Suitable Poetry Sketch – A Bit of Fry and Laurie – BBC Posted on May 30, 2019May 30, 2019 by Hans Swaniawski by Hans Swaniawski Post navigation So You Want to Write? One Author's Perspective100 Women Writers Project | TBR 32 thoughts on “Suitable Poetry Sketch – A Bit of Fry and Laurie – BBC” I forget they were both young at one time, but there again I forget I’m no longer young. Reply Only they, could create that–and get away wiv it Reply So quirky, so versatile, so brief, so concise, so speedy, so brilliant! Reply 0:58 Oh good heavens yes! Good heavens yes?Good heavens yes. 😂😂 Reply They had such an astute ability to ridicule marketing language Reply Poetry bag shop had me in stitches 😂 Reply “Hugh, you chose that poem. For God’s sake, why?” Reply So funny. Reply The T. P. Mitchell?No… a T. P. Mitchell. Reply – The T. P Mitchell?– No. A T. P. Mitchell.my favourite part 🙂 Reply 1:35 hugh breaks character 😂 and 2:09 stephen breaks character too Reply What brings me back to ABFAL is how obviously they are in love with language. Examples abound, but in this skit they actually read poetry, bringing in humour with it and around it. Anyone aiming for the widest audience would say "Hey now, you don't really need to do that. Make this skit just talking about poetry. We don't want to alienate anyone who doesn't follow along." Reply Enormous boons Reply I love seeing fry and Laurie, so young. But their talent is so obvious and their camaraderie is so finely tuned as a cohesive unit, it's no wonder people want to see more of them together even though they are just as brilliant in their many solo endeavors. Reply Hello, I find this video hilarious but there's a few lines that I don't get (being French). Could you help me: what question Fry is asking at 0:23 ? Reply leh Reply just wonderful Reply I love Fry's smiles, he's about to corpse, it's wonderful. Reply Le Reply "[…] before you go away from here." So simple, but it cracks me up every time 😀 Reply Hugh can't help but laugh at Stephen's bits 🙂 Reply I love the way they smile a bit a few times! 🙂 Reply This is one of the most British things I've ever seen in my life. Reply "Well we're always on the lookout for enormous boons" Awesome line, and probably one of the riskier lines they ever did. Perfectly delivered as usual Mr Fry. Reply I love Stephen's hair cause it's like slick combover meets half bowl-cut. Reply "A travelling poetry bag, yes. You can get one of these at most high-street travelling poetry bag shops" Are you implying that there are travelling poetry bag shops that DON'T sell travelling poetry bags? Reply its so funny to see hugh trying not laugh at stephen Reply that's because hugh laurie is British, he's just been an american actor for very long he just speaks in the american accent quite frequently Reply Now, Stephen, you chose that haircut. Reply "And that warning is?" "Be careful." "Well that certainly is THE warning." Reply the things where there are things done, specifically made for that sole purpose Reply i so love how they almost crack up during the skit =) Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.