Day 10 – ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2016


Hello everyone! 🙂

It’s Day 10 of ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2016.

What do Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie have in common?

As well as ‘A Bit of Fry and Laurie’, they also did ‘Jeeves & Wooster’, one of my favourite TV comedy shows based on the works by P.G. Wodehouse! I make an effort to watch this TV series every year at Christmas time. Somehow, for me, it’s the best time to watch this witty series about a man and his loyal valet!

This video contains a scene from one of the episodes of that ‘Jeeves & Wooster’ TV series. It’s actually from the first episode of Series 1 of that show and it is the first part of a funny climax to the episode. The scene sees Hugh Laurie as Bertie Wooster singing ‘Minnie the Moocher’ at the piano.

I would have liked to have included the complete climax to Series 1, Episode 1, since the second half contains Bertie entertaining Sir Roderick and Lady Glossop to dinner and there are cats at the end. But then I would have included the whole episode in this post, and that isn’t a really ideal thing.

But this video is still really funny to watch as it has Bertie singing ‘Minnie the Moocher’ at the piano, before Stephen Fry as Jeeves eventually joins in and repeats the lines of his master in the song. I’m surprised Jeeves didn’t repeat ‘For Minnie had a heart as big as a whale’ after his master had sung it.

Bertie Wooster singing ‘Minnie The Moocher’ is a funny scene to watch from ‘Series 1, Episode One’ of ‘Jeeves & Wooster’. My best mate and I have done our version of the climax of ‘Series 1, Episode One’ and I highly recommend checking the episode out, especially with the cats at the end as it is very funny.

Thanks for watching and reading!

Find out what Day 10 of ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2015 was about!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Day 10 – ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2016

  1. Glynn McKnight

    Great shout Tim, I remember watching this and poirot in the early 90s. Fantastic sets and actors which captured the era perfectly.
    I can’t see a Jeeves and Wooster book now without visualizing Fry and Laurie , an inspired bit of casting.

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  2. Tim Bradley Post author

    Hi Glynn!

    I’m very pleased you enjoyed this blog post and the video about ‘Jeeves & Wooster’! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and happy memories of watching the ‘Jeeves & Wooster’ series with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

    I hope to re-watch this series again and hope to re-read some of the books and listen to the radio series with Richard Briers and Michael Horden.

    Tim. 🙂



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