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Thinking beyond "The Seven"

George Carlin's "Seven Dirty Words" routine debuted in 1972 and led to a landmark obscenity case at the Supreme Court. What many people don't know is that ten years later, he decided to expand the list (written list here). There was even a viewer-contributed list on his website that was 2,443 words long. Sadly, this list has evaporated on the site, but the Wayback Machine provides an alternate (which is helpfully categorized). Finally, Stephen Colbert and Hugh Laurie recently kept the recitation-of-dirty-words tradition alive by reading some verboten language that the four networks are currently lobbying the FCC permission to use. (NSFW, natch)
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI on Nov 2, 2013 - 29 comments

"Oh? Breakfast I think. No need to let standards drop"

This is a greeting, that needs to be resurrected. Please use it today.
posted by timsteil on Sep 23, 2013 - 103 comments

House Music

Hugh Laurie sings Unchain My Heart (SLYT)
posted by vac2003 on Feb 15, 2013 - 25 comments

The Band from TV

On the keyboards: Dr. House and Dr. Archie Morris. On the guitar, Nathan Petrelli and the plumber. Violin, Dr. Chase. On the drums, Matt Parkman. On the vocals, Bob Guiney. It's the Band from TV, and they do it for charity. Videos.
posted by curuinor on Jun 15, 2011 - 14 comments

In which our heroes chat entertainingly.

Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie reunite for a 90 minute TV special to mark the 30th anniversary of their partnership. The programme sees the former double act reminiscing about their friendship, careers and sketches. Parts I II III IV V
posted by lazaruslong on Nov 28, 2010 - 37 comments

The Cellar Tapes

"The Cellar Tapes" (1982) (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 and part 5) is a televised version of the revue show originally performed in 1981 by the Footlights - a group of comic writers-performers at the University of Cambridge. It is performed by Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, Tony Slattery, Paul Shearer and Penny Dwyer.
posted by severiina on May 17, 2010 - 11 comments

British Comedy Murderers' Row

Safe Sex - A sketch performed by Dawn French (previously), Stephen Fry (lots of previously), Hugh Laurie (previously that's not also about Fry), and Rowan Atkinson (previously 1 2).
posted by kmz on Nov 6, 2009 - 16 comments

The Crystal Cube

The Crystal Cube (parts 2, 3, and 4) [mlytp] [more inside]
posted by mrzarquon on Jan 22, 2009 - 10 comments

Soupy twist!

Before moving on to House (Laurie) and being bloody awesome (Fry), even before Jeeves and Wooster, but after Blackadder I think, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry appeared in an amazing sketch show called A Bit of Fry and Laurie. Fry, in particular, has a way of taking any bit of linguistic madness at all and turning it into something that sounds almost respectable.
To start off, these are calculated to make your brain explode: Tricky Linguistics and Part 2, Buying an Engagement Ring, and The Haircut [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Dec 24, 2008 - 46 comments

House and Holmes

Is Dr. Gregory House, a gleefully misanthropic diagnostician of infectious diseases (played by the endlessly brilliant Hugh Laurie), the modern-day counterpart of Sherlock Holmes? There's plenty of connections* to read into, starting most obviously with the play on words: Holmes is a homonym of "homes", which is a plural synonym of "house".
posted by Lush on Aug 20, 2006 - 45 comments

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