Jeeves & Wooster: Jeeves the Matchmaker VHS
To millions of devoted fans, P.G. Wodehouses "Jeeves and Wooster" stories are a delightful obsession, an irresistible and irreverent romp through the snooty drawing rooms of Edwardian Englands tweedy elite. Now A&E Home Video brings Wodehouses comic masterpieces to life, teaming director Simon Langton (Pride and Prejudice) with an extraordinary cast, including Hugh Laurie (Blackadder, Strapless) as the well-meaning but dim aristocrat Bertie Wooster and Stephen Fry (A Fish Called Wanda) as Jeeves, his hilariously arch and resourceful valet. Uncharacteristically, Bertie is brooding on the subject of marriage and parenthood. He tells Jeeves that he intends to fill the void in his life by marrying dog fancier Bobbie Wickham. Meanwhile, his chum Tuppy Glossop wants to break off his engagement with Berties favorite cousing, and old friend Bingo Little wants to marry a tea-shop waitress. Can Jeeves iron out this romantic mess?
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse's immortal characters are brought to glorious life in this hilarious series, starring Hugh Laurie as the chinless but charming Bertie Wooster and Stephen Fry as his valet and frequent savior, Jeeves. Superb period detail, performers who seem to have been born for these roles, and a hearty helping of Wodehouse wit make these shows essential viewing for anyone in search of a sophisticated chuckle.
In "Jeeves the Matchmaker" romantic entanglements abound and the faithful valet must (once again) exercise his considerable intellect for the greater good. Most distressing is Bertie's sudden and improbable decision to marry Bobby Wickham, an idea that chills Jeeves to the marrow. To make matters worse, Bertie's friend, the delightfully stupid Bingo Little, has fallen head over heels for a waitress, and Jeeves is called upon to think of a way to convince Bingo's uncle that this is a suitable match. Flowerpots, large dogs, and the romantic novels of Rosie M. Banks all figure in this hilarious romp. --Simon Leake
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Rocky is a reclusive poet living off his monthly allowance from his aunt, but auntie wants the boy to write her letters telling of all the wonderful activities that go on after dark in the Big Apple. Desperate to stay out of sight, he begs Jeeves to go on the town for him and write a report which will be forwarded on to his aunt. This backfires (of course) with hilarious results in the usual Wodehouse tradition.
My favorite scene in this episode is when Jeeves joins Bertie for a duet on the piano.
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