All entries for Wednesday 21 September 2005
September 21, 2005
Two of my favourite shows on TV right now are Scrubs and House so I was amused to see that Zach Braff and Hugh Laurie co-presented at the Emmy awards last weekend. And the gag was a good one too, since one of the surprises of House is that Laurie's American accent is apparently good enough to fool most US natives most of the time:-
Laurie: Thank you ladies and gentleman. Young Master Braff and I are very honoured to be presenting an award in, er, er…
He hesitates as he becomes aware that Braff is looking at him quizzically.
Braff: Oh, nothing, I just didn't realise we were doing British accents.
Laurie: Well, er, we're not. I'm British; it's the way I talk.
Braff: (knowingly) Sure it is, Hugh.
He pauses, then in a dreadful, Dick-Van-Dyke-in-Mary-Poppins British accent continues:-
Braff: The nominees for best supporting actress are…
Huge laugh from the crowd.
Braff, soto voce: ... try and upstage me.