Friday, March 6, 2009

Salacious Scenes Sing Along: Sperm Test

I have a jolly time planned for us today, my darlings. We are going to enjoy a few PG-13 clips together! These all feature my second husband, the lovely and talented Mr. Hugh Laurie.

I'll bet you're wracking your brain, wondering what Hugh has to do with sperm-related songs. After all, the most famous song, Every Sperm is Sacred in Monty Python's Meaning of Life, didn't involve Hugh. You probably haven't seen a little film that came out in 2000, Maybe Baby, with lucky Joely Richardson. Hugh stars as her husband in the comedy. They're a couple who have various misadventures trying to conceive.

He and writer Ben Elton collaborated to write this piece, Sperm Test. It reminds me of his wonderful compositions from A Bit of Fry and Laurie.

Even if you are shy about singing the words, surely you can join him and his dog in howling at the end. Wasn't that good fun? And good God, doesn't he look young?

It would be the height of cruelty for me to leave you wondering how his character's little swimmers perform. So without further ado, The Test Results:

Finally, because you can NEVER have enough HL, here is a thematically consistent clip of him in A Bit of Fry and Laurie. I love this sketch because it features his real-life infant son, Charlie. As a special bonus, it is subtitled in Chinese.

My Amazing Children never fail to giggle when we watch this bit. They love to shout "scumbag" and watch the little baby's lower lip tremble. They are bad children.

Clearly, since he's able to produce such a cute baby, Hugh Laurie the real man has sperm that are just fine.

Not that I have any personal experience with that.

Oh well.


Bee said...

I didn't get to see Hugh sing the Sperm Test song! (Problem with the video). I did, however, get to see him riff on his sluggish sperm . . . and see his baby son cry.)

Hugh Laurie is one of those men whose faces become infinitely more interesting as they age. You KNOW that I am in this fan club.

BTW, I took the Austen heroine quiz and it turned out that I was Elinor Dashwood. Since Emma Thompson famously played Elinor, and since Emma dated Hugh back in the Cambridge days, it is quite possible that Hugh might fancy me . . . were we ever to meet, of course.

The Unknown said...

Hi! Thanks for the love.
You can shrink "packed" to make a button.
Thanks and Thanks for asking! :-)

Fantastic Forrest said...

Bee - it should work, although the volume is very low. If it's still obstinate, you can see it on youtube - just google sperm test hugh laurie.

Nice try on the Austin quiz connection. But don't get your hopes up, dearheart. I think there's a LONG line already ahead of you and me. Not to mention his wife!

The Unknown - You're the best! I'm off to make my button. Mwah!

Barry said...

Wow, the man is talented. It's always fun seeing him on shows like the Tonight show and discovering how different he is from House.

And he can sing. Who'd've thought it?

(Notice I'm staying away from all that sperm talk stuff.)

Fantastic Forrest said...

Barry - yes, indeedy! You should see him dance in The Girl From Rio. Or read his book, The Gun Seller. Truly a Renaissance Man.

And I am impressed that you avoided the you know what - you're obviously much classier than me. :-)

La Belette Rouge said...

I love Hugh Laurie in both Jeeves and Wooster and House. It took me some time to figure out it was the same guy. I was tricked by the accent.

phd in yogurtry said...

Sluggish?!? Couldn't they say relaxed or unhurried?

I love it! Never seen/heard of this show before. Thanks for the glimpse!

Becky said...

The only problem here is that Hugh Laurie is MY second husband, and I'm not sure there will be enough of him for both of us to share.

Thanks for the clips!