History Series / YesMinister

15th Jun '18 5:00:53 PM Aurelian
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* InsultBackfire: Hacker accuses Humphrey of being a moral vacuum. Humphrey is non-committal in the scene, but soon after Bernard asks if he'll end up a moral vacuum, too. Humphrey says he sincerely hopes so, if Bernard works hard enough.

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Hacker accuses Humphrey of being a moral vacuum. Humphrey is non-committal in the scene, but soon after Bernard asks if he'll end up a moral vacuum, too. Humphrey says he sincerely hopes so, if Bernard works hard enough.


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** And this exchange between Humphrey and Bernard:
-->'''Humphrey:''' You're talking in riddles, Bernard.
-->'''Bernard:''' Oh thank you Humphrey.
-->'''Humphrey:''' That was not a compliment!
7th Jun '18 3:45:57 AM RobTan
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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: In "The Bishop's Gambit", Humphrey and the Permanent Secretary of the Foreign Office watch a news report about a British nurse held prisoner in an Islamic country. Just before Humphrey turns the TV off, the newsreaderis heard saying "The pound had another bad day..."

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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: In "The Bishop's Gambit", Humphrey and the Permanent Secretary of the Foreign Office watch a news report about a British nurse held prisoner in an Islamic country. country, who the plot of the episode revolves around. Just before Humphrey turns the TV off, the newsreaderis newsreader is heard saying "The pound had another bad day..."
23rd May '18 7:30:40 AM dmcreif
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* FacialDialogue: Paul Eddington (Hacker) had a talent for this that has yet to be matched in any other series. It has been reported that after this became apparent, the scriptwriters would sometimes give him a choice of saying a line or remaining silent and letting his face convey the same information.

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* FacialDialogue: Paul Eddington (Hacker) had a talent for this that has yet to be matched in any other series. It has been reported that after this became apparent, the scriptwriters would sometimes give him a choice of saying a line or remaining silent and letting his face convey the same information. An exceptional example is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9NifqJyDMI when he finds out his predecessor, who was about to publish some embarrassing memoirs, has unexpectedly died]]. The brief worry, then joy, then abrupt attempt to look sad is something to behold.
29th Apr '18 10:48:01 PM TwinBird
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** Weaponized in "The Whisky Priest" when Humphrey and Bernard make ''selling state-funded arms to terrorists'' sound like a dull financial crime by using the numerical designations of the laws being violated.

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** Weaponized in "The Whisky Priest" when Humphrey and Bernard make ''selling state-funded state-subsidized arms to terrorists'' sound like a dull financial crime by using the numerical designations of the laws being violated.
29th Apr '18 10:44:03 PM TwinBird
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** Weaponized in "The Whisky Priest" when Humphrey and Bernard make ''selling state-funded arms to terrorists'' sound like a dull financial crime by using the numerical designations of the laws being violated.
24th Mar '18 8:26:43 PM danlansdowne
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* GoodCounterpart: Dorothy Wainwright to Sir Humphrey in ''Yes, Prime Minister''. Her intervention mostly serves to change the power balance of the show by having Hacker more readily willing to reign in Sir Humphrey.

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* GoodCounterpart: Dorothy Wainwright to Sir Humphrey in ''Yes, Prime Minister''. Her intervention mostly serves to change the power balance of the show by having Hacker more readily willing to reign rein in Sir Humphrey.
15th Mar '18 8:37:07 AM LondonKdS
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* ForeignRemake: ''Ji Mantriji'', an Indian TV series on STAR Plus, in which many episodes were directly adapted from the British original. Due to UsefulNotes/TheRaj, the Indian government and civil service have a lot of organisational similarities to the UK, and the stereotypes of politicians and civil servants are pretty much the same as well.
14th Mar '18 1:45:39 PM Exxolon
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->''Sir Humphrey: "Minister, I have something to say to you which you may not like to hear."''
->''Jim Hacker: "Why should today be any different?"''
8th Mar '18 10:11:05 AM Byzantine
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* ThinkOfTheChildren: In "The National Education Service", Sir Humphrey is genuinely considering whether he should just let Hacker's education reform pass, [[PetTheDog because it's in best interest of children]]. Sir Arnold puts him back in line, quite bluntly stating: "[[KickTheDog Nevermind the children!]]".

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* ThinkOfTheChildren: In "The National Education Service", Sir Humphrey is genuinely considering whether he should just let Hacker's education reform pass, [[PetTheDog because it's it was in the best interest of children]]. Sir Arnold puts him back in line, quite bluntly stating: "[[KickTheDog Nevermind the children!]]".
8th Mar '18 9:44:47 AM Byzantine
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* PromotedToScapegoat: In "The Bed of Nails", Jim Hacker is giving the responsibility of formulating an integrated transport policy and the title of 'Transport Supremo'. Jim is quite pleased with what he sees as a promotion. Sir Humphrey immediately recognises this for the poisoned chalice that it is, and points out that this means that Hacker is now responsible for every transport screw-up in the country. The two of them join forces to find a way to force the PM to give the job to someone else without damaging the department's reputation.

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* PromotedToScapegoat: In "The Bed of Nails", Jim Hacker is giving given the responsibility of formulating an integrated transport policy and the title of 'Transport Supremo'. Jim is quite pleased with what he sees as a promotion. Sir Humphrey immediately recognises this for the poisoned chalice that it is, and points out that this means that Hacker is now responsible for every transport screw-up in the country. The two of them join forces to find a way to force the PM to give the job to someone else without damaging the department's reputation.
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