Monday, June 09, 2014

So long, Rik.

Rick: I feel sorry for you, you zeros! You nobodies! What's going to live on after you die? I'll tell you — nothing! That's what! [struggling to hang himself] Oh, this is pathetic!
[he gives up trying to hang himself, then sees a jar of pills and attempts to overdose]
Neil: [upon seeing Rick eating the pills] Vyv, Vyv — er, can you, like, actually kill yourself with laxative pills?
Vyvyan: I don't know, Neil, but I'm going to stay and find out!
Neil: I think I'm going up to my room for a bit!
[Rick swallows pills in front of Neil as he leaves]
Rick: This house will become a shrine, and punks and skins and rastas will all gather round and hold their hands in sorrow for their fallen leader. And all the grown-ups will say, "But why are the kids crying?" And the kids will say, "Haven't you heard? Rick is dead! The People's Poet is dead!"
[Vyvyan crouches down to watch Rick's rear as he talks]
Rick: And then one particularly sensitive and articulate teenager will say, "Other kids, do you understand nothing? How can Rick be dead when we still have his poems?" And then another kid will say... [he then farts loudly and realises what he's been taking]

Rik Mayall


Yatz said...

Damn - another of the good ones gone... Is it OK now to admit that Bottom has been the most-watched show on my streamer for the last 3 years? Seems so wrong - but it feels so right!!

BillyWitchDoctor said...

I've loved The Young Ones, and consequently Rik's antics, ever since it first aired on MTV. Naturally, Bottom and Filthy Rich & Catflap are on my shelf, but TYO (both versions*) is my pride and joy. I still grin when I see his blink-and-miss-it cameo in An American Werewolf in London. One of these days I'll branch out to Rik Mayall Presents.

*Incredibly, there are two editions, each with different parts cut out. Between the two, you get a complete uncut series.