I heartily recommend that you're watching "Stephen Fry in America", one of the finest television programs about the great country of America that this American has ever seen.
Mr. Fry travels around the country in his London taxi cab, talking to interesting people and learning about life in our country. As one who has spent almost all his time in a very limited area of this country, the things Stephen sees are pretty fascinating to me, as are the people he talks to -- almost all of which are the types of people one wouldn't expect a traveler from another country to want to talk to. Four of the six episodes have aired, and thus far Mr. Fry has visited whiskey factories and corpse farms, been forced to endure riding a horse, seen a deactivated Cold War missile silo, designed his own flavor of ice cream with Ben & Jerry, had a deep-fried southern Thanksgiving and done heaps of traveling and even more monologuing.
Unsurprisingly, this fantastic look at each state of America comes not from American television, but from those nice blokes at the BBC, meaning that if you don't happen to live within broadcast range of the BBC, you'll have to resort to the usual sneakiness involved in watching television from another country. It'll be well worth your time, I promise.
Also, I fully expect Jim Dale to go traipsing around London in his NYC Yellow Cab ANY DAY NOW.
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