", is an attack on the Broadcasting Act of 1990 and the perceived motivations of those who supported it. A Bit of Fry & Laurie - Hugh Laurie is dead! With Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Deborah Norton. Performance of the three word song, "America". It's not a straight port. They are portrayed as the world's leading "light metal" band (as opposed to heavy metal). Fry and Laurie explored a seemingly inexhaustible list of subjects with a delicious turn of phrase and elaborate wordplay. A customer in a shoe shop is surprised to learn that the shoes are not for sale, but actually available for pleasures of the flesh, he is eventually tempted by Fredericka the moccasin. Jack (Fry) is an eyepatch-wearing, imposing man who belongs to an unnamed organisation. Laurie's musical talents featured on the show in the form of plot points in a sketch and satirical songs. A Bit of Fry & Laurie 250px Title screen from the first series of A Bit of Fry & Laurie' Television show information Created by Stephen Fry Hugh Laurie Written by Stephen Fry Hugh Laurie Starring Stephen Fry Hugh Laurie Deborah Norton (Series 1) Geoffrey McGivern (Series 2) Country of origin United Kingdom Original language(s) English Production Broadcast Original network BBC1, BBC2 Chronology With Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Deborah Norton, Geoffrey McGivern. There was also a similar sketch called In the Bath With... on the radio series Saturday Night Fry. She comes into the sitting-room, and screams. He often bullies and patronises the mild-mannered Gordon, who in fact displays far greater knowledge and better control of the situation. Alan (Laurie) is hired as a secret agent by a mysterious organisation known only as 'The Department', before which he was a gun-runner, supply teacher, and Home Secretary. var gcse = document.createElement('script'); He is the host of several talk shows, each one devoted to an odd action performed by the host and the guest during the course of the interview. On iPlayer. A Bit of Fry & Laurie was a British television sketch comedy show, starring and written by Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, broadcast by the BBC between 1989 and 1995. My sister fancied Hugh Laurie but I was besotted with Stephen Fry. With Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Deborah Norton. His songs include: Four collections of A Bit of Fry and Laurie scripts have been published. and a fairly lengthy disclaimer: None of the scripts found in this archive resulted from any work on my part. During a sketch where Fry had supposedly removed Laurie's brain, Laurie came out and said that he had just finished watching Noel Edmonds and that he is fantastic.[4]. I'm sorry", and resume the conversation. Gordon (Fry) and Stuart (Laurie) are executives and old friends. With Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Deborah Norton. mournfully and repetitively. While you decide, I will entreat for the very finalest of last, last times, this entreaty of m'colleague, Britain's very own melody man, as I say to him, please, please, oh:" (Series 4, episode 7), Series One: 13 January 1989 – 17 February 1989 (six episodes), Series Two: 9 March 1990 – 13 April 1990 (six episodes), Series Three: 9 January 1992 – 13 February 1992 (six episodes), Series Four: 12 February 1995 – 2 April 1995 (seven episodes), "Little Girl": Wearing a false pencil moustache and overly-oiled hair, Laurie, in the role of a child, "America": Laurie dresses in what was, at the time, the standard American rock star "uniform"—flannel, white T-shirt, jeans, sneakers, and a bandana headband in the style of, "The Sophisticated Song": Laurie, in a white and black suit, plays guitar, accompanied by a back-up band, singing about how normally he is very cool until he needs to talk to his true love, at which point he becomes so speechless, he begins to, "The Polite Rap": Prancing around in neon. Video (youtube.com) Video (youtube.com) Hugh is a young and surprisingly handsome chat-show host on a young and surprisingly awful Channel Four chat-show. For your enjoyment, here are some of the very best moments from “A Bit of Fry & Laurie” Contains adult humour. He sings (or rather speaks) his songs from a pulpit. Laurie ignores Fry and continues to play until Fry punches him. A conversation about the uniqueness of Language and how it defines us. The sketch is a parody of television drama of the period such as BBC TV's Howards' Way, which depicted relatively small-scale businessmen as larger-than-life, world-weary, passionate, and tormented. Much like his cover of "Love Me Tender", this song appears to be Laurie's attempt at seriousness, at least until he reaches the part when he must actually sing what everyone is supposed to do to build a better society. From series 1–3 there were also several occasional guest artists, before they were made a permanent fixture during series 4, including Selina Cadell (Series 2, episode 4), Paul Eddington (Series 2, episode 5), Nigel Havers (Series 2, episode 6), Rowan Atkinson (Series 2, episode 6), Nicholas Parsons (Series 3, episode 1), Rebecca Saire (Series 3, episode 2 and 5), Gary Davies (Series 3, episode 6) and Colin Stinton (Series 3, episode 6). Jack then stabbed Neddy in the back with his own Stanley knife. gcse.async = true; They also drink very, very excessively. Pan across to find Hugh with a blood-soaked knife, standing over the bodies of an elderly couple. The character is a parody of several television shows of the 1970s, most prominently The Professionals. (function() { 3. })(); This wonderful archive of Fry & Laurie scripts once had a home as part of the now-defunct GeoCities website. The first such song, "Mystery", parodies a mournful love song from a lounge singer (Laurie mimics the vocal mannerisims of Sammy Davis Jr.) and presents the obstacles to a relationship between the singer and the object of affection, which become more outlandish every verse: she lives in a different country, would probably have a problem with the singer's job ("with the Thames Water Authority"), has never actually met and may indeed "take a violent dislike" to the singer, and has been dead since 1973 ("fifteen years come next Jan-uary"). A Bit of Fry & Laurie is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring former Cambridge Footlights members Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, broadcast on both BBC1 and BBC2 between 1989 and 1995. This wonderful archive of Fry & Laurie scripts once had a home as part of the now-defunct GeoCities website. Here are some of my favourites:-, part of the now-defunct GeoCities website, the announcement that GeoCities was to close, All sketches — as well as book & programme indices — are. 28:16. Directed by Roger Ordish. 6 / 3 Last in the third series of comedy sketch programmes starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. A Bit Of Fry And Laurie 3x06. It ran for four series and totalled 26 episodes, including a 36-minute pilot episode in 1987. A Bit of Fry and Laurie - Slightly Mad The third series followed in October 2006. Much of the humour in these sketches arises from the stilted, amateurish, and inappropriate performance style. Their antagonist in every business operation is the diabolical Marjorie (John's ex-wife). Highlights include a puppy who has had a hard life: the conversational pull of the Book of Genesis versus that of girlfriends' breasts; and a retirement home resident who, at 94, decides he wants to suck the marrow (or more specifically, the oral sex) out of life. Though the programme mostly consisted of one-time situations and sketches, a few characters appeared over several episodes and series. Recently Viewed . Directed by Kevin Bishop. 5:35. The characters stopped appearing after Neddy became Prime Minister. He and Hugh Laurie are an iconic double act. As a service to the public, Fry and Laurie provide two TV critics to deride the show. A man has come in to make a statement to the police, but his surname is proving rather hard to spell. The hilarity-included regular acts such as not so super spy Tony Mercheson and his boss Control, yuppies, John and Peter, as well as the concluding cocktail recipe to the accompaniment of Mr Music with plenty of Vox Pops. For instance, when the two lunch at a Greek restaurant, Gordon speaks fluent Greek to the waiter while Stuart, having boasted of his affinity with the Greek people and his appreciation for their cuisine, fails to recognise dolmades and retsina wine. 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