Celebrity comedy Rik Mayall

Rik Mayall’s ‘single greatest pratfall in the history of TV’ has just gone viral and it’s impossible to disagree

We don’t want to make you feel old or anything but it’s 39 years – 39 years! – since Channel 4 aired the Comic Strip episode, Mr Jolly Lives Next Door.

We can just about remember it – we’ll be off trying to find a best of Comic Strip box set on eBay straight after this – but we have to confess we don’t remember this particular seven seconds featuring the late, great Rik Mayall.

So it was a particular treat when screenwriter, film maker and academic @PhillyDinkers sent it viral all these years later.

Hard agree, @PhillyDinkers!

And in case you were wondering about what it beat into the runners up spot (although you might have another in mind …)

Source @PhillyDinkers