Quotes / Cloudcuckoolander's Minder

He had ... a staff of nurses and other female acolytes who were all permanently aflutter over his brillantness and followed him around steering him away from large obstacles and reminding him to eat lunch.

The secondary character is the Straight Man, whose job it is to play comic foil to the other character's bullshit and inexplicably tolerate his behavior when any sane person would be checking the "rooms to rent" pages with one hand and slamming the idiot's face in a drawer with the other.
Yahtzee does not care for this trope, Webcomics

Mary Stuart: [On Gladstone] We've got him housebroken again, dressing again, writing and lecturing again, mostly comprehensibly.
Catherine Stuart: Of course he's not permitted to leave. It is a shame. He's like a caged bird in here. A shabby, flightless thing with a hairy beak that stinks of sherry.
Mary Stuart: A bird who licks cane toads and must be gently, but firmly, reminded to wear pants.
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