A Bit of Fry and Laurie

Season 1 Episode 4

Series 1, Episode 4

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Aired Unknown Feb 03, 1989 on BBC
9.4
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Series 1, Episode 4
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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.

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  • The true heirs of Monty Python at work.

    9.2
    There have been many comedians and sketch shows that were hailed as 'the next Monty Python'. This show probably comes closest to being just that. The Cambridge background of Fry and Laurie (similar to Cleese, Chapman and Idle) might have something to do with it, but the similarity doesn't end there. They have a fascination for authority, language and television clichés. Their humor varies from the very absurd (the non sequiturs in the vox pops) to the juvenile (Bishop and the Warlord). A remarkable similarity with Monty Python in this episode is shown in the sketches that end abruptly, without a real punchline, when an audience member protests. Like Monty Python they even dare to do this several times. And when Chief Inspector Venice shows up, you sort of expect it to be Graham Chapman...moreless

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    • This is the poem from "Prize Poem":

      Inked Ravens Of Despair Claw Holes In The Arse Of The World's Mind

      Scrotal threats unhorse a question of flowers
      I asked for answers and got a headful of heroin in return
      When time fell wanking to the floor, they kicked his teeth
      My body disgusts, damp grease wafts sweat balls from sweat balls and thigh fungus
      Fireball the dead cities of the mind and watch the skin peel and warp
      Unhappy bubbles of anal wind popping and winking in the moral bath

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    • David Bowie: The three songs referenced in "Prize Poem" are "Time" (from the "Aladdin Sane" lp), "Let's Dance" (from Let's Dance) and "Ashes To Ashes" (from Scary Monsters And Super Creeps).

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