Bertie Wooster struggles to play and sing “Puttin’ on the Ritz”

By Abraham Piper

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Yesterday’s silly “Puttin’ on the Ritz” joke reminded me of a funny clip featuring Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry.

Before everyone knew Laurie as House he was Bertie Wooster, who enjoyed, among other idle pastimes, playing the piano while his valet Jeeves did all the work. In this clip, Jeeves helps Wooster bumble his way through the odd syncopation of Irving Berlin’s classic “Puttin on the Ritz”…

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