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To think Stephen Fry is NOT a national treasure

(238 Posts)
SnowWide Tue 04-Sep-12 21:32:51

Just listening to his English Delight on Radio4. Dire.

I've never understood all the adulation around him. He is accomplished, well-spoken, prolific. But so are many other actors and authors.

His TV documentaries, especially are really meh.. Dont get me wrong, they are very well made (the one where he travels America, another one on languages), but what exactly is the Stephen Fry touch? Any other knowledgeable presenter could fill his shoes and no one would know the difference...Only liked him as Melchett. Lost all respect for him when he started wittering away posting on Twitter, to be honest.

kim147 Tue 04-Sep-12 21:35:28

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dawntigga Tue 04-Sep-12 21:36:25

YABU Stephen Fry is bloody lovely, erudite, witty and modest.


AGoldenOrange Tue 04-Sep-12 21:38:06

shock Wash your mouth out!

YABU, he is a national treasure

Lottapianos Tue 04-Sep-12 21:38:27

YANBU at all. He's a tedious smug tosser. Can't understand the hype either

puds11 Tue 04-Sep-12 21:39:09

YABU angryangryangry

I feel sick!

MadgeHarvey Tue 04-Sep-12 21:39:53

YAB unspeakably U! Of course there are other people who could do some of what he does - if you extend that dubious logic perhaps we only need one presenter/entertainer/commentator for everything? Stephen is utterly marvellous and that is the end of the matter.


Ilovedaintynuts Tue 04-Sep-12 21:40:27

I absolutely adore the man. Love love love.

You are clearly deluded. OK?

Itsjustafleshwound Tue 04-Sep-12 21:40:57

He was tolerable until he murdered the 'last chance to see' series done by Douglas Adams.

I won't forgive him...

JumpingThroughMoreHoops Tue 04-Sep-12 21:40:58

Stephen Fry is my ultimate dinner party guest. He has an encycopaedic knowledge; I could just sit and listen to him for hours on any subject, he has one of those voices you immediately attune to and are enraptured.

TunipTheVegemal Tue 04-Sep-12 21:41:00

YANBU. He's sweet but overrated. And I agree, I liked him more as Melchett than anything else.

firawla Tue 04-Sep-12 21:41:03

yanbu!!!! I totally agree with you, Steven Fry is well overrated

Lottapianos Tue 04-Sep-12 21:41:53

Was it Julie Burchill who described him as 'a stupid person's idea of what a clever person would be'?

onedev Tue 04-Sep-12 21:43:32

YANBU - totally agree Op with you & Lotta.

NCForNow Tue 04-Sep-12 21:43:41

Yabu. He is a charming, sensitive and brilliant man.

Sunnywithachanceofshowers Tue 04-Sep-12 21:44:19

YANBU at all.

A pompous, ever so slightly sexist arse.

NotGeoffVader Tue 04-Sep-12 21:44:21

<flounces in>

How very dare you! I luffs Steven Fry. He drives a Taxi, is well-educated, swears beautifully, is knowledgeable, honest, and likes sweets. You leave him alone!

<flounces out>

NCForNow Tue 04-Sep-12 21:44:36

Lotta Well Julie Burchill is cheap. She hits low despite her intelligence.

TheCrackFox Tue 04-Sep-12 21:44:48

YANBU, I really can't stand him.

Alameda Tue 04-Sep-12 21:45:29

he is overrated and irritating but I feel defensive because I have (impulsively) licked the inside of his ear before

also have lots in common with him like where we come from in Norfolk, getting expelled, being sent to Norfolk college of arts and technology, pretending to have a severe mental disorder etc

BiscuitNibbler Tue 04-Sep-12 21:45:29

YANBU. Awfully smug and believes his own hype. The Julie Birchill quote is spot on.

Lottapianos Tue 04-Sep-12 21:45:47

Not a Julie Burchill fan but there is something about that quote that I like smile

Bunsouttheoven Tue 04-Sep-12 21:46:07

Yabu .

WorraLiberty Tue 04-Sep-12 21:47:28

I like him and my kids like him too

Especially on QI

JumpingThroughMoreHoops Tue 04-Sep-12 21:47:40

In 2010, Burchill wrote of her parents: "I don't care much for families. I adored my mum and dad, but to be honest I don't miss them much now they're dead."

Another dysfunctional creature with the inability to form lasting relationships. hmm I wonder, does she post here?

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