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For those who knew of him: Which was your favourite Rik Mayall character?

Asked by ucme (39742 points ) 3 months ago

Rik sadly died yesterday, at just 56, he went far too soon & as my comedy hero growing up, it hit me harder than I thought it would.
Widespread tributes have come from the likes of Stephen Fry, Kevin Spacey, Eric Idle, Ricky Gervais & of course, his long time friend & working partner Ade Edmonson. So I felt like asking this as my own little tribute to one of Britain’s finest comedy talents & much loved master of his trade.
Loads to choose from, The Young ones, Comic Strip Presents, The New Statesman, Bottom, Blackadder.
I don’t expect many posts, most of you have probably never heard of him, but that’s okay, it feels right anyway.

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ucme's avatar

Yes, yes you are & you spelt his name wrong.

whitenoise's avatar

I think Rick, from The Young Ones.

keobooks's avatar

I like Rick dreaming about being the Peoples Poet

RareDenver's avatar

Richie from Bottom

ucme's avatar

@RareDenver Ha, you linked the same vid as I did, good taste.

downtide's avatar

Lord Flashheart. “Am I pleased to see you or did I put a canoe in my pocket?”

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Listen Snotface, all his characters were brilliant. Who can choose? I’m sad to see him go. I watched Drop Dead Fred countless times with my children. I loved listening to him read George’s Marvellous Medicine too.

ucme's avatar

@Earthbound_Misfit Snotface hey? Shut your face you complete & utter bastard!!
Pure Mayall reading GMM, he just got through shooting Crackanory & his wife is considering putting it on air on Channel 4 over here as a fitting tribute to him.

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

I’ll look forward to that. He’s left us with lots to laugh about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrtSQHcRiLQ

ucme's avatar

Thought I might be the only one here to remember Filthy Rich & Catflap.
Best one when he dressed as a Nolan sister & went in their shower, manic fun.

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