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A Bit Of Fry & Laurie. Image shows from L to R: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry.

A Bit Of Fry & Laurie

A TV sketch show which helped launch the careers of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie and set them on their way to comedy super-stardom

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Ben

  • Tuesday 18th March 2008, 5:27pm
  • England
  • 18,345 posts

I watched the last 3 series the 1st time round, but have no idea what the ratings/reviews were like as I was 12 by the last series!

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lofthouse

  • Monday 28th March 2011, 8:17pm
  • Nowhere, England
  • 8,951 posts

easily the best sketch show of all time IMO!

its worth buying the box set just for the Major Donaldson sketch alone - its a work of art Laughing out loud

one of my favourite lines is:-

John: Am I right in thinking that you have a daughter?

Peter: Yup. Henrietta.

John: Did he? Did he really? That must have hurt. Hurt like hell on a jetski.

Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

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Bill Jaguar

  • Saturday 4th June 2011, 10:40pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 687 posts

I like the sketch where Stephen Fry explains about his grandfather, on his parents' side, who had a cigarette case which he kept in the breast pocket of his battle blouse. When his grandfather went to Flanders for the second time (first time he went on holiday), he was shot clean through the temple and that if he had worn his cigarette case on the side of his head then he wouldn't have died and therefore Stephen Fry would have been alive today.

I don't know if there is a YouTube vid of this entirety including the second half.

I like quite a few of their sketches and I reckon that their pilot show was a very strong one and probably better than the pilot show for most comedy shows.

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shaggy292

  • Sunday 5th June 2011, 7:11pm
  • London, England
  • 1,736 posts
Quote: Bill Jaguar @ June 4 2011, 10:40 PM BST

I like the sketch where Stephen Fry explains about his grandfather, on his parents' side, who had a cigarette case which he kept in the breast pocket of his battle blouse. When his grandfather went to Flanders for the second time (first time he went on holiday), he was shot clean through the temple and that if he had worn his cigarette case on the side of his head then he wouldn't have died and therefore Stephen Fry would have been alive today.

I don't know if there is a YouTube vid of this entirety including the second half.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOh9f5fufwA

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Bill Jaguar

  • Monday 6th June 2011, 7:51pm
  • England
  • 687 posts

Ah! Thanks for that. I didn't bother looking for it because I have the DVD boxset. :)