Posts tagged “abofl friday”

  1. "The Queen of the Adriatic, is just one of the things you've been called."

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  2. "It's a simple arsenous-monoxide nicotinal preparation, taken bronchially as an infumation."

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  3. "Richard, you're our youngest panelists. You were how old when Channel Four started?"

    "Five?"

    "D'you remember anything about it?"

    "I..I didn't mind it. I thought it was fine. It was all right. I...I approved it, I thought, yeah, go - go ahead. To be honest, I wasn't massively consulted on the whole process."

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  4. "The day the letter arrived, I was due in court..." So begins Stephen Fry's best work this side of Wilde.

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  5. One of the loveliest thing things about having an out gay member of ABOFL was that it never felt like a joke when sketches ended with the two of them kissing or falling in love. It was a joke, obviously, it was all jokes, but the idea of two men or two women kissing wasn't the punchline.

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  6. "If you're not loose in the trousers, you might as well not be here."

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  7. EMMA'S DRESS. All of it, but chiefly: EMMA'S DRESS.

    "DO AS I SAY, CHILD, or by heaven, I'll ask you again."

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  8. This one isn't a strictly Fry-and-Laurie entry; it's from the 1982 Cambridge Footlights Revue, but it has Emma Thompson and Stephen Fry trying to out-U one another, and that is a rare gift and a shining jewel.

    "My darling, you're looking pale."

    "I am pale."

    "Oh, my darling, don't say that, don't even think it."

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  9. "The reason we're not going to do this sketch is that it contains a great deal of sex and violence."

    "A great deal."

    "Lots of sex and violence."

    "That's right. During the sketch, Stephen hits me several times with a golf club."

    "Which, of course, wouldn't matter, except that I hit Hugh very sexily."

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  10. "I'm afraid you did sustain a very serious injury to your genitals."

    "My genitals?"

    "As you can see."

    "Oh, dear."

    "Oh, as you rightly say, dear. We had no choice but to remove them."

    "Oh, no."

    "Oh, as you didn't rightly say, yes."

    "However will I manage?"

    "Hmm. Did you use them often, Mr Kerniff?"

    "Well, not really. But it was nice to know that they were there."

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  11. "Who thinks it's got any relevance at all?...No one. Okay. Right. So. So we think it's irrelevant, do we?...Ah. Interesting! So we don't think it's relevant...but we don't think it's irrelevant, either? It's in the middle, sort of a gray area. Interesting...Right, so no one agrees with me, but did anyone find that helpful at all?"

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