Trivia / A Bit of Fry and Laurie

  • Enforced Method Acting: According to Hugh in a later interview, Stephen Fry had never been able to convincingly fake hitting someone. So when the script called for him to hit Hugh - which happened quite often - he would actually hit him. So that wincing and those cries of pain you hear from Hugh in this show are mostly real.
    • A lot of the time it's accidental though. A good example of this is in the racing driver sketch. Near the end you can see Stephen's eyes widen in shock, before he folds his arms and looks away.
  • Fake American: Hugh Laurie plays an American country singer in one sketch, and he and Stephen play American soldiers saying "ass" a lot in another.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: It's Nigel Havers, or Rowan Atkinson, or someone else.