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Nov. 09, 1982
35 min.
BBC TWO TV Network

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The Young Ones (UK) » Season 2
The Young Ones (UK) - 02x05 Time

2x05 Time

First Aired: Jun. 12, 1984 on BBC TWO
Summary: Strange things start to happen when Rick actually scores with a girl.

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Main Characters in this Episode

Guest Stars

Vyvyan played by Adrian Edmondson
Neil played by Nigel Planer
Mike played by Christopher Ryan
Brian Damage played by Alexei Sayle
Themselves played by Madness
Mick the Manure Salesman played by Mark Arden
Grange Hill Student played by Perry Benson
Real Bank Robber played by Brian Croucher

Episode Quotes

Vyvyan: No! No! NO! NO! We're not watching the bloody Good Life! Bloody bloody bloody! I hate it! It's so bloody nice! Felicity "Treacle" Kendall and Richard "Sugar-Flavored-Snot" Briars! What do they do now? Chocolate bloody button ads, that's what! They're nothing but a couple of reactionary stereotypes, confirming the myth that everyone in Britain is a lovable, middle-class eccentric - and I - HATE - THEM!

Mike: That was a highly articulate outburst, Vyvyan. I only hope they're not watching.
Neil: Vyvyan, will you shut up? You're giving me tunnel vision!
Neil: Stop shouting, yourself!
Neil: Yes you are!
Rick: I BLOODY WELL AM NOT! If you want to hear shouting, matey, this is it. [screams like a baby]
Vyvyan: [lighting a Molotov cocktail] You know, it's funny, but being ill makes me lose my ususal tolerant, and easy going approach to communal living. [tosses the cocktail between Rick and Neil's rooms]
Manure Salesman(Mick): We've come about the muck.
Rick: Muck?
Manure Salesman(Mick): You know manure.
Rick: Yes.
Manure Salesman(Mick): We've been told to drop a load in your garden.
Rick: Now listen. Listen. Absolutely nobody, I don't care who they are, is doing a two ton poo outside my front door.
Manure Salesman(Tezz): Suit yourself. Just though you might need it to cover up that dead hippie you just murdered.


  • Goof (crew or equipment visible): When Vyvyan puts the pillowcase over Neil's head to stop him from sneezing, he still manages to sneeze it off. In the same shot that it is blown off, you can clearly see a black bar behind his head that was used to throw it off.


  • Final television appearance of Peggy Thorpe-Bates.
  • Second appearance of Madness as the featured musical act. They also appeared in S1 E3 "Boring". Madness was the only group to appear twice.
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