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** Sir Arnold gets a minor one in 'The bed of nails' -->'''Hacker''': I wouldn't say that.

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** Sir Arnold gets a minor one in 'The bed of nails' -->'''Hacker''': I wouldn't say that.



-->'''Sir Arnold''': "Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes,"I can hear him say."Beware of Greeks bearing gifts,"roughly translated.Humphrey would have put it in English for Hacker's benefit. [Smugly] Hacker went to the LSE.

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-->'''Sir Arnold''': "Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes,"I can hear him say."Beware of Greeks bearing gifts,"roughly translated.Humphrey would have put it in English for Hacker's benefit. [Smugly] [Smugly, with distain] Hacker went to the LSE.

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**Sir Arnold gets a minor one in 'The bed of nails' -->'''Hacker''': I wouldn't say that.
-->'''Sir Mark''': But Sir Humphrey will tell Hacker he'd be crazy to do it.
-->'''Sir Arnold''': "Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes,"I can hear him say."Beware of Greeks bearing gifts,"roughly translated.Humphrey would have put it in English for Hacker's benefit. [Smugly] Hacker went to the LSE.
-->'''Sir Mark''': So did I.
-->'''Sir Arnold''': Oh I am Sorry


* AlternateHistory: The show is set roughly contemporaneously to when it is made and frequently alludes to actual world events that take place during the 1980s (such as the Falklands conflict) but UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher doesn't appear to exist (The Prime Minister Hacker serves under is never referred to by name, is never heard nor seen and is always referred to as "The Prime Minister". The gender of the person occupying No. 10 is left ambiguous). And, of course, Jim Hacker himself becomes Prime Minister in about 1986.

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* AlternateHistory: The show is set roughly contemporaneously to when it is made and frequently alludes to actual world events that take place during the 1980s (such as the Falklands conflict) but UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher doesn't appear to exist (The Prime Minister Hacker serves under is never referred to by name, is never heard nor seen and is always referred to as "The Prime Minister". The gender of the person occupying No. 10 Minister", though is left ambiguous).revealed to be a man in 'The Diplomatic Incident'). And, of course, Jim Hacker himself becomes Prime Minister in about 1986.

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* {{Angrish}}: On the few occasions that Humphrey is flustered, thrown off guard or loses his cool, a typical response is stammering and spluttering incoherence.


* DawsonCasting: Bernard's age is never stated on screen, but various hints suggest he's supposed to be a fairly young rookie civil servant, probably in his late twenties, much younger than Derek Fowlds at the time.



* OnceAnEpisode: The last line in every episode is, [[TitleDrop "Yes, Minister"]] (or "Yes, Prime Minister" after Hacker made PM).

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* OnceAnEpisode: The last line in every episode is, [[TitleDrop "Yes, Minister"]] (or "Yes, Prime Minister" after Hacker is made PM).



* PutOnABus: Frank Weisel, Hacker's political advisor in the first series of ''Yes, Minister'', was written out of the show by the end of that season because the authors couldn't find much use for his overtly political character in a show that was supposed to focus on the conflict between government and administration.

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* PutOnABus: Frank Weisel, Hacker's political advisor in the first series of ''Yes, Minister'', series, was written out of the show by the end of that season because the authors couldn't find much use for his overtly political character in a show that was supposed to focus on the conflict between government and administration.

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* EurekaMoment: In "Party Games", Sir Humphrey and Sir Arnold run through the necessary qualities for an acceptable Prime Minister - then both realise, with some hilarity, who fits the bill.


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* ThisJustIn: In "Party Games", the previous Prime Minister's retirement is announced on a TV newsflash.

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* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: In "A Victory for Democracy", a rare triumph for Hacker when he prevents [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_invasion_of_Grenada a Carribbean island from being invaded, which would have then been liberated by the United States]].


->'''Sir Humphrey:''' ''"Minister, I have something to say to you which you may not like to hear."''
->'''Jim Hacker:''' ''"Why should today be any different?"''

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->'''Sir Humphrey:''' ''"Minister, ''Minister, I have something to say to you which you may not like to hear."''
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->'''Jim Hacker:''' ''"Why ''Why should today be any different?"''
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->'''Sir Humphrey:''' "Minister, I have something to say to you which you may not like to hear."
->'''Jim Hacker:''' "Why should today be any different?"

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->'''Sir Humphrey:''' "Minister, ''"Minister, I have something to say to you which you may not like to hear."
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->'''Jim Hacker:''' "Why ''"Why should today be any different?"
different?"''


->'''Sir Humphrey:'' "Minister, I have something to say to you which you may not like to hear."''
->'''Jim Hacker:''' "Why should today be any different?"''

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->'''Sir Humphrey:'' Humphrey:''' "Minister, I have something to say to you which you may not like to hear."''
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->'''Jim Hacker:''' "Why should today be any different?"''
different?"


->''Sir Humphrey: "Minister, I have something to say to you which you may not like to hear."''
->''Jim Hacker: "Why should today be any different?"''

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->''Sir Humphrey: ->'''Sir Humphrey:'' "Minister, I have something to say to you which you may not like to hear."''
->''Jim Hacker: ->'''Jim Hacker:''' "Why should today be any different?"''


* PassiveAggressiveKombat: A speciality of the Civil Service, who tend to dress up scathing criticisms and insults in very polite and at times deferential language. In "Doing the Honours", after Hacker's plan to ensure Civil Service cooperation with his plans by threatening to withhold his departmental recommendations for the current Honours list starts to spread, Sir Arnold calls Sir Humphrey in for a chat. During their conversation, Sir Arnold genially informs Humphrey that "I'm not reprimanding you, I don't have all the facts" but mildly expresses concern that, should Humphrey fail to get the plan scotched, people might start to wonder whether Humphrey was "sound". Humphrey leaves the meeting looking like someone's worked him over with a two-by-four. Later lampshaded by Bernard and Hacker when they gossip about it; Hacker describes the conversation as "a real punch-up".

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* PassiveAggressiveKombat: A speciality of the Civil Service, who tend to dress up scathing criticisms and insults in very polite and at times deferential language. In For example, in "Doing the Honours", after Sir Arnold calls Sir Humphrey in for a little chat when Hacker's plan to ensure Civil Service cooperation with his plans by threatening to withhold his departmental recommendations for the current Honours list starts to spread, Sir Arnold calls Sir Humphrey in for a chat.spread. During their conversation, Sir Arnold genially informs Humphrey that "I'm not reprimanding you, I don't have all the facts" but mildly expresses concern that, should Humphrey fail to get the plan scotched, people might start to wonder whether Humphrey was "sound". Humphrey leaves the meeting looking like someone's worked him over with a two-by-four. Later lampshaded by Bernard and Hacker when they gossip about it; Hacker describes the conversation as "a real punch-up".

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** In "The Death List", an argument about surveillance culture leads Hacker to question whether Humphrey has ever been under surveillance himself. Humphrey pompously replies that he's a civil servant, in a manner that suggests that being so automatically places him beyond suspicion. Unfortunately for him, Hacker immediately retorts that Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean and Kim Philby (aka three of the infamous "Cambridge Five" Soviet spy ring) were also civil servants.


* AlternateHistory: The show is set roughly contemporaneously to when it is made and frequently alludes to actual world events that take place during the 1980s (such as the Falklands conflict) but UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher doesn't appear to exist (The Prime Minister Hacker serves under is never referred to by name, is never heard nor seen and is always referred to as "The Prime Minister". The gender of the person occupying No. 10 is left ambiguous) And, of course, Jim Hacker himself becomes Prime Minister in about 1986.

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* AlternateHistory: The show is set roughly contemporaneously to when it is made and frequently alludes to actual world events that take place during the 1980s (such as the Falklands conflict) but UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher doesn't appear to exist (The Prime Minister Hacker serves under is never referred to by name, is never heard nor seen and is always referred to as "The Prime Minister". The gender of the person occupying No. 10 is left ambiguous) ambiguous). And, of course, Jim Hacker himself becomes Prime Minister in about 1986.


* AlternateHistory: The show is set roughly contemporaneously to when it is made and frequently alludes to actual world events that take place during the 1980s (such as the Falklands conflict) but UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher doesn't appear to exist [[note]]The Prime Minister Hacker serves under is never referred to by name, is never heard nor seen and is always referred to as "The Prime Minister". The gender of the person occupying No. 10 is left ambiguous.[[/note]] And, of course, Jim Hacker himself becomes Prime Minister in about 1986.

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* AlternateHistory: The show is set roughly contemporaneously to when it is made and frequently alludes to actual world events that take place during the 1980s (such as the Falklands conflict) but UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher doesn't appear to exist [[note]]The (The Prime Minister Hacker serves under is never referred to by name, is never heard nor seen and is always referred to as "The Prime Minister". The gender of the person occupying No. 10 is left ambiguous.[[/note]] ambiguous) And, of course, Jim Hacker himself becomes Prime Minister in about 1986.

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