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  • Bertie finally gets one over on his Aunt Agatha in "Pearls Mean Tears". Aunt Agatha regularly tries to force Bertie into marriage because she thinks he's a fool who needs someone to straighten him out. During a vacation trip, she tries to set him up with a fair and virtuous society woman whose brother is also a pious clergyman. Agatha's pearl necklace is stolen, and she assumes the maid took it, and harasses the girl thoroughly. Meanwhile Jeeves identifies the brother and sister as two rather infamous con artists, deduces that they stole the pearls, and steals them back. Bertie returns the pearls and delivers an epic put-down on Aunt Agatha, in the most condescending, disappointed manner ever, over how she's not only harassing a poor girl with no evidence, but also her horribly bad judgement of trying to set him up with a con artist, even elaborating (in a comically overwrought manner) on how disastrous their life together would be should they marry. This ensures that Agatha stops thinking she knows better... for a few months at least.
  • In The Code of the Woosters, Bertie rips magnificently into Roderick Spode and his "Black Shorts" (and by extension their real life counterparts, Oswald Mosley and his 'blackshirts', the British Union of Fascists):
    "The trouble with you, Spode, is that just because you have succeeded in inducing a handful of half-wits to disfigure the London scene by going about in black shorts, you think you're someone. You hear them shouting 'Heil, Spode!' and you imagine it is the Voice of the People. That is where you make your bloomer. What the Voice of the People is saying is: 'Look at that frightful ass Spode swanking about in footer bags! Did you ever in your puff see such a perfect perisher?'"
  • "Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves" has two following one another; "Stinker" Pinker, a man of the cloth and expert prop-forward rugby player, intervenes with Spode attempting to attack Gussie Fink-Nottle and lays him out (funnily enough, Spode later doesn't hold a grudge over this despite the massive black eye it gives him. He's impressed). Then Spode, having learned nothing, hunts after Gussie again and is laid out by Emerald Stoker walloping him over the head with a china basin.
  • The TV series has a few moments that aren't in the books.
    • In "The Purity of the Turf," Smug Snake bookie Steggles gets a glorious taste of Adaptational Karma when his operations are outed in front of his host, who hates gambling. Steggles is promptly kicked out of the mansion, has all of his winnings confiscated and given to charity, and is swarmed by his creditors.
      • The same episode features a woman at the fair who breaks a coconut by throwing a baseball at it. This inspires Bertie to bet on her to win the "Test Your Strength" Game. Unfortunately, she does too well, breaking off the bell at the top, causing the event to be cancelled.
    • In "The Full House," Jeeves manages to trick/blackmail an acquaintance's wealthy uncle into giving him the money to start a chicken farm while the three of them are being chased down a fire escape by police firing on them.