Yes Minister

Season 2 Episode 4

The Greasy Pole

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 16, 1981 on BBC Two

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    • Hacker: The greasy pole is important. I have to climb it.
      Humphrey: Why?
      Hacker: Because it's there.

      Refers to George Mallory's famous 1924 answer to the question of climbing Mount Everest. Mallory was killed later that year attempting to climb Everest.