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A Bit Of Fry And Laurie - 20/7/2006 1:38:27 PM   
TheDudeAbides


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I was just scanning the House MD thread when I was reminded of a time when Hugh Laurie was still shrill and gangly. The wonderful era of Fry and Laurie. With a name like a vaudeville act, this show rejuvenated the sketch show and continues to make me laugh like a lunatic whenever I catch it on Paramount Comedy at 2am or whenever. I only started watching a few months back, but I felt immediately at home because I was brought up on 5 year old taped Blackadder episodes. With Fry's wordy and hilarious rhetoric and Laurie's songs and banter, I love this show.

Does anyone else?

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RE: A Bit Of Fry And Laurie - 20/7/2006 1:42:24 PM   
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Yep, I loved it, but I'm glad they stopped doing it before they became totally unfunny like French & Saunders.

What's your favourite sketch?

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RE: A Bit Of Fry And Laurie - 20/7/2006 4:32:02 PM   
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The funniest sketch, I reckon, was the Neighbours skit in the pilot episode,
'Well then, who am I?'
'I dunno mate, but it's your round' 
or the poem sketch with 'Inked Ravens of Despair Claw Holes In the Arse O f The World's Mind...now what kind of a title is that?'

Then again there's always this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-JDz72jx5w



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RE: A Bit Of Fry And Laurie - 20/7/2006 4:37:46 PM   
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They also did those piss takes of the perfume adverts

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RE: A Bit Of Fry And Laurie - 21/7/2006 12:01:25 AM   
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Yes, I'm a big fan of Fry and Laurie and have got most of their shows taped off the telly from 'back in the day' as I believe people say these days. My favourite sketch is probably their inspired Countdown spoof but honourable mentions go to 'Pass the Marmalade' and 'Bushwallyta', a bizarre sport in which the object is to make a picnic chair from whatever materials you have to hand.

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RE: A Bit Of Fry And Laurie - 21/7/2006 1:14:43 PM   
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Seen the first Series and thought it was absolutely brilliant. Definetely better than any of the sketch shows we get nowadays that rely on constant repetition, here every sketch is a new character and they're all hilarious.

I love the mystery song!

My favourite sketch from Series 1 was when Fry was being a kind of literary critic, it's so funny. "Language, mark it for me, mark it", "theres chess, there's a game of chess". Also love the bit where the guy walks into a bookshop and asks for a history of England v Pakistan in cricket by "E Cunterblast".

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RE: A Bit Of Fry And Laurie - 21/7/2006 1:29:40 PM   
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They definitely came into their own after the first series, which was very Python-y. 
I'm pleased to say that years ago I got Stephen Fry to sign the 3 Bits of Fry & Laurie script book which I only remembered recently whilst watching the finally released DVDs.

What a quite delightful restaurant

DAMN IT JOHN! 

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RE: A Bit Of Fry And Laurie - 21/7/2006 9:15:12 PM   
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For some reason, I love the sketch where Fry is reading Laurie's imaginary obituary. Something like: "Hugh Laurie, better known as Hugh Laurie, was born Hugh Laurie in a working class household...which his parents had built onto their large estate in Glocester..." hehehehe

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RE: A Bit Of Fry And Laurie - 21/7/2006 9:25:09 PM   
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RE: A Bit Of Fry And Laurie - 2/8/2006 3:17:25 AM   
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I seem to remember a sketch where Stephen Fry plays Hugh Laurie's Edwardian father and is trying to tell him the facts of life:

Fry: "Son, do you ever wonder how you came to be born?"
Laurie: "Well, Papa. I simply assumed you inserted your penis into Mama's vagina and inseminated her ovaries."
Fry: "Hmmmm. That is what we told you, isn't it?"

I also likes Stephen Fry pretending to be Michael Jackson by moonwalking on a treadmill!

Their take on the Two Ronnies' "four candles" sketch also amused, where he was asking for stuff like felching pens.

"Sir is as dogged in his pursuit for the truth as Roy Walker - presenter of the never popular Catchphrase - is dogged in his pursuit for the possession of a thick earlet!".

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RE: A Bit Of Fry And Laurie - 24/4/2010 10:13:57 PM   
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RE: A Bit Of Fry And Laurie - 25/4/2010 10:31:25 AM   
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My favourite was Hugh's musical numbers, also him trying to report his car stolen and 'Well I don't call myself a school, no'

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RE: A Bit Of Fry And Laurie - 25/4/2010 3:29:09 PM   
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Brilliant show, downloaded them all. I quite like the 'Mr. Simnark' sketch. And the two 50s spy-types, Tony Mercheson and 'Control'. Those sketches didn't really have punchlines, but somehow were pretty funny. Also remember their pretty spot-on spoof of 'Neighbours'. I've found loads of their sketches on youtube. It would be awesome they did a special or something together, if they can afford Hugh Laurie.


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