Started watching the first episode of Downton Abbey
And I recognize the manor. From “Jeeves and Wooster.” There, it’s “Totleigh Towers.”
Hell, I even recognize the layout of the building. After some research, it’s “Highclere Castle” in Hampshire.
Also, I was first introduced to Michelle Dockery from the SkyOne version of Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather, the only Discworld film I found satisfactorily close to the source material. Can I say she’s so pretty? She’s so pretty.
As I watch this series again, I’m reminded by just how perfect Spode is as a character.
It reminds me about how Sasha Baron Cohen has recently tried to make fun of dictators. I haven’t seen the film, but one way or another… Spode is still my favourite parody of a dictator, including an odd preoccupation with root vegetables.
If it hadn’t been for that cummerbund business earlier in the day I could have sobbed on Jeeves’ neck and poured out all my troubles to him.
Bertie Wooster, in “The Inimitable Jeevess” by PG Wodehouse
Seriously though, their bromance is adorable. Bertie, travelling to the south of France, has a bright yellow cummerbund (kind of a sash) that he got and has been wanting to wear, but he’s been hiding it from Jeeves because he knows exactly how Jeeves feels about such fashions.
That he insists on wearing it, despite Jeeves’ tut-tutting, turns them into an old fighting married couple. It is so lovely and hilarious.
Lovely start to a wonderful British series: “Jeeves and Wooster” based on the books by P.G. Wodehouse.
Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie star as the titular characters in the 1920s, an English hopeless-rich gentleman wastrel and his supremely intelligent and cultured manservant Jeeves. Jeeves seems to know just about everything, and protects Bertie Wooster from scheming aunts and his own idiocy.
The series was made in the early 1990s, but is timeless in its quality.