Sunday, October 28, 2012

I don't know if any of you guys know "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" - old school comedy TV variety show with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie doing eclectic comedic skits/pieces - but this one parodic Cockney taxi cab driver interview (starts from about 0:22) was the first thing that I thought of when we discussed violence on television a few weeks ago in class. I just kept forgetting to post this link until now, even though the clip I'm talking about is like 30 seconds long, haha. Just for your amusement!

For some background info for those who aren't familiar with British stereotypes, here's a brief explanation from "Although in America, taxi drivers often have a Funny Foreigner stereotype, it's quite different (in a sense, the antithesis) in England. Often ex-police, the drivers of black cabs (or to be technical, Hackney Carriages) are known for falling into the second type of Political Correctness Gone Mad and liking to share with their customers their views on what's wrong with society today (immigrants, the youth, etc.) and their proposed solutions (public hangings and floggings). Not to be confused with black people who drive cabs, toward whom this character might not be congenial."

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