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'''''Bottom''''' was a sitcom created by Rik Mayall and Ade Edmonson that ran from 1991 to 1995. The show was always aired in front of a live audience for 35 minutes, but when they produced the episodes, they would cut the footage down to 30 minutes, leaving at least five minutes of footage for each episode generally unused.
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'''''Bottom''''' is a 1991-1995 sitcom created by Rik Mayall and Ade Edmonson. The show follows a pair of perverted lunatics with little money who concoct wild schemes together. It ran for four seasons on BBC2 with the same two stars (the show's creators) and a collection of other recurring secondary characters.<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bottom_(TV_series) Wikipedia article.] Retrieved 18 Mar '17.</ref>
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The show is noteworthy for being aired in front of a live audience for 35 minutes and being edited down to 30 minutes for production. The remaining 5 minutes of content from each episode was not reused in future episodes; it was entirely unused in the official series.
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Some of this cut footage was put into various home media including the 1991 VHS tape ''Bottom Fluff''.<ref>[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x234mdt_bottom-fluff-vhs-rip_shortfilms Link to "Bottom Fluff" VHS rip.] Retrieved 18 Mar '17.</ref> Some of the content was also included as special features on the DVD releases for the series. The original scripts have been preserved through published scripts, but some of the filmed footage hasn't yet been released on a video format.
  
Some of the cut footage was put into various home media such as the 1991 VHS tape ''Bottom Fluff'' or included as special features on the DVDs. Additionally, there are books that include the original scripts. Some of the cut content has still been unreleased, however.
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Revision as of 04:49, 18 March 2017

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Cover of a script book for the series' original scripts.

Status: Partially Lost


Bottom is a 1991-1995 sitcom created by Rik Mayall and Ade Edmonson. The show follows a pair of perverted lunatics with little money who concoct wild schemes together. It ran for four seasons on BBC2 with the same two stars (the show's creators) and a collection of other recurring secondary characters.[1]

The show is noteworthy for being aired in front of a live audience for 35 minutes and being edited down to 30 minutes for production. The remaining 5 minutes of content from each episode was not reused in future episodes; it was entirely unused in the official series.

Some of this cut footage was put into various home media including the 1991 VHS tape Bottom Fluff.[2] Some of the content was also included as special features on the DVD releases for the series. The original scripts have been preserved through published scripts, but some of the filmed footage hasn't yet been released on a video format.

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References

  1. Wikipedia article. Retrieved 18 Mar '17.
  2. Link to "Bottom Fluff" VHS rip. Retrieved 18 Mar '17.