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21 Reasons Why We Should All Be Binge-Watching "A Bit Of Fry And Laurie"

In honor of Hugh Laurie's new role on HBO's Veep, here are all of the reasons why NOW is a better time than ever to enjoy the offbeat humor of one of Netflix's greatest hidden gems:

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1. Because we all know that Hugh Laurie is a gifted actor...

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Dr. House def got his PhD in Sass, with minors in Disdain and Saying All The Things I'm Constantly Thinking

2. ...and that Stephen Fry is just downright brilliant...

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(FYI: He also does a damn good job of narrating the UK version of the Harry Potter audiobooks.)

3. ...but not many Americans have seen these two at their actual best...

4. ...which is, of course, when they're performing ridiculous sketch-based comedy together!

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I mean, admit it: wouldn't life just be so much easier if ... ?

5. Because these two are great friends...

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They met while at school together at Cambridge University, where they were reportedly introduced by Laurie's ex-girlfriend, none other than EMMA FREAKIN THOMPSON, goddess divine.

Also, they call each other "m'colleague," which is almost too adorably British to handle.

6. ...but they also know that sometimes the best friendships are built on sarcasm and disdain.

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Hmmmm...one half might be a tad more abusive towards the other....

7. Because the majority of it is just complete gibberish...

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...but because it's Fry and Laurie, it's well-done, pseudo-intellectual gibberish, of course.

8. Because they promote self-love.

9. Because we're constantly reminded that Hugh Laurie is a musical genius.

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'MURRRRICUH

10. And we even get to see some of Dr. House's backstory!

11. Because even though it premiered more than 20 years ago, the struggles are still so real.

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I mean, who really knows anything about wine, anyways? Boxed, bottled, red, white...whatever.

Cooking anything more complicated than a frozen Trader Joe's Mac 'N' Cheese? Give me a break.
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Cooking anything more complicated than a frozen Trader Joe's Mac 'N' Cheese? Give me a break.

12. And apparently, basic bitches will be basic bitches...

...and cops will be cops.

(and by "be cops," I really mean, "be bumbling, incompetent idiots.")
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(and by "be cops," I really mean, "be bumbling, incompetent idiots.")

13. Speaking of, this bumbling idiot bobby is actually one of the best recurring characters on television ...

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... despite only having like, five minutes of screen time total. It's just ... it's just too good. And I think we could all use a good laugh at a cop's expense right now.

14. Because Fry and Laurie are always grammatically correct.

15. Because they perfectly capture how awkward it is to be taught by a TA.

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Shout out to all my fellow public university students!

16. And they totally understand why Americans hate soccer.

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17. Because their humor is drier than the Sahara.

18. And it may not be for everyone...

19. But every episode contains invaluable nuggets of wisdom.

20. And every episode of seasons three and four ends with a song, a dance, and a strong cocktail.

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Just listen to that mouth trumpet roar!

21. And THAT is a tradition that we can ALL get behind.

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Soupy twist!

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