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The Monday Hotness: Hugh Laurie | Manolo for the Big Girl

The Monday Hotness: Hugh Laurie

First and foremost, all y’all carpet-bagging House watchers need to step off with your late-to-the-game selves. I don’t even watch the show (well, except if it’s on while I’m in a plane, and then it’s either that or the “That’s One Screwed Wildebeest” channel) but I have loved Hugh Laurie since I was seven.

I loved him even when he looked like this:

Hugh Laurie as the Prince Regent from Blackadder the Third

SURE the world laughed, but underneath that unevenly applied cream blush and rhumba panty neckwear I knew there lay a biscuit of great hotness.

and so there was

Seriously, y’all. I mean.Hugh Laurie aftride yon hoggieHugh Laurie Heart

But my favorite Hotness will now and forever be Hugh Laurie as full-hearted, empty-headed Bertram Wilberforce Wooster in the Fry and Laurie adaptation
of P.G. Wodehouse’s delightful Jeeves and Wooster stories.

I would like a Bit of both Fry AND Laurie

Tinkery Tonk indeed!

19 Responses to “The Monday Hotness: Hugh Laurie”

  1. Genevieve November 3, 2008 at 12:36 pm #

    “First and foremost, all y’all carpet-bagging House watchers need to step off with your late-to-the-game selves. ”

    Oh, Plumcake, thank you for sayin’ that! Man, ever since House started, people I know are gushing over Hugh Laurie, and then say something like, “What else has he been in?”

    For shame. Jeeves and Wooster is my favorite, but he’s absolutely adorable in all four seasons of “A Bit of Fry and Laurie.”

  2. Monica the tiara chick November 3, 2008 at 1:24 pm #

    “Jeeves and Wooster” FTW! One of my favorite comedy moments of all time: their “duet” on “Minnie the Moocher.” “Hee-dee, hee-dee, hee-dee, hee, sir.”

  3. Annalucia November 3, 2008 at 1:37 pm #

    Yes, yes! The Hugh Laurie as Bertram Wooster. (And all praise to the scriptwriter thereof, who followed the original Wodehouse plots quite well.) The Annalucia laughed heartily when she first saw it, back in the day, and more recently when she rented it from Netflix to show to her Second Daughter who is now twenty and only knew the Laurie as Dr. House. The astonishment on Daughter’s face was something to behold.

    But the Annalucia must confess that she does not recognize the first, bewigged picture, and it reminds her of the alarming Tim Roth villian of “Rob Roy.” From what is it taken please?

  4. La BellaDonna November 3, 2008 at 2:00 pm #

    Oh, Pshaw! And, be prepared for a treat, Annalucia! It is from the wonderfulness that is the BlackAdder Series (I believe it is BlackAdder the Third), and Hugh Laurie plays the Prince Regent. Yes, that Prince Regent. The original would have been delighted; he fancied himself quite the ladies’ man. I’d rather have Hugh Laurie than the Prince Regent, any time!

  5. Emily November 3, 2008 at 2:17 pm #

    I started reading this blog last week, and this is the first time I’ve felt really…er…*inspired* to comment.

    I about died when I saw the picture of Hugh Laurie as Prince Regent. “Tally ho, my fine, saucy young trollop!”

    While I can’t boast that I’ve been a fan since I was seven, I was certainly a fan before I ever watched House, THANK you very much! He is definitely one of those men who gets better looking with age, and not only does he have comedy, drama, and musical skills (not to mention a sexy accent), but from the interviews I’ve seen he seems like *gasp* a reasonably stable person!

    Both Jeeves and Wooster and Blackadder make American TV look even worse than it already is.

  6. Plumcake November 3, 2008 at 4:15 pm #

    Welcome Emily! Glad to have you on board. When I first saw your blog title I thought “Oh no! I’ve been busted by the clergy at last!”

    BellaDonna, I’m not sure if I’d go with Hugh or the real Georgie Boy. On one hand the Prince Regent probably had healthy servings of the syph and the herp. On the other, I’ve always maintained if you get a chance to bang the Defender of the Faith you really ought to drop trou and get to it.

  7. JR November 3, 2008 at 4:21 pm #

    I love Blackadder! Also anything from A Bit of Fry and Laurie.

    Oh, Hugh Laurie, how do you continue to be awesome even without your British accent?

  8. Despina November 3, 2008 at 4:37 pm #

    Funny you should post this today … last week, after watching “The Kiss” on House, I found myself thinking “Oh, yeah, I’d tap that.”

    Yes, I’ve loved Laurie ever since Black Adder and Jeeves & Wooster. Had you told me at the time that he’d later win Emmys for a role as an unshaven, misanthropic medical genius–an American one at that–I’d never have believed. Sure sign of a true artist!

  9. Tiff November 3, 2008 at 7:52 pm #

    I agree, I’ve harbored a secret crush on Hugh Laurie since I was 10 and Blackadder and Jeeves & Wooster reruns were airing on my local PBS station. It feels good to admit it.

  10. harveypenguin November 3, 2008 at 8:30 pm #

    I’ll admit that I’m a bit of a johnny-come-lately with regards to Hugh Laurie, but at least discovering House led me to Netflix Jeeves and Wooster and Blackadder. However, now I’m even more obsessed with Stephen Fry (yes, I know he’s gay, but he’s also 30 years older than me, so it never would have worked anyway). I had a (not dirty) dream about him the other night. It was fantastic.

  11. Jane November 3, 2008 at 8:52 pm #

    Plumcake, you have very fine taste in actors. Very very fine.

  12. raincoaster November 3, 2008 at 9:19 pm #

    Plumcake, we are so very different. It broke my heart when I learned Stephen Fry was gay. It didn’t surprise me, but it DID break my heart. First in a long string…sigh…Rick Mercer, WHY don’t you fly my airline?

  13. Meg November 3, 2008 at 9:21 pm #

    Oh lordy, now I just feel old. I LOVED him on BlackAdder! Every time someone comments on how surprised they were to hear his English accent after watching House, I am wierded out just by how GOOD his American accent is. It’s eerie. And yes, the man has aged quite nicely indeed…

  14. *Star November 3, 2008 at 10:04 pm #

    And…I love House…

    Even before I came to the realization that he was cute…

    I loved him….

  15. Z. November 3, 2008 at 10:07 pm #

    “Permission to shout ‘BRAVO!’ at an annoyingly loud volume, sir?”

    Oh man, I’ve loved Hugh Laurie since the first time I saw him in Blackadder – his Prince Regent was great, but his Lieutenant George in the “Blackadder Goes Forth” series had some fantastic moments:

    “Great Scott, sir, you mean… you mean… the moment’s finally arrived for us to give Harry Hun a darned good British-style thrashing, six of the best, trousers down?”

    Oh yeah.

  16. Chaser November 3, 2008 at 11:59 pm #

    This has caused me to spend way too much time on YouTube looking up my favorite skits from Fry and Laurie.

  17. De November 4, 2008 at 9:33 am #

    This past christmas I bought my sweetie both the complete DVDs for A Bit of Fry and Laurie AND Jeeves and Wooster. He was quite excited (he remembers watching J&W when he was younger on PBS and is a Fry/Laurie fan). I have to admit, it was also a bit of a present for me as well. BOTH Hugh and Steven are adorable and I find myself alternately falling for both of them.

    And I have never laughed like I did at all of his appearances in BlackAdder.

    Heck, I even loved him in Stuart Little and 101 Dalmations.

  18. Style Spy November 4, 2008 at 9:48 am #

    WHAT an original odor!!!!

    And that’s all I have to say about that.

  19. gudule November 4, 2008 at 1:38 pm #

    Can I get one for Christmas, please Santa, I’ve been such a nice girl this year! ;)