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Happy birthday, PG Wodehouse!
« on: October 15, 2009, 05:55:59 AM »
Happy birthday to a jolly clever writer! I hope the bally fact that you're dead isn't too dashed unpleasant!


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Re: Happy birthday, PG Wodehouse!
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2009, 07:29:52 AM »
He is one of my favorite writers of all time.  I have been reading his works since I was 11 or 12 and still haven't read everything he wrote.  Right now i am working my way through Jeeves in the Morning.  Happy Birthday indeed.


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Re: Happy birthday, PG Wodehouse!
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2009, 07:59:46 AM »
Oooh, I'm a bit late on this one, but happy sorry-you-happen-not-to-be-alive birthday!

I love Wodehouse's works, too. It's a shame so many people don't know who Jeeves is...


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Re: Happy birthday, PG Wodehouse!
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2009, 08:13:02 AM »
Wodehouse is amazing. I really need to pick up a set of his writings someday.

I've read that the British didn't particularly care for the Jeeves and Wooster portrayal on the TV show, though. I'm curious as to what you folks thought of it, since you seem to be fans of the characters.


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Re: Happy birthday, PG Wodehouse!
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2009, 09:43:27 AM »
Caracter wise the tv show was pretty much dead on.  The only thing i can think of to complain about was that in order to fill up an hour they sometimes had to use two or three shorts stories as one episode and they gave Bertie fewer aunts but other then that I can't think of a thing to complain about.


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Re: Happy birthday, PG Wodehouse!
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2009, 10:53:28 AM »
Oh dear, I'm late to the party! Jolly poor show. Well, I hope it was a very happy b.!
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Re: Happy birthday, PG Wodehouse!
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2009, 10:55:00 PM »
Happy Birthday! ;D



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Re: Happy birthday, PG Wodehouse!
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2009, 04:36:19 AM »
I've read that the British didn't particularly care for the Jeeves and Wooster portrayal on the TV show, though.
I assume you're talking about the more recent one with Fry and Laurie.

Never heard that, everyone I know who watched it loved the show.


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Re: Happy birthday, PG Wodehouse!
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2009, 07:49:03 AM »
I've read that the British didn't particularly care for the Jeeves and Wooster portrayal on the TV show, though.
I assume you're talking about the more recent one with Fry and Laurie.

Never heard that, everyone I know who watched it loved the show.

Well, it's entirely possible that it's one of those "Internet facts" I've heard so much about...

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Re: Happy birthday, PG Wodehouse!
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2009, 09:47:23 PM »
It seems I'm late as well.  Dashed rude of me, I know.  But what can one do?  Of course, many happy r. of the d., old chap.  We'll all be tossing one back for you at the Drones.

I've only recently gotten into the works of Mr. Wodehouse.  I'd been meaning to for awhile, as many of my favorite humor writers have cited him as an influence, including Douglas Adams, Kevin Murphy, and Mike Nelson.  But I just never got around to it.  I'd seen episodes of the Fry and Laurie adaptation of Jeeves and Wooster, and quite enjoyed them.  And again, only recently have I seen the whole series.

I think most people's issue with the series is the near constant recasting between seasons.  And I think even within seasons for one or two roles.  In fact, I think the only actors to appear in all four seasons are Fry and Laurie and the actor who played Sir Watkyn Basset, and the guy who played Tuppy Glossop.  Though there was only one actor who played Roderick Spode, the character didn't appear until season 2.
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Re: Happy birthday, PG Wodehouse!
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2009, 08:44:58 PM »
Yay! Good old PG!!!! He started the MPAA right?


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Re: Happy birthday, PG Wodehouse!
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2009, 09:59:04 AM »
That pun deserves a slap.

*slap*


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Re: Happy birthday, PG Wodehouse!
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2009, 02:23:34 PM »
That pun deserves a slap.
*slap*
I guess I deserved that. Last time it happened I was on Ashton Kutcher's show "PUN-ked"


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Re: Happy birthday, PG Wodehouse!
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2009, 02:32:23 PM »
*slap* Slap*