A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987–1995)

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Comedy sketches written and performed by renowned duo Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

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As the title suggests, "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" is less of a specific format than a 'coat-hanger' for short sketches, starring the comical duo in various, recurring or unique roles: Stephen Fry, the sophisticated giant who usually plays the smug one, and comparatively small Hugh Laurie, usually playing the patsy. Written by KGF Vissers

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Hugh: Then I was Princess Anne's assistant for a while, but I chucked that in because it was obvious they were never going to make me Princess Anne, no matter how well I did the job. It was a question of who you were, rather than how well you did, you know, and I hate that.
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Triple damn and an extra slice of damn for tomorrow!
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This is the BEST comedy sketch show I have ever seen, besides or perhaps alongside with Monty Python. Their characters are flawless and the duo are absolutely perfect for one another. Laurie wonderfully balances out Fry's excellent but at times overbearing presence, while Fry brings Laurie round and supports him subtly but effectively. Possibly the most outstanding aspect of this marvel is their hilarious and creative wordplay, which is made even better by Lauries comical physical comedy and Fry's occasional hilarious slapstick. An example of their creativeness is seen here:

Fry: "Which of sir's manifold hairs would he care to place in my professional care for the purposes of securing an encutment?"

Laurie: "Well, all of them."

Fry: "My, I haven't cut a full head of hair since before the war!"

Another favorite of mine is the recurring skit of Tony and his coffee-obsessed boss Control, as their interactions are robotic and excessively civil, while at the same time having innuendo like undertones. They supposedly work for the CIA.

This is, again, the most drop-dead hilarious show you will ever come across. If you see only one of Hugh Laurie's or Stephen Fry's works, let this be it!!!


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