The pilot episode of A Bit of Fry and Laurie isn’t particularly remarkable, except for this virtuoso performance by Hugh Laurie:

Man, Hugh Laurie sure looked different in the late eighties, before he started popping Vicodin.

Anyway, once you get past the pilot episode, the bits of Fry and Laurie on display are significantly improved. If you forced me to pick out a favorite from Season 1, I’d have to go with anything with Control and Tony in it, or, if you prefer your sketch comedy with a valuable moral, Doctor Tobacco.

4 Responses

  1. Ah, it’s so great…
    Turns out Big Bad Wolf was a spy!

  2. We do a five point check on the Aston Martin. We clean and polish . . . and then we do the other four things to the car.

    I’ve enjoyed A Bit Of Fry and Laurie for quite some time. I’m also a big fan of Jeeves and Wooster. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be back in a moment, I need to take the ass bandit to the menders.

  3. I’ve seen a bit of A Bit of Fry and Laurie and it was amusing. I think I prefer Monty Python, though, when it comes to British humor. Hugh Laurie is very talented, though!

  4. I’ll reserve judgment on the relative merits of Fry and Laurie and Monty Python once I’ve had a chance to watch the other three seasons of the former.

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