History Funny / YesMinister

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.
22nd Oct '15 7:57:14 PM mlsmithca
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* Pretty much the entirety of ''A Diplomatic Incident'', but Hacker's series of facial expressions when he is told of his predecessor's death are a particular highlight.
** 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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* Pretty much the entirety of ''A "A Diplomatic Incident'', but Incident":
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Hacker's series of facial expressions when he is told of his predecessor's death are a particular highlight.
highlight. He is initially delighted that the former Prime Minister is taking scandalous details to his grave with him, but then remembers that he's supposed to be sad that a beloved public figure has died, and quickly contorts his ecstatic smile into something resembling an expression of grief.
** 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]]."
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" 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.



* From 'the Middle Class Ripoff', where Bernard demonstrates he may be naive, but he is not ''that'' naive, and then perfectly anticipates Hacker's response to a given problem and plans ahead (not included below).

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* From 'the "The Middle Class Ripoff', Ripoff", where Bernard demonstrates he may be naive, but he is not ''that'' naive, and then perfectly anticipates Hacker's response to a given problem and plans ahead (not included below).



-->'''Luke (suspiciously):''' Where?

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-->'''Luke (suspiciously):''' -->'''Luke:''' ''(suspiciously)'' Where?



-->'''Luke (anguished):''' My career will be ruined! They know I'm on the Arabs' side!

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-->'''Luke (anguished):''' -->'''Luke:''' ''(anguished)'' My career will be ruined! They know I'm on the Arabs' side!



-->'''Hacker''': "The point is, this situation is now a real hot potato. If I don't do something it could become a banana skin."
-->'''Bernard''': "Excuse me, Prime Minister, a hot potato can't become a banana skin. If you don't do anything a hot potato will merely becomes a cold potato."

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-->'''Hacker''': "The The point is, this situation is now a real hot potato. If I don't do something it could become a banana skin."
-->'''Bernard''': "Excuse
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'''Bernard''': Excuse
me, Prime Minister, a hot potato can't become a banana skin. If you don't do anything a hot potato will merely becomes become a cold potato."



* In ''Big Brother'', Hacker finds out that Sir Humphrey's been fooling him, and his wife (Annie) urges him to ring Sir Humphrey. Hacker protests that it's two in the morning, and Annie says that it'll establish his authority. After Hacker's conversation with an audibly dishevelled Sir Humphrey comes this:

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* In ''Big Brother'', "Big Brother", Hacker finds out that Sir Humphrey's been fooling him, and his wife (Annie) urges him to ring Sir Humphrey. Hacker protests that it's two in the morning, and Annie says that it'll establish his authority. After Hacker's conversation with an audibly dishevelled Sir Humphrey comes this:



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7th Jun '15 8:06:42 PM Patachou
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* In TheRemake, there's a scene parodying the current trend of politicians to "look casual" by not wearing a full suit. Hacker takes off his tie, Bernard removes his jacket, and the [[StuffyBrit determinedly uncasual]] Sir Humphrey rolls his eyes, and pushes his handkerchief all the way into his breast pocket.
* Pretty much any time Hacker starts doing his Churchill impression.

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* In TheRemake, there's a scene parodying the current trend of politicians to "look casual" by not wearing a full suit. Hacker takes off his tie, Bernard removes his jacket, and the [[StuffyBrit [[BritishStuffiness determinedly uncasual]] Sir Humphrey rolls his eyes, and pushes his handkerchief all the way into his breast pocket.
* Pretty much any time Hacker starts doing his Churchill UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill impression.
15th May '15 2:39:34 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.
-->'''Hacker:''' ''[Delighted]'' Oh, look! A park!
8th Feb '15 1:57:35 PM Oddstar6
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*** 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.
25th Jan '15 4:24:49 PM Oddstar6
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* Pretty much any time Hacker starts doing his Churchill impression.
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