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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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Mister Rogers Is Now a Funko Pop! and It’s Such a Good Feeling, a Very Good Feeling
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It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood for fans of Mister Rogers, as Funko has announced that, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the kindest soul to ever grace a television screen will be honored with a series of Funko toys, some of them limited-edition versions.

The news broke at the New York Toy Fair, where the pop culture-loving toy company revealed a new Pop Funko! in Fred Rogers’s likeness—he’ll be holding onto the Neighborhood Trolley—plus a Mister Rogers Pop! keychain and a SuperCute Plush.

In addition to the standard Pop! figurine, there will also be a Funko Shop exclusive version, in which everyone’s favorite neighbor will be wearing a special blue sweater. Barnes & Noble will also carry its own special edition, which will see Fred wearing a red cardigan and holding a King Friday puppet instead of the Neighborhood Trolley.

 

Barnes & Noble's special edition Mister Rogers Funko Pop!
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Mister Rogers’s seemingly endless supply of colored cardigans was an integral part of the show, and a sweet tribute to his mom (who knitted all of them). But don’t go running out to snatch up the whole collection just yet; Funko won’t release these sure-to-sell-out items until June 1, but you can pre-order your Pop! on Amazon right now.

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