Everybody Down - The Navy Lark Wiki
Everybody Down - The Navy Lark Wiki

Opening remarks[]

  • Michael: Promotion always comes to him who waits. As you know I joined the BBC as a special effects man. That meant I made the tea for all the other announcers during the week. But I wanted something better than this so I applied for promotion and naturally, being me, I got it. Now I'm allowed to come in on Sundays and make tea for everybody as well.
  • Phillips: Promotion. Now that's an interesting word. They gave the derivation of promotion in my comic last week. P R O meaning public relations officer. Then there's mo, as in half-a or um, ten men went to. And shun, standing with your hands firmly pressed against the sides of your trousers and not moving.
  • Pertwee: I see, Mr Phillips Sir. So, the word promotion means ten men, one of whom is a public relations officer, are standing still cutting the grass because if they move their arms their trousers'll fall down.
  • Phillips: Exactly. Now that's another interesting word, exactly.
  • Pertwee: What is?
  • Phillips: Exactly.
  • Pertwee: Oh yes?
  • Phillips: Yes. Eggs, the things hens lay. Act, as with trapeze artists who insist on doing it in mid-air. And ly...
  • Pertwee: Oh belt up, Sir please.
  • Michael: Ah thank you, Chief. Trust Sub-Lieutenant Phillips to know about promotion because at this very minute he's being considered for promotion to Lieutenant by an Admiral's board at Portsmouth.

Navy Lark Season 13
The TV Documentary I The P.O.W. Escape Exercise I Number One's Married Quarters I Operating for Profit I The Bumble Spit Lighthouse Affair I The Tonipouhaha Treasure I The U.S.A. Navigator Swap I Son Of A Sea Lord I Hypnotising Ramona I The Master of Sardinia I Opportunity Knockers I Friday The 13th I The New NAAFI