History Literature / Psmith

29th Mar '16 10:14:23 PM LancelotG
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* CatchPhrase: Jellicoe in ''Mike and Psmith'': "You ''are'' a chap!" or "You ''are'' chaps!" (with reference to one or both of the title characters). There's also Psmith's "never confuse the unusual and the impossible", "[[HypocriticalHumor I am a man of few words]]", and, in ''Psmith, Journalist'', "[[ItMakesSenseInContext Cosy Moments cannot be muzzled!]]"

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* CatchPhrase: Jellicoe in ''Mike and Psmith'': "You ''are'' a chap!" or "You ''are'' chaps!" (with reference to one or both of the title characters). There's also Psmith's "never confuse the unusual and the impossible", "[[HypocriticalHumor "[[BlatantLies I am a man of few words]]", and, in ''Psmith, Journalist'', "[[ItMakesSenseInContext Cosy Moments cannot be muzzled!]]"
26th Mar '16 9:48:10 AM nombretomado
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* SeriousBusiness: {{Cricket}}. Also, [[MundaneMadeAwesome anything Psmith has taken it into his head to talk about]].

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* SeriousBusiness: {{Cricket}}.UsefulNotes/{{Cricket}}. Also, [[MundaneMadeAwesome anything Psmith has taken it into his head to talk about]].
30th Sep '15 2:22:05 AM PaulA
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* AffectionateParody: The sequence in ''Leave It to Psmith'' where Psmith applies for work and meets up with Freddie Threepwood is a spoof of the opening of ''BulldogDrummond''.

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* AffectionateParody: The sequence in ''Leave It to Psmith'' where Psmith applies for work and meets up with Freddie Threepwood is a spoof of the opening of ''BulldogDrummond''.''Literature/BulldogDrummond''.



* ComedicSociopathy

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* ComedicSociopathy%%* ComedicSociopathy %% Zero Context - who does this refer to?



* LovableJock: Mike.

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* LovableJock: Mike. He's far better at cricket than schoolwork, but he's a nice chap all the same.



* NotMyDriver: In ''Psmith, Journalist''.

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* NotMyDriver: In ''Psmith, Journalist''.Journalist'', Psmith is caught by the bad guys when he hails a cab on an urgent errand; the cab driver is one of the enemy, and the errand itself turns out to have been a fraud designed to inspire Psmith to incautiously hail a cab at that particular moment.



* OldFashionedRowboatDate: In ''Leave It to Psmith''.

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* OldFashionedRowboatDate: In Psmith and Eve in ''Leave It to Psmith''. Psmith''.



* PassThePopcorn: In ''Psmith, Journalist'', Psmith and Billy climb onto a roof to fend off the gangsters who are attacking them. The resulting scene draws a crowd of spectators, mostly FightingIrish, who perch on the roof of a house nearby to watch the show. This is also Psmith's attitude toward humanity in general.

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* PassThePopcorn: PassThePopcorn:
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In ''Psmith, Journalist'', Psmith and Billy climb onto a roof to fend off the gangsters who are attacking them. The resulting scene draws a crowd of spectators, mostly FightingIrish, who perch on the roof of a house nearby to watch the show. show.
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This is also Psmith's attitude toward humanity in general. general.



* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic

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* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic%%* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic %% ZCE



* StalkingIsLove: In ''Leave it to Psmith''.
* StandingBetweenTheEnemies

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* StalkingIsLove: In Psmith's attentions to Eve in ''Leave it to Psmith''.
* StandingBetweenTheEnemies
Psmith'' approach this territory.
%%* StandingBetweenTheEnemies %% ZCE - who does it, to which enemies?



* ThinkNothingOfIt

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* ThinkNothingOfIt%%* ThinkNothingOfIt %% ZCE



* TitleDrop: In ''Leave It to Psmith.''

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* %%* TitleDrop: In ''Leave It to Psmith.'''' %% ZCE - when is the title dropped, and is it an example of using the title drop to highlight an important moment?
29th Sep '15 10:06:29 PM LancelotG
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* ComedicSociopathy
4th May '15 10:53:37 AM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: Plenty, mostly from Psmith, who frequently references poetry, song and ClassicalMythology in his speech.

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* ShoutOut: Plenty, mostly from Psmith, who frequently references poetry, song and ClassicalMythology Myth/ClassicalMythology in his speech.
22nd Mar '15 5:10:49 PM LancelotG
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* OutlawCouple: [[spoiler:Joe Cootes and Liz Peavey]] in ''Leave it to Psmith''.

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* OutlawCouple: [[spoiler:Joe [[spoiler:Ed Cootes and Liz Peavey]] in ''Leave it to Psmith''.
18th Jan '15 6:09:24 PM PaulA
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* CreatorBacklash: Visible in [[http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/3773/the-art-of-fiction-no-60-p-g-wodehouse this interview]] with P.G. Wodehouse:
-->"People sometimes want to know why I didnít go on with Psmith. But I donít think that the things that made him funny as a very young man would be funny in an older man. He had a very boring sort of way of expressing himself. Called everybody comrade and all that sort of thing. I couldnít go on with him. I donít think heíd have worked as a maturer character."
18th Jan '15 6:07:12 PM PaulA
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* ComicBookTime: While the first three books reflect the Edwardian setting they were published in, the third book, published in the 1920s, updates the setting without substantially aging Psmith (he remains and is referred to as a young man, despite the fact that he would be in his thirties by that time). Probably for the best--if Mike and Psmith had aged normally along the Edwardian timeline, [[FridgeHorror they would have been drafted into World War I]].

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* ComicBookTime: While the first three books reflect the Edwardian setting they were published in, the third book, published in the 1920s, updates the setting without substantially aging Psmith (he remains and is referred to as a young man, despite the fact that he would be in his thirties by that time). Probably for the best--if Mike and Psmith had aged normally along the Edwardian timeline, [[FridgeHorror they would have been drafted into World War I]].
18th Jan '15 6:09:54 AM LancelotG
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* ComicBookTime: While the first three books reflect the Edwardian setting they were published in, the third book, published in the 1920s, updates the setting without substantially aging Psmith (he remains and is referred to as a young man, despite the fact that he would be in his thirties by that time). Probably for the best--if Mike and Psmith had aged normally along the Edwardian timeline, [[FridgeHorror they would have been drafted into World War I]].
19th May '14 11:30:57 PM LancelotG
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* ThinkNothingOfIt
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