The BEST Episodes of Bottom
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 30, 2020
Network: BBC Two
Richard Richard & Edward Elizabeth Hitler, two men with no hope of fitting in with society. Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall take an anarchic look into the lives of these two friends who are forever commiting violence on each other. This series could be said to be a follow up, of a kind, to The Young Ones. Same stars and same attitude but the young ones are now heading into middle age. A successful series that spawned five live tours [and five videos of these shows] and a big screen film, Guest House Paradiso.
#1 - Accident
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 29, 1991
It's Richie's birthday and he has a big party planned, Eddie's friends and all the birds' Richie knows are coming. As he prepares for the party, putting up the decorations, Richie falls and horribly breaks his leg. Will having his leg in plaster and being in a wheelchair ruin his party, will it heck as like!
#2 - Smells
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 17, 1991
Richie and Eddie return home after another depressing night down the pub trying to pick up women and failing miserably. Richie is beginning to think that he is never going to get the chance to do it' until Eddie suggests that he puts an ad in the local paper. This idea revitalizes Richie and he begins to read through the dating pages of the local rag. There he spots an ad for a pheromone spray that women are unable to resist, this is something that appeals to him even more and the two of them decide that they are going to have to try this out!
#3 - Gas
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 24, 1991
The gasman calls to read Eddie and Ritchie's meter. Not a problem? It is when you are getting your gas from an illegal connection to your next-door neighbors gas. Can the boys persuade the meter reader that they don't use gas and stall him until they can disconnect their supply from next door?
#4 - Contest
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 1, 1991
Eddie and Richie have an argument over whether or not to watch the Miss World contest on their TV. An argument started by Eddie having spent most of the £11.80 they had to last them two months on a second hand copy of Parade magazine.
#5 - Hole
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 6, 1995
Richie and Eddie are stranded on the big wheel at the fairground. It gets worse - the wheel is due to be demolished the next day!
#6 - Finger
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 3, 1995
After coming home from a cricket match, Richie learns Eddie has stolen 'Cannonball' Taffy O' Jones car keys, and learn that he is getting married to a woman who looks like Ted Rogers. Richie and Eddie steal the car and end up at a hotel where they pretend to be husband and wife.
#7 - 's Out
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 10, 1995
After losing a bet, Richie and Eddie are forced to spend a week camping in Wimbledon Common, and the only supplies they have are a tin opener and a packet of chocolate Hob-Nobs. However, their food problems may soon be solved, as Eddie plans on eating a Womble!
#8 - Carnival
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 10, 1995
It is the annual Hammersmith carnival, where the local residents take part in riots, and Richie and Eddie find their flat window to be the best place to watch from. After going looting, Eddie learns Richie has stolen a BBC camera, and they decide to make money recording their own films. They are unaware that the camera contains a dirty video of the Prime Minister.
#9 - Apocalypse
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 8, 1991
After inheriting £600 from Richie's Auntie Olga, the two decide to spend it down the Funfair, where Richie learns that he is destined to die in three nights time. He goes to the lengths of kicking Eddie out to escape his fate, but can't do anything when the Grim Reaper comes knocking!!!
#10 - Culture
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 8, 1992
The boys' television has been repossessed and they are at a complete loss, they cannot find anything to keep them occupied, they have tried to do the crossword. Richie decides to challenge Eddie to a game of chess, even though they don't have all the pieces in their set! They decide to improvise and use various odd items to replace the missing pieces.
#11 - Digger
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 1, 1992
Eddie and Richie join Mrs. Lineker's Love Bureau hoping to find their perfect women. Richies video tells the viewers that he is, in fact, a Duke and this gets him a date with a countess from Moldavia. He invites her to his place and arranges for Eddie to pretend to be his butler for the evening.
#12 - 's Up
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 15, 1991
When Richie and Eddie's landlord has to leave to attend his mother's funeral, he leaves the two in charge of their shop, but something like this isn't going to stop Richie and Eddie from relaxing on Sunday, as the two decide to watch some cricket.
#13 - Holy
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 29, 1992
Eddie and Richie celebrate Christmas by inviting Spudgun and Dave Hedgehog around for Christmas dinner and a day of fun and games. After a knock at the door Richie finds a baby left on their doorstep. Due to a few misperceptions Richie believes the baby is the Second Coming of Jesus.
#14 - Burglary
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 15, 1992
A burglar breaks into Richie and Eddies place and manages to get caught by them. Once they have him tied up they have to decide what to do with him and the loot he has stolen from other houses.
#15 - Break
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 20, 1995
Richie and Eddie are going on holiday to Bridlington! Well, actually to Doncaster only 25 miles away . Excited about the holiday, Richie and Eddie begin planning their holiday and decide what they are going to do and what they are going to take with them.
#16 - Dough
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 27, 1995
Eddie has been spending a lot of time in his room and Richie finds that he has been printing fake money. Unfortunately local counterfeiter "The Skullcrusher" is not amused and demands money. Luckily the pub quiz night could be their salvation.
#17 - Terror
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 13, 1995
It is Halloween. After losing the "Spot the Balls" competition and visited by trick or treaters. Richie and Eddie decides to put on their own Halloween party. Where they go off trick or treating, Richie is dressed up as a devil and Eddie is dressed up as a banana, armed with a electric cattle prod, they go to get some money for beer. When Richie and Eddie invite Spudgun and Hedgehog, Richie decides to raise the Devil, so he can have sex with girls in exchange for his soul. But the Devil arrives in the form of Dave Hedgehog's daughter Doreen.
#18 - Parade
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 22, 1992
Richie and Eddie are taken to the Police station to take part in an identity parade and find themselves in an argument with a Falklands war veteran over their participation in the war.