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The Dangerous Brothers was an early stage and TV act by anarchic comedy duo Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, performing respectively as "Richard Dangerous" and "Sir (or occasionally Lady) Adrian Dangerous". They appeared in a number of brief sketches in the 1980s TV programme Saturday Live. Rik Mayall Rik Mayall (born in Harlow, Essex, England, March 7th, 1958) is a British comedian and actor. ... Adrian Edmondson (sometimes credited as Ade Edmondson, born 24 January 1957 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England) is a British actor, comedian, director, and writer who gained fame as Vyvyan in The Young Ones in the early 1980s. ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... Innovative television comedy and music show broadcast in the UK by Channel 4 from 1985 to 1987. ...


The act was, in essence, a prototype of the career which the pair were to forge over the next twenty years in such shows as Mr Jolly Lives Next Door, Filthy, Rich and Catflap and Bottom- two low-life loser perverts hitting each other in spectacular slapstick ways. It was arguably more hazardous than much of the material which was to follow in later incarnations - stage props in the brief run included a live (and very large) crocodile, blank-firing submachine guns, and Edmondson apparently consuming Vim, a well-known UK brand of powder toilet cleaner. One of the early sketches went wrong when a stunt to set fire to Edmondson's trousers left him with serious burns - although much of this was left on the broadcast version. Mr Jolly Lives Next Door Mr Jolly Lives Next Door is a 1987 Comedy film made for British television as part of the Comic Strip Presents series. ... Filthy, Rich and Catflap was a BBC sitcom produced in 1987. ... Adrian Edmondson (left) and Rik Mayall (right) as Eddie and Richie in Bottom Bottom was a British sitcom of the early 1990s (and later a series of stage shows and a film) written by Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson, who were the shows main stars, playing Richard Richard (Richie... Genera Crocodylus Osteolaemus Tomistoma See full taxonomy. ... MP5KA4 9 x 19 mm with 3-round burst trigger group A submachine gun is a firearm that combines the automatic fire of a machine gun with the ammunition of a pistol, and is usually between the two in weight and size. ... Vim can refer to: Vi IMproved, a free multi-platform text editor. ...


Sketches included

  • World Of Danger
  • Big Stunt
  • Torture
  • Crocodile Snogging
  • Flying Zebra
  • Exploding Politicians (in which Richard Dangerous attempts to become the 41st President of the United States of America)
  • How To Get Off With A Lady
  • Babysitting
  • Dangervision
  • Kinky Sex

The Dangerous Brothers were notorous for their unpredictable antics, once even interupting The Flower Arranging Sketch being performed live by Stephen Fry & Hugh Laurie. One of the final sketches prepared for Saturday Live was entitled 'Kinky Sex'. This fell foul of Channel 4 censors who banned it. The duo responded by apparently hijacking the programme and blowing up the wall on which the show's logo was painted in graffiti art. The sketch, which by modern standards seems fairly tame, was finally released on a compilation video The Dangerous Brothers present: World of Danger. George Herbert Walker Bush, GCB, (born June 12, 1924 in Milton, MA) was the 41st President of the United States (1989–1993). ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... Stephen Fry on the cover of his autobiography (US Edition) Stephen John Fry (born 24 August, 1957) is an English comedian, author, actor and filmmaker. ... Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House in House James Hugh Calum Laurie (born June 11, 1959) is an English actor and writer. ... Channel 4 is a public service television broadcaster in the United Kingdom (see British television). ... This article is about the ancient Roman political office. ... A logotype (from the Greek λογότυπο), commonly known as a logo, is the graphic element of a trademark or brand, which is set in a special typeface and/or font, or arranged in a particular, but legible, way. ... For other uses, see Graffiti (disambiguation). ...


Catchphrases

  • Dynamite down the pants, explodo!
  • Unusually dangerous, I trust you'll agree.

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