Funny: Rumpole of the Bailey

  • Guthrie Featherstone in a disco in a tiger-print shirt.
  • Claude Erskine-Brown singing with joy after finding out that he'd gotten Phyllida pregnant (leading up to a Heartwarming Moment when he doesn't prove to be half as conservative about her continuing to work as she'd thought).
  • "Soapy Sam" Ballard drunk on three (according to his words—no, four (according to his fingers)—no, five (according to Erskine-Brown)) glasses of sherry.
  • Guthrie Featherstone could fill a whole page. Highlights include frantically trying to lose a golf match against an influential judge in an early series, inadvertently invoking the wrath of feminist groups in "Rumpole and the Tap End" (and his later, equally disastrous attempts to extricate himself), and being tricked by Rumpole into inadvertently threatening a judge's strike in "Rumpole and the Summer of Discontent."
  • A related real life CMOF: In Edinburgh, off the high street, there is a pub called The Advocate which uses a portrait of Rumpole on its sign. Under the portrait hangs the legend: Called to the Bar.