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A Bit of Fry and Laurie

A Bit of Fry and Laurie

BBC Two 1989

A Bit of Fry & Laurie was witty and sophisticated entertainment of consistently high quality, with an old-fashioned revue-type atmosphere and oddly 'British' sketches that rejoiced in literary turns of phrase and elaborate wordplay. The delicate innuendos, coupled with Fry's ability to suggest hidden meanings in everyday phrases, gave the impression that bubbling below the innocent surface were lewd undercurrents threatening to burst through, although they never did. To add to this mix, Hugh Laurie demonstrated his keyboard talents with parodies of musical genres.

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The 10 Best Episodes of A Bit of Fry and Laurie

A Bit of Fry and Laurie - S3E4

#1 - Too Long, Johnny


Season 3 - Episode 4

Sketches include "Specialized Greeting Cards"; "Photocopying My Genitals With"; "Scene from From Here to Just Over There"; "The Not Quite Late Enough Show"; "Taping News from Bristol"; "Nothing Rude About God Save The Queen"; "AA Meeting"; "Pass the Marmalade"; "Too Long Johnny" and "The Red Hat of Pat Ferrick". Fry and Laurie make the Mug of Horlicks cocktail.

The episode was rated from 39 votes.

A Bit of Fry and Laurie - S3E2

#2 - Petrol Attendants


Season 3 - Episode 2

Includes: * Condom Quickie * Embassy * Ampersands * Duel * Ass-Kickers' Song(song) * Petrol Attendants * Jobs * European Deal * Cocktail Ending: A Slow Snog with a Distant Relative

The episode was rated from 39 votes.

A Bit of Fry and Laurie - S3E1

#3 - Psychiatrists


Season 3 - Episode 1

Includes: * A Word, Timothy * Very Upset * Love Me Tender (song) * Milk Pot * The Department * Stephen's Song (song) * Psychiatrists * Cocktail Ending: Whiskey Thunder

The episode was rated from 53 votes.

A Bit of Fry and Laurie - S4E7

#4 - Sophisticated Song


Season 4 - Episode 7

Sketches include: Guests Introduction, Religianto, Consent, Sophisticated Song (song), Fast Monologue, Telephone Alert, Truancy. The guests order a Modern Britain cocktail.

The episode was rated from 30 votes.

A Bit of Fry and Laurie - S4E3

#5 - Barman


Season 4 - Episode 3

Sketches Include: Vox Pops, Guests Introduction, Barman, Interruptus, Little Girl (song), Making Tea, For Some Reason Angry, Don't Be Dirty. The guests order a South Seas Vulvic Wart cocktail.

The episode was rated from 36 votes.

A Bit of Fry and Laurie - S1E3
#6 - Doctor Tobacco
Season 1 - Episode 3

Sketches include "Hugh's Brain", "Gordon and Stuart Eat Greek", "Costume Design", "Doctor Tobacco", "Open University", "Spies Two", and "Special Squad".

The episode was rated from 65 votes.
A Bit of Fry and Laurie - S4E4
#7 - Soccer School
Season 4 - Episode 4

Sketches include: Good Evening, Guests Introduction, Soccer School, Dalliard: Models, Hugh Interviewing Guests, Be Nice (song), Head Gardener, Gelliant Gutfright("Flowers For Wendy"). The guests order a A Quick One With You, Stephen cocktail.

The episode was rated from 32 votes.
A Bit of Fry and Laurie - S3E5
#8 - Countdown
Season 3 - Episode 5

Sketches include "Bookshop Customer Attacks Jane Eyre", "Courting Elizabeth", "Split Personality", "World Sport Bushwallyta", "Are You Sleeping With My Sister?", "Aromusician Ottoman Nodge", Cross-Wits and "Jack Wants Neddy to Become the Prime Minister" Fry and Laurie make a "Beef Goulash" in place of a cocktail.

The episode was rated from 33 votes.
A Bit of Fry and Laurie - S4E2
#9 - Steffi is an Angel
Season 4 - Episode 2

Sketches include: Hugh's Accident, Psychotherapy Video, Local News at Ten Thirty Three and a Bit, English People Care to be the Most Ignorant in Europe, I'm In Love With Steffi Graf, The Lover's Helper, Fascism Discussion, Max Meets Fiona, and Heart Transplant. The guests order a Long Confident Suck cocktail.

The episode was rated from 38 votes.
A Bit of Fry and Laurie - S3E6
#10 - Devil's Music
Season 3 - Episode 6

Sketches include "Magazine Leaflets", "Nigel Carter Visits", "Novelty Shop", "Delightful Restaurant", "Tahitian Kitchen", "My Favourite Pants", "The Bishop and the Warlord", "Court Case Against The Bishop and the Warlord" and "Flying a Light Airplane without Having Had Any Formal Instruction With". Fry and Laurie offer Berliner Credit Sequence as a cocktail.

The episode was rated from 32 votes.

Last updated: jan 06, 2022



This show holds up quite well. Still hilarious. Soupy Twist!

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