Tuesday, 5 January 2010

But you're an absolute idiot, Ginger

There was another very sharp frost this morning. The house has been fairly warm over the Christmas break, but the heating does not seem to be able to quite cope with this fall in temperature.

We have been working our way through the DVD collection of Jeeves and Wooster - the old series starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. It holds up pretty well. My son loves it. The thing that hits one straight away is that it should not have been a surprise that Hugh Laurie went on to be a very successful actor (he's very good). Stephen Fry on the other hand - though practically perfect in every way - seems to think that all there is to playing Jeeves is arching an eyebrow, pursing his lips and saying, 'Indeeeeeed, sir.'

We watched the last one and it was hilarious. Bertie Wooster's old chum Ginger announces that he is to stand as Conservative candidate in the upcoming by-election.

Bertie: 'No!'
Ginger: 'I am!'
Bertie: 'But you're an absolute idiot, Ginger,'
Ginger: 'I know!'

Priceless.

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