Why Carry On?
Carry On occurred to me while I have been trying to write something about the present state of politics. The other idea I had was based on Yes Prime Minister. I combined the two and the result is here. I have been finding it difficult to outdo actual events.
Carry on Prime Minister
Sir Humphrey, head of the Civil Service (Terry Scott): Prime Minister, the papers are highly critical of you again.
PM (Sid James): Cor blimey! After all I’ve done, ain’t they grateful? They do nothing but knock. Load of knockers.
The PM’s partner appears (Babs Windsor): You calling for me?
PM: Not now, but thanks for reminding me. Was there something else, Sir Humphrey?
Sir H: We have received another demand from the Leader of the Opposition for an inquiry.
PM (Sid James): What’s he poking his nose into now?
Sir H: He wants to examine all your doings.
PM: What a filthy bugger!
Sir H: No, Prime Minister, he wants details of all your affairs.
PM: Strewth! That’ll keep ’im busy. Does ’e know ’ow man I’ve ’ad? I’ve lost count meself.
Sir H: No, Prime Minister. He wants an enquiry into your business affairs. He suspects impropriety.
PM: Suspects? The fool’s no idea.
Sir H: I think there has been a leak.
PM: Didn’t you go before you came in?
Sir H: Not that kind, Prime Minister, a leak of information.
PM: Find out who’s doing it will you. Start with my spads. Time they got the sack anyway.
PM’s partner: I thought you’d given up spuds to lose weight!
Special Advisor appears from behind curtain (Kenneth Williams): I hope you are not insinuating…
PM: I’ll incinerate what I like. I’ll incinerate you if it turns out you’ve been leaking. Now get on with it both of you and leave me to carry on with Carrie.
Both: Yes Prime Minister!
Carry on showing the flag.
I am so fed up with the sight of the Union Jack, despite my affection for it, that I feel I must show the Red Dragon instead.