Funny / Bleak House

The book:

  • Guppy's proposal. "My present salary is so many pounds a week, my mother possesses a small annuity ... in short, Miss Summerson, I adore you!"

The 2005 series:

  • The Running Gag of Mr. Smallweed wanting to be "shaken up".
  • Mr. Smallweed coming to Sergeant George's and threatening to have George evicted. George simply picks up a pistol, and Smallweed leaves in a hurry. Becomes a bit of a "Funny Aneurysm" Moment after Tulkinghorn's murder; Smallweed uses this incident to accuse George of being the murderer.
  • After Tulkinghorn's murder, Mr. Smallweed comes to see him, not realising he's dead, and meets Inspector Bucket. Then he sees the corpse.
    Smallweed: Oh lord. Oh my eye. He don't look well.
    Smallweed: I know who done this. [...] What's [framing George] worth?
    Bucket: Three years hard labour for withholding evidence, my friend.
  • Shortly after this, Bucket has a policeman come and take Smallweed away.
    Smallweed: Oh my bones and sockets! Have a care, you brimstone black people, or I'll have the law on you!
    Bucket: ...We are the law, Mr. Smallweed.