Watch The Young Ones
- 2 Seasons
This classic British sitcom consistently ranks in top ten lists of UK television comedy. A surreal mix of outlandish situations and outrageous slapstick, it was at the forefront of alternative comedy during the early eighties. The show centers around four undergraduate students from Scumbag College, who all share a seedy flat in London. Vyvyan (Adrian Edmondson) is a punk rocker with an orange mohawk and a propensity towards violence. Rick (Rik Mayall) is a sneering, self-styled anarchist. Neil (Nigel Planer) is a mellow hippie who fatalistically goes along with the everyone else's madness. And Mike (Christopher Ryan) is a slick operator who appears to be the only one not to get dragged into the frequent chaos. Famed comedian Alexei Sayle also appears in a number of different roles, most prominently the boys landlord. The series was created and written by Mayall, Lise Mayer, and Ben Elton with some writing contributions from Alexei Sayle, and often featured performances by such bands as The Damned, Madness, and Dexy's Midnight Runners.