Monday, January 17, 2011

This Week In Non-House Hugh Laurie: Look At The State We're In!


Ah, damn you, Hugh Laurie. You just had to take part in political satire. Now I have to use the word political, which seems to be the quickest way to get yelled at lately. Ah well, I'll just have to stay as spineless and opinion-free as possible...which will probably also get me yelled at for being indifferent.

This week's clip is from a British mini-series from 1995 called Look at the State We're In! It's weird but I can't really find any information on it at my usual entertainment sites, and a Yahoo! search came up snake eyes as well. Fortunately, it doesn't seem all that hard to figure out. It seems that Hugh Laurie and friends just wanted to give the government some shit. In the following clip, Imelda Staunton plays a local official who realizes her position doesn't really have any responsibilities, and when she goes to get some answers as to why this is so, she talks to Hugh Laurie.



I really liked this clip, if for no other reason than the odd comfort that I take in knowing that everyone deals with their own political shenanigans. Sure, we've had a pretty tense year here in the States, but no matter what the country you're in or what era you're talking about, there are people who think that those in charge are doing a crappy job. And it's usually better to make some light of it rather than frothing at the mouth. It helps keep things sane. But it seems I may be getting dangerously close to forming an opinion here, so let's just say Hugh Laurie is a silly, entertaining Englishman and leave it at that.

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