A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987–1995)
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Episode #3.6 

The owner of a magic shop demonstrates some of his wares by cutting off his customer's finger in a trick guillotine, but he still manages to sell him some very realistic dog poo. Elizabeth ... See full summary »

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Kevin Bishop
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Stephen Fry ... Various Characters
Hugh Laurie ... Various Characters
Gary Davies Gary Davies ... Music Show Host
Nimmy March ... Waitress
Jana Shelden Jana Shelden ... Counselor
Colin Stinton ... Judge
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The owner of a magic shop demonstrates some of his wares by cutting off his customer's finger in a trick guillotine, but he still manages to sell him some very realistic dog poo. Elizabeth Martin is cooking a selection of human ears, testicles and sweetbreads on her show 'Tahitian Kitchen'. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy

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TV-PG
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1992 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Mono

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Color
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Crazy Credits

The end credits of this episode are in German. This is announced by Stephen Fry as part of the last sketch just before the credits start rolling. See more »

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Ride of the Valkyries
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Composed by Richard Wagner
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"I think you'll find it's the hyssop that makes all the difference."
12 July 2011 | by intriguementSee all my reviews

"A Bit of Fry & Laurie" sets the gold standard for sketch comedy shows! In its third season, the show benefits from a generous budget and the increased experience of its writing/acting duo. Although they feature the same two faces we've been watching for more than 12 episodes now, the sketches are still fresh, clever, and hilarious.

This episode is a solid finale to the third season. I didn't care for the joke shop and kitchen sketches, as they rely on the gross-out factor instead of real humor (a disappointing departure from the show's usual style). However, Hugh and Stephen redeem themselves with the side-splitting "Model Aeroplanes" (counterpointing Stephen's pretentious Orientalist queen to Hugh's ingenuous working-class lad) and a clever send-up of American court TV.

The sketches are: Cold Open: Magazine Leaflets; Model Aeroplanes; Joke Shop; A Quite Delightful Restaurant; Tahitian Kitchen; My Favorite Pants; The Bishop and the Warlord ("Set yourself on fire"); Litigious Americans ("Grievious internal bruisality"); Flying a Light Aeroplane Without Having Had Any Formal Instruction With; Cocktail: Berliner Credit Sequence.


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