Arthur: [notices that Merlin is cleaning his chainmail] I thought I told you to do that yesterday?
Merlin: I didn't have time, I was cleaning your stables.
Arthur: That's strange, because a little bird told me you were somewhere else.
Merlin: Mucking out the stables is strange and a talking bird isn't?
Arthur: Merlin, what have we said about you trying to be funny?
Merlin: I shouldn't.