Farewell, Rik Mayall, *sigh*...

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Truly sorry to hear of Rik Mayall's passing. I was a young lad in my early 20s, going through a punk, then new wave phase when I first saw The Young Ones (probably 1983). That show seemed perfect to me. He was a true original. RIP Rik. Here is a story from Hugh Laurie about Mayall:

"A young girl, stricken with terminal cancer, once asked Rik Mayall for an autograph. He wrote: 'Young Ones are never afraid.'"
 
I used to watch The Young Ones and Bottom when I was a kid and Drop Dead Fred is one of my favourite movies.

It’s sad to hear that he died at such a relatively young age. R.I.P. Rick Mayall.
 
Lord Flasheart's the main character I'll remember him for, but also the scene in The Young Ones where he tried to kill himself by ODing on laxative pills.

Surprised to hear of his death, and saddened by it.
 
He was one of my idols, loved him in everything from the Dangerous Brothers through Filthy Rich & Catflap, Young ones, Blackadder, Bottom, New Statesmen and even Drop Dead Fred. Going to miss his comedy, sadly all the comedy of his that I have/had is on VHS.


Dog poo, dog poo, yucky yucky dog poo. Dog poo on the chair... all on the sides, all up there, yucky yucky smelly dog poo!
'Night night. Sleep tight. Hope the bed bugs do not
bite. If they do, do a poo, put it in the Cornish stew. Into the
Ambulance, dream dream dream, fish trousers elephant in Peking.
Saw a busy bee, tiddle diddle dee, Daddy's an accountant just like me.
Night night God bless.'
 
One of my all time favourites:

Lord Flasheart: All right men, let's do-oo-oo it! The first thing to remember is: always treat your kite like you treat your woman!
Lieutenant George: How, how do you mean, Sir? Do you mean, do you mean take her home at weekends to meet your mother?
Lord Flasheart: No, I mean get inside her five times a day and take her to heaven and back.
 

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