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Jon Howard : Fry couldn't have picked a more American venue.

ninjastah : From a London POV I fully understood his perspective... I always say that America is tacky and cheesy as fuh... But nobody does it like The United States of America maan! So damn Epic! An actual Eagle and fighter Jets... Come on brahh who can top that shit!!!!??

Alex McCoy : He cried during 'God Bless America' 2:47...Mission Accomplished.

Jon Stark : he can't handle the freedom

likeriver : My favorite part is when he's covering his ears and the two camera men in the background are hi fiving and jumping up and down because of the jets.

bulldogsbob : And soccer fans claim we Americans aren't as passionate about sports as they are.

Trippi Bethea : This is an absolutely fascinating ousiders view of college football

Shandra Mutchie : The South does football games better than the rest of the country. It's not as extravagant in too many other places.

malteseheart : Stephen wasn't being derogatory, he was being adorable and honest, based on his experiences. He obviously didn't understand the magnitude of the Iron Bowl. Just imagine if he'd been at the 2013 Iron Bowl.

JohnnyWishbone85 : It's the South.  Football is SERIOUS business in the South.

fkylw : I have a slight criticism. It's not just an average game. It's the iron bowl. Alabama and auburn aren't medium sized for how he phrased it. They're the two largest colleges in Alabama. Also it's arguably the most important game for the two teams that year and they have, again arguably, one of the biggest rivalries in the history of college football. There's just a little bit if editorialization on fry's part about the description. For what end I don't know.

Brass 'n Barrels Firearms Channel : inside every Limey, is an American...trying to come out. His inner American is coming out his eyes to taste the freedom

mike miller : I think what Stephen is trying to convey is the kinetic spirit of America and a contrast to England in terms of tradition. He has a GLOBAL audience. He was not knocking America in any form and LOVES this country. In the series he's highlighted what he loves about the US. He has studied America more than most Americans. Everyone should unpucker their buttholes and listen to an "outside" opinion. (he's a resident alien). I hope he becomes a citizen and dies here (at a very old age) so that he can be a citizen of the culture he finds so much pride in. He's a great American.

RenaissanceNerd117 : I didn't even go to Bama or Auburn, I'm from California and went to school in New York. But god damn do I love watching the Iron Bowl. Easily the best of what college football can be. Easily.

Rusty : The world's greatest military just buzzed his tower.

Clinton Pittman : This is the 2007 Iron Bowl, when Auburn beat Alabama 17-10. This was part of a show called Stephen Fry Visits America. Fry is a famous British actor and comedian. His former comedy partner was Hugh Laurie (Dr. House on tv), and he is a friend of JK Rowling and is the reader for the British versions of the Harry Potter books. Fry's father almost took at job at Princeton after WWII, but chose to stay in England. I think Fry was just trying to see what his life might have been like if his father had taken the job.

Sammy Buckle : I live in Canada so this is pretty normal to see, but I never thought about how fucked up this must appear to Europeans

Sweetbutterflykripperino : That's the south. A country within our country

A Leaf : poor limey can barely comprehend the glory of murrica

porkinwitz : Stephen Fry missed half the fun of going to a football game. Tailgating. Beer, food, and more beer.

Noah Kaczor : College football is the greatest sport in the world. Where else will you find 100,000+ fans in multiple stadiums every week? Not in the NFL, not in "soccer" or rugby or cricket.

The Madhouse : That was both terrifying and exhilarating. There is nothing like this in the UK, and I'm not sure if that's good or bad.


Amor Y Paz : I love when he teared up while the whole astadium sang in unison "God bless America". He could really feel the love, patriotism and energy. It really is a moving experience to be in an arena and all singing in harmony. Makes the hair stand up on the back of your next and gives you goose bumps. super surreal.

Olof Persson : How refreshing. Anyone how has spent more than 2 minutes on the internet these few past years knows what I mean.

Robert Manning : hahah the look on his face as the jets flew by is wonderful

SpikyDane : Alabama is a cool state

Pander8874 : calling america over-populated does not seem correct

Agent Bill Wilson : god europeans are such babies "wah too many peoples!" "wah too loud!" "wah football is too violent for my virgin eyes!" "wah wah wah!!!"

oneoneonefour : I read his book about his time in America. He was more impressed with the timing of the jets than the jets themselves. He didn't know anything about getting jets, but he knew about timing from his TV work, and getting the jets at the right time in one take blew his mind.

josh m : Too bad he didn't go their for 2013 he would have seen something he'd never forget

TLW918 : Now that I think about it the fighter jets dont make much sense, but damn are they cool.

0Imtheslime0 : The South is my second home from home..

Eric Dude : This is a little out of proportion. He's at the iron bowl, arguably the largest rivalry in college football. College football is more important than the NFL in that part of the country. Over the top? Absolutely. But that's college football in the South for you (the SEC is nuts, and so fun to watch). Also, these players are technically amateurs, but at big football schools like these two, these players are going to professionals before too long. He's making it sound as if these are two rural, run of the mill football teams of no great importance. Good video, but not true. 

Joseph B : a big reason why college facilities are so big is because the professional league is not very entertaining compared to college.

jerseydevs2000 : As someone who loves college football and follows a Premier League team in England, I've always felt that college football, more than the NFL or MLS or any other pro league, is the closest thing we have to European footy leagues. College football teams represent your town, state, region and sometimes even your religion. And the best teams have die hard fans who aren't even alumni of the school, or even taken a single class on the campus.

Johnny Garcia : I loved Stephen Fry's reaction to the jets flying over the stadium. 

Orlando B. : Basically like a soccer match in England except our black players don't get tossed bananas. They are rewarded with cars, women, and money. Kidding.

plebian : That ending was PERFECT.

aaron davies : His description of America is absolutely beautiful. We are absurd, but i couldn't be more proud. I'm glad Mr. Fry got to experience it.

Fly OnaWall : I've always wondered what went through his mind when he saw that flyby.

LizaVP : He gets it!

Javale McGee : >mfw europoor cannot into extravagance and larger than life

Wagoneer : This video would make outsiders think that this was one big band practice.

Josh Thompson : Freedom isnt subtle.

Crass Envy : i can't believe this is life for these people. in their napoleonic costumes and such...

phillipsqazxsw : Did not expect it to be that big of a thing. Looked pretty much the same as the Superbowl.

John Bolton : I wish UK football was on your all's level.. GO CATS!

Tom Wolfe : There is nothing in This world like the iron bowl. God I hate Auburn.

Mike Patton : Just catching this great series on Netflix.....8 years late....but an incredible doc nonetheless. And I got a little weepy too after God Bless America. What a great perspective Mr. Fry. This segment reminded me what a spectacle NCAA football really is.......and Roll Tide.