A Bit of Fry and Laurie Friday

  1. "You're being paid for this, aren't you?"

    "Er, no."

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  2. "I sometimes think that if I believed everything I heard in rumours, I'd believe in some things that aren't true at all." This is my ASMR. It is the most soothing comedy routine I have ever seen.

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  3. I can barely watch the Critics sketches unless I have my hands up over my eyes. "Let me say straightaway that it seems to me that what they were trying to achieve was essentially two-fold. I thought the sketch worked on two levels."

    "Only two?"

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  4. Gordon and Stuart are two of Fry and Laurie's greatest achievements. They were never better than when they did that one-upsmanship-y businessman patter. "What am I, a peasant or a busy executive?"

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  5. "If we'd rung the bell, there would have been no point in my having carried this sledgehammer all the way from the car park."

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  6. "Tea? Maybelline, my love, it's Oliver here. Listen, my sweetheart, do we carry a tea machine?" THE SUPER, THE LOVELY, AND THE GORGEOUS.

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  7. Hugh's German accent is without flaw, but it's Stephen's slow and dawning Soul's Awakening that makes this transcendent.

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  8. Have we really not visited the cheerful spies Control and Tony yet? Well, I think it would sound just delightful. Almost as delightful as a cup of coffee, I shouldn't wonder.

    "Hello, this is the Secret Service. Who is this, please?"

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  9. THOSE. MUTTON. CHOPS. DAMN, HELL, AND CUSTARD.

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  10. Fry and Laurie are never better than when Stephen is an unctuous, desperate-to-please, incredibly correct tradesman who manages to stymie and flatter and outrage Hugh at every turn. "I shall have to tell Father, of course."

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  11. CREAMY ENGLAND. And with that, let us sail on into next week.

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  12. "Oh, now you see, that is clever, Jeeves."

    "Really, sir?"

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  13. "Mr. Drip said it was the most exciting, mature work from a pupil he had ever seen. Don't suck your thumb, boy."

    "I wasn't, sir."

    "No, it was just a bit of general advice for the future."

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  14. This goes to A LOT of different places, but I would like to direct your attention in particular to Stephen's green carnation, which I think presages his role in Wilde by a good ten years.

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