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“Desperately Seeking Marjorie”

published 27/03/2001

Scrotal threats unhorse a question of flowers.

Damp 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...

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“Ooooooo - errrrrr”

published 08/01/2001

Some good bits

Mostly turgid

This was quite typical of the Oxbridge stuff of the 80s and 90s. Stephen Fry and Hugh 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...

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“A Bit of a Laugh... UPDATED”

published 15/02/2001

Funny

None 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...

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“A Bit Of Fry And Laurie”

published 22/11/2005

"Hold the newsreader's nose suarely, waiter, or fr...

Some of it is not that funny.

There can be no argument with the supreme comedic talent of these two Oxbridge smartarses, and this compilation only tells half the 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...

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