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Hugh Laurie May Have the Answer to America’s Political Conundrum… July 14, 2012

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

 

Hugh Laurie May Have the Answer to America’s Political Conundrum…

Most Americans may know Hugh Laurie as Dr. House, but I’ve never watched ‘House’ as I tend to imagine / fear that I have / will get diseases when I hear them discussed in detail.

 

For years, though, I’ve loved the inimitable Mr. Laurie as Bertie Wooster — in the PBS series, Jeeves and Wooster — a social satire taken from the books by P.G. Wodehouse skewering the British upper classes by showing the brilliant Jeeves, Bertie’s valet (played by Stephen Fry) consistently using the old grey matter in a manner infinitely more brilliant than his wealthy, idle employer.

 

In those Jeeves and Wooster scenes where Bertie plays the piano adeptly, one realizes that Hugh Laurie is playing the instrument rather than faking it and is a musician as well as a great comic actor.  In the following YouTube video, he sings with his real-life band and seems to solve some of those pesky, gut-wrenching dilemmas that cause the Obamas and Romneys of the world to go at each other hammer and tongs.  Take a look…

 

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