If you enjoy language, deep thinking about humanity, or any kind of provocative thought, I encourage you to watch a new five-part series on BBC 2, Stephen Fry’s Planet Word. In the BBC’s impenetrable wisdom, it has chosen not to show the series on BBC America yet, nor in the near future. There is, after …
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Breaking the fourth wall
K5jKBwkXr44 I fear British television will always be more interesting than American television. Consider, for example, the above clip from QI (Quite Interesting). Can our Are You Smarter Than a Third Grader even hope to compare? I think not.
The barman sketch
s_yXtaICt3Y 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 …