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Hugh Laurie going off before he became House

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 7th 2009 7:45PM
A rather amusing video popped up on the Internet's neverending series of tubes earlier this week: one of Hugh Laurie's early acting gigs as a rather rude person.

Laurie plays the world's worst customer service clerk in this instructional video opposite Jennifer Saunders, star of Absolutely Fabulous and one-half of the comedy duo French & Saunders, called How to Lose Customers produced by John Cleese's Video Arts company. Laurie not only becomes the rudest clerk since the dark days of Service Merchandise, but Saunders becomes one of the few people to successfully put the overbearing House in his rightful place.

[via Fark]

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Hard to believe that House was Stuart Little's father.

December 14 2009 at 8:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Carol Stout

I actually laughed at this video. It sure is a good example of how NOT to treat a customer. It looks to me like this must have been some sort of training video. He did a good job showing what should never be done to a customer if you want to have their business. Jennifer did exactly what I would do if I were treated this way by a sales person; they would never have my business and more then likely I would also report them to their manager and/or the head of the company

December 14 2009 at 12:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

he's so much funnier when he's British.

December 13 2009 at 11:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It astounds me when I read a comment to a video that is actually REFERRING TO THE VIDEO AND NOT TRYING TO SELL SOMETHING!!!!!

Whoops, sorry about that, lost my temper for a moment.

So, how old would you say Laurie was in this video? Were we supposed to be offended by his behavior, or amused by it?

December 13 2009 at 8:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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