I’ve been a longtime fan of Hugh Laurie. He’s such a wonderfully charming fool in Jeeves and Wooster, and he’s brilliantly nasty in House.
This weekend I’ve been watching episodes of A Bit of Fry and Laurie, a sketch comedy show he and Stephen Fry did on the BBC in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It follows a bit in the footsteps of Monty Python but adds several twists, including musical numbers (mostly by Laurie).
The clip above highlights Fry and Laurie’s impeccable timing.
I always find it a little odd to see clips of Hugh Laurie being silly because I’m so used to him as House. Still funny, just different.
Andrea, check out some of the YouTube clips of the songs from Fry & Laurie. He’s quite a good piano player; he plays on House sometimes of course, but one never can be sure if that’s accomplished with clever editing. The Fry & Laurie bits are great.
For example: “Mystery.”
Oh! And here he is performing the same song more recently, on Inside the Actors Studio.
The only “english” series we would get in India in the mid to late eighties were BBC series in one of the two state run TV channels.
It was only a few years later I realised that what I watched was the creme of the crop. Sherlock Holmes (With jeremy brett); the afore mentioned Jeeves and Wooster; Yes, Minister; Yes, Prime Minister; Mind Your Language; Fawlty Towers; Are You Being Served?; Bodyline etc.
I could have easily made VHS tapes of all (OK, some of) the series (given the repeats that the state TV channels would air), but I dismissed them. Now, I pay upto $25 for a season of one of the series. Oh to have your youger years back.
And House rocks!!
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