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Bottom (1991)

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Bottom is a British anarchic sitcom written by and starring comic duo Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson as socially awkward, sexually inexperienced Richie Richard, and carefree alcoholic Eddie Hitler, two social outcasts living on the dole, trapped together in a daily grind in a squalid flat in Hammersmith, London. Perpetually skint, bored and sexually frustrated, they spend their days scheming, bickering, and being nasty and sadistic to each other. The show ran for three series, originally airing on BBC Two from 1991 - 1995, and was followed by five stage show tours across the United Kingdom between 1993 and 2003, and a feature film Guest House Paradiso. The show is noted for its chaotic, nihilistic humour and violent comedy slapstick.

In 2008, Bottom came in at number 45 in a poll to determine "Britain's Best Sitcom" by the BBC. The show continues to be shown in the UK on Gold and Dave, and has been dubbed in other languages. In Spain the show is known as La pareja basura which aired on Canal+. The theme music was provided by The Bum Notes, a band that once featured Edmondson, and is a cover of "Last Night" by The Mar-Keys.

Plans were made in 2012 for a BBC spin-off series, Hooligan's Island, featuring the Richie and Eddie characters from Bottom. However, that project was cancelled that October prior to production as Edmondson explained that he wished to pursue other interests.

  1. Rik Mayall

    Creator

  2. Adrian Edmondson

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. Adrian Edmondson

    Adrian Edmondson

    18 Episodes

  2. Rik Mayall

    Rik Mayall

    18 Episodes

  3. Christopher Ryan

    Christopher Ryan

    Dave Hedgehog

    3 Episodes

  4. Steven O'Donnell

    Steven O'Donnell

    Spudgun

    3 Episodes

  5. Roger Sloman

    Roger Sloman

    Mr. Harrison,

    2 Episodes

  6. Helen Lederer

    Helen Lederer

    Lady Natasha Letitia Sarah Jane Wellesley Obstromsky Ponsonsky Smythe Smythe Smythe Smythe Oblomov Boblomov Dob, 3rd Viscomptress of Moldavia

    2 Episodes

  7. Clive Mantle

    Clive Mantle

    1 Episode

  8. Brian Glover

    Brian Glover

    1 Episode

  9. Mark Williams

    Mark Williams

    Boris

    1 Episode

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Season 2

1992 | 6 Episodes

Season 2 of Bottom premiered on October 1, 1992.

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