I first found this British comedy just flipping channels. It went something like this:
Husband: flip flip flip
Me: Wait, what was that?
H: Wasn't that Hugh Laurie?
M: Yeah, go back.
H: goes back to PBS
M: And Stephen Fry!
Who wouldn't stay on the channel with that combination?? I LOVE Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie!
The show was Jeeves and Wooster-- a series based on the Jeeves stories by P. G. Wodehouse.
And it was hysterical!!
Now I have the full boxed set, though I haven't watched it all yet. They are soooooo well cast! And such a great combination.
Hugh Laurie plays Bertie Wooster, a young semi-aristocratic Brit whose "old bean" is more for ornamental purposes. As a result, he is highly reliant on the brilliant Jeeves, his valet. (Played of course by Stephen Fry.)
As Bertie and his pals get into trouble, Jeeves is always there to find a way out. Whether the trouble involves relatives reluctant to pay a proper allowance or young woman under the impression that Bertie wants to marry them, Jeeves always has a plan.
P.G. Wodehouse wrote many stories and novels about the pair. If you can find it Enter Jeeves is a good place to start. Or The Inimitable Jeeves is a good starting place too.
I'll be reviewing Enter Jeeves tomorrow!
Oh, and if you like Stephen Fry, I HIGHLY recommend Relative Values.
Julie Andrews, Stephen Fry, Colin Firth.... you really just can't go wrong! It's a hilarious movie!