurier

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    I was only thinking of him the other day as I watched an American werewolf in London and he's a random chess player in it. Sad news. Wonder what he died of.
     
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    Superted Jonathan Woodgate

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    Shocked. Was there any word of illness, etc?

    My older brothers loved The Young Ones. I was probably too young to get the jokes but Rick and Vivian always made me laugh.
     
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    Roy1983 Edward Sheringham

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    Wow. Very sad news.
     
  9. Crab.C.Nesbitt

    Crab.C.Nesbitt Stephen Clemence

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    Yep gutted to hear this, an absolute comedy hero, and (although the word is somewhat overused) a true legend!!

    As has already been said, 56 is no age at all, so sad, both for him and his family.

    RIP
     
  10. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Such sad news !!!!
     
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    stinkfoot Gudni Bergsson

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    Sad news.

    He was a funny B'Stard.
     
  12. Yossarian

    Yossarian Steve Hodge

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    He was badly hurt in a quad bike accident 15 years ago, which left him in a coma for a while. Unsure whether he fully recovered.
     
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    Skinhead in a Suit John Scales

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    The live performances of Bottom in the mid-90's were beyond funny. I don't remember having cried laughing like that since.

    RIP to a true comedy legend.
     
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    thfcsteff Gary Stevens Staff Member

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    Made my childhood.

    Gave me more laughs per square inch than any comic I have ever enjoyed...
     
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    bennysleftfoot Steven Caulker

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    Agree about the bottom live recordings, one video I could watch over again.
    Flasheart in blackadder stole every scene he was in.

    Saddening news indeed.
    R.I.P
     
  16. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Every episode of Bottom is on Netflix if anybody has that service
     
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    NickTB Steve Hodge

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    This. I always remember a scene where Rik dried and both he and Ade absolutely hammed it up unscripted for ten minutes. "Avin a WAAAAANK.." RIP fella
     
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    Sheffield Spur √ėyvind Leonhardsen

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    Pretty much all that's been said.

    Bottom live. Mid 1990's. I laughed so much it hurt! Then the end.... thunderflashes go off and a big backdrop falls, with just two large words on it...

    **** Off!

    Very Rick 'n' Ade.

    Watch the YouTube clip. 7 minutes in. Classic! "Vyvyan, where did you get that howitzer...."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz2S2JYUoxY&list=RDQz2S2JYUoxY#t=70

    Young Ones. Filthy Rich and Catflap. Bottom. Comic Strip. The New Statesman. Kevin Turvey. The Dangerous Brothers. Not a dud there.

    Plus little known gems Rick Mayall Presents Well worth a view. Dancing Queen was superb. So was Briefest Encounter. Clever, witty, original.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d0kkton-Iw


    Mayall could really act, too. He was superb in The Bill.



    RIP The People's Poet. What a sad loss......
     
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    Gilzeantoscore Dean Austin

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    Stumbled on the Young Ones by accident and was mesmerized, had seen nothing like it. Stood comedic convention on it's head and was as edgy as could be. The great thing was picking up little details missed when you watched repeats. Rik was the one of the most memorable comedic characters of all time, but it was such a strong ensemble cast. Very upset to hear of his passing. My ex missus cried.
     
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    Mr_B Jose Dominguez

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    grew up watching him, from young ones to filthy rich and catflap to bottom, and of course his influence and "alternative" comedy created a whole new genre and meant we didnt have to watch the likes of bernard manning or morecambe and wise. RIP Rik, thanks for the laughs, you'll be sadly missed.
     

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