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Troutbridge has an unfortunate collision with the Bumble Spit Light Vessel, and Murray is feeling tetchy because Rita is away.

Opening remarks[]

  • Michael: Of course, the reason they always ask me to do the introduction to The Navy Lark is because I'm a fair amateur yachtsman myself. None of your round the world wrong way standing on your head stuff for me but, err, but I certainly know quite a bit about sails.
  • Pertwee: Obviously, that's where you got your suit from.
  • Michael: Chief, I did nothing of the sort. I'll have you know that in the announcer's common room I'm known as Mr Elegant.
  • Phillips: Now that's an interesting word.
  • Pertwee: What is?
  • Phillips: Elegant.
  • Pertwee: Yes?
  • Phillips: Mmm, they gave the derivation of the word last week in my comic.
  • Pertwee: Yes?
  • Phillips: You see, elegant breaks down into three parts.
  • Pertwee: Mm-hmm.
  • Phillips: E from the Yorkshire, as in Ee-by-gum. Leg, the things you fill your pants with. And lastly ant, meaning small animals who live on the hill, or Ant as in wife of an American uncle.
  • Pertwee: I see Mr Phillips, Sir. So, according to your comic, elegant means Ee-by-gum my uncle's American wife has got ants in her pants.
  • Phillips: Exactly. Now that's an interesting word.
  • Pertwee: What is?
  • Phillips: Exactly. Exactly. Eggs meaning a dozen of them in a box. Act meaning to do your nut in old Calcutta. And T-lee, which is either Welsh or Chinese for...
  • Pertwee and Michael: Oh belt up!
  • Michael: Thank you Chief. Of course, the essential thing about clothes is they must be designed to suit the occasion. This is never more true than with the design of the naval uniform. Let's face it, with a crew like Troutbridge, and Mr Phillips' navigation, they never know who they're going to bump into.

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