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The Comic Strip Presents… The Slags

Filed under: Personal History — Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am

After The Young Ones, MTV showed The Comic Strip Presents… It was a silly little show with many of the same actors as The Young Ones. It’s still not available on DVD, but you can see almost all the episodes on YouTube.

Stacey’s favorite episode was The Slags. I felt like a hero the other day when I found it on YouTube:

I love how Adrian Edmondson plays a cool Rutger Hauer in this episode. The whole thing reminds me of a cheap rip-off of Bladerunner. This episode was just as bad as I remember it, but I it makes me happy to watch it.

Is this Emma Thompson?By the way, is that Emma Thompson having her baby stolen (Part 1 at 7:12) and then finally exploded with a grenade in her shopping cart (Part 2 at 8:18)? I’ve watched that scene about ten times now and I can’t tell if it’s her or not?!

Should have just checked IMDB in the first place:

She’s there, playing the part of “Young Woman.” That’s freaking AWESOME!



  1. the DVDs have been available for a couple of years

    Comment by Alice — 12/29/2008 @ 9:35 am

  2. Alice,

    They are available in Great Britain, but they haven’t been released in the U.S. yet.


    Comment by Laura Moncur — 12/29/2008 @ 9:48 am

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