vivian became vyvyan and neil became... well... neil?

last night I was being bored in front of thepc again, and read some article about adrian edmonson where it says he is a HUGE fan of bonzo dog doo dah band. and it hit me. he wrote most of the script to the show the young ones, that makes me think his character vyvyan (the angry punkrocker) probobly got his name from vivian stanshall. and made me think, if they had one bonzo, its not completely impossible that the hippie neil that always is planning his suicide got his name from... well... neil innes.
the world is small sometimes, and it would be so cool, another reason to love the show (not that I needed more reasons to love it, but anyway)

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LemonCurry95: Oh cool : ) I didn't know Ade wrote a lot in the Young Ones, I thought it was just Rik, Ben and Lise : P I heard Ade went on tour with the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band : D

the_thina at 9:31 pm February 25

YEAH I KNOOOOOOW! imagine adeon the same stage as neil! oh christ! gah! would not know who I was gonna look at. pleasure overload!
and well, they wrote the most of it, but Im sure I rememberd hearing that ade did do some writing too, and where else would the name vyvyan come from? its not a common boys name as far as I know, and its *too much* of a coincidence to be one. :P

LemonCurry95 at 6:08 am March 02

Yep, you're absolutely right, it is a bit more than a co-inkydink (that's a new stupid word i've picked up watching some american tv shows. Do you like it?). I always thought it was weird that Vyvyan, Neil and Mike had last names but Rick didn't. Mind you, their last names were 'Basterd', 'Pye' and 'Thecoolperson' : D

thewastelandr at 6:31 am March 02

(did you pick that up from the three stooges??)

LemonCurry95 at 2:06 pm March 17

Nope, I think it was something else...an american kids show that my sister sometimes watches...I can't remember for the life of me what it's called : O

the_thina at 6:17 am March 02

haha, never thought of the last name-fact before... matbe because rik was the one the rest of them hated a bit more than they hated eatch other? haha

LemonCurry95 at 12:17 pm March 07

Aww...
Rick - 'Hands up who likes me! Why don't you like me?'
Vyvyan - 'Because you're a complete bastard!' Hehe : ) I just watched The Young Ones : P

Kasmira: That's a good point! It makes sense. And Neil is a bit like Innes. Cute but not as cute as Innes... But the funniest is Vyvyan... Vivian was exactly an anarchist so it's hilarious caricature of him. And Neil is a hippie one :) For real.

the_thina at 5:59 am February 09

well, lets just hope the real neil is as depressed as the fictional one.
dont know much about how vivian was as a person though, more than he was mainly conciderd as beeing a bit strange. but beeing strange is a good thing in my book. :)

Kasmira at 7:52 am February 09

Well, being honest, I don't know either much about Vivian as a person, but he was very interesting, because I'm into weird people! :D I'm going to take a mission to learn more about him :)

the_thina at 8:55 am February 09

aha I see... well; what I know is basicly: he was born, he went to art-school, he was a singer, he died in a fire. that is IT. so I need to study a bit

Kasmira at 7:56 am February 09

(it was just a wild guess !)

the_thina at 6:00 am February 09

first sentence was suposed to be: well, lets just hope the real neil ISENT as depressed as the fictional one.

Kasmira at 7:50 am February 09

Yeah, I understood what you meant. :) No depression for Neil_Club!

thewastelandr at 7:33 am February 09

I was just going to say, Thina!! No depression for Neil! :)

the_thina at 8:57 am February 09

haha yeah. but he dont seem to have a melancholy personality, so I think he spends more time laughing than crying anyway. :)

thewastelandr at 9:30 am February 09

Agreed, although I see a melancholy side to him.

the_thina at 10:23 am February 09

well, its hard to tell fromsomeone you never met, but I feel more like... a thinker... if that makes sense. thinks much about the world, comes to the conclusion that it is crazy but feel "what the hell, Im gonna do the little I can do to make it a little better and wear a smile doing it"

thewastelandr at 10:28 am February 09

Yeah, he's definitely a philosopher and likes to reflect on the irony of humanity. That's what I love about his lyrics! They mock seriousness.

the_thina at 10:41 am February 09

yeah. he is intelligent enough to know he can make world peace happan, but she sure is not gonna go down without making fun of all that deserves to be made fun of.
the best kind of intelligence is the one that comes from pepole with humor as well

thewastelandr at 11:55 am February 09

You think Neil can brig world peace? Haha it reminds me of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures!

the_thina at 12:08 pm February 09

haha, awsome movie. or: "be exelent to eatch other!"

thewastelandr at 1:34 pm February 09

Love that movie!!!

the_thina at 1:43 pm February 09

have you seen both?

thewastelandr at 2:14 pm February 09

Yes! Bogus Journey is sooo good too - the Grim Reaper is the best character ever! Which do you like better?

the_thina at 2:17 pm February 09

I like them pretty equal I think

the_thina at 2:18 pm February 09

and I alays see them directly after eatch other, so it becomes almost ONÉ movie for me

thewastelandr at 8:40 pm February 09

Yeah they are marvelous!

the_thina at 9:07 pm February 09

but now its 5 in the morning here... maybe I should try to get some sleep?

thewastelandr at 9:11 pm February 09

Yes you should! It's a bad thing when you and I are going to bed at the same time!

the_thina at 9:15 pm February 09

haha yeah. night night

the_thina at 10:42 am February 09

CANT make world peace HAPPEN. spellingmisstakes international day today I think

thewastelandr at 11:57 am February 09

Oops didn't read this one first lol!!! Yeah, no world peace...

Kasmira at 10:21 am February 09

Tears of the Clown... Btw, I first heard one line wrong of "How sweet to be an idiot" song... When he sing "As harmless as a cloud" I heard it "As harmless as a clown". It's usual to me wrong-hearing things. Oh can't wait to go off to London and sweet misunderstandings there :D oh la la...

the_thina at 10:25 am February 09

haha, I heard clown the first time to. and "to small behind the sun" XD

Kasmira at 2:34 pm February 10

haha. nice to know that i'm not the only one :)

the_thina at 3:13 pm February 10

^^