The Young Ones

Season 1 Episode 3


Aired Unknown Nov 23, 1982 on BBC
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Episode Summary

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

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  • This episode had me crying from the laughing!

    This episode is my second favourite of all the episodes on both the seasons. It was hilarious. Who could forget the monopoly scene?

    Rick - Pass go and collect a card.

    *Rick picks up card*

    Rick - You may set fire to Rick's bed. You've ruined the game Vyvyan!!!!

    Vyv - But I was bored!!!!

    And Rick crying from the boredom because of Neil? This episode was a timeless classic and it never gets boring no matter how many times I watch it.moreless



Guest Star

Jim Barclay

Jim Barclay


Guest Star

Ruth Burnett

Ruth Burnett


Guest Star

Mark Arden

Mark Arden


Recurring Role

Stephen Frost

Stephen Frost


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • First appearance by Vyv's mother. Although the actress who plays her (Pauline Melville) had been seen in the first episode.

    • The Madness song 'House Of Fun' is shorter than normal because the song actually fades at the end.

    • Revealing : When Vyvyan is trying to show off his finger trick there are two mistakes, 1) the fingers are bent the other way (this shows that the hand is fake), 2) when he cuts off the wrong finger there is blood shooting out but you can see the tube of blood right near his wrist.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Rik: Hey, wouldn't be amazing if all this money was real?
      Vyvyan: That is the single most predictable and boring thing that anyone could ever say whilst playing monopoly!

    • Vyvyan: Cornflakes. Cornflakes. Cornflakes cornflakes cornflakes cornflakes cornflakes cornflakes cornflakes.
      Rick: It's pathetic Vyvyan, you'll never win.
      Vyvyan: Why not?
      Rick: It's only nine words.
      Vyvyan: (Writing) Cornflakes.

    • Rick: Bloody hell. No room for me on the sofa as usual. I'll have to sit on the rickety chair. (going over to the TV) Oh goody goody gumdrops. Just in time to watch "Oh Crikey" on ITV!
      Neil: Oh Rik! We were watching "Bastard Squad"!

    • (Mike, Rik and Vyvyan are playing Monopoly)
      Vyvyan: (Reading a card) You've won second prize in a beauty contest.
      Rick: Ha, ha, ha.
      Vyvyan: Smash Rick over the head with the bank.
      Rick: What! It did not say that! Michael! Vyvyan's cheating!
      Vyvyan: Mike! (gives Mike the card)
      Mike: No. He's right Rick that's exactly what it says.
      Rick: In pen, Mike, in pen over the top of the print.
      Vyvyan: But we have to change the rules because Monopoly's so boring!
      Rick: (draws a card) Congratulations, it is your birthday, you may set fire to Rick's bed.
      Vyvyan: Good one!
      Rick: (draws another card) GET OUT OF JAIL FREE: You may keep this card, sell it, or stick it up Rick's bottom.

    • Vyvyan: Neil, do you want to see my new trick?
      Neil: (Meditates)
      Vyvyan: Ah, Mike, Mike, do you wanna see my new trick?
      Mike: No I'm busy with the paper.
      Vyvyan: Rick?
      Rick: No I don't Vyvyan! I've got something more important to think about, actually.
      Vyvyan: LOOK! WATCH MY TRICK YOU BASTARDS OR I'LL KILL YOU! (Chops off a finger, blood oozes out) Brilliant, hey!........ Oh, dear. Wrong finger... Arrrrrhhhh, ah, ah, ah, arrrgghhhh!
      Neil: Hey, Vyvyan. Vyvyan! I think you cut off one of your fingers!

  • NOTES (3)