History Series / ABitOfFryAndLaurie

10th Apr '17 5:04:52 PM Fireblood
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* AllNaturalSnakeOil: "Nature's own barbiturates and heroin"

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* AllNaturalSnakeOil: "Nature's own barbiturates and heroin"heroin."



* HetIsEw: The sketch "Judge Not" goes from using an accusation of lesbianism against someone to saying that ''all'' attraction toward women is bad.



* LawEnforcementInc: They had a sketch about this in their very first episode: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLfghLQE3F4 Welcome to the Private Police Force]]. It was a humorous take on privatizations then recently conducted by the Thatcher government, as the episode states not only the police but the UK high roads and ''even the royal family'' have been privatized. ''And'' it implies the police force is now owned by Americans.

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* LawEnforcementInc: They had a sketch about this in their very first episode: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLfghLQE3F4 Welcome to the Private Police Force]]. It was a humorous take on privatizations then recently conducted by the Thatcher government, as the episode states not only the police but the UK high roads and ''even the royal family'' have been privatized. ''And'' it implies the police force is now owned by Americans.
21st Mar '17 10:30:30 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ItsAWonderfulPlot: A media mogul (a clear AnonymousRinger for UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch) gets this treatment. It turns out that if he had never lived, the world would be a much better place where everyone would live in peace and harmony without the influence of his violent media. This makes him decide to turn his life around--because the peaceful world is ripe to be exploited by manipulative media. At this point, his guardian angel, realizing that he is a lost cause that who will never improve, pushes him off the bridge. And calls him a twat.

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* ItsAWonderfulPlot: A media mogul (a clear AnonymousRinger for UsefulNotes/RupertMurdoch) gets this treatment. It turns out that if he had never lived, the world would be a much better place where everyone would live in peace and harmony without since he wasn't able to create his media empire which would profiteer heavily on create divisions in society through the influence glorfication of his violent media. violence and spreading bigoted discourses against minorities. This makes him decide to turn his life around--because around -- because the peaceful world is ripe to be exploited by manipulative media. At this point, his guardian angel, realizing that he is a lost cause that who will never improve, pushes him off the bridge. And calls him a twat.
18th Mar '17 2:02:31 PM nombretomado
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* SoapWithinAShow: The [[{{Neighbours}} suspiciously familiar]] Australian [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV3tfauw3vQ&feature=related soap opera]]. While it starts as a standard parody of daytime soaps with bad acting, overwrought plots and confusing relationships between the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, it quickly evolves into something downright surreal.

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* SoapWithinAShow: The [[{{Neighbours}} [[Series/{{Neighbours}} suspiciously familiar]] Australian [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bV3tfauw3vQ&feature=related soap opera]]. While it starts as a standard parody of daytime soaps with bad acting, overwrought plots and confusing relationships between the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, it quickly evolves into something downright surreal.
14th Mar '17 10:40:45 AM morenohijazo
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* FreezeFrameEnding: Parodied in the pilot episode. The final sketch is a send-up of terrible Australian soap operas, and ends with a dumb joke and a freeze frame...except that the camera is still rolling. [[OverlyLongGag The credits roll in their entirety]] while Hugh does a ridiculous expression and Stephen balances on one foot.
18th Dec '16 2:39:44 PM Xtifr
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'''''A Bit of Fry and Laurie''''', commonly known as ABOFAL or "Boffle", is a British television series starring former Cambridge Footlights members Creator/StephenFry and Creator/HughLaurie, broadcast on both Creator/{{BBC}}2 and also [=BBC1=] between 1989 and 1995. It ran for four series, and totalled 26 episodes, including a 35 minute pilot episode in 1987. Both Fry and Laurie have expressed interest in working together again, but this has not yet taken place, due to both men's busy schedules (the former with various projects, the latter with ''Series/{{House}}'').

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'''''A ''A Bit of Fry and Laurie''''', Laurie'', commonly known as ABOFAL or "Boffle", is a British television series starring former Cambridge Footlights members Creator/StephenFry and Creator/HughLaurie, broadcast on both Creator/{{BBC}}2 and also [=BBC1=] between 1989 and 1995. It ran for four series, and totalled 26 episodes, including a 35 minute pilot episode in 1987. Both Fry and Laurie have expressed interest in working together again, but this has not yet taken place, due to both men's busy schedules (the former with various projects, the latter with ''Series/{{House}}'').
21st Nov '16 9:52:43 PM Ebrbfureh
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* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Stuart (Laurie) in the "Gordon and Stuart" sketches, who talks as though he's an expert and puts down his dining partners for "ignorance" when they respond with bemusement--meanwhile, Gordon is demonstrating a mild-mannered but much firmer grasp of the topic, to Stuart's embarassment.

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* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Stuart (Laurie) in the "Gordon and Stuart" sketches, who talks as though he's an expert and puts down his dining partners for "ignorance" when they respond with bemusement--meanwhile, Gordon is demonstrating a mild-mannered but much firmer grasp of the topic, to Stuart's embarassment.embarrassment.
12th Sep '16 9:30:21 AM 06tele
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* GargleBlaster: In seasons 3 and 4, the show would end with a cocktail being picked and chosen. These started at the season with the relatively reasonable, such as the Whiskey Thunder, involving whiskey, angostura bitters, lemon juice, a pint of oh-so-fresh dairy cream, two olives, and a peanut. They would then range up to the increasingly absurd, such as the mug of Horlicks (Think broadly similar to hot chocolate, and notably nonalcoholic) all the way up the the finale, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F_gYLLK-Yo which cannot be described in fewer than two paragraphs]].

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* GargleBlaster: In seasons 3 and 4, the show would end with a cocktail being picked and chosen. These started at the season with the relatively reasonable, such as the Whiskey Thunder, involving whiskey, angostura bitters, lemon juice, a pint of oh-so-fresh dairy cream, two olives, and a peanut. [[note]]This would in fact be pretty disgusting: the whisky would be heavily diluted by all that cream, which in turn would be curdled by the lemon juice, so you'd end up with salty, bitter, mildly alcoholic sour cream.[[/note]] They would then range up to the increasingly absurd, such as the mug of Horlicks (Think broadly similar to (a hot chocolate, and malted milk drink, notably nonalcoholic) all the way up the the finale, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F_gYLLK-Yo which cannot be described in fewer than two paragraphs]].
12th Sep '16 9:14:46 AM 06tele
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* CompensatingForSomething: One character whose genitals have been removed is offered a doberman, a combat jacket, and a rusty white van, for the dual purpose of restoring his manhood and...

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* CompensatingForSomething: One character whose genitals have been removed is offered a doberman, a combat jacket, a subscription to ''Guns and Ammo'' and a rusty white van, for the dual purpose of restoring his manhood and...
4th Sep '16 1:39:30 PM DaibhidC
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** John and Peter, who discuss the fortunes of a small health club corporation as if the fate of the free world depends on it. A parody of UK business soaps of the period like ''Series/HowardsWay''.

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** John and Peter, who discuss the fortunes of a small health club corporation as if the fate of the free world depends on it. A parody of UK business soaps of the period like ''Series/HowardsWay''.''Series/HowardsWay'', which really wanted to be ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' but just didn't have the scale for it.
4th Sep '16 1:39:04 PM DaibhidC
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpzbcuvJOW8 "Berwhale the Avenger"]], which appears to be a small Leatherman knife.

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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpzbcuvJOW8 "Berwhale the Avenger"]], which appears to be a small Leatherman knife.knife.
** John and Peter, who discuss the fortunes of a small health club corporation as if the fate of the free world depends on it. A parody of UK business soaps of the period like ''Series/HowardsWay''.
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