The Young Ones (TV Series 1982–1984) Poster



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Remade as 

Oh, No! Not THEM! (1990) (TV Movie)

Referenced in 

Cool It: Episode #1.3 (1985) (TV Episode)
Phil Cool impersonates all five regular cast members of this show
Comic Relief (1986) (TV Special)
Cool It: Episode #2.1 (1986) (TV Episode)
Mentioned and imitated by Phil Cool
Cool It: Episode #2.4 (1986) (TV Episode)
Phil Cool impersonates Richard Burton impersonating Rik and Neil of the Young Ones
The World According to Smith & Jones: The Middle Ages (1987) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned once.
Halloween '87 (1987) (Short)
The two detectives describe the murder scene they found to the chief and, after Biff Shawn says, "Yeah, it was like a nightmare," all three of them look to the camera and scream, referencing a similar gag from "The Young Ones" (1982). Having Black Death interrupt the detectives arrest and take them away with him was also based on "Young Ones" material.
The New Statesman: Alan B'Stard Closes Down the BBC (1988) (TV Episode)
Alan references Rick mannerisms
Cool It: Episode #3.3 (1988) (TV Episode)
Phil Cool impersonates Rick and Vivian from the Young Ones
Heart and Soul (1988) (Short)
Mentioned by Micky as his favorite TV show
Cool It: Cool It Special (1990) (TV Episode)
Phil cool, as Ben Elton, claims to be the Young Ones himself
Motormouth: Episode #4.7 (1991) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Movie Review segment.
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose (1992) (TV Movie)
Referenced by Rik Mayal
Bottom Live: The Big Number 2 Tour (1995) (Video)
A prisoner called Mr Big wants to have sex with Richie. This is a reference to The Young Ones where in one episode after Rik Mayall's character says "I will go to prison and get raped in the showers by Mr Big."
Discworld II: Mortality Bytes! (1996) (Video Game)
Mad Drongo (voiced by Nigel Planer) has the same voice as Neil.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Prince of Space (1997) (TV Episode)
"It's a Young Ones ship."
Room 101: Episode #3.4 (1997) (TV Episode)
When Alan Davies talks about the myth that Liverpudlians are all funny, him and Nick they try to list Liverpudlian comedians, after only being able to think of a few they jokingly start naming famous comedians who obviously aren't from Liverpool, including The Young Ones.
Red Dwarf: Launching 'Red Dwarf' (2002) (Video)
Referenced by name
Bottom Live 2003: Weapons Grade Y-Fronts Tour (2003) (Video)
Richie and Eddie, also played by Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, perform as Rick and Vivyan while going back in time and doing "really old material".
Red Dwarf: Built to Last - Series IV (2004) (Video)
Referenced by name
Comedy Connections: The Young Ones (2004) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Comedy Connections: Red Dwarf (2004) (TV Episode)
It is mentioned that Paul Jackson produced this, image used.
Peep Show: Shrooming (2005) (TV Episode)
Big Suze talks about Jeremy's impression of Rick.
Comedy Connections: Dinnerladies (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 2 (2006) (Video)
In "Pumkin Carve-nival", Strong Sad is dressed as Vyvyan
The Mighty Boosh: The Making of Series 2 (2006) (Video)
Someone compairs this show to the Mighty Boosh
Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga (2008) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Ben Elton which he talks about Rik Mayall.
Blackadder's Most Cunning Moments (2008) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
The Simpsons: Mischief & Mayhem (2010) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Nostalgia Critic: Drop Dead Fred (2010) (TV Episode)
The Critic points out that Rik Mayall was on this show.
That Mitchell and Webb Look: Episode #4.5 (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Small, Far Away: The World of Father Ted (2011) (TV Movie)
Cited as an influence
Sunset Overdrive (2014) (Video Game)
The developers have said the show was an influence on Sunset Overdrive.
The Voice: The Semi Finals - Live (2016) (TV Episode)
During Jessie J's feedback on Tash Lockhart's performance, after she describes who she was the previous week as Morticia Addams, Sonia Kruger says "I thought more Neil from The Young Ones".
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.105 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Brydon Coverdale as the classic British TV series in which Nigel Planer plays hippie Neil during the Final Chase.
Who's Doing the Dishes?: Lee Macdonald (2016) (TV Episode)
Brian McFadden and Lee Macdonald discuss the show.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #10.22 (2017) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question; cast photo shown
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018)
Stefan reads The Young Ones Bachelor Boys paperback book in Colin's apartment.

Featured in 

Comedy Classics of the 80's (1991) (Video)
Comedy highlights included
Seriously Funny: An Argument for Comedy (1996) (TV Mini-Series)
A History of Alternative Comedy (1999) (TV Mini-Series)
Top Ten: Comedy Records (2000) (TV Episode)
Night of a Thousand Shows (2000) (TV Special)
Care (2000) (TV Movie)
Featured on TV
The Real Men Behaving Badly (2002) (TV Short)
Comedy Connections: The Young Ones (2004) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown
50 Most Shocking Comedy Moments (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips featured and discussed
The Story of Jackanory (2007) (TV Movie)
excerpt shown
De wereld draait door: Episode #4.57 (2008) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
De wereld draait door: Episode #4.81 (2009) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
The Story of Slapstick (2009) (TV Movie)
The revival of slapstick
Ahate pasa (2010) (Short)
Clip of an episode shown.
De wereld draait door: Episode #6.80 (2011) (TV Episode)
A fragment is shown.
Sex and the Sitcom (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips and referenced
Ben Elton: Laughing at the 80s (2011) (TV Movie)
contains excerpts from the series
John Howard Davies: A Life in Comedy (2012) (TV Movie)
Seen as part of tribute to his work
WatchMojo: Top 10 British TV Comedies (2014) (TV Episode)
The Young Ones gets an honorable mention.
50 Years of BBC2 Comedy (2014) (TV Movie)
Talked about
Rik Mayall: Lord of Misrule (2014) (TV Movie)
Clips shown.
Greatest Ever Sitcoms (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 5 in the Countdown
20 Moments That Rocked Comedy (2015) (TV Movie)
Clips seen and discussed
Britain's Best Loved Sitcoms (2015) (TV Series)
Number 21 in the countdown
The 80s: Ten Years That Changed Britain (2016) (TV Movie)
Clips seen and discussed
WatchMojo: Top 10 BBC Shows (2016) (TV Episode)
The Young Ones gets an honorable mention.
British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves (2016) (TV Movie)
Clips seen and discussed
WatchMojoUK: Top 10 Cult British Sitcoms (2017) (TV Episode)
The Young Ones is #6.
WatchMojoUK: Top 10 Student Sitcoms (2018) (TV Episode)
The Young Ones is #2.
WatchMojoUK: Top 10 Best of Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson (2018) (TV Episode)
Cricket is #4. This is My Bedroom is #1.
How The Young Ones Changed Comedy (2018) (TV Movie)
Is the subject of the documentary, numerous clips shown.
WatchMojoUK: Top 10 Flat Mate Sitcoms (2018) (TV Episode)
The Young Ones is #2.

Spoofed in 

The Reign of Turner (1989) (Video)
The Simpsons: Missionary: Impossible (2000) (TV Episode)
The sitcom Do Shut Up is very reminiscent of The Young Ones.
Harry & Paul's Story of the 2s (2014) (TV Movie)
Parody skit

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