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The Late Movies: Hugh Laurie

My husband is a House fan. He didn't believe me when I told him Hugh Laurie was a British comedian. I had to show him some clips. Laurie had quite a career at the BBC with Stephen Fry and the series A Bit of Fry & Laurie, Blackadder, and Jeeves and Wooster. Then he took America by storm as a dramatic actor with no hint of a foreign accent -at least on the set of House. Here's some of his earlier work.

Your Name, Sir

A classic skit from A Bit of Fry & Laurie.
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Slightly Mad

In this clip from the second season of A Bit of Fry & Laurie, Laurie goes to see a psychiatrist. This could be House if it weren't for the British accent. And the laughter.
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Hey Jude

This is a case of "fun with technology" when the availability of such effects was not as widespread as today.
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All Man, with a Bit of Animal

With Rowan Atkinson on the series Blackadder.
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I Do Apologize

From the series Jeeves and Wooster.
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Blooper Reel

Fry & Laurie step back to 1973 for this retroactive "blooper reel."
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Song for America

Laurie tries out his Yankee accent in this song from the series A Bit of Fry & Laurie.
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Killer Queen

A musical compilation of Hugh Laurie in drag clips.
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Once Again, He's Not American

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Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

Cover art for Laura Kumin's forthcoming cookbook
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Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.

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