Saturday, 31 March 2018
I want to make a point about Chives but, as sometimes happens, find that I have already made it. Before Sir! and Sir! II, there was "Sir!" which ended by linking to a post about another master-servant team here.
We rightly compare Chives with Jeeves but Flandry is no Wooster although he sometimes plays such a role. There is another team in which:
the master is no Wooster but sometimes pretends to be;
the servant combines impeccable butling with unobtrusive and effective support for his master's covert war.
I refer to Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth.