Act 1
Pooh-Bah: I am, in point of fact, a particularly haughty and exclusive person, of pre-Adamite ancestral descent ... When all the great officers of State resigned in a body because they were too proud to serve under an ex-tailor, did I not unhesitatingly accept all their posts at once?
Pish-Tush: And the salaries attached to them? You did.

From left to right: Pish-Tush (George Green), Pooh-Bah (Geoff Inskip) & Nanki-Poo (Keith Bulley) - picture from Keith Bulley

The Mikado - Act 1