A Bit of Fry and Laurie - Season 1

BBC (ended 1995)




Episode Guide

  • Series 1, Episode 6
    Sketches include: "Marjorie's Fall," "Puppy Appeal," "Girlfriend's Breasts," "Violence," "Chicken," "Cocoa," and a Control & Murchison segment, all interspersed with short takes of man-on-the-street Vox Pop.
  • Episode 6
    Episode 6
    Highlights include a puppy who has had a hard life: the conversational pull of the Book of Genesis versus that of girlfriends' breasts; and a retirement home resident who, at 94, decides he wants to suck the marrow (or more specifically, the oral sex) out of life. The pleasant boys from M.I.5 are back to treat each other with love, and the taxation minister is heckled by no other than Tony of Plymouth, avenger of the poor.moreless
  • Series 1, Episode 5
    Sketches include: "Lavatories," "Critics One," "Judge Not," "Critics Four," "The 'Burt'," and "Christening," all interspersed with short takes of man-on-the-street Vox Pop.
  • Episode 5
    Episode 5
    As a service to the public, Fry and Laurie provide two TV critics to deride the show. A lesbian-obsessed lawyer, a miserable English teacher, and a young couple who baptize their infant for business reasons provide plenty of fodder for the critics' self-absorbed rambling. As an added bonus, Laurie walks us through his very favorite sketch, and, with Fry's help, celebrates Swiss week.moreless
  • Series 1, Episode 4
    Sketches include: "Prize Poem," "Madness," "Bank Loan," "Nipples," and a Control & Murchison segment, all interspersed with short takes of man-on-the-street Vox Pop.
  • Episode 4
    Episode 4
    An episode rife with controversy: several of the sketches are canceled after an audience member demands they are his stolen intellectual property. A teen poet helps his headmaster to accept the head's own repressed longing to express himself in metaphor. The polite M.I.5 boys return, and a young entrepreneur is denied a bank loan for his drug operation. Fry names his nipples, and, with Laurie's help, tells us how a floppy hat can save you from being killed by a bus.moreless
  • Series 1, Episode 3
    Sketches include: "Hugh's Brain," "Gordon and Stuart Eat Greek," "Doctor Tobacco," "Open University," and a Control & Murchison segment, all interspersed with short takes of man-on-the-street Vox Pop.
  • Episode 3
    Episode 3
    Fry steals Laurie's brain as a practical joke, but Laurie never notices. A pleasant Greek lunch is spoiled by Laurie's insecurity and lack of self-esteem. A tobacconist posing as a doctor prescribes cigarettes. The commander of the M.I.5 and his assistant are back for a chat, and two unwavering detectives demand to know the whereabouts or an unmarried woman's husband.moreless
  • Series 1, Episode 2
    Sketches include: "Information Desk," "My Name is Derek Nippl-e," "Flexibility of the English Language," America, "The Richard Morley Interview," "Tony Gives Control a Flash," "The Mouth Organist Gets Reprimanded," "Hands Exercise," and "Peter and John."

    Sketches from the first series were published in book form in 1990 by Mandarin Books. The titles of some of the sketches that appeared are as follows: "Information," "Sound Name," "Language Conversation," "Spies One," "Beggar" and "Troubleshooters."moreless
  • Episode 2
    Episode 2
    Highlights include Fry as an information stand attendant who knows too much, a man whose last name is the sound of a cigarette lighter dropping on a desk tries to file a police report. A cad of a talk show host gets his desserts; and we meet the very pleasant and expositional commander of the M.I.5 and his assistant. The episode ends with an aerobic workout for hands, and a very dramatic corporate takeover.moreless
  • Series 1, Episode 1
    Sketches include "Mr. Smear Confronts the Headmaster," "Hugh Laurie's Short Poetry Reading," "Politician Insists, 'Stop Breaking into My Car," "SAS Application/Library Books on Cricketers," "Spoon Bender," "Apology," and a barbershop piece called "B*t*h Mother Come Light My Bottom" by Sir William (now Lord) Rees-Mogg.
  • Episode 1
    Episode 1
    Fry as a put upon headmaster and Laurie as a Puritanical parent who wants to exchange his 'soiled' son kicks off the premiere episode. Useful tips for making poetry convenient is followed by a bookshop in which all the books have been edited for greater British glory. Laurie turns in a great performance as a fraudulent psychic, and the duo round out the episode with description of a censored sketch and its boorish replacement.moreless
  • Pilot
    Sketches include:

    Customs Camera, Holiday Photographs, Problems around the Eye Area, The Privatisation of the Police Force, Critics (“Argue the Toss,” “Up the Arts,” “Oh No, Not Another One”), Deodorant, “How Lovely I Was”, Soup/Suit, Mystery (song), You Can’t Make an Omelette without Breaking Eggs (1st Gordon & Stuart), The word “Gay.”, Toy Car Showroom, Tales of War, Australian Soap Operamoreless