Episode set in New York City.
Scene: Classic Diner
Jeeves, Bertie and Bickie place their lunch orders.
Waitress: Do you wanna shake with that?
Jeeves: No I would prefer to sit here quietly, thank you.
Stephen Fry on PG Wodehouse:
Particular to Wodehouse are the transferred epithets: "I lit a rather pleased cigarette", or, "I pronged a moody forkful of eggs and b". Characteristic, too, are the sublimely hyperbolic similes: "Roderick Spode. Big chap with a small moustache and the sort of eye that can open an oyster at sixty paces", or, "The stationmaster's whiskers are of a Victorian bushiness and give the impression of having been grown under glass".[.......]
If you are immune to such writing, you are fit, to use one of Wodehouse's favourite Shakespearean quotations, only for treasons, stratagems and spoils. You don't analyse such sunlit perfection, you just bask in its warmth and splendour. Like Jeeves, Wodehouse stands alone, and analysis is useless.Want to read more? Here is the article: Fry on Wodehouse
Hm. It's time I dusted off my Jeeves Omnibus...