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... No ('alas, no' for the last one), this was due to me rediscovering 'A Bit of Fry and Laurie' on Paramount. Of course, the two foppish comedians have rarely been off our screens since, but for me they have never topped the heady days of 1991. 'A Bit of F and L' (Not to be confused with a ... Read review

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Community Level 4Claw

Claw

Desperately Seeking Marjorie

AdvantagesScrotal threats unhorse a question of flowers.

DisadvantagesDamp grease wafts sweat balls and thigh fungus.

"Recently the clock turned back a whole ten years for me. This wasn't the result of plastic surgery, steroids, or a fluffy nyphette to spice up my life. No ('alas, no' for the last one), this was due to me rediscovering 'A Bit of Fry and Laurie' on Paramount. Of course, the two foppish comedians have rarely been off our screens since, but for me they have never topped the heady days of 1991. 'A Bit of F and L' (Not to be confused with a bit of S+M) ..." Read review
27.03.2001

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Community Level 7dave27

dave27

Ooooooo - errrrrr

AdvantagesSome good bits

DisadvantagesMostly turgid

"...Laurie were just two of a whole stream of such acts, others including Ben Elton. The difficulty for all of them in the early days was that though they wanted to go down the cult alternative comedy route, for a lot of them it meant that they were just not funny. A Bit Of Fry And Laurie was their first shot at trying to get their stuff into the puiblic domain and they suffered as much as anyone with missing the mark. It was only later with their supporting ..." Read review
08.01.2001

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Community Level 2MrNutz

MrNutz

A Bit of a Laugh... UPDATED

AdvantagesFunny

DisadvantagesNone that I can see.

"|UPDATED 25/02/01| A Bit of Fry and Laurie, even though it's quite old now, is still very funny. Their comedy genius and sometimes obscure wit really shines through. The show has the two guys talking in the studio, sometimes singing/playing comedy-style songs and they also perform sketches in a style similar to todays sketch shows. They use a variety of costumes, wigs, make-up, props, locations and temporary sex changes. Only four six-episode ..." Read review
15.02.2001

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A Bit Of Fry And Laurie

Advantages"Hold the newsreader's nose suarely, waiter, or friendly milk will countermand my trousers."

DisadvantagesSome of it is not that funny.

"...story. There are more than a handful of sketches that rank up there with the best ever, perhaps most memorably the brilliant "bloopers" sketch which documents the hilarity that ensues when an Open University TV mathematician makes a mistake while explaining a complex algorithm. Like most sketch compilations it suffers from hit-and-miss syndrome with some bits barely registering on the comedic scale at all, but it is worth seeing and, I would argue, ..." Read review
22.11.2005

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