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 Worst Episodes of Bottom

Bottom - S2E3

#1 - Burglary


Season 2 - Episode 3

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.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Bottom from 70 votes.

Bottom - S3E3

#2 - Break


Season 3 - Episode 3

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.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Bottom from 65 votes.

Bottom - S1E5

#3 - 's Up


Season 1 - Episode 5

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.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Bottom from 92 votes.

Bottom - S3E4

#4 - Dough


Season 3 - Episode 4

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.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Bottom from 67 votes.

Bottom - S3E6

#5 - Carnival


Season 3 - Episode 6

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.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Bottom from 59 votes.

Bottom - S1E1

#6 - Smells


Season 1 - Episode 1

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!

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Bottom from 169 votes.

Bottom - S3E5

#7 - Finger


Season 3 - Episode 5

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.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Bottom from 69 votes.

Bottom - S3E1

#8 - Hole


Season 3 - Episode 1

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!

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Bottom from 86 votes.

Bottom - S1E6

#9 - 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 #9 Worst episode of Bottom from 87 votes.

Bottom - S3E2

#10 - 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 #10 Worst episode of Bottom from 80 votes.

Bottom - S2E4
#11 - 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 #1 Worst episode of Bottom from 69 votes.

Bottom - S1E4
#12 - 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 Worst episode of Bottom from 98 votes.

Bottom - S2E1
#13 - 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 #3 Worst episode of Bottom from 74 votes.

Bottom - S1E3
#14 - 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 #4 Worst episode of Bottom from 102 votes.

Bottom - S1E2
#15 - 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 #5 Worst episode of Bottom from 122 votes.

Bottom - S2E2
#16 - 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 #6 Worst episode of Bottom from 80 votes.

Bottom - S2E5
#17 - 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 #7 Worst episode of Bottom from 89 votes.

Bottom - S2E6
#18 - '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 #8 Worst episode of Bottom from 71 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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