Bottom (lost scripts of unproduced fourth series of sitcom; 1990s)

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Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmonson playing Richie and Eddie in Bottom

Status: Lost

Bottom is a British television sitcom that originally aired on BBC2 from 17 September 1991 to 10 April 1995 across three series. The show features chaotic, nihilistic humor and violent comedy slapstick.[1]

Before Rik Mayall and Ade Edmonson were planning and then dismissing other ideas for TV continuations of Bottom, the very first one they had was the fourth series of Bottom they had written sometime between the finale of the third series and around the time Ade Edmonson started saying it was definitely time to stop because of the duo's growing age (a year after their last tour "Weapons Grade Y-Fronts" had ended).[2]

Rejection[edit | edit source]

A fourth series was announced over the closing credits of the original broadcast of the series three finale and on airings of the show on BBC2 and the scripts were fully written and sent to the BBC before being rejected by, as Rik Mayall puts it, "some lesbian bitch", and because of this, Rik Mayall was extremely furious, stating things like "the BBC had killed my and Ade's baby".

Later Events[edit | edit source]

The duo would then continue to have an on-again-off-again vent as to whether they would be continuing the show or not, with the passing of Rik Mayall in June 2014,[3] it is apparent that the series will never be made.

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