The Irish R.M. (1983–1985)
Slipper: Good day to your Honour. I hope the grey horse is to your liking.
Major Sinclair Yeates: Er, yes, thank you. What's the charge against this man ?
Mr. Prentice, Clerk of the Court: Joseph Aloysius Mahoney, known as Slipper, accused of being drunk and disorderly, outside the Temperance Hotel.
Major Sinclair Yeates: Outside the ... ? Do you plead guilty, or not guilty ?
Slipper: Well, I was, and I wasn't.
Major Sinclair Yeates: If there is any doubt in your mind, you should plead, not guilty. I take it the Police are prosecuting ? Now, you're still on oath, Sergeant.
Sergeant Murray: Yes, sir.
Major Sinclair Yeates: You say this man was drunk ?
Sergeant Murray: I would say that this party was not to say, drunk, but in good fighting trim, sir.
Major Sinclair Yeates: He was making a nuisance of himself ?
Sergeant Murray: Ah well now, Slipper is a contrary little man, and never duly sober.