The Best Episodes of The Young Ones

The misadventures of four lunatic students who live in a shared student house. There's Rik, the overblown political one addicted to Cliff Richard, Vyvian the experimental scientific one/part-time anarchist, Neil the worried hippy, and Mike the ladies' man (at least he is in his mind).


#1 - Bambi

Season 2 - Episode 1

The reprobates from Scumbag College test their mental dexterity against Footlights College on a TV quiz show - but not before Vivian loses his head.

star 8.57
70 votes
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Summer Holiday

#2 - Summer Holiday

Season 2 - Episode 6

The housemates are trying to find ways to amuse themselves during the summer holidays, but then Mr Balowski turns up and evicts them. Now it's a matter of survival, so they decide to rob a bank.

star 8.31
35 votes
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#3 - Oil

Season 1 - Episode 2

Mike, Neil, Vyvyan and Rick move into their new home. Vyvyan thinks he has found oil in the basement and Mike quickly takes control of the situation by ordering the others to do the digging.

star 8.19
83 votes
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#4 - Boring

Season 1 - Episode 3

Oblivious to terrorists, dancing vegetables, and card-playing mice, the boys complain of being bored.

star 8.15
62 votes
Directors: Geoff Posner
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#5 - Interesting

Season 1 - Episode 5

The boys decide to throw a party, but before long it descends into chaos. A preachy Christian turns up, Rick gets annoyed when their guests arrive early, Cinderella appears, and Vyvyan tries to impress some girls.

star 8.14
53 votes
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#6 - Cash

Season 2 - Episode 2

The gang are desperately short of cash, forcing Neil to get a job. The army turn him down but he gets on surprisingly well being a police officer instead. Meanwhile, Vyvyan announces he's pregnant.

star 8.07
48 votes
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#7 - Flood

Season 1 - Episode 6

A spell of bad weather means the friends must find ways to amuse themselves inside the house. As they play hide-and-seek, Jerzy Balowski is transformed into an axe-wielding maniac.

star 8.04
54 votes
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#8 - Sick

Season 2 - Episode 5

A bout of illness puts a strain on Vivian's usual easygoing approach to communal living. The somewhat delicate matter of Rick's lost virginity raises further consternation.

star 8.00
45 votes
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#9 - Bomb

Season 1 - Episode 4

The students wonder what to do when an unexploded bomb lands in their house. Mike sees an opportunity to make money, Rick wants to use it as a blackmail tool and Vyvyan tries to detonate it, but Neil's just worried about surviving the inevitable blast.

star 7.95
62 votes
Directors: Geoff Posner
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#10 - Time

Season 2 - Episode 4

Neil gets kidnapped by a medieval knight, while Rick believes he's finally managed to seduce a woman.

star 7.91
44 votes
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#11 - Demolition

Season 1 - Episode 1

Rick, Neil, Mike and Vyvyan learn that the council plans to rip down their home. Vyvyan tries to demolish it himself from the inside and Neil wants to commit suicide.

star 7.79
128 votes
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#12 - Nasty

Season 2 - Episode 3

It's an ordinary evening: Neil's having a bath, Rick's reading Cosmopolitan, and Mike and Vyvyan are trying to watch video nasties. But before the night is over, the gang will have to bury a vampire.

star 7.60
50 votes
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