View Full Version : Your favourite Mayall

07-02-2014, 05:45 PM
Sadly Rik Mayall passed away a couple of weeks ago.
I never really got into his kind of slapstick comedy, instead I preferred the more celebral british comedy of Blackadder, Python and Fry/Laurie.
I've of course seen some episodes of "The young ones" and "Bottom" but I haven't sought it out in the same way.

Since his passing I've checked out some youtube clips and even borrowed a Bottom DVD from a friend. I realise that he and Ade Edmonson were really great at what they did and I like the idea that Bottom was inspired by "Waiting for Godot"

I still think his appearances as Flashheart in Blackadder is the best but there were some great things in his other stuff as well.

Now, what do you guys think?
What is your favourite Mayall?

Bottom 1 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUiOYrCBDvk)
Bottom 2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kLnv46KKOI) (involves some blood and gore)
Flashheart in Blackadder (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klnAMIWN3T0)