History Literature / JeevesAndWooster

9th Sep '17 4:30:15 PM nombretomado
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The Jeeves stories were also the basis and inspiration for an AndrewLloydWebber musical, ''Jeeves'', which was released in 1975 and failed so spectacularly both critically and commercially that it's still thought of as Webber's first real flop. However, in 1996 the musical was reworked, rewritten and re-released as ''By Jeeves'', which was far more successful and got generally positive reviews.

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The Jeeves stories were also the basis and inspiration for an AndrewLloydWebber Creator/AndrewLloydWebber musical, ''Jeeves'', which was released in 1975 and failed so spectacularly both critically and commercially that it's still thought of as Webber's first real flop. However, in 1996 the musical was reworked, rewritten and re-released as ''By Jeeves'', which was far more successful and got generally positive reviews.
7th Sep '17 2:44:19 AM jamespolk
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* AFriendInNeed: How Gussie and Madeline met. (''Right Ho, Jeeves'')
29th Jul '17 2:26:45 PM Rebu
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** Bertie narrating that Jeeves often seems to appear in rooms, and describing his entrance and exit in some poetic manner, like "streamed in".
6th Jun '17 6:59:43 AM longWriter
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* EatTheRich: In one short stored named ''Comrade Bingo'', one of Bertie's IdleRich friends is in love with the daughter of a communist revolutionary. He disguises himself and gives speeches with a very Eat the Rich bent to them:
--> '''Bingo:''' “And the fat one!” proceeded the chappie. “Don’t miss him. Do you know who that is? That’s Lord Bittlesham! One of the worst. What has he ever done except eat four square meals a day? His god is his belly, and he sacrifices burnt-offerings to it till his eyes bubble. If you opened that man now you would find enough lunch to support ten working-class families for a week.”
3rd Jun '17 7:00:16 AM jamespolk
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* StrictlyFormula: The stories, and especially the novels, tend to have a formula about them. There will be at least one young couple, possibly two, with one or both of the women in the couples being an old girlfriend of Bertie's. There will be comic misunderstandings blown up into SeriousBusiness that results in the young couple breaking up, often because of Bertie's attempts to be TheMatchmaker. There's a good chance that Bertie will blunder into an engagement with one of the young women. There will be a second plot thread with either Aunt Dahlia or Aunt Agatha giving Bertie some sort of urgent mission, which he will also bungle. The bungling will probably be because Bertie ignores Jeeves' advice and decides to fix things himself. Finally, after Bertie is "in the soup" and turns to Jeeves for help, Jeeves will save the day.
3rd Jun '17 6:18:01 AM jamespolk
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* UnableToSupportAWife: In ''Aunts Aren't Gentlemen'', Orlo faces this problem. He is actually heir to a trust fund which would be more than enough for him and his beloved Vanessa Cook, but his father disapproves of his left-wing politics and won't release the money, thus leaving him unable to marry Vanessa.

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* UnableToSupportAWife: UnableToSupportAWife:
** "Chuffy" Chufnell in ''Thank You, Jeeves!'' doesn't feel like he can marry Pauline Stoker because he is land poor despite being a lord, and can't support her.
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In ''Aunts Aren't Gentlemen'', Orlo faces this problem. He is actually heir to a trust fund which would be more than enough for him and his beloved Vanessa Cook, but his father disapproves of his left-wing politics and won't release the money, thus leaving him unable to marry Vanessa.
31st May '17 11:19:31 AM jamespolk
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* TakeThat: Wodehouse didn't like the film adaptation starring Creator/DavidNiven, which flipped Bertie around into a lady's man. In one story, Bertie grows a mustache and tries to use David Niven as justification. Jeeves tells him in no uncertain terms that Bertie is ''not'' David Niven.

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* TakeThat: Wodehouse didn't like the film adaptation starring Creator/DavidNiven, which flipped Bertie around into a lady's man. In one story, ''Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit'', Bertie grows a mustache and tries to use David Niven as justification. Jeeves tells him in no uncertain terms that Bertie is ''not'' David Niven.
30th May '17 1:51:02 PM jamespolk
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* ImpoverishedPatrician: In ''Ring for Jeeves'', Bill Belfry, Lord Towcester, is broke, and looking to unload Towcester Abbey.



** Towcester Abbey, the lord's castle central to ''Ring for Jeeves'', is pronounced "Toaster".



* LoveInformant: Bertie Wooster repeatedly fills this role.
** In ''Right Ho, Jeeves,'' he attempts to tell Madeleine Bassett that Gussie Fink-Nottle is in love with her. Unfortunately, he [[IHaveThisFriend phrases it so vaguely]] that Madeleine ends up convinced that ''Bertie'' is in love with her instead.
** Bertie also serves in this capacity for Bingo Little, with varying results.

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* LoveInformant: Bertie Wooster repeatedly fills this role.
** In ''Right Ho, Jeeves,'' he attempts to tell Madeleine Bassett that Gussie Fink-Nottle is in love with her. Unfortunately, he [[IHaveThisFriend phrases it so vaguely]] that Madeleine ends up convinced that ''Bertie'' is in love with her instead.
** Bertie also serves in this capacity
role, especially for Bingo Little, with varying results.
30th May '17 8:31:00 AM jamespolk
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* HaveAGayOldTime: ''Ring for Jeeves'' uses the old phrase "coming out", to describe a teenaged woman's debut on the social scene.
30th May '17 8:14:00 AM jamespolk
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* BuxomIsBetter:
** Bertie might be a CelibateHero, but that doesn't mean he can't appreciate the female form. Like in ''Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit'', when he describes the gorgeous Daphne Dolores Moorehead as having "more curves than a scenic railway".
** ''Ring for Jeeves'': "Bill, as I remember it, was always more of a lad for the buxom, voluptuous type."

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* BuxomIsBetter:
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BuxomIsBetter: Bertie might be a CelibateHero, but that doesn't mean he can't appreciate the female form. Like in ''Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit'', when he describes the gorgeous Daphne Dolores Moorehead as having "more curves than a scenic railway".
** ''Ring for Jeeves'': "Bill, as I remember it, was always more of a lad for the buxom, voluptuous type."
railway".



* GreatWhiteHunter: Captain C.G. Biggar.
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