Rik Mayall was a comedy legend, responsible for some of the most memorable characters in television history. Inspired by an excellent article on BBC News, this page has been created to honour some of his best lines. Feel free to add your own!
Rik portrayed Lord Flasheart in Blackadder II, his descendant Captain Flasheart in Blackadder Goes Forth, and Robin Hood in Blackadder Back & Forth [in the style and characterisation of Flasheart.] Chauvanistic, egotistical, boisterous, ballsy and constantly exclaiming "Woof!" Flasheart was one of Mayall's most memorable, and oft-quoted, characters. Here is a selection of his best lines.
[After bursting into the court of Queen Elizabeth and spotting Baldrick dolled up as a bridesmaid.] Lord Flasheart: Thanks bridesmaid, like the beard. Gives me something to HANG ON TO! - Blackadder II
[After entering the military training room to cheers from unseen females, he addresses his soldiers in waiting.] Captain Flasheart: Ask me why I wear no underwear! Men all together: Why do you wear no underwear, Lord Flash'? Captain Flasheart: Because the pants haven't been built yet that can take the job on!
[When talking to his fellow soldiers about the technicalities of being a pilot.] Captain Flasheart: Now, always treat your kite [plane] like you treat your woman! George: Do you mean take her home at the weekend to meet your mother? Captain Flasheart: No, I mean get inside her five times a day and take her to heaven and back!
Captain Flasheart: Let's do-oo-it!
Lord Blackadder: Let me get this straight, you rob from the rich, and then give it ALL to the poor? Robin Hood: That's right! We looooove GIVING IT to the poor!
Richie: Hello big tits, looking for some action?
Richie: Cripes, it's the gas man!!
Richie: So if we're gonna score we're gonna have to hit that beach like two greased cougars from the planet Big Bollocks!
~ This stuff attracts women like you won't believe,Karachi medical gazette
Richie: Nil desperandum!
Drop Dead FredEdit
In the 1991 American feature film Drop Dead Fred, Mayall portrayed the zany Fred, an imaginary friend seen only by Phoebe Cates' character. Equipped with a repertoire of bizarre expletives and a penchant for encouraging mischief, he clearly revolutionised American cinema with this one...
Filthy, Rich & CatflapEdit
The New Statesman Edit
Alan: You see, in the good old days, you were born, you became ill, and then you died!