Category: Fry & Laurie

  • A Bit Of Back Matter
    A Bit Of Back Matter

    I’m amazed it took me so long to buy the script books for A Bit Of Fry and Laurie, but there it is. The first one has the tagline ‘raw, trembling, naked sketches from their first BBC TV series’. The back cover is rather lovely. It’s got hand-scrawled notes about the design. Signed by S.F.,…

  • Shop Sketches
    Shop Sketches

    I love a good shop sketch. Shops lend themselves so well to the format. Whether it’s a normal assistant dealing with a weird customer … Or two normal people doing something weird … Or annoying assistants ticking off haughty customers.

  • A Question Of Spoof
    A Question Of Spoof

    In a cyncial effort to link to trending topics and current news, here’s some A Question Sport spoofs. First up, here’s an advert for HP Sauce. Simon Dunn And I wish I could find a better version of this from A Bit Of Fry & Laurie.

  • Tummy Rubbish
    Tummy Rubbish

    Here’s a sketch from Saturday Live. What’s interesting is that parts of this sketch appeared previously in an episode of Alfresco, and other parts were adapted later for A Bit Of Fry & Laurie. I can find neither on YouTube to share though, sorry. So, by way of apology, watch this instead, it’s brilliant.

  • A (Different) Bit Of Fry & Laurie
    A (Different) Bit Of Fry & Laurie

    It’s easy to forget that Fry & Laurie did a load of sketches for Saturday Live. Here’s a great one. Check out the furniture.

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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