Worst & Best Bottom Episodes/List

About the Series

Genre: British Sitcom
Series: 3
Episodes: 18
First Transmission: 1991-1995
Channel: BBC

Bottom was created by Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall.

The show depicts the sad lives of the two flatmates Edward Elizabeth Hitler and Richard  Richard and follows their many ridiculous adventures. The show is noted for its chaotic, nihilistic humour and violent comedy slapstick.

In 2004, Bottom came was ranked 45 in the “Britain’s Best Sitcom” poll by the BBC.

Rik Mayall: Richie Rich
Ade Edmondson:  Eddie Hitler

Best Episode [ S2 Ep5 ]

Holy – It’s Christmas day and Richie is cooking the dinner and all his mates are invited. Dave Hedgehog and Spudgun arrive to find that Christmas dinner is slightly below par. Never mind, because later Richie is revealed to be the son of God.

29 October 1992

Imdb Score [9.0]



Worst Episode [ S1 Ep3 ]

Contest – Eddie comes home from a very bad day at work and Richie finds Eddie is not paying the rent and has only got $11.80 which he has spent on an adult magazine. But Richie finds Eddie has put on a bet on the Miss World contest on TV.

30 September 1991

Imdb Score – [8.1]


Full Episode Guide

Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.

Series One

Smells (1991) –
Richie and Eddie buy a new sex-spray and then head off to the pub to pick up some birds.
Gas (1991) –
The guys have to remove an illegal gas pipe from their neighbour’s house before the gas board finds out.
Contest (1991) –
The two place a bet on the Miss World contest.
Apocalypse (1991) –
Richie receives a curse from a gypsy fortune-teller.
‘s Up (1991) –
Richie and Eddie are left to look after their landlord’s shop.
Accident (1991) –
It’s Richie’s birthday and he ends up breaking his leg.

Series Two

Digger (1992) –
Richie finally gets a date by pretending to be an aristocrat.
Culture (1992) –
With no TV, the pair have to find some way of amusing themselves.
Burglary (1992) –
Richie and Eddie capture a burglar in the drawing room.
Parade (1992) –
The pair make some cash from a police identity line-up.
Holy (1992) –
Richie and Eddie experience a Christmas miracle.
‘s Out (1995) –
The two go camping on Wimbledon common.

Series Three

Hole (1995) –
Richie and Eddie are stranded on the big wheel at the fairground.
Terror (1995) –
It’s Halloween, so the pair go trick-or-treating.
Break (1995) –
Richie and Eddie prepare for their break in Doncaster.
Dough (1995) –
Eddie forges some money and later the guys have to enter a pub quiz to pay off a thug.
Finger (1995) –
The pair go to a luxury hotel masquerading as honeymooners.
Carnival (1995) –
Richie and Eddie watch the annual Hammersmith riots and then make some videos.