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El Presidente

Duration: 00:52

The Young Ones brought alternative comedy into the television mainstream in the early 1980s. In the episode ‘Oil’, Vyvyan announces that he has discovered oil in the cellar. He forms a coalition with Mike ‘El Presidente’ to use Rick and Neil as oil-digging slaves. Here Vyvyan chastises Rick and Neil with a cricket bat when he discovers they have had a house meeting.

Available since: Thu 9 Sep 2010


Adrian Edmondson
Rik Mayall
Nigel Planer
Christopher Ryan
Rik Mayall
Alexei Sayle
Lise Mayer
Ben Elton
Production Designer
Graeme Story
Paul Jackson

This clip is from

The Young Ones Series 1, Oil

The flatmates settle in to their new home, but not without the usual fooling around.

First broadcast: 16 Nov 1982

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