Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister.

Sir Humphrey Appleby

Sir Humphrey Appleby (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lately Yes Minister and Yes Prime Minister, two brilliant British Comedies have been on Public Broadcasting, (Channel 6 KUAT television in Tucson, Arizona).  I’ve always enjoyed the show, but with age, there is more understanding.

Yesterday, the episode with the empty hospital was on.  The Compassionate Society is the name of the episode.    The hospital has no patients, but to Sir Humphrey, the head of the Civil Service, that does not matter at all.  He can take any seemingly moronic situation and make you believe in it.  The hospital has  no patients but five hundred on the staff?  You have to have the staff before you have the hospital.  All five hundred?  What if there is an epidemic?  You can go on like this.

Sir Humphrey sees his role as making sure the minister is the PR man and pushes for the department.  For goodness sake, you don’t want Jim Hacker coming up with his own ideas.  Ministers come and go.  Sir Humphrey reminds Bernard of this all the time.

Anytime you watch you will learn something about life in general and people’s interests.



About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.
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