Funny: Persuasion

From the book:

  • The description from Chapter 6 of the deceased Richard Musgrove, which was nothing more nor less at the time than a riff on 'Dick' being a low-class nickname... and is now a good example of Have a Gay Old Time.
    "[Richard] had, in fact... been nothing better than a thick-headed, unfeeling, unprofitable Dick Musgrove, who had never done any thing to entitle himself to more than the abbreviation of his name, living or dead."

From the adaptations:

  • In the 1995 BBC version, Corin Redgrave's performance as Sir Walter was hilarious, dropped r's and all. Doubles as a Casting Gag because Corin Redgrave was a very active left-wing political activist playing an Upper-Class Twit.
    Sir Walter: [to Wentworth] Anne? You want to marry Anne? ...Whatever for?