Comedy Clicks – Bottom

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that reunited the comedy duo Rik Mayal and Ade Edmonson that even went on the road live – Bottom

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Opening title Sequence / Theme Tune

About the Show

Summary of Plot

Edward and Richard are best buddies living off the government doing nothing more than having a good time and breaking stuff..- IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

3 Seasons

Characters:

 

Rik Mayall – Rick

Ade Edmonson – Eddie

Trivia

+ Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall originally planned to call the series ‘Your Bottom’ – so that viewers would be heard to say such things as, “I saw Your Bottom on television last night”.

+ A fourth series was written sometime after the third, but was never commissioned by the BBC. Over the years, Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson repeatedly considered to return as their Bottom characters. According to Edmondson, one of those ideas involved an elderly Richie and Eddie living in a retirement home, “[where] we will be hitting each other with colostomy bags”. This idea never came to fruition when Mayall died in 2014.

+ Adrian Edmondson became a notorious spokesman on alcohol abuse.

+ Years after its final release, Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall began writing a Spin-Off series entitled Hooligan’s Island, after the third stage show. The series was written but Edmondson opted out of it last minute to ‘pursue other interests’.

+ Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson developed the Eddie and Richie characters over the course of their career, loosely based on their own friendship. The names themselves come from Edmondson’s and Mayall’s own nicknames for each other; many of Mayall’s characters are referred to by some variation of the name Richard, and Eddie is taken from Eddie Monsoon, Edmondson’s nickname since university.

Classic Clips

What are you eating?

You’ve Been Drinking

You wanna fight?

Condoms

 

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