Monday, June 9, 2014

No, not Lord Flasheart, NOOOOO...RIP Rik Mayall

He may be best remembered by American audiences of a certain age and sensibility as part of The Young Ones, a subversive British comedy that could be found on MTV back in the ancient times when MTV was actually cool, but for Brit comedy lovers like myself, Rik Mayall will always be the fabulously outrageous and fabulous Lord Flasheart of the Blackadder universe.

One of my favorite lines ever: Flasheart explaining to Blackadder and crew how to treat their fighter planes like they treat a woman:

Flasheart: "Get inside her five times a day, and take her to heaven and back!"

Mayall was 56 and is survived by his wife and three children.

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