Sir Humphrey has to scramble when the Prime Minister's Political Advisor, Mrs. Wainwright's, convinces the PM that she should get her old office back. Sir Humphrey and his predecessors have been trying to get her moved for years but he may have met his match when she also suggests to the PM that he re-assign Sir Humphrey's responsibilities for promotions and appointments. When the PM orders Bernard to take away Sir Humphrey key to the door connecting the Cabinet Office to 10n Downing St., the Cabinet Secretary sees the light. Written by
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When Bernard is talking to Jim Hacker about checking official permission to enter number 10 Downing Street, he mentions that it is a "tradition more honored in the breach than the observance", explaining that it is from Shakespeare. He is, in fact, quoting Hamlet talking to Horatio in Act 1, Scene 4. See more
Sir Humphrey Appleby
No, Bernard. It's just your boss.