Friday, April 20, 2007

Emma and Stephen


Talking about Emma Thompson and Stephen Fry, here they are in their youth, but with talents fully flowering, in a Cambridge Footlights sketch. This is just awesome. They pretty much make it funny just by caricature of olden days speech. I ripped this for yer pleasuh.

By the way, notice the fine image quality. I've found out that if you overshoot the quality for YouTube in the files you upload, you get very good quality compared to most you see there.

Update: disrelated, a recent interviw with Emma.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

never heard of them.

ttl said...

OMG, two of my favourite actors in a comedy sketch. You really hit it in the soft spot here, ripmeister.

But how on earth can she maintain a straight face when watching Fry's jestering this close? Maybe that's what it means to be a professional actor.

eolake said...

Man, Emma's have to be the most animated eyebrows in the world.

eolake said...

I've only seen a couple of episodes of "Ellen" (who is a lesbian, famously), but one had Emma in it, playing herself. She was convinced to "come out". The final scene had the two of them at a cafe table, and Emma said how relieved she was at finally coming out, risk be damned. And then it turns out she is now a waitress in the cafe. :)

ttl said...

Eolake updated: "disrelated, a recent interview with Emma."

Emma is easy to look at and not difficult to listen to either. But what's that bald guy doing in the frame.

eolake said...

I guess it's his party.

Pious Pascalus said...

ttl said...
"Maybe that's what it means to be a professional actor."


"You said it!" [Luke 23:3]

punkwell said...

who is emma?

ttl said...

punkwell inquired: "who is emma?"

According to Wikipedia, Emma is a comic novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1815, about the perils of misconstrued romance. The main character, Emma Woodhouse, is described in the opening paragraph as "handsome, clever, and rich" but is also rather spoiled. Prior to starting the novel, Austen wrote, "I am going to take a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like."

eolake said...

In this case though, it is Emma Thompson, referred to in the post.