Long before Hugh Laurie found Hollywood stardom as the irascible Dr. House on American TV he was one of Britain’s best loved television stars, starring in such shows as A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster, and, of course, Blackadder.
This is his own song “Mystery” which he first performed in the pilot of A Bit of Fry and Laurie, over 20 years ago, updated with some of the more British reference translated for the American audience.
High time for another Friday funny — this time my all-time favorite Doctor Who sketch, The Web of Caves. I never tire of watching this one. Anyone who remembers watching the old Jon Pertwee or Tom Baker episodes will appreciate all the little observations they put into the sketch, especially the way they pronounce the word “Dok-tor” in such mock menacing tones. (Yes, the enemies of the Doctor really did say it that way in those days!).
You may not recognise him under all that makeup, but the Doctor’s main protagonist in the sketch is David Walliams, later of Little Britain fame (and fortune).
Hat tip to Lian for this sketch from Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie (Dr. House) called The Hedge Sketch.
Not one of the lines in the sketch is funny, in fact, the script is as dull as dishwater. But the delivery… well, watch and see:
Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) at his finest, doing physical comedy at the end of his live show.
Hi y’all! Welcome to my personal web log.
It will be a work in progress, so expect things to change around a lot, but I will try to post on a regular basis. What sort of things will I post? Well, come back later and find out!
But here’s a clip from Catherine Tate to get things started. It is a beautifully crafted little sketch, and always makes me laugh, no matter how many times I’ve seen it.
(Note: for Britishly-challenged viewers, John Nettles is a well-known English TV actor (now in his 60s) with a long history on the Beeb as a leading man, and “Nukie Brown” is Newcastle Brown Ale.)