History Funny / JeevesAndWooster

2nd May '16 3:02:50 PM GothicProphet
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* Aunt Dahlia discovers how difficult it is to talk to [[TheDitz Phyllis]].
--> '''Phyllis:''' ''[about her father taking libel action against a newspaper]'' It's this book Daddy wrote about preparatory schools. He wrote a book about preparatory schools. Did you know he had written a book about preparatory schools?
--> '''Aunt Dahlia:''' Hadn't an inkling. Nobody tells me anything.
--> '''Phyllis:''' Well, he wrote this book about preparatory schools. [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment It was about preparatory schools.]]
--> '''Aunt Dahlia:''' About preparatory schools, was it?
--> '''Phyllis:''' [[OverlyLongGag Yes, about preparatory schools.]]
--> '''Aunt Dahlia:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Thank God we've got that straightened out at last. I had a feeling we should get somewhere if we dug long enough.]]
2nd May '16 1:08:23 PM GothicProphet
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* Bertie is so startled at seeing Aunt Dahlia's new "butler" (otherwise known as Roderick Glossop) that he spills his tea... all over his former headmaster.
--> ...we all know what happens when you start violently while holding a full cup of tea. The contents of mine flew through the air and came to rest on the trousers of Aubrey Upjohn, MA, moistening them to no little extent. Indeed, it would scarcely be distorting the facts to say that he was now not so much wearing trousers as wearing tea.
2nd May '16 12:55:21 PM GothicProphet
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** Followed by TheReveal that Bobbie herself put the announcement in. Why? She's in love with Kipper, one of Bertie's friends, but [[DatingWhatDaddyHates her mother wouldn't approve of him, so she took advantage of the fact that her mother approves of Bertie even less]] to fake an engagement to him, then fake a break-up so she can get together with Kipper. Confused? So is Bertie.

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** Followed by TheReveal that Bobbie herself put the announcement in. Why? She's in love with Kipper, one of Bertie's friends, but [[DatingWhatDaddyHates her mother wouldn't approve of him, so she took advantage of the fact that her mother approves of Bertie even less]] to fake an engagement to him, then fake a break-up so she can get together with Kipper. Confused? So is Bertie.Ridiculously overcomplicated? Yes. Inevitably going to go wrong? Yes. Hilarious? ''Yes''.
2nd May '16 12:54:11 PM GothicProphet
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* Bobbie's mother calls Bertie and is very upset over something she read in The Times. Confused, Bertie looks at the paper to find out what it is, and discovers someone has sent in an announcement of his engagement to Bobbie, who he most definitely is ''not'' engaged to.
** Followed by TheReveal that Bobbie herself put the announcement in. Why? She's in love with Kipper, one of Bertie's friends, but [[DatingWhatDaddyHates her mother wouldn't approve of him, so she took advantage of the fact that her mother approves of Bertie even less]] to fake an engagement to him, then fake a break-up so she can get together with Kipper. Confused? So is Bertie.
30th Apr '16 4:55:14 AM Aquila89
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* Bertie is on the phone with Florence Craye, who talks about how jealous his (hulking, aggressive) fiancé, "Stilton" Cheesewright is, saying: "Why, if he even found out I was telephoning to you now, he would have a fit." At this moment, Stilton enters Bertie's room.
-->It was a moment for quick thinking. One doesn't want fellows having fits all over one's sitting-room. I was extremely dubious, moreover, as to whether, should he ascertain who was at the other end of the wire, he would confine himself to fits.
-->'Certainly Catsmeat,' I said. 'Of course, Catsmeat. I quite understand, Catsmeat. But I'll have to ring off now, Catsmeat, as our mutual friend Cheesewright has just come in. Good-bye, Catsmeat.'
-->I hung up the receiver and turned to Stilton. 'That was Catsmeat,' I said.
23rd Apr '16 3:45:53 PM GothicProphet
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--> "What ho! What ho! What ho!"

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--> "What "[[OverlyLongGag What ho! What ho! What ho!"ho!]]"
23rd Apr '16 9:33:32 AM GothicProphet
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** Claude gives Marion a cigarette case. Then Aunt Agatha comes to call again, and Bertie learns that he stole it from Uncle George.

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** Claude gives Marion a cigarette case. Then Aunt Agatha comes to call visits again, and Bertie learns that he it's Uncle George's cigarette case, and Claude stole it from Uncle George.it.
23rd Apr '16 9:32:57 AM GothicProphet
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** Aunt Agatha then reveals that Uncle George saw what he thought was Eustace's ghost.
--> '''Aunt Agatha:''' You do think those poor, dear boys are safe, Bertie? They have not met with some horrible accident?
--> It made my mouth water to think of it, but I said no, I didn't think they had met with any horrible accident. I thought Eustace ''was'' a horrible accident, and Claude about the same, but I didn't say so.
** Then poor Marion, the object of the twins' affection, comes to call.
--> '''Marion:''' Your cousins not at home, Bertie?
--> '''Bertie:''' No, thank goodness!
--> '''Marion:''' Then I'll tell you where they are. They're in my sitting-room, glaring at each other from opposite corners, waiting for me to come in. Bertie, this has got to stop.
--> '''Bertie:''' You're seeing a good deal of them, are you?
--> '''Marion:''' I can't move a step without tripping over one or both of them. Generally both. They've taken to calling together, and they just settle down grimly and try to sit each other out. It's wearing me to a shadow.
** Claude gives Marion a cigarette case. Then Aunt Agatha comes to call again, and Bertie learns that he stole it from Uncle George.
23rd Apr '16 9:21:39 AM GothicProphet
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** And then, while the twins are staying with Bertie and trying to see which one of them Marion will choose, [[OhCrap Aunt Agatha comes to visit]], and as far as she knows the two of them are in South Africa.
--> '''Aunt Agatha:''' ...What I was thinking was, are [Claude and Eustace] safe?
--> '''Bertie:''' Are they what?
--> It seemed such a rummy adjective to apply to the twins, they being about as innocuous as a couple of sprightly young tarantulas.
23rd Apr '16 9:18:52 AM GothicProphet
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* ''The Delayed Exit of Claude and Eustace''. All of it. Especially when the titular twins have just been expelled from Oxford and Bertie thinks they're on their way to South Africa... and then Claude walks into Bertie's room.
--> I'd been having so many distorted nightmares since I had dropped off to sleep that for half a minute I thought this was simply one more of them, and the worst of the lot. It was only when Claude sat down on my feet that I got on to the fact that this was stern reality.
** Claude reveals that he's fallen in love with a girl called Marion Wardour, so he "gave Eustace the slip at Waterloo" to come back in hopes of seeing her again. Then he starts talking about Eustace, who he thinks is on a boat bound for South Africa.
--> '''Claude:''' Very sound fellow, Eustace. Probably end up by being a magnate of some kind. I shall watch his future progress with considerable interest. And now you must excuse me for a moment, Bertie. I want to go and hunt up Jeeves and get him to mix me one of those pick-me-ups of his. For some reason which I can't explain, I've got a slight headache this morning.
--> And, believe me or believe me not, the door had hardly closed behind him when in blew Eustace with a shining morning face that made me ill to look at.
** Eustace reveals that he's in love with Marion too, and he thinks Claude is en route to South Africa. [[HilarityEnsues Then Claude returns]].
--> ...[Claude] came in in person, looking like a giant refreshed. There's no doubt that Jeeves's pick-me-ups will produce immediate results in anything short of an Egyptian mummy. [...] Claude had revived like a watered flower, but he nearly had a relapse when he saw his bally brother goggling at him over the bed-rail.
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