History Literature / JeevesAndWooster

17th May '17 9:41:05 PM Robotech_Master
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: One of the characters, Roderick Spode, was a satirical NoCelebritiesWereHarmed take on a pre-World War II British Fascist politician. Wodehouse could not have imagined the way another fascist government would affect his life. Prior to World War II, Wodehouse had moved to France. In the German invasion, Wodehouse was captured and coerced into participating in several German propaganda broadcasts. As a result of the scandal that followed, Wodehouse would never again set foot in the country of his birth to the day he died.
17th May '17 9:40:08 PM Robotech_Master
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: One of the characters, Roderick Spode, was a satirical NoCelebritiesWereHarmed take on a pre-World War II British Fascist politician. Wodehouse could not have imagined the way another fascist government would affect his life. Prior to World War II, Wodehouse had moved to France. In the German invasion, Wodehouse was captured and coerced into participating in several German propaganda broadcasts. As a result of the scandal that followed, Wodehouse would never again set foot in the country of his birth to the day he died.
24th Apr '17 11:23:47 AM GothicProphet
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* ''Right Ho, Jeeves'' (1934)

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* ''Right Ho, Jeeves'' ''Literature/RightHoJeeves'' (1934)
22nd Apr '17 12:22:56 AM jamespolk
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*** But when Bertie takes up the banjolele in ''Thank You, Jeeves,'' he fits the trope once again.

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*** ** But when Bertie takes up the banjolele in ''Thank You, Jeeves,'' he fits the trope once again.



* GratuitousFrench: The hyper-intelligent Jeeves is prone to this. From ''Right Ho, Jeeves'':
--> '''Jeeves''': You feel that Miss Angela's strictures should not be taken too much ''au pied de la lettre'', sir?\\
'''Bertie''': Eh?\\
'''Jeeves''': In English, we should say "literally".



* HangoverSensitivity: Bertie is nursing a hangover in ''Right Ho, Jeeves'' when Aunt Dahlia comes barging in to demand that he visit her estate.



* IntoxicationEnsues: In ''Right Ho, Jeeves'', Gussie Fink-Nottle (a teetotaler and all-around spineless goof) gets roped into giving a speech for the award ceremonies at a local grammar school. To "stiffen his fibers", he drinks a great deal of whiskey, and then a jug-full of orange juice which both Bertie and Jeeves have independently spiked with alcohol. Cue [[HilarityEnsues one of the funniest scenes ever put to the page]].



* SeparatedByACommonLanguage: In ''Right Ho, Jeeves'', Bertie observes that Aunt Dahlia's French chef Anatole had been in service with an American family for several years before coming to work for her. Bertie pronounces Anatole's English as "fluent, but a bit mixed." In the next paragraph, Anatole mixes up American slang ("Hot dog!", "hit the hay", "mad as a wet hen") with British ("jolly well", "blighters").
22nd Apr '17 12:00:23 AM jamespolk
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In ''Right Ho, Jeeves'', Bertie mentions a girl who criticized his "manners, morals, intellect, general physique, and method of eating asparagus".



* BreakTheHaughty: The central plot driver of ''Right Ho, Jeeves''. Besides Jeeves' "pig-headed" opposition to his fashionable new mess jacket, Bertie is completely fed up with his friends and relatives trampling over ''him'' in their rush to get his ''valet's'' advice. He forbids Jeeves from interfering again and takes everyone's problems on himself. Bertie repeatedly points out the superiority of his ideas to Jeeves' throughout the novel, but they're predictably disastrous for all who implement them. By the time he's forced to haul Jeeves in to fix things, an entire house party is locked outside on a dark night. Jeeves sends Bertie on an eighteen-mile bicycle ride for the only available key... not before smirkingly recounting an anecdote about a horrible bicycle accident. After finding out his journey has been for nothing, a sore and weary Bertie returns home to find everyone celebrating how ''Jeeves'' has solved all their troubles. It turns out that Bertie was a cat's-paw in Jeeves' scheme to focus everyone's anger away from each other, and when Jeeves reveals that he's also "accidentally" ruined the mess jacket, Bertie has no choice but to let it all go so long as Jeeves makes him an omelet.
** In these novels, wherever there is haughtiness, a reckoning is close at hand. It even befalls [[GrandeDame Aunt Agatha]] in one of the short stories.
21st Apr '17 11:32:08 PM jamespolk
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!!P. G. Wodehouse's Jeeves stories provide examples of:

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!!Jeeves and Wooster stories with their own TV Tropes pages:

* ''Literature/RightHoJeeves''

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!!P. G. Wodehouse's other Jeeves stories provide examples of:
12th Feb '17 1:12:27 PM morenohijazo
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* TheWickedStage: Several stories deal with some acquaintance or other falling in love with a chorus girl, and the resulting familial disapproval. [[note]] A chorus girl was essentially a professional MsFanservice, and while the stage was becoming respectable at the time of the stories, a chorus girl wasn't many notches above a prostitute. A modern equivalent might be someone declaring they're marrying a stripper. [[/note]]
25th Jan '17 2:25:17 PM needsanewhobby
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* {{Metaphorgotten}}: Bertie Wooster's internal monologue is absolutely full of these.
25th Jan '17 2:14:44 PM needsanewhobby
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* FirstWorldProblems: A shining example,[[TropesAreNotBad in a very good way]]. The inhabitants of the Jeeves and Wooster universe are hugely rich without having to work for it, and nobody is ever in serious danger. Even relationship troubles are strictly angst-free.

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* FirstWorldProblems: A shining example,[[TropesAreNotBad example, [[TropesAreNotBad in a very good way]]. The inhabitants of the Jeeves and Wooster universe are hugely rich without having to work for it, and nobody is ever in serious danger. Even relationship troubles are strictly angst-free.
25th Jan '17 2:13:38 PM needsanewhobby
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* FirstWorldProblems: A shining example,[[TropesAreNotBad in a very good way]]. The inhabitants of the Jeeves and Wooster universe are hugely rich without having to work for it, and nobody is ever in serious danger. Even relationship troubles are strictly angst-free.
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