History Main / Oxbridge

4th Mar '18 4:11:01 PM Divra
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* The fictional Bailie College at Oxford made occasional appearances on ''Series/YesMinister'', being Sir Humphrey's alma mater, to which he retains connections. One of the oldest Oxford colleges in RealLife is Balliol. Bernard is noted as another Oxford alumnus, having read Classics (his pedantry regarding grammar and Latin are a running joke). Both tease Hacker for having attended the London School of Economics (the LSE is a perfectly respectable university, but since it was inaugurated in the 19th century and actually teaches things with real-world application, it is considered quite the ''parvenu'' by the Oxbridge set)and take any opportunity to pour (exceedingly polite) abuse and disdain upon Cantabrigian civil servants.

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* The fictional Bailie College at Oxford made occasional appearances on ''Series/YesMinister'', being Sir Humphrey's alma mater, to which he retains connections. One of the oldest Oxford colleges in RealLife is Balliol. Bernard is noted as another Oxford alumnus, having read Classics (his pedantry regarding grammar and Latin are a running joke). Both tease Hacker for having attended the London School of Economics (the LSE is a perfectly respectable university, but since it was inaugurated in the 19th century and actually teaches things with real-world application, it is considered quite the ''parvenu'' by the Oxbridge set)and set) and take any opportunity to pour (exceedingly polite) abuse and disdain upon Cantabrigian civil servants.
4th Mar '18 9:00:19 AM kunoichiko
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* In "Literature/CrazyRichAsians" there is a Duchess of Oxbridge in the second book, China Rich Girlfriend. Also Nick attended Oxford while his cousin Eddie attended Cambridge.

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* In "Literature/CrazyRichAsians" Literature/CrazyRichAsians there is a Duchess of Oxbridge in the second book, China Rich Girlfriend. Also Nick attended Oxford while his cousin Eddie attended Cambridge.
4th Mar '18 8:59:03 AM kunoichiko
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* In "Literature/CrazyRichAsians" there is a Duchess of Oxbridge in the second book, China Rich Girlfriend. Also Nick attended Oxford while his cousin Eddie attended Cambridge.
4th Mar '18 8:54:54 AM kunoichiko
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21st Feb '18 9:44:21 AM Divra
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* The fictional Bailie College at Oxford made occasional appearances on ''Series/YesMinister'', being Sir Humphrey's alma mater, to which he retains connections. One of the oldest Oxford colleges in RealLife is Balliol. Bernard is noted as another Oxford alumnus, having read Classics (his pedantry regarding grammar and Latin are a running joke). Both tease Hacker for having attended the London School of Economics and take any opportunity to pour (exceedingly polite) abuse and disdain upon Cantabrigian civil servants.

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* The fictional Bailie College at Oxford made occasional appearances on ''Series/YesMinister'', being Sir Humphrey's alma mater, to which he retains connections. One of the oldest Oxford colleges in RealLife is Balliol. Bernard is noted as another Oxford alumnus, having read Classics (his pedantry regarding grammar and Latin are a running joke). Both tease Hacker for having attended the London School of Economics (the LSE is a perfectly respectable university, but since it was inaugurated in the 19th century and actually teaches things with real-world application, it is considered quite the ''parvenu'' by the Oxbridge set)and take any opportunity to pour (exceedingly polite) abuse and disdain upon Cantabrigian civil servants.
21st Feb '18 9:39:53 AM Divra
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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 [[Theatre/BeyondTheFringe Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller,]] Creator/DouglasAdams, Creator/EmmaThompson (actress, ''Remains of the Day''), Clive Anderson (presenter, ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''), and John Oliver (''Series/TheDailyShow'', ''[[Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver Last Week Tonight]]''). 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 (Creator/GrahamChapman, Creator/JohnCleese, and Creator/EricIdle), Series/TheGoodies, and [[Creator/DavidMitchellActor Mitchell]] [[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook and Webb]] (''Series/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 [[Theatre/BeyondTheFringe Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller,]] Creator/DouglasAdams, Creator/EmmaThompson (actress, ''Remains of the Day''), Clive Anderson (presenter, ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''), and John Oliver (''Series/TheDailyShow'', ''[[Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver Last Week Tonight]]''). 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), Creator/EmmaThompson), half of the Creator/MontyPython troupe (Creator/GrahamChapman, Creator/JohnCleese, and Creator/EricIdle), Series/TheGoodies, and [[Creator/DavidMitchellActor Mitchell]] [[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook and Webb]] (''Series/PeepShow'').



* In one episode of ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' ("Bambi"), Neil, Rick, Mike and Vyvian goes on the Quiz Show ''University Challenge'' against Lord Snot, Lord Monty, Miss Money-Sterling and Kendall Mintcake from "Footlights College, Oxbridge" (Played by old Footlighters Creator/StephenFry, Creator/HughLaurie and Creator/EmmaThompson, no less). As an extra layer of comedy, both Griff Rhys-Jones, who played "Bambi" in the shoe, and whose favoritism towards "Footlights College" drives much of the plot, and Bamber "Bambi" Gascoigne, who was the original host of ''Series/UniversityChallenge'', were also former Footlighters.

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* In one episode of ''Series/TheYoungOnes'' ("Bambi"), Neil, Rick, Mike and Vyvian goes Vyvyan go on the Quiz Show ''University Challenge'' against Lord Snot, Lord Monty, Miss Money-Sterling and Kendall Mintcake from "Footlights College, Oxbridge" (Played by old Footlighters Creator/StephenFry, Creator/HughLaurie and Creator/EmmaThompson, no less). As an extra layer of comedy, both Griff Rhys-Jones, who played the ''Series/UniversityChallenge''-host "Bambi" in the shoe, show, and whose favoritism towards "Footlights College" drives much of the plot, and Bamber "Bambi" Gascoigne, who was the original host of ''Series/UniversityChallenge'', were also former Footlighters.
3rd Feb '18 11:43:21 PM mlsmithca
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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, ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''), and John Oliver (''Series/TheDailyShow'', ''[[Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver Last Week Tonight]]''). 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 (Creator/GrahamChapman, Creator/JohnCleese, and Creator/EricIdle), Series/TheGoodies, and [[Creator/DavidMitchellActor Mitchell]] [[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook and Webb]] (''Series/PeepShow'').

Meanwhile, Oxford has the The Oxford Revue, which has also produced some other well known comics; such as two of the other three Pythons (Creator/TerryJones and Creator/MichaelPalin; Creator/TerryGilliam graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles) and Creator/RowanAtkinson.

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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 [[Theatre/BeyondTheFringe Peter Cook, half of Creator/MontyPython, Jonathan Miller,]] Creator/DouglasAdams, Creator/EmmaThompson (actress, ''Remains of the Day''), Clive Anderson (presenter, ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''), and John Oliver (''Series/TheDailyShow'', ''[[Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver Last Week Tonight]]''). 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 (Creator/GrahamChapman, Creator/JohnCleese, and Creator/EricIdle), Series/TheGoodies, and [[Creator/DavidMitchellActor Mitchell]] [[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook and Webb]] (''Series/PeepShow'').

Meanwhile, Oxford has the The Oxford Revue, which has also produced some other well known comics; such as two of the other three Pythons (Creator/TerryJones and Creator/MichaelPalin; Creator/TerryGilliam graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles) Angeles), [[Theatre/BeyondTheFringe Dudley Moore, Alan Bennett,]] and Creator/RowanAtkinson.
3rd Feb '18 10:59:32 PM mlsmithca
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Meanwhile, Oxford has the The Oxford Revue, which has also produced some other well known comics; such as two of the other three Pythons (Creator/TerryJones and CreatorMichaelPalin; Creator/TerryGilliam graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles) 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 two of the other three Pythons (Creator/TerryJones and CreatorMichaelPalin; Creator/MichaelPalin; Creator/TerryGilliam graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles) and Creator/RowanAtkinson.
3rd Feb '18 10:59:19 PM mlsmithca
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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, ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''), and John Oliver (''Series/TheDailyShow'', ''[[Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver Last Week Tonight]]''). 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 [[Creator/DavidMitchellActor Mitchell]] [[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook and Webb]] (''Series/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 (Creator/TerryGilliam is the only one not to have gone to one of the two universities) and Creator/RowanAtkinson.

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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, ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''), and John Oliver (''Series/TheDailyShow'', ''[[Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver Last Week Tonight]]''). 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, troupe (Creator/GrahamChapman, Creator/JohnCleese, and Creator/EricIdle), Series/TheGoodies, and [[Creator/DavidMitchellActor Mitchell]] [[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook and Webb]] (''Series/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 three Pythons (Creator/TerryGilliam is the only one not to have gone to one of the two universities) (Creator/TerryJones and CreatorMichaelPalin; Creator/TerryGilliam graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles) and Creator/RowanAtkinson.
17th Jan '18 7:46:22 AM StFan
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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, ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''), and John Oliver (''Series/TheDailyShow'', ''[[Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver Last Week Tonight]]''). 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 [[Creator/DavidMitchell Mitchell]] [[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook and Webb]] (''Series/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, ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''), and John Oliver (''Series/TheDailyShow'', ''[[Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver Last Week Tonight]]''). 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 [[Creator/DavidMitchell [[Creator/DavidMitchellActor Mitchell]] [[Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook and Webb]] (''Series/PeepShow'').
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