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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Stephen Fry ...  Various Characters 26 episodes, 1987-1995
Hugh Laurie ...  Various Characters 26 episodes, 1987-1995
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Storyline

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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UK

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English

Release Date:

26 December 1987 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(26 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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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

[Stephen enters a bookshop. Hugh is the assistant. Stephen stares at Hugh for a long time]
[holding up a book]
Stephen: Did you write this?
[examining book]
Hugh: Jane Eyre. No, that was Charlotte Brontë as a matter of fact.
Stephen: Right. Well, I'd like to see her then please.
Hugh: I'm afraid she's no longer with us.
Stephen: Oh? Indeed? I can hardly say I'm surprised. Where can I get in touch with her?
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Triple damn and an extra slice of damn for tomorrow!
2 September 2006 | by trigerchicSee all my reviews

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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