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19th May '16 9:43:17 PM nombretomado
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Cambridge is known for the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club (more commonly just "The Footlights" or "The Cambridge Footlights"), which puts on a yearly comedy revue and has featured some of Britain's best-loved comic writers and actors, including Peter Cook, half of Creator/MontyPython, Creator/DouglasAdams, Creator/EmmaThompson (actress, ''Remains of the Day''), Clive Anderson (presenter, ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway''), and John Oliver (''Series/TheDailyShow''). The Footlights have also given birth to some of Britain's best comedic pairings/groups, including Creator/StephenFry and Creator/HughLaurie (''A Bit of Fry and Laurie'', but better known these days as the guy from ''Series/{{QI}}'' and the guy from ''Series/{{House}}'', respectively--and, incidentally, introduced to each other by Emma Thompson), half of the Creator/MontyPython troupe, Series/TheGoodies, and [[DavidMitchell Mitchell]] [[ThatMitchellAndWebbLook and Webb]] (''PeepShow'').

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Cambridge is known for the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club (more commonly just "The Footlights" or "The Cambridge Footlights"), which puts on a yearly comedy revue and has featured some of Britain's best-loved comic writers and actors, including Peter Cook, half of Creator/MontyPython, Creator/DouglasAdams, Creator/EmmaThompson (actress, ''Remains of the Day''), Clive Anderson (presenter, ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway''), and John Oliver (''Series/TheDailyShow''). The Footlights have also given birth to some of Britain's best comedic pairings/groups, including Creator/StephenFry and Creator/HughLaurie (''A Bit of Fry and Laurie'', but better known these days as the guy from ''Series/{{QI}}'' and the guy from ''Series/{{House}}'', respectively--and, incidentally, introduced to each other by Emma Thompson), half of the Creator/MontyPython troupe, Series/TheGoodies, and [[DavidMitchell [[Creator/DavidMitchell Mitchell]] [[ThatMitchellAndWebbLook and Webb]] (''PeepShow'').
(''Series/PeepShow'').
25th Apr '16 8:44:51 AM Paireon
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Meanwhile, Oxford has the The Oxford Revue, which has also produced some other well known comics; such as the two of the other two Pythons (Terry Gillam is the only one not to have gone to one of the two universities) and Creator/RowanAtkinson.

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Meanwhile, Oxford has the The Oxford Revue, which has also produced some other well known comics; such as the two of the other two Pythons (Terry Gillam (Creator/TerryGilliam is the only one not to have gone to one of the two universities) and Creator/RowanAtkinson.
25th Apr '16 8:43:58 AM Paireon
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Cambridge is known for the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club (more commonly just "The Footlights" or "The Cambridge Footlights"), which puts on a yearly comedy revue and has featured some of Britain's best-loved comic writers and actors, including Peter Cook, half of Creator/MontyPython, Creator/DouglasAdams, Creator/EmmaThompson (actress, ''Remains of the Day''), Clive Anderson (presenter, ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway''), and John Oliver (''Series/TheDailyShow''). The Footlights have also given birth to some of Britain's best comedic pairings/groups, including Creator/StephenFry and Creator/HughLaurie (''A Bit of Fry and Laurie'', but better known these days as the guy from ''Series/{{QI}}'' and the guy from ''Series/{{House}}'', respectively--and, incidentally, introduced to each other by Emma Thompson), half of the Creator/MontyPython troupe, The Goodies, and [[DavidMitchell Mitchell]] [[ThatMitchellAndWebbLook and Webb]] (''PeepShow'').

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Cambridge is known for the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club (more commonly just "The Footlights" or "The Cambridge Footlights"), which puts on a yearly comedy revue and has featured some of Britain's best-loved comic writers and actors, including Peter Cook, half of Creator/MontyPython, Creator/DouglasAdams, Creator/EmmaThompson (actress, ''Remains of the Day''), Clive Anderson (presenter, ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway''), and John Oliver (''Series/TheDailyShow''). The Footlights have also given birth to some of Britain's best comedic pairings/groups, including Creator/StephenFry and Creator/HughLaurie (''A Bit of Fry and Laurie'', but better known these days as the guy from ''Series/{{QI}}'' and the guy from ''Series/{{House}}'', respectively--and, incidentally, introduced to each other by Emma Thompson), half of the Creator/MontyPython troupe, The Goodies, Series/TheGoodies, and [[DavidMitchell Mitchell]] [[ThatMitchellAndWebbLook and Webb]] (''PeepShow'').
18th Feb '16 4:34:56 PM therandomsciencegirl
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[[caption-width-right:350:Let the Battle of the Commas Begin!!!]]->'''Blackadder:''' I then leapt upon the chance to test you. I asked if he had been to one of the great universities: Oxford, Cambridge or Hull.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Let the Battle of the Commas Begin!!!]]->'''Blackadder:''' Begin!!!]]
->'''Blackadder:'''
I then leapt upon the chance to test you. I asked if he had been to one of the great universities: Oxford, Cambridge or Hull.
18th Feb '16 4:34:22 PM therandomsciencegirl
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[[caption-width-right:350:]]->'''Blackadder:''' I then leapt upon the chance to test you. I asked if he had been to one of the great universities: Oxford, Cambridge or Hull.

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[[caption-width-right:350:]]->'''Blackadder:''' [[caption-width-right:350:Let the Battle of the Commas Begin!!!]]->'''Blackadder:''' I then leapt upon the chance to test you. I asked if he had been to one of the great universities: Oxford, Cambridge or Hull.
18th Feb '16 4:32:12 PM therandomsciencegirl
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->'''Blackadder:''' I then leapt upon the chance to test you. I asked if he had been to one of the great universities: Oxford, Cambridge or Hull.

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->'''Blackadder:''' [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/occb_club_logo_1.png]]
[[caption-width-right:350:]]->'''Blackadder:'''
I then leapt upon the chance to test you. I asked if he had been to one of the great universities: Oxford, Cambridge or Hull.
24th Jan '16 2:28:19 PM Anata
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* In ''Film/AnEducation'', Jenny dreams of going to Oxford, until her relationship with David distracts her from her goal. [[spoiler: She eventually does attend Oxford, and the movie ends with a shot of her riding a bicycle with a boy on the grounds of Oxford University.]]
10th Dec '15 8:51:46 AM HeraldAlberich
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A portmanteau term for the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge (two distinct institutions). They are the UK's equivalent to the IvyLeague[[note]]Well, two universities within the Russell Group, the actual Great British equivalent. They also don't like the term 'Oxbridge', being very loyal to one or the other. And would consider being called "UK's equivalent to the Ivy League" to be an insult.[[/note]] and thus they are popular in UK fiction. They have also inspired fictional universities such as the [[WizardingSchool Unseen University]] for wizards in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels.

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A portmanteau term for the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge (two distinct institutions). They are the UK's equivalent to the IvyLeague[[note]]Well, UsefulNotes/IvyLeague[[note]]Well, two universities within the Russell Group, the actual Great British equivalent. They also don't like the term 'Oxbridge', being very loyal to one or the other. And would consider being called "UK's equivalent to the Ivy League" to be an insult.[[/note]] and thus they are popular in UK fiction. They have also inspired fictional universities such as the [[WizardingSchool Unseen University]] for wizards in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels.
8th Nov '15 1:35:09 PM SilentHunterUK
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A fuller list can be found [[StartedAtOxbridge here]]

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A fuller list can be found [[StartedAtOxbridge here]]
here]].
8th Nov '15 1:34:32 PM SilentHunterUK
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Cambridge is known for the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club (more commonly just "The Footlights" or "The Cambridge Footlights"), which puts on a yearly comedy revue and has featured some of Britain's best-loved comic writers and actors, including Peter Cook, half of Creator/MontyPython, Creator/DouglasAdams, Creator/EmmaThompson (actress, ''Remains of the Day''), Clive Anderson (presenter, ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway''), and John Oliver (''Series/TheDailyShow'').

The Footlights have also given birth to some of Britain's best comedic pairings/groups, including Creator/StephenFry and Creator/HughLaurie (''A Bit of Fry and Laurie'', but better known these days as the guy from ''Series/{{QI}}'' and the guy from ''Series/{{House}}'', respectively--and, incidentally, introduced to each other by Emma Thompson), half of the Creator/MontyPython troupe, The Goodies, and [[DavidMitchell Mitchell]] [[ThatMitchellAndWebbLook and Webb]] (''PeepShow'').

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Cambridge is known for the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club (more commonly just "The Footlights" or "The Cambridge Footlights"), which puts on a yearly comedy revue and has featured some of Britain's best-loved comic writers and actors, including Peter Cook, half of Creator/MontyPython, Creator/DouglasAdams, Creator/EmmaThompson (actress, ''Remains of the Day''), Clive Anderson (presenter, ''WhoseLineIsItAnyway''), and John Oliver (''Series/TheDailyShow'').

(''Series/TheDailyShow''). The Footlights have also given birth to some of Britain's best comedic pairings/groups, including Creator/StephenFry and Creator/HughLaurie (''A Bit of Fry and Laurie'', but better known these days as the guy from ''Series/{{QI}}'' and the guy from ''Series/{{House}}'', respectively--and, incidentally, introduced to each other by Emma Thompson), half of the Creator/MontyPython troupe, The Goodies, and [[DavidMitchell Mitchell]] [[ThatMitchellAndWebbLook and Webb]] (''PeepShow'').
(''PeepShow'').

Meanwhile, Oxford has the The Oxford Revue, which has also produced some other well known comics; such as the two of the other two Pythons (Terry Gillam is the only one not to have gone to one of the two universities) and Creator/RowanAtkinson.

A fuller list can be found [[StartedAtOxbridge here]]
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