Filthy, Rich & Catflap's legacy lasted for years however, in the form of the brilliantly funny, if just a little more violent, Bottom. Filthy, Rich & Catflap bridges the gap between The Young Ones and Bottom. Only one series of six episodes was made in , and broadcast in Ben Elton is credited with writing all six. 8 Apr rik mayall, ade edmondson, bottom Rik Mayall and Ade in Bottom [BBC]. “I had a funny meeting about 20 years ago, doing some publicity in Ireland and on the same chat show was Spike Milligan. We were in the airport departure lounge together. “I asked whether he watched Bottom and what he thought of. Two others had crapped out, but it appeared that Funny Hat maintained the luck that he had prior to Taylor's arrival. Funny Hat was winning against the odds. Taylor grew bold. At this point in time, he didn't need the money, but winning was what he desired. As always, that passion for controlling the game and winning.