Reason 326: He does not give thanks in Thanksgiving. He mourns the loss of the colonies.
Made by @RositaEsteves
Ellen: What do you mean on the phone? Where are your kids?
Hugh Laurie: My kids are… I’m an absent father, they’re back in London, I have 3 children back in London, my wife is back in London.
Hugh Laurie: I see them on a little video screen, is tragic really…
Ellen: How often do you see how often do you go back?
Hugh Laurie: I go back when I can, they come over, they’ve been here on the summer and then I go back when I can, I go back to Thanksgiving although… we don’t give thanks back in England, we mourn the loss of the colonies.
Ellen: aha, no…
Hugh Laurie: We give thanks for the fact that you have a thanksgiving and I have 4 days off…
Ellen: you gotta be grateful for that, but that’s really hard, at some point will they come here, I mean the show is gonna stay on …
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Jay Leno: How’s the family doing now, you have 3 teenagers right?
Hugh Laurie: I have 3 teenagers.
Jay Leno: Wow
Hugh Laurie: Yeah…
Jay Leno: Are they here?
Hugh Laurie: They’re back in England, living rich, full, satisfying lives without me… Amm… My oldest son is 18 and he’s in bands and he’s in plays and sports things…
Jay Leno: Now your wife is there, how often you see each other?
Hugh Laurie: Well we go, we’ve lot of air miles, we do a lot of traveling, they came over for a month in the summer, my wife is coming this week and then I’ll go back for Thanksgiving… which we obviously don’t celebrate in England, is a sad time for us, we mourn the loss of the colonies, but we, of course, we give thanks for the fact that you give thanks and I get 5 days back home.
The ellen show 2005
Tonight show with Jay Leno 2006.11.06 (part 2)