Series of Masterpiece Theatre
adaptations of PG Wodehouse
stories involving an independently wealthy
of 1920s England
named Bertie Wooster
, and his valet
, the quintessential
Most stories involve Wooster stumbling into some sort of trouble, or accidentally getting himself engaged to some lady you wouldn't wish on your worst ememy, and Jeeves getting him out of trouble by his own wits and impeccable manners. The stories are hilarious, and the portrails of Wooster by Hugh Laurie and Jeeves by Stephen Fry are dead-on.
Also, most certainly the inspiration for Ask Jeeves, and the hostname for many majordomo servers.