History Awesome / Blackadder

27th Mar '18 4:07:31 AM GF93
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-->'''Baldrick: '''Goodbye, you lazy, big-nosed, rubber-faced bastard.

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-->'''Baldrick: '''Goodbye, -->'''Blackadder:''' Baldrick, I would like to say how much I will miss your honest, friendly companionship... but as we both know, it would be an utter lie. I will therefore content myself with saying "Sod off, and if I ever meet you again, it'll be 20 billion years too soon"! (''he leaves'')
-->'''Baldrick:''' (''completely nonchalant'') Goodbye,
you lazy, big-nosed, rubber-faced bastard.bastard.
** In the same episode; Blackadder taking advantage of [[CannotTellFictionFromReality Prince George's inability to discern fiction from reality]] to get revenge on the {{jerkass}} actors, by "confirming" the belief of both George and Baldrick that they're violent anarchists as opposed to simply rehearsing a play. Even though it's probably not ''meant'' to be awesome, it's immensely satisfying to see Edmund give the two [[SmugSnake smug snakes]] their comeuppance -- especially when he yells '''''[[TheScottishTrope "MACBETH!"]]''''' after them as they're being taken away to be executed on charges of treason. It also gets him a massive pay rise and the opportunity to convince the Prince to take the lead role in a play Blackadder himself has penned... ''"Thick Jack Clot Sits in the Stocks and Gets Pelted With Rancid Tomatoes"''.
27th Jan '18 2:10:25 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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** Similarly, him punching out [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob Prince]] [[TooDumbToLive George]] in the same episode. It might have been to keep up appearances, but surely Blackadder enjoyed punching out the idiot who made his life such a hell.

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** Similarly, him punching out [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob [[UpperClassTwit Prince]] [[TooDumbToLive George]] in the same episode. It might have been to keep up appearances, but surely Blackadder enjoyed punching out the idiot who made his life such a hell.
29th Dec '17 8:04:42 AM ClintEastwood
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* An OffscreenMomentOfAwesome that still counts-- Richard IV, trapped inside the gates of Constantinople, manages to dispatch a small army of Turkish warriors armed with scimitars, only with the aid of his trusty fruit-knife.
* Imminent death by burning at the stake, courtesy of the Witchsmeller Pursuivant. No way out!...or is there? One dropped voodoo doll from an unexpected source later, and the Witchsmeller expires spectacularly in a ball of flames, while Edmund, Baldrick and Percy are free!
* The RantInducingSlight at the beginning of the final episode of the series, in which our slimy, pathetic protagonist is finally pushed too far and decides LetsGetDangerous after being stripped of all his titles except Lord of the Privvies--

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* "[[Recap/BlackadderS1E2BornToBeKing Born to be King]]":
** Edmund almost succeeding in making himself the Prince Regent by proving that his brother Harry is illegitimate. It's only ruined because he accidentally read the date on the letters and realized that HE was the bastard, not Harry. Harry had already agreed to give up his claim to the throne and go into exile -- if Edmund hadn't kept reading, the show would have been two episodes long.
** Edmund tricks his violent Scottish cousin into getting himself killed with a cannon, thereby getting back the lands he promised him.
**
An OffscreenMomentOfAwesome that still counts-- Richard IV, trapped inside the gates of Constantinople, manages to dispatch a small army of Turkish warriors armed with scimitars, only with the aid of his trusty fruit-knife.
* "[[Recap/BlackadderS1E3TheArchbishop The Archbishop]]": Edmund, as the Archbishop of Canterbury, tricks a dying nobleman into signing over his lands to the crown instead of the church, by telling him that Hell is for people who like depravities like the nobleman had indulged in in life (incest, adultery, murder etc...) and he would be incredibly bored in Heaven. This is one of the few times Edmund is as scheming and intelligent as his descendants, and is also one of the few times Richard IV shows him genuine respect.
*
Imminent death by burning at the stake, courtesy of [[Recap/BlackadderS1E5WitchsmellerPursuivant the Witchsmeller Pursuivant.Pursuivant]]. No way out!...or is there? One dropped voodoo doll from an unexpected source later, and the Witchsmeller expires spectacularly in a ball of flames, while Edmund, Baldrick and Percy are free!
* From "[[Recap/BlackadderS1E6TheBlackSeal The RantInducingSlight at the beginning of the final episode of the series, Black Seal]]":
** Edmund's RantInducingSlight,
in which our slimy, pathetic protagonist is finally pushed too far and decides LetsGetDangerous after being stripped of all his titles except Lord of the Privvies--



* Edmund, as the Archbishop of Canterbury, tricks a dying nobleman into signing over his lands to the crown instead of the church, by telling him that Hell is for people who like depravities like the nobleman had indulged in in life (incest, adultery, murder etc...) and he would be incredibly bored in Heaven. This is one of the few times Edmund is as scheming and intelligent as his descendants, and is also one of the few times Richard IV shows him genuine respect.
* Edmund almost succeeding in making himself the Prince Regent by proving that his brother Harry is illegitimate. It's only ruined because he accidentally read the date on the letters and realized that HE was the bastard, not Harry. Harry had already agreed to give up his claim to the throne and go into exile -- if Edmund hadn't kept reading, the show would have been two episodes long.
** In that same episode, Edmund tricks his violent Scottish cousin into getting himself killed with a cannon, thereby getting back the lands he promised him.
* Baldrick and Percy managing to stop the Black Seal from murdering the Royal Court and taking over the kingdom. [[spoiler: Slightly negated when Percy's stupidity manages to get the court killed anyway, but at least they saved England!]].

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* Edmund, as the Archbishop of Canterbury, tricks a dying nobleman into signing over his lands to the crown instead of the church, by telling him that Hell is for people who like depravities like the nobleman had indulged in in life (incest, adultery, murder etc...) and he would be incredibly bored in Heaven. This is one of the few times Edmund is as scheming and intelligent as his descendants, and is also one of the few times Richard IV shows him genuine respect.
* Edmund almost succeeding in making himself the Prince Regent by proving that his brother Harry is illegitimate. It's only ruined because he accidentally read the date on the letters and realized that HE was the bastard, not Harry. Harry had already agreed to give up his claim to the throne and go into exile -- if Edmund hadn't kept reading, the show would have been two episodes long.
** In that same episode, Edmund tricks his violent Scottish cousin into getting himself killed with a cannon, thereby getting back the lands he promised him.
*
Baldrick and Percy managing to stop the Black Seal from murdering the Royal Court and taking over the kingdom. [[spoiler: Slightly negated when Percy's stupidity manages to get the court killed anyway, but at least they saved England!]].



* Lord Flashheart's entrance at the end of "Bells".

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* Lord Flashheart's entrance at the end of "Bells"."[[Recap/BlackadderS2E1Bells Bells]]".



* "Bloody cheek! I'll show them!" Blackadder pulls himself out of a HeroicBSOD, saving his own life and extorting a notoriously violent and corrupt priest for everything he's worth.
* The Great Booze-Up monologue, mentioned in the Funny page, is also this. Come on, that's some serious on-the-fly thinking to come up with an explanation that fast, from scratch, and actually make it WORK.
* Edmund and Melchett's double {{Groin Attack}} on their guards in the series two finale.

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* From "[[Recap/BlackadderS2E4Money Money]]" "Bloody cheek! I'll show them!" Blackadder pulls himself out of a HeroicBSOD, saving his own life and extorting a notoriously violent and corrupt priest for everything he's worth.
* The Great Booze-Up monologue, monologue from "[[Recap/BlackadderS2E5Beer Beer]]", mentioned in the Funny page, is also this. Come on, that's some serious on-the-fly thinking to come up with an explanation that fast, from scratch, and actually make it WORK.
* From "[[Recap/BlackadderS2E6Chains Chains]]":
**
Edmund and Melchett's double {{Groin Attack}} on their guards in the series two finale.guards.



* When captured in "Chains", Edmund spends the entire time ''[[DeadpanSnarker snarking]]'' at his captors.

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* ** When captured in "Chains", captured, Edmund spends the entire time ''[[DeadpanSnarker snarking]]'' at his captors.



* Edmund Blackadder, Esq. ends up alive, and fully set up to take over the prince's identity. And unlike the one of ''Back & Forth'' mentioned below, he doesn't have the help of a time machine; he's just that good. ([[EpilepticTrees Unless that actually]] ''[[EpilepticTrees was]]'' [[EpilepticTrees how his descendant influenced history.]])
** Similarly, him punching out [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob Prince]] [[TooDumbToLive George]] in the same episode. It might have been to keep up appearances, but surely Blackadder enjoyed punching out the idiot who made his life such a hell.
*** He also gives him a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech The Reason You Suck Speech]] when he wants to back out and George tries to make him keep his word. George has to promise him ''everything'' just to get Blackadder to continue.
* Pitt the Younger unleashes a major comeback insult at Prince George in "Dish and Dishonesty".

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* Edmund Blackadder, Esq. ends up alive, and fully set up to take over the prince's identity. And unlike the one of ''Back & Forth'' mentioned below, he doesn't have the help of a time machine; he's just that good. ([[EpilepticTrees Unless that actually]] ''[[EpilepticTrees was]]'' [[EpilepticTrees how his descendant influenced history.]])
** Similarly, him punching out [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob Prince]] [[TooDumbToLive George]] in the same episode. It might have been to keep up appearances, but surely Blackadder enjoyed punching out the idiot who made his life such a hell.
*** He also gives him a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech The Reason You Suck Speech]] when he wants to back out and George tries to make him keep his word. George has to promise him ''everything'' just to get Blackadder to continue.
* Pitt the Younger unleashes a major comeback insult at Prince George in "Dish "[[Recap/BlackadderS3E1DishAndDishonesty Dish and Dishonesty".Dishonesty]]".



* Baldrick finally gets to fire back at Edmund's insults, when it appears he has left for good

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* Baldrick finally gets to fire back at Edmund's insults, when it appears he has left for goodgood in "[[Recap/BlackadderS3E4SenseAndSenility Sense and Senility]]":



* From "[[Recap/BlackadderS3E6DuelAndDuality Duel and Duality]]":
** Edmund Blackadder, Esq. ends up alive, and fully set up to take over the prince's identity. And unlike the one of ''Back & Forth'' mentioned below, he doesn't have the help of a time machine; he's just that good. ([[EpilepticTrees Unless that actually]] ''[[EpilepticTrees was]]'' [[EpilepticTrees how his descendant influenced history.]])
** Similarly, him punching out [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob Prince]] [[TooDumbToLive George]] in the same episode. It might have been to keep up appearances, but surely Blackadder enjoyed punching out the idiot who made his life such a hell.
*** He also gives him a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech The Reason You Suck Speech]] when he wants to back out and George tries to make him keep his word. George has to promise him ''everything'' just to get Blackadder to continue.



* Flashheart killing the Red Baron.

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* Flashheart killing the Red Baron.Baron in "[[Recap/BlackadderS4E4PrivatePlane Private Plane]]".



* Baldrick's rant about the pointlessness of war, especially the one they're in, in the finale of ''Goes Forth''. For once, Blackadder has nothing to say in response.
* Depending on how much of a spineless weasel Darling is, his BreakTheHaughty moment can count.
* The last scene of ''Blackadder Goes Forth'' was a DyingMomentOfAwesome for the entire cast (sans Melchett). In terms of meta, the editors and the BBC earn their own moment of awesome: using the existing crappy-acted footage and slow it down significantly to turn it into one of the most impactful endings in television [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbR9-etyN6I]], and then having the guts to broadcast the episode on Remembrance Sunday with only one complaint. [[note]]The person didn't think it was in bad taste, but that it was too realistic and depressing for a comedy show. [[/note]]

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* From "[[Recap/BlackadderS4E6Goodbyeee Goodbyeee]]":
**
Baldrick's rant about the pointlessness of war, especially the one they're in, in the finale of ''Goes Forth''.in. For once, Blackadder has nothing to say in response.
* ** Depending on how much of a spineless weasel Darling is, his BreakTheHaughty moment can count.
* ** The last scene of ''Blackadder Goes Forth'' was a DyingMomentOfAwesome for the entire cast (sans Melchett). In terms of meta, the editors and the BBC earn their own moment of awesome: using the existing crappy-acted footage and slow it down significantly to turn it into one of the most impactful endings in television [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbR9-etyN6I]], and then having the guts to broadcast the episode on Remembrance Sunday with only one complaint. [[note]]The person didn't think it was in bad taste, but that it was too realistic and depressing for a comedy show. [[/note]]



* The future scene from ''Christmas Carol'', if Ebenezer Blackadder became bad.
* Although it backfires on him in the end, the fury of Ebenezer Blackadder unleashes at the end of ''Blackadder's Christmas Carol''.
* The end of ''Back & Forth'', with a Blackadder finally becoming king, as his long-ago ancestor first wanted in series one.

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* ''[[Recap/BlackadderSS2BlackaddersChristmasCarol Blackadder's Christmas Carol]]'':
**
The future scene from ''Christmas Carol'', if Ebenezer Blackadder became bad.
* ** Although it backfires on him in the end, the fury of Ebenezer Blackadder unleashes at the end of ''Blackadder's Christmas Carol''.
end.
* The end of ''Back ''[[Recap/BlackadderSS3BlackadderBackAndForth Blackadder Back & Forth'', Forth]]'':
** [[GeniusDitz Baldrick actually manages to build a working time machine]].
** The ending
with a Blackadder finally becoming king, as his long-ago ancestor first wanted in series one.



* [[GeniusDitz Baldrick actually manages to build a working time machine]].
18th Nov '17 4:02:22 AM RedScharlach
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* The RantInducingSlight at the beginning of the final episode of the series, in which our slimy, pathetic protagonist is finally pushed too far and decides LetsGetDangerous after being stripped of all his titles except Lord of the Privvies-

to:

* The RantInducingSlight at the beginning of the final episode of the series, in which our slimy, pathetic protagonist is finally pushed too far and decides LetsGetDangerous after being stripped of all his titles except Lord of the Privvies-Privvies--



* Edmund almost succeeding in making himself the Prince Regent by proving that his brother Harry is illegitimate. It's only ruined because he accidently read the date on the letters and realized that HE was the bastard, not Harry. Harry had already agreed to give up his claim to the throne and go into exile-- if Edmund hadn't kept reading, the show would have been two episodes long.

to:

* Edmund almost succeeding in making himself the Prince Regent by proving that his brother Harry is illegitimate. It's only ruined because he accidently accidentally read the date on the letters and realized that HE was the bastard, not Harry. Harry had already agreed to give up his claim to the throne and go into exile-- exile -- if Edmund hadn't kept reading, the show would have been two episodes long.



* Flasheart killing the Red Baron.

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* Flasheart Flashheart killing the Red Baron.



--->'''Flashheart''': This! ''(Headbutts Darling right in the face, knocking him unconscious.)''

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--->'''Flashheart''': This! ''(Headbutts ''(headbutts Darling right in the face, knocking him unconscious.)''



* The last scene of ''Blackadder Goes Forth'' was a DyingMomentOfAwesome for the entire cast (sans Melchett). In terms of meta, the editors and the BBC earn their own moment of awesome: using the existing crappy-acted footage and slow it down significantly to turn it into one of the most impactful ending in television[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbR9-etyN6I]], and then having the guts to broadcast the episode on Remembrance Sunday with only one complaint. [[note]]The person didn't think it was in bad taste, but that it was too realistic and depressing for a comedy show. [[/note]]

to:

* The last scene of ''Blackadder Goes Forth'' was a DyingMomentOfAwesome for the entire cast (sans Melchett). In terms of meta, the editors and the BBC earn their own moment of awesome: using the existing crappy-acted footage and slow it down significantly to turn it into one of the most impactful ending endings in television[[https://www.television [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbR9-etyN6I]], and then having the guts to broadcast the episode on Remembrance Sunday with only one complaint. [[note]]The person didn't think it was in bad taste, but that it was too realistic and depressing for a comedy show. [[/note]]



* Although it backfires on him in the end, the fury of Ebenezer Blackadder unleashed at the end of ''Blackadder's Christmas Carol''.

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* Although it backfires on him in the end, the fury of Ebenezer Blackadder unleashed unleashes at the end of ''Blackadder's Christmas Carol''.
21st Aug '17 5:31:50 AM Rotide
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* The Great Booze-Up monologue, mentioned in the Funny page, is also this. Come on, that's some serious on-the-fly thinking (while drunk, no less!) to come up with an explanation that fast, from scratch, and actually make it WORK.

to:

* The Great Booze-Up monologue, mentioned in the Funny page, is also this. Come on, that's some serious on-the-fly thinking (while drunk, no less!) to come up with an explanation that fast, from scratch, and actually make it WORK.
21st Aug '17 5:26:52 AM Rotide
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Added DiffLines:

* Baldrick and Percy managing to stop the Black Seal from murdering the Royal Court and taking over the kingdom. [[spoiler: Slightly negated when Percy's stupidity manages to get the court killed anyway, but at least they saved England!]].
3rd Aug '17 8:34:19 PM Elan
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Added DiffLines:

* Baldrick finally gets to fire back at Edmund's insults, when it appears he has left for good
-->'''Baldrick: '''Goodbye, you lazy, big-nosed, rubber-faced bastard.
28th May '17 1:31:54 AM needsanewhobby
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* The Great Booze-Up monologue, mentioned in the Funny page, is also this. Come on, that's some serious on-the-fly thinking to come up with an explanation that fast, from scratch, and actually make it WORK.

to:

* The Great Booze-Up monologue, mentioned in the Funny page, is also this. Come on, that's some serious on-the-fly thinking (while drunk, no less!) to come up with an explanation that fast, from scratch, and actually make it WORK.
21st Apr '17 7:37:55 AM GF93
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* The RantInducingSlight at the beginning of the final episode of the series, in which our slimy, pathetic protagonist is finally pushed too far and decides LetsGetDangerous after being stripped of all his titles except Lord of the Privvies--

to:

* The RantInducingSlight at the beginning of the final episode of the series, in which our slimy, pathetic protagonist is finally pushed too far and decides LetsGetDangerous after being stripped of all his titles except Lord of the Privvies--Privvies-



* Edmund, as the Archbishop of Canterbury, tricks a dying nobleman into signing over his lands to the crown instead of the church, by telling him that Hell is for people who like depravities like the nobleman had indulged in in life (incest, adultery, murder etc...) and he would be incredibly bored in Heaven. This is one of the few times Edmund appears as scheming and intelligent as his d, and is also one of the few times Richard IV shows Edmund genuine respect.

to:

* Edmund, as the Archbishop of Canterbury, tricks a dying nobleman into signing over his lands to the crown instead of the church, by telling him that Hell is for people who like depravities like the nobleman had indulged in in life (incest, adultery, murder etc...) and he would be incredibly bored in Heaven. This is one of the few times Edmund appears is as scheming and intelligent as his d, descendants, and is also one of the few times Richard IV shows Edmund him genuine respect.



* Flashheart's entrance at the end of "Bells".

to:

* Lord Flashheart's entrance at the end of "Bells".



* "Bloody cheek! I'll show them!" Blackadder pulls himself out of a HeroicBSOD, saving his own life and extorting a corrupt priest for everything he's worth.

to:

* "Bloody cheek! I'll show them!" Blackadder pulls himself out of a HeroicBSOD, saving his own life and extorting a notoriously violent and corrupt priest for everything he's worth.


Added DiffLines:

-->'''Edmund:''' Trust me to get the ''hard'' one!
16th Apr '17 8:45:53 PM GF93
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* An OffscreenMomentOfAwesome that still counts - Richard IV, trapped inside the gates of Constantinople, manages to dispatch a small army of Turkish warriors armed with scimitars, all with the aid of his trusty fruit-knife.

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* An OffscreenMomentOfAwesome that still counts - counts-- Richard IV, trapped inside the gates of Constantinople, manages to dispatch a small army of Turkish warriors armed with scimitars, all only with the aid of his trusty fruit-knife.



* The RantInducingSlight at the beginning of the final episode of the series, in which our slimy, pathetic protagonist is finally pushed too far and decides LetsGetDangerous after being stripped of all his titles except Lord of the Privvies:
-->'''Edmund:''' NO! ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis IT! WILL! NOT! DO!]]''
* Edmund, as the Archebishop of Canterbury, tricks a dying nobleman into signing over his lands to the crown instead of the church, by telling him that Hell is for people who like depravities like the nobleman had indulged in in life (incest, adultery, murder etc...) and he would be incredibly bored in heaven. This is one of the few times Edmund appears as scheming and intelligent as his descendants. This is also one of the few times Richard IV shows Edmund genuine respect.
* Edmund almost succeeding in making himself the Prince Regent by proving that his brother Harry is illegitimate, its only ruined because he accidently read the date on the letters and realized that HE was the bastard, not Harry. Harry had already agreed to give up his claim to the throne and go into exile, if Edmund hadnt kept reading the show would have been two episodes long.

to:

* The RantInducingSlight at the beginning of the final episode of the series, in which our slimy, pathetic protagonist is finally pushed too far and decides LetsGetDangerous after being stripped of all his titles except Lord of the Privvies:
Privvies--
-->'''Edmund:''' NO! [[BigNo NO!]] ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis IT! WILL! NOT! DO!]]''
* Edmund, as the Archebishop Archbishop of Canterbury, tricks a dying nobleman into signing over his lands to the crown instead of the church, by telling him that Hell is for people who like depravities like the nobleman had indulged in in life (incest, adultery, murder etc...) and he would be incredibly bored in heaven. Heaven. This is one of the few times Edmund appears as scheming and intelligent as his descendants. This d, and is also one of the few times Richard IV shows Edmund genuine respect.
* Edmund almost succeeding in making himself the Prince Regent by proving that his brother Harry is illegitimate, its illegitimate. It's only ruined because he accidently read the date on the letters and realized that HE was the bastard, not Harry. Harry had already agreed to give up his claim to the throne and go into exile, exile-- if Edmund hadnt hadn't kept reading reading, the show would have been two episodes long.
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