A Bit of Fry and Laurie

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They're back: Hugh Laurie (House) and Stephen Fry (Wilde, V for Vendetta) star in the third season of the brilliant sketch comedy series, A Bit of Fry And Laurie. At times eccentric, frantic and always unpredictable, Fry and Laurie are a comedic tour-de-force who push the envelope with their brand of smart, irrelevant humor, memorable characters and even their fantastic musical numbers.
Starring
Stephen FryHugh LaurieDeborah Norto
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
None available
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Episode 1
    January 9, 1992
    29min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    When Timothy is called into his father's study for a word, it is revealed to him that he is the chosen one and he must set out to kill Pewnack the Destroyer, the Dark One, the Beast - who lives in Saffron Walden. The show closes with Hugh providing accompaniment on the piano as Stephen mixes up a 'Whisky Thunder'.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    January 16, 1992
    29min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A pair of country boys perform their song 'There Ain't But One Way' which advocates 'kickin' ass' in order to solve most of the world's problems. Hugh reminisces about the variety of jobs he's had since moving to London including working as a freelance nudist and a couple of months in the white slave trade.
  3. 3. Episode 3
    January 23, 1992
    29min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    A customer in a shoe shop is surprised to learn that the shoes are not for sale, but actually available for pleasures of the flesh, he is eventually tempted by Fredericka the moccasin. Stephen remembers 'The day I forgot my legs' and there is a special version of A Question of Sport's 'What Happened Next?'
  4. 4. Episode 4
    January 30, 1992
    29min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    Jacobsen is called in to see his commanding officer in the US Army who is furious and tells him he is going to 'boil his ass in a bag, and have his ass for breakfast'. At an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting a new member stands up to confess his problem is that 'the starter motor seems to get stuck, especially in cold weather'.
  5. 5. Episode 5
    February 5, 1992
    30min
    TV-PG
    Audio languages
    English
    An angry customer attempts to return a copy of Jane Eyre to the bookshop where he purchased it, his reason - 'it's complete balls'. Once again it's time to mix another cocktail at the piano, Hugh plays jazz as Stephen conjures up a 'Beef Goulash'.
  6. 6. Episode 6
    February 13, 1992
    29min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The owner of a magic shop demonstrates some of his wares by cutting off his customer's finger in a trick guillotine, but he still manages to sell him some very realistic dog poo. Elizabeth Martin is cooking a selection of human ears, testicles and sweetbreads on her show 'Tahitian Kitchen'.

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Directors
Stephen FryHugh Laurie
Supporting actors
Geoffrey McGivern
Producers
Stephen FryHugh Laurie
Season year
1992
Network
BBC
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
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4.3 out of 5 stars

59 global ratings

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VivaReviewed in the United States on July 30, 2007
5.0 out of 5 stars
as funny as season 2 and most of season 1
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These guys don't disappoint, even the third time around. The only thing funnier than Hugh Laurie in drag is Fry attempting an American accent. The usual wordplay, absurdist hijinks, and oddball sketches abound, with just one of the highlights being the "kickin' a**" song--hilarious!
These sketches differ from those in seasons 1 and 2 only in that the opening promo is different and the ending features Fry inventing a bizarre cocktail while Laurie plays piano and makes a horn sound with his mouth.
If you love these two, rent Black Adder and the whole Jeeves and Wooster series as well. It would be heavenly if Fry could just guest star on House.....
3 people found this helpful
bonsaiparkReviewed in the United States on June 30, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Three bad copies locked up DVD player
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I'm not going to review the contents of this DVD, other than to note that its funny, intelligent humor is what one would expect from the brilliant duo of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. My one-star rating is to knock the poor manufacturing of the disc. Like another reviewer, I've had three copies lock up at different locations in episode four. Each disc was tested in three players - two standalone Sony models and my PC's DVD drive - and all failed consistently. They didn't just throw up an error code, but totally froze the player.

Three is my limit, so I'm giving up on the disc (but hoping that a clearly identifiable "new" edition will be produced before too long). Unfortunately this is happening way to often the last couple of years.
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Griffin2020Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2013
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great set
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Hilarious show, classic sketch comedy.
Very few do it like Stephen and Hugh.
Before he was House, Hugh was a comic genius.
NCScoundrelReviewed in the United States on October 29, 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
Another DVD Gem
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If you have seen other Fry & Laurie bits and like them, you'll also love this. These two are consistent in their ability to be funny. If you have never seen them and are curious, it is very British humor at its best. Hugh Laurie is nothing like Dr House in these DVDs! They are hilarious.
A.K. RoarkReviewed in the United States on August 28, 2007
5.0 out of 5 stars
Soupy Twist
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When I purchased A Bit of Fry and Laurie Season 3 (and 4) I was incredibly happy. I had waited for ages for it to come to the states, and when it finally did, I ordered it quickly, and it came within the given dates of delivery. What can I say about A Bit of Fry and Laurie except soupy twist!
WyrmwoodReviewed in the United States on August 11, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Bit of Fry & Laurie - Season Three
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What can I say that hasn't already been said. If you like British comedy, then these DVDs are a must.
Brendan RReviewed in the United States on March 21, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Find something else.
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Both of these came damaged and sadly I missed the return window on the second (replacement) one. Especially don't try to give them as a gift. It will be embarrassing
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on July 1, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Region 2 does not work in the US
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I was sold a Region 2 DVD which does not work in the US which is a Region 1 country. Region 1 countries do not have the intellectual property rights to Region 2 - or any other Region - to play in the US.
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