"Flood" is the sixth episode of the first series of The Young Ones. It was first aired on BBC2 on 14th December 1982.
Amidst a series of bizarre goings-on around the household, which none of the boys notice, a bout of torrential rain has caused London to flood. Rick is busying himself reading comic books, Neil has just returned from a shopping trip and Vyvyan has concocted a potion that transforms anyone who drinks it into a homicidal axe-wielding maniac.
As the flood waters rise, they become trapped in the house, and decide to play a game of hide and seek to pass the time. During this time, the house transforms into a Narnia-esque world, with a lion-tamer appearing in Mike's bedroom and a witch lurking in the back of Vyvyan's wardrobe. The flood water rises above the ground floor, inexplicably proving that the house is completely watertight, for they can see sharks swimming around outside. Mr Balowski arrives and drinks Vyvyan's magic potion, transforming into an axe-wielding maniac. Balowski goes on the hunt, causing the boys to take refuge around the house.
The episode ends when the flood waters begin to recede. SPG is seen floating away happily on a raft.
Guest Stars Edit
Alexei Sayle as Mr Balowski
No live musical performance was featured in this episode, the only one out of twelve made to do so.