Yes, Rick Mayall Was ‘Drop Dead Fred’
You may have heard British comedian Rick Mayall died. The news stories are reminding you who he is by saying he was in "The Young Ones" and British shows like "Blackadder." Sorry, not ringing a bell. As a child of the 1980s, Rick Mayall was, is, and always will be "Drop Dead Fred."
This 1991 hit starring Phoebe Cates and Carrie Fisher among others is a cult classic.
If you've never seen it, it's the story of a woman whose imaginary friend returns to help her assert herself in the middle of a life crisis. Rick Mayall is the imaginary friend who eggs on Phoebe Cates to pull outrageous pranks against her cheating husband and controlling mother.
Mayall is hilarious, Phoebe Cates is gorgeous and this is Carrie Fisher's best movie since "Star Wars."