Watching the By Royal Variety performance on Ovation tonight, there was an excerpt from Wicked the Musical shown, and guess who plays the Wizard of Oz?? NEIL FROM THE YOUNG ONES!! When I pointed at the TV and said the previous, all I got was a blank stare and a “Who?”.
I then jumped onto MSN to ask two of my friends who are ‘around’ the same age as my husband, and begged that they knew who The Young Ones were. No.. they did not…
I feel this may be a defining difference between GenXers and GenYers. Me, being a GenXer, had the references to The Young Ones, and afterwards Rik Mayal, whereas my husband and friends (the GenYers) maybe didn’t have a GenXer to introduce them, my sister did, however. LOL..
For those of you who don’t know who The Young Ones are, here is their big ‘hit’ song with Cliff Richard.