History Funny / YesMinister

11th Jun '17 3:14:59 PM nombretomado
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* ''YesMinister'' had many crowning moments, thanks to both the marvellous word-play and the skilful performances by Creator/NigelHawthorne, Creator/PaulEddington and Creator/DerekFowlds; sadly, many tend to lose something in being written down. Nevertheless some shorter ones are still as good, such as:

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* ''YesMinister'' had There are many crowning moments, of these, thanks to both the marvellous word-play and the skilful performances by Creator/NigelHawthorne, Creator/PaulEddington and Creator/DerekFowlds; sadly, many tend to lose something in being written down. Nevertheless some shorter ones are still as good, such as:
15th May '17 7:36:35 PM nombretomado
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** Also, the entirety of the scene where Bernard and someone else are on the phone. Beautiful lines like this occur: "Yes, we will be wanting simultaneous translators for the meeting with the PM. ... No, not when the PM meets the leaders of the English-speaking nations. ... Yes, the English-speaking nations can be said to include the United States. With a certain generosity of spirit. ... No, you can't have alphabetical seating at the Abbey. You'd have [[UsefulNotes/IranIraqWar Iraq and Iran]] next to each other. Plus [[ArabIsraeliConflict Israel and Jordan]] all sitting in the same pew. We'd be in danger of starting World War III. ... Yes, I know "Ireland" begins with an "I", but no. That doesn't make it any better. [[TheIrishQuestion Ireland never makes]] [[TheTroubles anything any better]]." What's especially funny about this is that seating in the UN General Assembly ''is'' alphabetical, so Iran and Iraq are directly next to each other, and Ireland is directly between Iraq and Israel.

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** Also, the entirety of the scene where Bernard and someone else are on the phone. Beautiful lines like this occur: "Yes, we will be wanting simultaneous translators for the meeting with the PM. ... No, not when the PM meets the leaders of the English-speaking nations. ... Yes, the English-speaking nations can be said to include the United States. With a certain generosity of spirit. ... No, you can't have alphabetical seating at the Abbey. You'd have [[UsefulNotes/IranIraqWar Iraq and Iran]] next to each other. Plus [[ArabIsraeliConflict Israel and Jordan]] all sitting in the same pew. We'd be in danger of starting World War III. ... Yes, I know "Ireland" begins with an "I", but no. That doesn't make it any better. [[TheIrishQuestion Ireland never makes]] [[TheTroubles [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles anything any better]]." What's especially funny about this is that seating in the UN General Assembly ''is'' alphabetical, so Iran and Iraq are directly next to each other, and Ireland is directly between Iraq and Israel.
23rd Feb '17 4:22:51 AM DoctorNemesis
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*** When Humphrey is summoned to Hacker's office after Hacker realises why he's so jumpy about everything, Humphrey initially peeps around the door like a nervous schoolboy summoned to the headmaster's office for a telling off.
23rd Feb '17 12:42:14 AM DoctorNemesis
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* In "The Bed of Nails", the department has been saddled with an unwanted assignment directly from the Prime Minister to develop a unified transport policy, and Hacker and Humphrey are united to try and get rid of it. They hit upon the idea of developing a guaranteed-to-be-unpopular approach that would require intensive restructuring, using a constituency [[BlatantLies chosen entirely at random]] as an example... the constituency happening to be the Prime Minister's. Hacker and Humphrey proceed to gleefully engage in a hypothetical destruction of the Prime Minister's constituency.

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* In "The Bed of Nails", the department has been saddled with an unwanted assignment directly from the Prime Minister to develop a unified transport policy, and Hacker and Humphrey are united to try and get rid of it. They hit upon the idea of developing a guaranteed-to-be-unpopular approach that would require intensive restructuring, restructuring and enormous public cost, using a constituency [[BlatantLies chosen entirely at random]] as an example... the constituency happening to be the Prime Minister's. Hacker and Humphrey proceed to gleefully engage in a hypothetical destruction of the Prime Minister's constituency.



* Three days into Hacker's career as PM, he tells Humprey he wants to get rid of Trident and re-introduce conscription. Inbetween this, the camera keeps cutting back to Humphrey's [[OhCrap utterly aghast expression]].

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* Three days into Hacker's career as PM, he tells Humprey Humphrey he wants to get rid of Trident and re-introduce conscription. Inbetween In between this, the camera keeps cutting back to Humphrey's [[OhCrap utterly aghast expression]].
20th Feb '17 5:45:09 PM nombretomado
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* The [[BritishNewspapers newspapers]] scene:

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* The [[BritishNewspapers [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers newspapers]] scene:
18th Nov '16 4:24:50 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ''YesMinister'' had many crowning moments, thanks to both the marvellous word-play and the skilful performances by Nigel Hawthorne, Paul Eddington and Derek Fowlds; sadly, many tend to lose something in being written down. Nevertheless some shorter ones are still as good, such as:

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* ''YesMinister'' had many crowning moments, thanks to both the marvellous word-play and the skilful performances by Nigel Hawthorne, Paul Eddington Creator/NigelHawthorne, Creator/PaulEddington and Derek Fowlds; Creator/DerekFowlds; sadly, many tend to lose something in being written down. Nevertheless some shorter ones are still as good, such as:
7th Nov '16 12:21:19 AM Scorntex
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* The exchange between Sir Humphrey and Bernard when he realises Hacker's still trying to scrap Trident.
-->'''Sir Humphrey:''' What does he think he's doing?
-->'''Bernard:''' Trying to run the country.
-->'''Sir Humphrey:''' Well, ''stop him'', Bernard!
15th Oct '16 8:58:12 PM nombretomado
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** Suddenly, all those jokes at {{Fark}} make a lot more sense.

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** Suddenly, all those jokes at {{Fark}} Website/{{Fark}} make a lot more sense.
27th Sep '16 2:24:05 PM Scorntex
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* Three days into Hacker's career as PM, he tells Humprey he wants to get rid of Trident and re-introduce conscription. Inbetween this, the camera keeps cutting back to Humphrey's [[OhCrap utterly aghast expression]].
** During the same episode, Hacker learns the PM has to have his own cook if he wants a meal, as Annie goes out to work. Therefore, his only meal that day is ''half'' a Yorkie chocolate bar.
23rd Dec '15 11:15:48 PM bombadil211
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* Pretty much any time Hacker starts doing his UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill impression.

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* Pretty much any time Hacker starts doing his UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill impression.impression or tucks his hand into his jacket like Napoleon.
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