Before Hugh Laurie was House and before Stephen Fry was Wilde, even before they were Jeeves & Wooster, they wrote and starred in an inimitable sketch comedy series on the BBC, in 26 episodes that aired between 1987 and 1995. Fry and Laurie explored a seemingly inexhaustible list of subjects with delicious turns of phrase and elaborate wordplay. The hilarity included regular acts such as not-so-super spy Tony Mercheson and his boss, Control; yuppies John and Peter; "Vox Pops" (short man-on-the-street interview segments); and a cocktail recipe at the end of every episode to the accompaniment of "Mr. Music." With four brilliant seasons of great satire, comic genius, inventive musical parodies, and hilarious use of language, Fry and Laurie are definitely at the top of the comedy tree.