From Who Killed the Caliph:
Iznogoud: And do you remember what your master wants to be?
Dilat: Caliph instead of the Caliph, yes I know...
': Good! Now get out of my sight! (Beat
) Wait! Just to make up for it, do you happen to have an idea?
Dilat: About what, boss?
: (to the reader
): Tell me he is kidding. (to Dilat) AN IDEA TO WIN THE LOTTERY, YOU DUMBASS!
Iznogoud: AN IDEA TO BE CALIPH INSTEAD OF THE CALIPH!
Dilat: Well... we already know what we must not do: all we have to do is read all your previous books.
Iznogoud: Dilat! Sooner, you said we could have an opportunity today with the day of great conquest. What were you thinking about?
Dilat: Nothing, boss.
Dilat: I do not know what an opportunity is, I said that randomly.
Iznogoud: ... It means a possibility.
Dilat: Still nothing, boss.
Iznogoud: An eventuality.
Dilat: Nope, boss.
: IT MEANS THAT WHEN YOU HAVE A COMPLETELY DUMBASS RIGHT HAND-MAN, YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATLY REPLACE HIM WITH... (Beat
! Of course! Dilat, remind me to reward you for your brillant idea!
Dilat: But... I didn't have any idea, boss!
Iznogoud: Mhm... True. Then REMIND ME TO PUNISH YOU FOR NOT HAVING ANY IDEA! And DON'T forget to remind me!