5 Things You've Forgotten Young Ones Legend Rik Mayall Was In
Think of comedy legends who are no longer with us, and Rik Mayall instantly springs to mind. His characters in the Young Ones, Bottom, and The New Statesman defined generations of people growing up. Even his cameos in Blackadder are legendary!
With over 109 credits to his name according to IMDb.com though, there are going to be some appearances that have slipped you by. Here are some of them.
1. An American Werewolf in London
A young Rik Mayall can be seen in the 1981 cult horror film an American Werewolf in London. With him is Brian Glover, who also appeared in Bottom as Mr. Rottweiler.
2. Mad Gerald in Blackadder
Ok, you probably know that Rik was Lord Flashheart in the second series, and Squadron Commander Lord Flashheart in the fourth series. But what about the first series. In fact, did you even know there WAS a first series of Blackadder?!
3.The Wind in the Willows (1995)
Rik Mayall played the starring roll of Toad.
4.?The Snow Queen
Another voice over for Rik in 1995 as 'The Robber King'.
5. Spongebob Squarepants
In 2006 Rik voiced the character ?????Lord Reginald????? during one of the episodes.
And there are of course many more! We can only imagine what he would have been like as Dr. Who.....