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Starring superstar and Golden Glober-winning actor Hugh Laurie (House), this perennial bestseller includes all 23 episodes of the classic series.
Fans of Hugh Laurie's prickly, sardonic House character may not realize that Laurie started as a slapstick comedian of the most British type: Veddy, veddy silly. And nowhere has Laurie been sillier, or more divine, than as Bertie Wooster in Jeeves & Wooster, the British TV series based on the famed P.G. Wodehouse characters. Playing off Laurie is the equally splendid Stephen Fry (a longtime Laurie pal and co-star) as the arch and supremely competent valet Jeeves. The two create a winning, hilarious pair of tour guides into the rarified world of early-20th-century upper-crust England. Bertie is kind-hearted and a soft touch, and, well, not exactly street smart. When Bertie's Aunt Agatha ("the nephew-crusher") decides he must be groomed to be a proper prospective husband for a proper well-off young lady, Bertie snaps, "I don't want to be molded, I'm not a jelly!" Auntie: "That's a matter of opinion. Dear." Happily, Jeeves is there to anticipate the worst of Bertie's mishaps (usually involving alcohol) and to find creative ways to bail him out. Fry is deadpan and delightful playing Jeeves, and Laurie is a revelation to any comedy fan who's only experienced him as House. The Wodehouse dialogue is preserved in all its exquisite tossed-away glory. Bertie's short chat with a barkeep doing renovations contains this small gem, from the musing pubman: "Well, they can't abide mooses, the committee can't." It's all about softening that stiff upper lip--and in this, Jeeves & Wooster succeeds brilliantly.--A.T. Hurley
This is a great British Comedy, created on the works of Sir Pelham Wodehouse! In this Comedy series, starred prominent actors such as Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Griffin Garcon
It would be much better with closed captioning. Always difficult to understand the heavy English accentsPublished 1 month ago by B. Gullwing
There are no sub-titles or special features, so keep that in mind as you shop!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is very comical. My husband just laughs and laughs with the antics and exchange of comments.Published 2 months ago by LKirk
One of the best English Comedy series!! You'll wish there were more made!!!!!Published 3 months ago by ringo
What a joy to watch this truly high quality series. I grew up with Jeeves and Wooster (watching many live stage productions) and Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry are stellar in this... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Expressrune
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I just got a copy from Borders with a 40% coupon and gift cards. They do not appear to have either. Not surprised since A&E Video has been ignoring them for a while. What I wanna know was anything removed from the old set for this new one?
Jun 21, 2009 by Eric Pregosin | See all 3 posts
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There is no sex, no graphic violence, no nudity, no obscene language-absolutely fine for kids, although they may not always be able to follow the English "slang" of the era. Great show!
Dec 27, 2009 by Annie | See all 8 posts