Not so much a hint, more a Party Political Broadcast. 17 September 1991After a bad night down the pub, after failing to pick up women. If I was alive I would forgive you, but I'm not, so I can't, so you'll just have to live with it. I know you'll be feeling terribly guilty but don't blame yourself, although it really is your fault. Well not even a good one, any old one would have done; slap a wig on a 'Speak your Weight' machine, he'd have been happy. [Plays some keys on Richie's electric organ] Well, this ought to fetch a few quid. And there is something I have been meaning to say to you for the last twenty-five years.
Mayall and Edmondson have said "Bottom" was often intended to be more than just a series of toilet gags but a cruder cousin to plays like "Waiting for Godot", about the pointlessness of life. Eddie: "Dear Eddie, by the time you read this I will be dead. Now we're good friends Eddie, we've known each other for a long time, we can talk. They fill his pockets full of change, push him into The Woolpack, and shout "Go on mate! And you'll spend the rest of your life wandering around on all fours looking for the light switch. And then at closing time they give him a wage packet. Richie: [looking disgusted] And they let children play this, you say? Richie: Well, it's the season of goodwill and peace on Earth, so I thought I'd chop both its feet off, rip out its innards, strip it, shove an onion up its arse and bung it in a very hot place for four hours until its completely burnt. Whilst preparing food for the date, Richie mistakes bowls of caviar for uncleaned dishes, and throws them away.After Eddie points out this mistake, Richie attempts to recover by asserting that they've changed the design of caviar.They are watching the love videos they made earlier. The manager matches Richie with the third Viscountess of Moldavia, Lady Natasha Letitia Sarah Jane Wellesley Obstromsky Ponsonsky Smythe Smythe Smythe Smythe Smythe Oblomov Boblomov Dob (Helen Lederer).