Hugh Laurie apparently inspired the making of the Jeeves and Wooster series as he is a Wodehouse anorak!
It really shows in the series which I love to bits.
If you want to splash out you can get the complete series on US Amazon at:http://www.amazon.co...mplete/dp/B00006AVRK
My only slight gripe with the series (and it is very slight) is that the cast changed from series to series. There was a core of players who stuck it out but one or two characters changed actors in each series - and one actor played two different characters in two of the series (which is a bit confusing).
I really love the humour in series 3 with them based in New York - absolutely hilarious take on Anglo-American relations.
The whole of A Bit of Fry and Laurie is also available:http://www.amazon.co...ection/dp/B000P0J0G0
it is really good but probably shows its age a bit more and I'm not sure how the British humour transfers across the pond as it is a bit topical.
The other series the US fans might like to look out is Blackadder. This was primarily a vehicle for Rowan Atkinson but it is a fantastic ensemble series which features Fry and Laurie, along with Tim McInnerny, Tony Robinson, Rik Mayall, occasionally Ade Edmondson. The star for me is Miranda Richardson in series 2 with her fantastically bizarre portrayal of Queen Elizabeth I (Kate Blanchett eat your heart out!). Series 1 also stars the incomparable Peter Cook!http://www.amazon.co...rs-Set/dp/B000EBCEVS
I have to say if I was stranded on a desert island and could only take 2 DVD sets Jeeves and Wooster and Blackadder would enjoyably keep me on the brink of sanity for quite a long time!