311 votes


BBC Two 1991

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.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Bottom

Bottom - S2E6

#1 - 's Out


Season 2 - Episode 6

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!

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Bottom from 71 votes.

Bottom - S2E5

#2 - Holy


Season 2 - Episode 5

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.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Bottom from 89 votes.

Bottom - S2E2

#3 - Culture


Season 2 - Episode 2

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.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Bottom from 80 votes.

Bottom - S1E2

#4 - Gas


Season 1 - Episode 2

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?

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Bottom from 122 votes.

Bottom - S1E3

#5 - Contest


Season 1 - Episode 3

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.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Bottom from 102 votes.

Bottom - S2E1
#6 - Digger
Season 2 - Episode 1

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.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Bottom from 74 votes.

Bottom - S1E4
#7 - Apocalypse
Season 1 - Episode 4

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!!!

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Bottom from 98 votes.

Bottom - S2E4
#8 - Parade
Season 2 - Episode 4

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.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Bottom from 69 votes.

Bottom - S3E2
#9 - Terror
Season 3 - Episode 2

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.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Bottom from 80 votes.

Bottom - S1E6
#10 - Accident
Season 1 - Episode 6

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!

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Bottom from 87 votes.

Last updated: oct 09, 2020



Hilarious and very gritty glimpse into the lives of two complete idiots trying to make there way through a series of ridiculous situations. RIP Rik.


Rude, Crude and downright funny. Rik Mayall as always on excellent comedic form, again teaming up with long time sidekick Ade Edmondson (Vyvyan from the brilliant Young Ones), classic british slap-stick humor. The live shows are also worth hunting down to view and the movie Guest House Paradiso, which isn't as good as the TV series. but they gave it a good shot. Highly enjoyable chaotic, nihilistic humour and violent comedy slapstick fun. Must see.


My favorite comedy of all time


Such a good show, modern comedy ahead of their time.

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