Tricking into Sexy Talk

Our resident agent provocateur Clarissa, it turns out, hasn’t heard of Monty Python. Bit ironic, that. And needs immediate addressing. So I very charitably left her links to Monty Python‘s Wikipedia entry, and directed her to their Spanish Inquisition sketch. Didn’t expect that, I bet. Then, remembering she’s from Canada, I left her the link to the Lumberjack Song.

I’m nothing if not sweetness and light.

However, although Monty Python has an enormous following in the Anglophone world, I find the excellent — and often far more satirical — A Bit of Fry and Laurie not as widely watched as I would like it to be. It’s a pity, because decades down their première, some Fry and Laurie sketches are just as chillingly relevant. Indeed, we seem to have burrowed deeper into ignorance, moral dictatorship, and rabid idiocies.

It is Teachers Day in India today, and on the occasion, let me present : The first sketch from the first episode of Fry & Laurie, which deals with the catastrophic dangers of ‘sexy talk’ in the classroom. Feel free to recommend your own favourites!



  1. Brilliant!!! Fry and Laurie were super great together in Wooster & Jeeves but I honestly had no idea they ever appeared in anything else together.

    I’m a very backwards person. 🙂

    OK, I just found this great show on Netflix! You have no idea how my husband – who has a man crush on Laurie – will be grateful to you. I’m so happy right now!

    Thank you, my friend!

    • I will never understand the adoration for The Office — I find it tedious — but a great many of them are rather good, yes. Have you seen David Suchet’s adaptation of Poirot? Absolutely wonderful. And Geraldine McEwan’s Miss Marple. Absolutely wonderful series, both (I hear the actress who succeed Ms. McEwan was quite good too, but I don’t have those episodes).


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