Wednesday, September 06, 2006

And the winner is...

"Bayou" ( ) had the correct answer to my first World Series of Pop Culture question... the show was "the Young Ones". The character in question was Neil the hippie, and he was representing Scumbag College on the "University Challenge" game show.

Remember "the Young Ones?" BBC released 12 episodes total ( 6 in 1982 followed by 6 more in 1984). I won't go into too much detail on the show, except to say that it was hilarious -- funnier than 99% of the GARBAGE that passes for sitcoms these days. Here in the states, it aired on MTV on Sunday evenings for two or three years during the mid to late 1980s. I taped every episode and watched them repeatedly... various phrases and scenes from the show are still rattling around in my head close to 20 years later!

Wikipedia has an excellent, detailed description of the show here: If you've never seen it, consider treating yourself to the dvd collection, "the Young Ones - Every Stoopid Episode", available on and elsewhere. If you like smart comedy, slapstick comedy, and British comedy (Think: Fawlty Towers set in early 1980s London with four college students of extremely meager means sharing a house) you'll enjoy it.

Thanks for playing my little game, and stay tuned... I'll be posting additional "world series" questions whenever the mood strikes.


np: "Whiskey's Essential Wayne Hancock Vol. 1" - a home-burned compilation of my favorite Wayne Hancock songs

nr: Jack Kerouac - On the Road


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