Comedy sketches written and performed by renowned duo Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.
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 Various Characters (26 episodes, 1987-1995)
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 Various Characters (26 episodes, 1987-1995)

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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: I can't stop now, my wife is being towed away.
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Referenced in Fry's Planet Word: Babel (2011) See more »

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I want all of this on dvd now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
19 December 2003 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

A real gem of a program for anyone who likes their humour dry with a hint of genius! It is said that there are two types of comedy performers, clowns and wits but Fry & Laurie break this rule from the off. With perfect awareness of their characters physical presence they bring the intelligent, charming, surreal and downright odd sketches to life with zest and sheer love of wordplay and being silly for the sake of it. Note to the BBC please pull your finger out and release every last bit of this fine comedy series on dvd right now!


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