Thursday, December 6, 2007

Video Clips: The Young Ones

By Rick Morris

From time to time on the blog, we'll bring you a series of video clips on a given subject, such as we did with our Evel Knievel tribute. The FDH Lounge brand is now synonymous with Internet television through our webcasts and now blogging these past few months. We'll use this feature to tap into the wonder of video-on-demand that YouTube and the many sites it has spawned have brought to our lives these past three years.

For this first edition, we bring you clips from The Young Ones, a BBC program that MTV later rebroadcast in the United States. Those of us growing up in the late '80s can remember watching this show late on Sunday nights and laughing hysterically at the weird, subversive humor. The Young Ones was a sitcom about four university students living in a run-down flat in London. They were incredibly mismatched, with a punk rocker, a hippie, a spastic would-be anarchist and a slick, smooth-talking guy getting into constant misadventures. There has been nothing like it before or since on TV.

Here's some classic clips from the show:

^ The boys discover a treasure trove of oil underneath the basement.

^ Neil can't stop sneezing, no matter what the other guys try to do to him.

^ An ill-fated letter to a bank manager.

^ The exploding tea kettle.

^ One of the guys is pregnant???

^ How did a nuke end up in the kitchen?

^ Cross-dressing.

^ Murder in the dark.

^ How to make an entrance.

^ Cornflakes.

^ Hassling Neil on the toilet.

^ Vyv is sick.

^ Is it a pig?

^ The Cliff Richard poem.

^ Teetering crockery.

^ Neil's speaker.

Here are 16 full-segment clips of the show, apparently the first 16 that aired in this order: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

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