Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life.
Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful TV show without losing her mind.
"I can't pretend to be much of a judge of poetry; I'm an English teacher, not a homosexual."
"A Bit of Fry and Laurie" sets the gold standard for comedy sketch shows. Stephen and Hugh are best friends who have appeared together in many productions. They write and act all the sketches. In the first two seasons, they are occasionally aided by one or two other actors. Sometimes, one of them cross-dresses to create new characters. However, the vast majority of sketches consist simply of two Englishmen experimenting with different ideas. But Stephen & Hugh are so ingenious and work so well together that each sketch feels fresh and exciting.
The sketches are: Stephen & Hugh Address the Audience: Trousers; Headmaster vs. Poetry; Gangrene/Plagiarism; Is Britain Turning into a Nation of Mad People?; Antique Car; Control & Tony; The Bishop and the Warlord ("I'm a b***h on heat!"); British Heroin; Monologue: Stephen's Nipples; More Plagiarism; Traveling Hats.
This is one of my favorite episodes. "Headmaster vs. Poetry" is one of Fry and Laurie's best sketches ever. Many quotable lines ensue as a headmaster takes issue with a student's angsty poem. In another excellent piece, an entrepreneur hopes youngsters will turn to the British market for their heroin and cocaine needs. Control, Tony, Warlord, and the Bish are always fun, and Stephen's discourse on "Neville and Sheila" is hilarious.
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