from The Young Ones
This is the band Radical Posture, and my name is Alexei Yuri Gagarin Siege of Stalingrad Glorious Five Year Plan Sputnik Pravda Moscow Dynamo Back Four Balowski. Me Dad was a bit of a Communist.
I was too young for the Young Ones when it was first broadcast, but to say it stuck around is a bit of an understatement. By the time you were anything like sentient in the 80s or 90s you were aware of it. Even now, it’s absolutely insane. One of those once in a generation things like BrassEye that makes you think ‘how did this ever get commissioned?!’ Vyvyan trashing his way through ‘The Good Life’ opening credits, screaming about how everything’s so nice. Why can’t that happen nowadays whenever Michael McIntyre or Josh Widdecome’s sitcom are on, I ask you?
What’s annoying is the video below is taken from The Tube (not YouTube) rather than the Young Ones. I’m not sure why the clip from the Young Ones isn’t available on YouTube (not The Tube). You’d assume that footage that’s nearly forty years old would be pretty findable. Seems a bit weird.