A Bit of Fry & Laurie is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring former Cambridge Footlights members Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, broadcast on both BBC1 and BBC2 between 1989 and 1995. It ran for four series and totalled 26 episodes, including a 35 minute pilot episode in 1987. As in The Two Ronnies, elaborate wordplay and innuendo were staples of its material. It frequently broke the fourth wall; characters would revert into their real-life actors mid-sketch, or the camera would often pan off set into the studio. In addition, the show was punctuated with non-sequitur vox pops in a similar style to those of Monty Python's Flying Circus, often making irrelevant statements, heavily based on wordplay. Laurie was also seen playing piano and a wide variety of other instruments and singing comical numbers.
Sketches include ""Gray and Hopeless,"" ""Guest Movements,"" ""Theme Vox Pops,"" ""Blame the System,"" ""The Comedy Charter,"" ""Writing Poetry,"" Smell: The Forgotten Sense?, ""Gordon's Unintelligible Song,"" ""Wrist Changer Commercial,"" and It's A Soaraway Life. The guests order a Golden Meteorite cocktail.
Sketches include ""Hugh's Accident,"" ""Psychotherapy Video,"" Local News at Ten Thirty Three and a Bit, English People Care to be the Most Ignorant in Europe, I'm In Love With Steffi Graf, ""The Lover's Helper,"" ""Fascism Discussion,"" ""Max Meets Fiona,"" and ""Heart Transplant."" The guests order a Long Confident Suck cocktail.
Includes: * Vox Pops * Guests Introduction * Barman * Interruptus * Little Girl (song) * Making Tea * For Some Reason Angry * Don't Be Dirty * Cocktail Ending: South Seas Vulvic Wart
Includes: * Good Evening * Guests Introduction * Soccer School * Dalliard: Models * Hugh Interviewing Guests * Be Nice (song) * Head Gardener * Gelliant Gutfright("Flowers For Wendy") * Cocktail Ending: A Quick One With You, Stephen
Sketches include ""The Louella Della Tweed Interview,"" ""The Post-Race Interview,"" ""Hearing on Councilman Wade,"" ""It's Red, It's Shiny and It Doesn't Exist,"" ""Telephone Quiz Line,"" ""Dachshund Owner's Baby Talk,"" ""Wasp Exterminators."" Moore and Law order a swinging ball sack cocktail.
Includes: * Stolen Money * Young Tory of the Year * Variety * Gossiping Heads * Death Threat * What I Mind (Misunderstood) (Song) * Honda * The Duke of Northampton * Cocktail Ending: Silver Prostate
Includes: * Guests Introduction * Religianto * Consent * Sophisticated Song (song) * Fast Monologue * Telephone Alert * Truancy * Cocktail Ending: A Modern Britain