Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Young Ones (Extra Stoopid Edition)

The Young Ones [Extra Stoopid Edition]

I grew up with this British import airing on the local PBS station back in the early 1980s, so I was pleased to see that the libraries have it on DVD. This series is definitely not for everyone -- think Monty Python's Flying Circus if done by angry punk rockers. Part sketch comedy and part sitcom, The Young Ones were a group of edgy male students who lived together and got into completely unrealistic adventures. There was a "normal" guy, a punk-metal musician, a spacey hippie, and an anarchist revolutionary. And that doesn't even include the regular appearances of British standup comedian Alexei Sayle. If you like your comic television sophisticated, stay as far away from this set as possible. But if you like anarchy, comedic chaos, slapstick, sometimes infantile humor, punk music and occasionally a bit of things blowing up...give The Young Ones a try! There were only 12 episodes made, so this is the complete run of the series. -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library

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