In an effort to give broadcast television and their new relaxed standards the basic cable business, Stephen Colbert invited “Award-winning British person and recovering network star” Sir Hugh Laurie on set to read from a list of Viacom-approved terms he can say on his show and broadcast television cannot. Take that Mark Harmon. You never get to talk about fingers in butts.
Borderline NSFW audio depending on how your work feels about two sophisticated gentlemen reciting multiple variations of jobs and sacks for the world’s enjoyment.
And here’s Hugh Laurie’s actual sit down with Colbert, in which they discuss Hugh’s new blues album (TALENT, people), swapping accents, a British guy stealing from black American culture, and the UK’s greatest gift to the world (nails it).
Seriously though, that this gentle soft-spoken Englishman became House every week will never cease to amaze me.