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(NPR) Audio "I am not playing House today, so I am dressed as an Englishman and speaking as an Englishman. I'm wearing a bowler hat and carrying a furled umbrella"   (npr.org) divider line 52
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2012-04-26 01:58:32 PM  
Hugh Laurie (and Stephen Fry) are two of the U.K.'s greatest exports.
 
2012-04-26 01:58:39 PM  
I'm in love with Hugh Laurie. There, I said it.
 
2012-04-26 02:02:21 PM  
I got a chance to see him speak at an open SAG Q&A session as House was filming it's second season. He was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word: A gentle man. Very droll sense of humor, not mean-spirited in the slightest. Utterly charming, he made all hundred-odd of us feel like we were sitting in his living room. We had to submit our questions before hand on cards, and then the moderator asked the questions. But then he would say, "Frank? Where's Frank? Oh..." and address the answer to the person who asked rather than moderator.

Class act all the way.
 
2012-04-26 02:03:01 PM  
And yes, his eyes in RL are laser blue.
 
2012-04-26 02:03:19 PM  
I can't watch "House" because I still see Hugh Laurie as the Prince Regent on Blackadder.

"I spent a night of ecstasy with a pair of Wellingtons and I loved it."
 
2012-04-26 02:11:49 PM  
Hell yea!

Laurie is one of my favorite Hollywood people. Funny guy, gifted musician (check out "Let Them Talk", his delta blues album), and just flat-out smart and funny as hell.
 
2012-04-26 02:19:02 PM  
I enjoyed the scene in house where he is calling up a British hospital and is talking as an American with a "fake" British accent

/Hugh Laurie is on my wife's list
//I will accept it
 
2012-04-26 02:19:44 PM  
Once again, I chime in:

I'd love to see Hugh Laurie play House. In his natural British accent. With the cast of "Blackadder" playing the other "House" roles.

/and Fry as Wilson
 
2012-04-26 02:20:35 PM  
also:

data.whicdn.com
 
2012-04-26 02:23:45 PM  

KiplingKat872: Hugh Laurie (and Stephen Fry) are two of the U.K.'s greatest exports.


Stephen Fry In America was outstanding. And his one on one interview with Craig Ferguson without a live audience was excellent, as well.
 
2012-04-26 02:24:26 PM  
I had a dream about a carnival where all the workers looked like Hugh Laurie, each a different age.
 
2012-04-26 02:25:42 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-04-26 02:29:06 PM  
Edmund Blackadder, Esq.: Shall I begin the Christmas story?

George, the Prince Regent: Absolutely, as long as it's not that terribly depressing one about the chap who gets born on Christmas Day, shoots his mouth off about everything under the sun, and then comes a cropper with a couple of rum coves on top of a hill in Jolly Arab Land.

Edmund Blackadder, Esq.: You mean Jesus, Sire...?

George, the Prince Regent: Yes, that's the fellow! Keep him out of it. He always spoils the X-mas atmos!
 
2012-04-26 02:36:10 PM  
cryinoutloud: I'm in love with Hugh Laurie. There, I said it.

That's a shame, because he's in love with someone else:
Link
 
mhd
2012-04-26 02:40:50 PM  

KiplingKat872: Hugh Laurie (and Stephen Fry) are two of the U.K.'s greatest exports.


Very good, sir.
 
2012-04-26 02:50:34 PM  
Young Ones Scumbag University still kills me to this day.

Link
 
2012-04-26 02:52:00 PM  
I heard that NPR interview yesterday. I liked his Prince Regent on Black Adder, but I've never seen House.. lately, I'm asleep before my 3rd shift job in the evenings, so I haven't seen any prime time television at all in years.
 
2012-04-26 02:53:50 PM  
 
2012-04-26 03:11:23 PM  

mhd: KiplingKat872: Hugh Laurie (and Stephen Fry) are two of the U.K.'s greatest exports.

Very good, sir.


Might have been better had i removed the parenthesis.

/oops.
//but thank you.
 
2012-04-26 03:12:07 PM  
He should stay away from this man when wearing that bowler hat.

media.entertainment.sky.com

Or at least not start criticising his hole.
 
2012-04-26 03:23:33 PM  
FTA:
"R's are problematic letters. But I do find that I cannot think of a single word or a single syllable that really comes out the same in English and American. ...


I believe Love, Actually clearly shows that the word "table" fits that!
 
2012-04-26 03:56:08 PM  

Burr: also:

[data.whicdn.com image 498x366]


1987 would like a word with you
www.bbc.co.uk
 
2012-04-26 04:49:29 PM  

Katchaa: That's a shame, because he's in love with someone else:
Link


The hell you say. He comes to me in my dreams and tells me of his undying love.

But thanks for the link. I see I have some things to watch.
 
2012-04-26 06:23:07 PM  
emsworth.files.wordpress.com

"Really, you expect ME to wear a bowler like some common servant, no offense Jeeves"
"None taken"
"After all, you are no common servant."
 
2012-04-26 06:33:07 PM  

Mole Man: Young Ones Scumbag University still kills me to this day.

Link


Wow, Emma Thompson in there to boot.
 
2012-04-26 06:38:30 PM  
 
2012-04-26 06:43:31 PM  
I truly am hoping that the last 60 seconds of the series will consist of House waking up as George, Prince Regent of the British Empire after a drunken whoring bender at The Hellfire Club, and seeing Baldrick in the corner holding a snowglobe.
www.comedy.co.uk
 
2012-04-26 07:08:45 PM  

fusillade762: Mole Man: Young Ones Scumbag University still kills me to this day.

Link

Wow, Emma Thompson in there to boot.


Baldrick is in that episode (titled "Bambi") too.

And the musical guest was Motörhead performing "Ace of Spades"
 
2012-04-26 07:24:14 PM  
I call shennaigans, I don't think he is really English. When I was in England they didn't say umbrella, they called them a brolly.
 
2012-04-26 07:36:34 PM  

HopScotchNSoda: fusillade762: Mole Man: Young Ones Scumbag University still kills me to this day.

Link

Wow, Emma Thompson in there to boot.

Baldrick is in that episode (titled "Bambi") too.

And the musical guest was Motörhead performing "Ace of Spades"


It's funny from start to finish too...god how I loved The Young Ones in the late '80s when they were on MTV, and "Bambi" is the by far my favorite episode.



/the most marshmallows stuffed into one's nostril? Toxteth O'Grady, USA
//the world's stickiest bogie? Also Toxteth
 
2012-04-26 08:54:05 PM  
He's as mad as he is, and no madder. Now let's get on with it and have a little less lip.
 
2012-04-26 08:57:54 PM  

Otto's_Jacket: Hgod how I loved The Young Ones in the late '80s when they were on MTV, and "Bambi" is the by far my favorite episode.



Yes, it's tough to top "Bambi". All of the stuff leading up to, and in, the launderette, one of Sayle's better monologues, it was among the best. "Oil" is also quite good, as was "Boring".

Did MTV run it again in the late 80s? I think I saw it on MTV circa 1984. MTV also ran the anthology film series from the same team, The Comic Strip Presents. "The Famous Five Go Mad in Dorset" was probably the epitome of that series, but "Summer School" and "A Fist-Full of Traveller's Cheques" are quite memorable as well.
 
2012-04-26 09:12:49 PM  
I say old boy don't you know.
 
2012-04-26 09:32:13 PM  
What a lucky fellow.

Lucky lucky luck luck. Luck LUUUUUCK ... luck LUUUCCCCCK!
 
2012-04-26 10:39:59 PM  

HopScotchNSoda: Otto's_Jacket: Hgod how I loved The Young Ones in the late '80s when they were on MTV, and "Bambi" is the by far my favorite episode.


Yes, it's tough to top "Bambi". All of the stuff leading up to, and in, the launderette, one of Sayle's better monologues, it was among the best. "Oil" is also quite good, as was "Boring".

Did MTV run it again in the late 80s? I think I saw it on MTV circa 1984. MTV also ran the anthology film series from the same team, The Comic Strip Presents. "The Famous Five Go Mad in Dorset" was probably the epitome of that series, but "Summer School" and "A Fist-Full of Traveller's Cheques" are quite memorable as well.




Holy crap, I did say late '80s didn't I...trying not to be as old as I really am, apparently...yeah, it was 1984/85. I can't say that I remember "The Comic Strip Presents" though.

I definitely like "Oil" and "Bored" is good (is that the one with Buddy Holly dangling from parachute straps in Mike's room?), but for all the reasons you mentioned, "Bambi" is the pinnacle of the series.
 
2012-04-26 10:58:17 PM  
I lol'd when House told Sherlock to put the axe down.

/obscure?
 
2012-04-26 11:06:51 PM  
Hugh Laurie is the man.

But to this day, this still blows my mind:
 
2012-04-26 11:08:26 PM  
Let's try that again..

www.alicia-logic.com
 
2012-04-26 11:10:01 PM  

penthesilea: I lol'd when House told Sherlock to put the axe down.

/obscure?


It's gotta be Fortysomething, right?
 
2012-04-26 11:21:50 PM  

TV's Vinnie: I truly am hoping that the last 60 seconds of the series will consist of House waking up as George, Prince Regent of the British Empire after a drunken whoring bender at The Hellfire Club, and seeing Baldrick in the corner holding a snowglobe.
[www.comedy.co.uk image 180x200]


That would rock.
 
2012-04-26 11:23:46 PM  

muchrooms: penthesilea: I lol'd when House told Sherlock to put the axe down.

/obscure?

It's gotta be Fortysomething, right?


I see you are familiar with Dr. Slippery and wife-stealing lesbians found in parks.
 
2012-04-26 11:39:55 PM  

penthesilea: muchrooms: penthesilea: I lol'd when House told Sherlock to put the axe down.

/obscure?

It's gotta be Fortysomething, right?

I see you are familiar with Dr. Slippery and wife-stealing lesbians found in parks.


Yup!

Soupy twist!

/Obscure?
 
2012-04-26 11:51:10 PM  

muchrooms: Soupy twist!

/Obscure?


A Bit obscure.
 
2012-04-26 11:57:54 PM  

penthesilea: muchrooms: Soupy twist!

/Obscure?

A Bit obscure.


Haw! Good one.
 
2012-04-27 02:54:05 AM  

penthesilea: muchrooms: penthesilea: I lol'd when House told Sherlock to put the axe down.

/obscure?

It's gotta be Fortysomething, right?

I see you are familiar with Dr. Slippery and wife-stealing lesbians found in parks.


Due to popular (Cumberbiatch) demand, this once out-of-print DVD set is now back in print. So if you like it buy it whilst you can.

My favourite scene is this one:

Dan - Which... which surgery do you go to?
Lucy - Your dad's.
Boys - Augh!!!!!

/Rory is adorbs
 
2012-04-27 02:59:09 AM  

if_i_really_have_to: Due to popular (Cumberbiatch) demand, this once out-of-print DVD set is now back in print. So if you like it buy it whilst you can.


It's also up on Netflix. I was watching it to get a Hugh Laurie fix and was highly amused when I realized that the one son looked exceedingly familiar.
 
2012-04-27 07:29:01 AM  
Before House, before Blackadder, before A Bit Of Fry And Laurie, before The Young Ones, there was the Cambridge Footlights Review - featuring Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, Tony Slattery, Paul Shearer and Penny Dwyer.
 
2012-04-27 10:49:49 AM  

HopScotchNSoda: Otto's_Jacket: Hgod how I loved The Young Ones in the late '80s when they were on MTV, and "Bambi" is the by far my favorite episode.


Yes, it's tough to top "Bambi". All of the stuff leading up to, and in, the launderette, one of Sayle's better monologues, it was among the best. "Oil" is also quite good, as was "Boring".

Did MTV run it again in the late 80s? I think I saw it on MTV circa 1984. MTV also ran the anthology film series from the same team, The Comic Strip Presents. "The Famous Five Go Mad in Dorset" was probably the epitome of that series, but "Summer School" and "A Fist-Full of Traveller's Cheques" are quite memorable as well.


MTV did run it at that point, and Comedy Central ran it again in the mid/late 90s, I want to say mostly at night.
 
2012-04-27 11:30:24 AM  

Orgasmatron138: HopScotchNSoda: Otto's_Jacket: Hgod how I loved The Young Ones in the late '80s when they were on MTV, and "Bambi" is the by far my favorite episode.


Yes, it's tough to top "Bambi". All of the stuff leading up to, and in, the launderette, one of Sayle's better monologues, it was among the best. "Oil" is also quite good, as was "Boring".

Did MTV run it again in the late 80s? I think I saw it on MTV circa 1984. MTV also ran the anthology film series from the same team, The Comic Strip Presents. "The Famous Five Go Mad in Dorset" was probably the epitome of that series, but "Summer School" and "A Fist-Full of Traveller's Cheques" are quite memorable as well.

MTV did run it at that point, and Comedy Central ran it again in the mid/late 90s, I want to say mostly at night.


I've got a leg.
 
2012-04-27 11:52:10 AM  

Otto's_Jacket: Holy crap, I did say late '80s didn't I...trying not to be as old as I really am, apparently...yeah, it was 1984/85. I can't say that I remember "The Comic Strip Presents" though.


It's worth a torrential download pour, yes, that's what I meant a torrential downpour. The sequel to "The Famous Five Go Mad in Dorset", "The Famous Five Go Mad on Mescaline", is not as good as the first instalment.
 
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