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A Bit of Fry and Laurie 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1987–1995)
Comedy sketches written and performed by renowned duo Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.
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Series cast summary:
Stephen Fry ...  Various Characters 26 episodes, 1987-1995
Hugh Laurie ...  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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Comedy

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Trivia

Stephen Fry was never able to convincingly fake hitting someone, so often he genuinely hit Hugh Laurie while filming the sketches. See more »

Quotes

[vox pop - With beautiful woman on arm]
Hugh: Yes, indeed. Very happily married. Very happily married indeed. My wife's away at the moment visiting her sister in Wales, but very...
[suddenly realises]
Hugh: Is this going out on television?
[turns to beautiful woman]
Hugh: Who the hell are you? Go away! Honestly...
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Referenced in Fry's Planet Word: Babel (2011) See more »

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Possibly the brainiest and most brilliant comedy ever!
10 February 2018 | by brunoantunes-63048See all my reviews

This a unique, mesmerizing series that doesn't seem to be earning the cult status it deserves. The humour is both flamboyant and abstract. Fry and Laurie perform a succession on apparently silly and quirky sketchs, while making you think about social status, power, communication, logic and linguistics. The conceptual complexity underlying nearly every line of dialogue is astounding. Some sketches are quite demanding for the audience, you'll have to put some abstract pieces of puzzle together to get the meaning. Anyone familiar with the Palo Research on systemic psychology and communication will be gratified with unpredictable gags which illustrate paradoxes and power tactics with sheer brilliance. Plus, there is also good (mostly minimalistic) cinematography, great acting (mostly from Fry) and some quite cool parodic music performed by Laurie. "Soupy twist"!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1987 (UK) See more »

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A Bit of Fry and Laurie See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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