Soon afterwards management asked that they were taken down as they were inappropriate for such a frosty morning in the windy city, but before that could happen pairs of these Jockey-branded briefs had already been sold. Thirty thousand pairs flew off the shelves in the following three months; pants had changed for ever. Out of the heady, carefree days between the wars, following on from the decadent jazz bars of Weimar Berlin and the drunken literary salons of 20s Paris, came the Y-fronted underground of 30s Chicago.
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The show recorded for DVD release was filmed in the Cliffs Pavilion Theatre in Southend inapproximately ten years after the first live show. The tour itself was ambitious, with 52 shows over the course of only three and half months across the UK, with one performance in the Irish Republic. It could be considered as Richie and Eddie's swan song as it was the last project that Rik and Ade worked together on. Richie needs a poo, but he can't "tip his skip" because Eddie has been locked in the bathroom for 15 days.
Having locked himself in the lavatory for fifteen days, Eddie is disrupted when Richie barges in, discovering that his friend has transformed the room into a laboratory. Inside are various inventions, including "The Evacuator", a super-powerful vacuum cleaner that Eddie uses as a toilet, "The Patent Painless Tattoo Remover", alias a blunt hammer, and "Weapons Grade Lager", a self-perpetuating alcoholic drink that leads to a prolonged period of unconsciousness. Richie then discovers a trunk sent to him from his deceased uncle Peregrine Richard.
A dozen years after this modest TV series first aired, Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson are still selling out some of the biggest theatres in Britain with their relentless tide of toilet gags, spectacular ultra-violence and cocky, sweary tirades. Bottom is, of course, only the tip of the iceberg. They've been doing this for more than half their lives - from their Manchester student days, to the 20th Century Coyote act that helped launch alternative comedy and through to The Young Ones, their aggressive double act has remained a constant.
Sign in. See the list. Richie and Eddie escapes from the island and try to get to the bar to have a drink, only to find themselves trapped in a underground chamber and Richie thinks they've been abducted by aliens.