You may already know this, but before Hugh Laurie rocketed to superstardom in House on American television, he was half of a comedy duo over in England. Silly stuff.

He also plays a decent piano and guitar. Good singer, too.

Here’s a great video from A Bit of Fry & Laurie (lovingly referred to by the British public as ABOFAL), on the subject of the importance of the English language. I know some people don’t appreciate British humor, but I think it’s hilarious:

(Digression #1) This is hysterical. Michael (RtB poster and drummer friend in Florida) found a picture from what I think was our freshman year, judging from my memory of the dress. This would have been, what…1974-75? Check out my pointless shawl (but I did love it so) and Michael’s towhead blond hair (which, through the miracle of the peroxide weave, I now have myself). Thanks for sending that, Michael! Oh yeah, almost forgot — here it is.

(Digression #2) Last night, the Thriller and I had dinner while watching the news. In an interview, the “plus size” model who won on the reality show America’s Next Top Model said that she’s happy being larger. Larger. She wears a size 10.

Size 10 is now “plus size.” I’m going to shoot myself now.

Wait, check that. I’m actually going to meet my pal Bando for breakfast at Panera. Yay – I haven’t seen her in a long time.

Happy Tuesday. And oh yeah, happy anniversary to the Fink and the Thriller. :-)

6 thoughts on “ABOFAL

  1. Sam

    Haha! You know, that might be my favourite skit from that show. They had wonderful catchphrases too:

    “While I mix these, I turn to the debonair doyenne of the dance and I ask as askingly as I might this ask:”

    Happy Anniversary, Fink!

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      How cool you knew about ABOFAL, Samuel. Although I know you’re an Anglophile, so it doesn’t surprise me.

      Fink, doyenne of the dance

  2. kodye

    This video shows every reason why I love British TV much more than American (I thank God on a daily basis for BBC America). Even back in the day it was better! I’m pretty sure I had a past life where I lived in London. I’ve never watched “House”, is it good? Like, Law and Order: SVU, good?

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      House is indeed good, Kody. I think you’d like it. In fact, Dr. House could serve as your role model…


  3. Ross

    Love the freshman year pic. I figured I’d send one along as well. The inset is my first driver’s license, no hair spray. The main pic is my brother’s junior prom. I used the red to highlight where his hair is vis-a-vis the plant. It’s remarkable


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