80s Christmas Gift Idea #4: The Young Ones and Black Adder DVD Box Sets
Written by admin on December 11, 2009
What 80s fan can forget the exploits of Mike, Neil, Rik and Vyvvyan or perhaps Edmund, Baldrick, Percy and/or George? Two classic British TV shows, “The Young Ones” and “The Black Adder” have new editions out on DVD — great gifts for the connoisseur of fine British comedy in your life.
The brand new Black Adder Remastered: The Ultimate Edition not only contains every episode of the four regular seasons of the show, the DVD set also has:
- Blackadder Back and Forth
- Blackadder’s Christmas Carol
- Blackadder: The Cavalier Years
- New commentary from cast members and producers
- Baldrick’s Video Diary
- and Blackadder Rides Again, an hour-long 25th anniversary episode
Since its 2007 release, The Young Ones Extra Stoopid Edition has been a staple for the Christmas Stocking. The 12-episode series follows Mike, Rik, Vyvvyan and Neil as they discover oil, find a cure for not being a homicidal axe-wielding maniac, hold a bomb for ransom and play University Challenge against the posh kids. Alexei Sayle is also brilliant as the entire Belowski family. There are also guest appearances by the likes of Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Hugh Laurie and the late David Rappaport (Ftumch).
Other 80s Holiday Gift Ideas:
- Cool Thin Ties
- A hand-crafted fairy made by Missy Belland of Voice of the Beehive
- The new “Surfin’ With Santa” single by The Hollyberries (Kip, Caron and Michele of The Little Girls)