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Hmm, how does S. Fry sound as England's new captain and opening batsman?

Stephen Fry understands that non-believers don't get it. So here are some videos explaining the various laws of cricket, produced in collaboration with Lord's, the home of cricket. [more inside]
posted by mysticreferee on Jul 18, 2014 - 29 comments

Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins

In 2010 Mark Kermode reviewed Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, and described it as so similar to Harry Potter it could have been called "Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins." On the other side of the globe, Australian music video director Jeremy Dylan was inspired. [more inside]
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide on Jul 4, 2014 - 2 comments

The time to be HAPPY is NOW

"How can I be happy?" Narrated by Stephen Fry
[more inside]
posted by jammy on Mar 27, 2014 - 46 comments

with your Minimum Requirement of Stephen Fry... and some other stuff

CBS made a deal with producer Greg Garcia ("My Name Is Earl", "Raising Hope", "Yes, Dear") to make two pilots recently. One, "The Millers" with Will Arnett, premiered as a series last week to good ratings and lukewarm reviews. The other remains unsold but CBS (in a semi-unprecedented move) has put the pilot up online. So sit back and waste 22 minutes with a rather "Earl"-esque complex-concept comedy starring Stephen Fry as a loyal butler and Rupert "Ron Weasley" Grint as "SUPER CLYDE".
posted by oneswellfoop on Oct 10, 2013 - 58 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

The scrupulous gadabout genius

David Frost - RIP [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Sep 2, 2013 - 26 comments

There is no "Why?"

Stephen Fry: I tried to kill myself last year
posted by Artw on Jun 5, 2013 - 115 comments

Tonight's show is a little different.

Craig Ferguson seems to have a special liking for conversation with Stephen Fry. Previously. On Wednesday night, Stephen was back on the Late Late Show as the only guest. The naturally wide-ranging discussion includes Arthur Conan Doyle, America, mortality, religion, philosophy, science, homosexuality, Wagner, and more. Enjoy. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on May 25, 2013 - 93 comments

Stephen Fry in America

Stephen Fry in America is a six part BBC television series of one hour shows in which Stephen Fry travels across the United States of America. He travels, mostly in a London cab, through all 50 U.S. states and offers his unique variety of insight as well as his infectious optimism and genuine love for many things American. New World, Deep South, Mississippi [US Edit], Mountains and Plains, True West, and Pacific. [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Nov 2, 2012 - 95 comments

Meryl Streep wins BAFTA Award and loses a slipper (SLYT)

Meryl Streep won the BAFTA Best Actress Award for The Iron Lady. Colin Firth retrieved the slipper she lost on the way up the steps and MC Stephen Fry referred to them as Prince Charming and Cinderella.
posted by Anitanola on Feb 12, 2012 - 49 comments

Pocoyo!

Pocoyó is a charming little animated children's show from Spain. Many episodes are available online in English (narrated by Stephen Fry), in the original Spanish, and in a few other languages. You can make your own Pocoyo-style avatar and read the Pocoyo blog at the show's website. [more inside]
posted by flex on Jan 28, 2012 - 22 comments

QI Series H

The entire QI (Quite Interesting) series 8 (or is that H) is available on YouTube at this user's account. Some episodes are complete in one video, some episodes are in their regular and XL versions, some are chopped up into segments. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find part 1 of s08e01. [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Jan 11, 2012 - 62 comments

Contrarian.

Stephen Fry and Friends on Christopher Hitchens. Parts 2 3 4 [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Jan 5, 2012 - 75 comments

I’m lucky, but…

Metafilter Favorite Stephen Fry announces that he is now the president of mental health charity MIND, in part because of his 2006 documentary: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Sep 23, 2011 - 24 comments

I have permission from my boyfriend and he'd like to help you out

An Open Letter To Stephen Fry
posted by juv3nal on Feb 15, 2011 - 57 comments

I will be completely inebriated with the exuberance of my own verbosity.

A great English icon visited an Aussie one when Stephen Fry came to the Sydney Opera House to discuss travel, language, the three W's (Wilde, Waugh and Wodehouse) and everything in between, in a 90 minute talk-fest. The night involved a cracking 45 minute chat by Fry and then a 45 minute Q&A with First Tuesday Book Club's Jennifer Byrne. Parts 1 2 3 4 5
posted by lazaruslong on Feb 5, 2011 - 21 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 whole world turns upside-down in 10 years, but you turn upside-down with it." -- Spider Robinson, 1977.

The Power of the Internet : Flash Mob Gone Wrong... a story about how the cool things we love about the internet, combined, can go horribly, horribly wrong, by Tom Scott. From Ignite. (via (via)) [more inside]
posted by crunchland on Nov 9, 2010 - 52 comments

"It's only ugly because it's new and you don't like it."

When asked to join in a "let's persuade this supermarket chain to get rid of their 'five items or less' sign" I never join in. [more inside]
posted by heyho on Oct 20, 2010 - 78 comments

QWERTY keyboard, how do you plead? - Gluty!

QWERTY keyboard, how do you plead? Gluty! (Stephen) Fry's English Delight tackles the sociotechnical history of the QWERTY keyboard. [more inside]
posted by carter on Aug 11, 2010 - 42 comments

Think Pink.

The Independant's 2010 Pink List... and why Stephen Fry is giving up his Number 3 spot to Louie Spence. [more inside]
posted by crossoverman on Aug 9, 2010 - 39 comments

What unsuccessful people have in common is they talk about themselves all the time.

Stephen Fry on "What I wish I'd known when I was 18" (30 minute video; transcript) [more inside]
posted by rollick on Jul 3, 2010 - 106 comments

Free Willy

You've stepped out of a time machine, it's 1894 and you're standing in front of a young Adolf Hitler, with instructions to assassinate the child. What you do next may depend a lot on your belief and definition of free will (never mind the unintended consequences) [more inside]
posted by smoke on May 20, 2010 - 205 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

A message from the future

A message from the future. (SLYT)
posted by juv3nal on Nov 18, 2009 - 35 comments

"Given the number of sins we've committed over the course of 20 centuries, reference to them must be rather summary"

Is the Catholic Church a force for good in the world? Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry debate the question with Archbishop John Onaiyekan and Anne Widdencombe. Parts 2, 3, 4, 5
posted by empath on Nov 9, 2009 - 240 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

Kakapo Love

'You are being shagged by a rare parrot'. Stephen Fry and zoologist Mark Carwardine have been revisiting the animals on the edge of extinction which Douglas Adams described in Last Chance to See. Here they make the acquaintance of an amorous kakapo.
posted by homunculus on Oct 1, 2009 - 29 comments

Word is still out on whether or not he could create a corndog too big for him to eat.

Could Jesus Walk on Custard?
posted by grapefruitmoon on Jul 16, 2009 - 44 comments

"Oh, lord love you, Stephen. How I admire your arrogance and rage and misery. How pure and righteous they are and how passionately storm-drenched was your adolescence."

Long before becoming a national treasure and celebrity Twitter addict the 16 year old Stephen Fry sent a letter to his future self, to which he has now responded, in a letter first published in the 25th birthday edition of Gay Times.
posted by Artw on Apr 30, 2009 - 36 comments

Got the shaft

Right this minute, Stephen Fry is stuck in an elevator. Fortunately, he's twitting about it. Pix with comments: here and here.
posted by Silky Slim on Feb 3, 2009 - 51 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

Following Gutenberg and rebuilding his original printing press

The BBC's Stephen Fry follows the trail of Johannes Gutenberg to France and Germany, and attempts to reconstruct a working replica of Gutenburg’s first press. (YouTube version)
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Apr 21, 2008 - 27 comments

This peenk polenta! I love eet!

QI transcripts and annotations.
posted by Wolfdog on Nov 14, 2007 - 31 comments

Dork Talk by Stephen Fry

Welcome to Dork Talk by Stephen Fry. Previously.
posted by cerebus19 on Oct 29, 2007 - 21 comments

Whirling Vortex of Stupidity

The North Pacific Trash Vortex - Researchers have discovered a Texas-sized area of (mostly plastic) rubbish floating in the Pacific Ocean. [more inside]
posted by chuckdarwin on Sep 24, 2007 - 67 comments

Stephen Fry, tech blogger

Stephen Fry just started blogging. His first post? A post on the iPhone, the history of PDAs and the nature of technological innovation and desire, that's roughly the length of a medium-sized novella.
posted by flashboy on Sep 20, 2007 - 127 comments

"Gee, I just love your accent."

BBC News: "Gee, I just love your accent." The American nation may be more wary of crossing borders, but their love affair with the British accent continues unabated. Despite the fact that there are multiple variants therein, and what may be considered a "low-class" accent in the UK is still considered a "high-class" posh accent in the US. Naturally, the Brits will play this up to the hilt - and it may help in getting them jobs, credibility, Oscars and Emmys, by no less an authority than Stephen Fry.
posted by badlydubbedboy on Mar 21, 2007 - 178 comments

“I’m so sorry to disturb you sir, but it appears to be morning. Very inconvenient, I agree. I believe it is the rotation of the earth that is to blame, Sir.”

Always wanted to wake up with Stephen Fry? Now you can, with the - in itself quite interesting - VOCO Clock.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Mar 1, 2007 - 21 comments

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