History Funny / Blackadder

3rd Aug '17 9:42:39 AM mlsmithca
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'''Smedley:''' No, after the depression comes ''(suddenly jumps off the bed and grabs Blackadder by the lapels in a rage)'' the loss of temper, you stuck-up bastard! ''(to Baldrick)'' What you are staring at!? ''(punches him)''\\

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'''Smedley:''' No, after the depression comes ''(suddenly jumps off the bed and grabs Blackadder by the lapels in a rage)'' the loss of temper, you stuck-up bastard! ''(to Baldrick)'' What are you are staring at!? ''(punches him)''\\
2nd Aug '17 3:19:19 PM mlsmithca
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* Fortunately for Blackadder's reproductive capabilities, Prince Ludwig (Creator/HughLaurie in his ''Blackadder'' debut) interrupts his torture, and asks Blackadder to accept his "apple-oagies". Blackadder counters, "I accept nothing from a man who imprisons his guests in a commode."

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* Fortunately for Blackadder's reproductive capabilities, Prince Ludwig (Creator/HughLaurie in his ''Blackadder'' debut) second ''Blackadder II'' episode in a row) interrupts his torture, and asks Blackadder to accept his "apple-oagies". Blackadder counters, "I accept nothing from a man who imprisons his guests in a commode."
2nd Aug '17 3:12:32 PM mlsmithca
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* In a bid to shed his image as a thicko, Prince George is planning to accept Dr Creator/SamuelJohnson's request for royal patronage of the dictionary he has just spent ten years writing. Blackadder, however, is miffed at Dr Johnson for never getting back to him about the possibility of publishing his novel ''Edmund: A Butler's Tale'', which he spent seven years writing, and so has some SesquipedalianLoquaciousness with the literary man as a way of winding him up[[note]]The Fridge Brilliance about these words is that even though they're invented, they all mean something appropriate. "contrafibularatories" derives from "contra-", Latin for "against", and "fibula", the calf-bone--Blackadder is pulling Johnson's leg. "Anaspeptic" comes from Greek "ana-", ("back/up"), and "peptic", meaning the stomach--so "anaspeptic" suggests "upchuck". "Phrasmotic" suggests a combination of "frazzled" and "spasmodic". "Compunctuous" is a misspelling of "compunctious", derived from "compunction", a real word meaning the feeling of uneasiness caused by guilt. "Periconbobulation" combines the Greek "peri-", "around", with "discombobulate", meaning "to confuse", appropriate since Blackadder is confusing Johnson from several different directions at once.[[/note]]:

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* In a bid to shed his image as a thicko, Prince George is planning to accept Dr Creator/SamuelJohnson's request for royal patronage of the dictionary he has just spent ten years writing. [[note]] True to the ''Blackadder'' series' invocation of the RuleOfFunny in its AnachronismStew approach to history, Dr Johnson's dictionary first appeared in 1755; Prince George wasn't even born until seven years later.[[/note]] Blackadder, however, is miffed at Dr Johnson for never getting back to him about the possibility of publishing his novel ''Edmund: A Butler's Tale'', which he spent seven years writing, and so has some SesquipedalianLoquaciousness with the literary man as a way of winding him up[[note]]The Fridge Brilliance about these words is that even though they're invented, they all mean something appropriate. "contrafibularatories" derives from "contra-", Latin for "against", and "fibula", the calf-bone--Blackadder is pulling Johnson's leg. "Anaspeptic" comes from Greek "ana-", ("back/up"), and "peptic", meaning the stomach--so "anaspeptic" suggests "upchuck". "Phrasmotic" suggests a combination of "frazzled" and "spasmodic". "Compunctuous" is a misspelling of "compunctious", derived from "compunction", a real word meaning the feeling of uneasiness caused by guilt. "Periconbobulation" combines the Greek "peri-", "around", with "discombobulate", meaning "to confuse", appropriate since Blackadder is confusing Johnson from several different directions at once.[[/note]]:



* Dr Johnson has three literary acolytes waiting to receive him at Mrs Miggins' coffee shop: Creator/SamuelTaylorColeridge, Creator/PercyByssheShelley, and [[Creator/LordByron George, Lord Byron]].[[note]] Anachronistically so; Johnson died in 1784, while Coleridge was born in 1772, Byron in 1788, and Shelley in 1792.[[/note]] They all wear identical baggy white shirts with frilly collars and cuffs and no jackets, are blazed out of their minds on opium, and are convinced they are going to die at any moment. Blackadder is immune to their "charms", but Mrs Miggins, true to form, is head over heels for them:

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* Dr Johnson has three literary acolytes waiting to receive him at Mrs Miggins' coffee shop: Creator/SamuelTaylorColeridge, Creator/PercyByssheShelley, and [[Creator/LordByron George, Lord Byron]].[[note]] Anachronistically so; The AnachronismStew in the interest of the RuleOfFunny continues apace here; Johnson died in 1784, while Coleridge was born in 1772, Byron in 1788, and Shelley in 1792.[[/note]] They all wear identical baggy white shirts with frilly collars and cuffs and no jackets, are blazed out of their minds on opium, and are convinced they are going to die at any moment. Blackadder is immune to their "charms", but Mrs Miggins, true to form, is head over heels for them:the poets and their "charms", while Blackadder thinks they're pretentious idiots:
2nd Aug '17 2:58:27 PM mlsmithca
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* Blackadder has some SesquipedalianLoquaciousness with Dr Johnson as a way of winding him up for never getting back to him about the possibility of publishing his novel ''Edmund: A Butler's Tale'', which he spent seven years writing[[note]]The Fridge Brilliance about these words is that even though they're invented, they all mean something appropriate. "contrafibularatories" derives from "contra-", Latin for "against", and "fibula", the calf-bone--Blackadder is pulling Johnson's leg. "Anaspeptic" comes from Greek "ana-", ("back/up"), and "peptic", meaning the stomach--so "anaspeptic" suggests "upchuck". "Phrasmotic" suggests a combination of "frazzled" and "spasmodic". "Compunctuous" is a misspelling of "compunctious", derived from "compunction", a real word meaning the feeling of uneasiness caused by guilt. "Periconbobulation" combines the Greek "peri-", "around", with "discombobulate", meaning "to confuse", appropriate since Blackadder is confusing Johnson from several different directions at once.[[/note]]:

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* Blackadder In a bid to shed his image as a thicko, Prince George is planning to accept Dr Creator/SamuelJohnson's request for royal patronage of the dictionary he has some SesquipedalianLoquaciousness with just spent ten years writing. Blackadder, however, is miffed at Dr Johnson as a way of winding him up for never getting back to him about the possibility of publishing his novel ''Edmund: A Butler's Tale'', which he spent seven years writing[[note]]The writing, and so has some SesquipedalianLoquaciousness with the literary man as a way of winding him up[[note]]The Fridge Brilliance about these words is that even though they're invented, they all mean something appropriate. "contrafibularatories" derives from "contra-", Latin for "against", and "fibula", the calf-bone--Blackadder is pulling Johnson's leg. "Anaspeptic" comes from Greek "ana-", ("back/up"), and "peptic", meaning the stomach--so "anaspeptic" suggests "upchuck". "Phrasmotic" suggests a combination of "frazzled" and "spasmodic". "Compunctuous" is a misspelling of "compunctious", derived from "compunction", a real word meaning the feeling of uneasiness caused by guilt. "Periconbobulation" combines the Greek "peri-", "around", with "discombobulate", meaning "to confuse", appropriate since Blackadder is confusing Johnson from several different directions at once.[[/note]]:



* To Blackadder's horror, it is not until he and Prince George have contributed (Blackadder deliberately, George by being, well, George) to the collapse of the royal patronage of the dictionary that Dr Johnson reveals that he ''did'' read ''Edmund: A Butler's Tale'', and considers it the only book superior to his dictionary, predicting that if it weren't for the lack of royal patronage, its publication would make him and Gertrude Perkins (the female pseudonym Blackadder adopted to write the book) millionaires. Fortunately, Johnson has left the dictionary behind in his haste to leave, so Blackadder offers to fetch it and try to get the prince interested in it again. Unfortunately, Baldrick has thrown the manuscript for the dictionary on the fire:

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* To Blackadder's horror, it is not until he and Prince George have contributed (Blackadder deliberately, George by being, well, George) to the collapse of the royal patronage of the dictionary that Dr Johnson reveals that he ''did'' read ''Edmund: A Butler's Tale'', and considers it the only book superior to his dictionary, predicting that if it weren't for the lack of royal patronage, its publication would make him and Gertrude Perkins (the female pseudonym Blackadder adopted to write the book) millionaires. Fortunately, Johnson has left the dictionary behind in his haste to leave, so Blackadder offers to fetch it and try to get the prince interested in it again. Unfortunately, after misinterpreting instructions from Blackadder, Baldrick has thrown the manuscript for the dictionary on the fire:



-->'''Johnson:''' I should not lose the book, sir, and if any other man should, ''[picks up a cup of coffee and advances toward Blackadder and Baldrick, who backpedal back into their chairs]'' I would tear off his head with my bare hands and '''feed it to the cat!''' ''[shatters the cup in his hand, splashing coffee all over himself and Blackadder]''\\

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-->'''Johnson:''' -->'''Dr Johnson:''' I should not lose the book, sir, and if any other man should, ''[picks up a cup of coffee and advances toward Blackadder and Baldrick, who backpedal back into their chairs]'' I would tear off his head with my bare hands and '''feed it to the cat!''' ''[shatters the cup in his hand, splashing coffee all over himself and Blackadder]''\\



* As Blackadder sits down to begin rewriting the dictionary, Prince George and Baldrick both offer to help. Blackadder turns them down with:

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* As Baldrick's plan is for Blackadder sits down to begin rewriting re-write the dictionary, dictionary from scratch. Blackadder reacts with his usual contempt, but resigns himself into going along with the plan as he sees no other way to avoid ending up on the wrong end of the four writers' murderous wrath. Prince George and Baldrick both offer to help. help, but Blackadder turns them down with:



* In reality, Johnson, Shelley, Byron, and Coleridge are at the door, demanding the return of the dictionary. Byron and Coleridge's demands for entry are particularly... creative:

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* In reality, Doctor Johnson, Shelley, Byron, and Coleridge are at the door, demanding the return of the dictionary. Byron and Coleridge's demands for entry are particularly... creative:



-->'''Doctor John:''' "Bloomers"? "Bottom"? "Burp"? "Fart"? "Fiddle"? "Fornicate"? Sir, I hope you are not using the first English dictionary just to look up rude words.\\

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-->'''Doctor John:''' Johnson:''' "Bloomers"? "Bottom"? "Burp"? "Fart"? "Fiddle"? "Fornicate"? Sir, I hope you are not using the first English dictionary just to look up rude words.\\
2nd Aug '17 2:40:48 PM mlsmithca
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* Fortunately for Blackadder's reproductive capabilities, Prince Ludwig (Creator/HughLaurie in his ''Blackadder'' debut) interrupts his torture, and ask Blackadder to accept his "apple-oagies". Blackadder counters, "I accept nothing from a man who imprisons his guests in a commode."

to:

* Fortunately for Blackadder's reproductive capabilities, Prince Ludwig (Creator/HughLaurie in his ''Blackadder'' debut) interrupts his torture, and ask asks Blackadder to accept his "apple-oagies". Blackadder counters, "I accept nothing from a man who imprisons his guests in a commode."
2nd Aug '17 2:39:59 PM mlsmithca
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* Fortunately for Blackadder's reproductive capabilities, Prince Ludwig interrupts his torture, and ask Blackadder to accept his "apple-oagies". Blackadder counters, "I accept nothing from a man who imprisons his guests in a commode."

to:

* Fortunately for Blackadder's reproductive capabilities, Prince Ludwig (Creator/HughLaurie in his ''Blackadder'' debut) interrupts his torture, and ask Blackadder to accept his "apple-oagies". Blackadder counters, "I accept nothing from a man who imprisons his guests in a commode."
1st Aug '17 2:53:50 PM Scorntex
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* The Blackadder universe's version of Hadrian's Wall is... somewhat less impressive than its real world counterpart. Blackadder's Roman ancestor sums it up well.
-->'''Blackaddus:''' A [[spoiler:three foot]] high wall. A ''[[SarcasmMode terrifying]]'' [[SarcasmMode obstacle]].
29th Jul '17 7:28:27 AM mlsmithca
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* To Blackadder's horror, it is not until he and Prince George have contributed (Blackadder deliberately, George by being, well, George) to the collapse of the royal patronage of the dictionary that Dr Johnson reveals that he ''did'' read ''Edmund: A Butler's Tale'', and considers it the only book superior to his dictionary, predicting that its publication will make him and Gertrude Perkins (the female pseudonym Blackadder adopted to write the book) millionaires. Fortunately, Johnson has left the dictionary behind in his haste to leave, so Blackadder offers to fetch it and try to get the prince interested in it again. Unfortunately, Baldrick has thrown the manuscript for the dictionary on the fire:

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* To Blackadder's horror, it is not until he and Prince George have contributed (Blackadder deliberately, George by being, well, George) to the collapse of the royal patronage of the dictionary that Dr Johnson reveals that he ''did'' read ''Edmund: A Butler's Tale'', and considers it the only book superior to his dictionary, predicting that if it weren't for the lack of royal patronage, its publication will would make him and Gertrude Perkins (the female pseudonym Blackadder adopted to write the book) millionaires. Fortunately, Johnson has left the dictionary behind in his haste to leave, so Blackadder offers to fetch it and try to get the prince interested in it again. Unfortunately, Baldrick has thrown the manuscript for the dictionary on the fire:
29th Jul '17 7:25:02 AM mlsmithca
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* Blackadder has some SesquipedalianLoquaciousness with Dr. Johnson[[note]]The Fridge Brilliance about these words is that even though they're invented, they all mean something appropriate. "contrafibularatories" derives from "contra-", Latin for "against", and "fibula", the calf-bone--Blackadder is pulling Johnson's leg. "Anaspeptic" comes from Greek "ana-", ("back/up"), and "peptic", meaning the stomach--so "anaspeptic" suggests "upchuck". "Phrasmotic" suggests a combination of "frazzled" and "spasmodic". "Compunctuous" is a misspelling of "compunctious", derived from "compunction", a real word meaning the feeling of uneasiness caused by guilt. "Periconbobulation" combines the Greek "peri-", "around", with "discombobulate", meaning "to confuse", appropriate since Blackadder is confusing Johnson from several different directions at once.[[/note]]:

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* Blackadder has some SesquipedalianLoquaciousness with Dr. Johnson[[note]]The Dr Johnson as a way of winding him up for never getting back to him about the possibility of publishing his novel ''Edmund: A Butler's Tale'', which he spent seven years writing[[note]]The Fridge Brilliance about these words is that even though they're invented, they all mean something appropriate. "contrafibularatories" derives from "contra-", Latin for "against", and "fibula", the calf-bone--Blackadder is pulling Johnson's leg. "Anaspeptic" comes from Greek "ana-", ("back/up"), and "peptic", meaning the stomach--so "anaspeptic" suggests "upchuck". "Phrasmotic" suggests a combination of "frazzled" and "spasmodic". "Compunctuous" is a misspelling of "compunctious", derived from "compunction", a real word meaning the feeling of uneasiness caused by guilt. "Periconbobulation" combines the Greek "peri-", "around", with "discombobulate", meaning "to confuse", appropriate since Blackadder is confusing Johnson from several different directions at once.[[/note]]:



* Upon learning that Baldrick has thrown Dr Johnson's manuscript for the dictionary on fire:

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* Upon learning To Blackadder's horror, it is not until he and Prince George have contributed (Blackadder deliberately, George by being, well, George) to the collapse of the royal patronage of the dictionary that Dr Johnson reveals that he ''did'' read ''Edmund: A Butler's Tale'', and considers it the only book superior to his dictionary, predicting that its publication will make him and Gertrude Perkins (the female pseudonym Blackadder adopted to write the book) millionaires. Fortunately, Johnson has left the dictionary behind in his haste to leave, so Blackadder offers to fetch it and try to get the prince interested in it again. Unfortunately, Baldrick has thrown Dr Johnson's the manuscript for the dictionary on the fire:



* Johnson has three literary acolytes waiting to receive him at Mrs Miggins' coffee shop: Creator/SamuelTaylorColeridge, Creator/PercyByssheShelley, and [[Creator/LordByron George, Lord Byron]].[[note]] Anachronistically so; Johnson died in 1784, while Coleridge was born in 1772, Byron in 1788, and Shelley in 1792.[[/note]] They all wear identical baggy white shirts with frilly collars and cuffs and no jackets, are blazed out of their minds on opium, and are convinced they are going to die at any moment. Blackadder is immune to their "charms", but Mrs Miggins, true to form, is head over heels for them:

to:

* Dr Johnson has three literary acolytes waiting to receive him at Mrs Miggins' coffee shop: Creator/SamuelTaylorColeridge, Creator/PercyByssheShelley, and [[Creator/LordByron George, Lord Byron]].[[note]] Anachronistically so; Johnson died in 1784, while Coleridge was born in 1772, Byron in 1788, and Shelley in 1792.[[/note]] They all wear identical baggy white shirts with frilly collars and cuffs and no jackets, are blazed out of their minds on opium, and are convinced they are going to die at any moment. Blackadder is immune to their "charms", but Mrs Miggins, true to form, is head over heels for them:



* Johnson laughs off the idea that there is a copy of the dictionary, and when Blackadder "innocently" asks what would happen if the book were lost, he discovers that he doesn't just have Johnson's wrath to fear, but the poets' as well:

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* Dr Johnson laughs off the idea that there is a copy of the dictionary, and when Blackadder "innocently" asks what would happen if the book were lost, he discovers that he doesn't just have Johnson's wrath has far worse things to fear, but worry about than not making millions from the poets' as well:publication of his novel:



* Blackadder reports back to the Prince, who is busy peeling an apple:
-->'''Blackadder:''' Sir, I have been unable to replace the dictionary. I am therefore leaving immediately for Nepal, where I intend to live as a goat.\\

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* Blackadder reports back to the Prince, who Prince George:
-->''[the prince
is busy peeling an apple:
-->'''Blackadder:'''
apple as Blackadder and Baldrick enter his study]''\\
'''Blackadder:'''
Sir, I have been unable to replace the dictionary. I am therefore leaving immediately for Nepal, where I intend to live as a goat.\\



'''Doctor Johnson:''' ''(as he, and the poets advance)'' The one that has taken eighteen hours of every day for the last TEN YEARS! My mother died, I hardly noticed. My father cut his head off and fried it in garlic in the hope of attracting my attention, I scarcely looked up from my work. My wife brought armies of lovers to the house, who worked in droves so that she might bring up a huge family of ''BASTARDS''. I cared ''not!''\\

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'''Doctor Johnson:''' ''(as he, ''[as he and the poets advance)'' advance]'' The one that has taken eighteen hours of every day for the last TEN YEARS! My mother died, I hardly noticed. My father cut his head off and fried it in garlic in the hope of attracting my attention, I scarcely looked up from my work. My wife brought armies of lovers to the house, who worked in droves so that she might bring up a huge family of ''BASTARDS''. I cared ''not!''\\



* Near the end, when it emerges that Baldrick did not accidentally burn the manuscript of Samuel Johnson's dictionary, Blackadder reveals himself as Gertrude Perkins, the author of ''Edmund: A Butler's Tale'', a novel which he spent seven years writing and which Dr. Johnson considers the only book superior to his dictionary. He asks Baldrick to fetch the manuscript to prove his authorship:

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* Near With the end, when it emerges that Baldrick did dictionary revealed as not accidentally burn the manuscript of Samuel Johnson's dictionary, having been burned (although George's patronage looks to be a mixed blessing at best), Blackadder reveals himself as Gertrude Perkins, the author of ''Edmund: A Butler's Tale'', a novel which he spent seven years writing and which Dr. Johnson considers the only book superior to his dictionary.Tale''. He asks Baldrick to fetch the manuscript to prove his authorship:
28th Jul '17 8:50:57 PM mlsmithca
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* At the St. Leonard's Day festivities, we see the Jumping Jews of Jerusalem's performance, which manages to be even more hilariously bad than advertised; as a Jewish harp twangs in the background, the five jumpers hop up and down in place, no two of them in time with each other (and one of them is just bending his knees). As they leave the stage, they pass Prique and the Wooferoonies, the stereotypical "luvvie" actors who are to perform ''The Death of the Scotsman'' (a last-minute change from ''The Death of the Pharaoh'', the script changes involving the 15th century equivalent of a search-and-replace).

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* At the St. Leonard's Day festivities, we see the Jumping Jews of Jerusalem's performance, which manages to be even more hilariously bad than advertised; as a Jewish harp twangs in the background, the five jumpers hop up and down in place, no two of them in time with each other (and one of them is just bending his knees). [[note]] At least the Jumping Jesuits in the pilot version of this episode jumped in unison.[[/note]] As they leave the stage, they pass Prique and the Wooferoonies, the stereotypical "luvvie" actors who are to perform ''The Death of the Scotsman'' (a last-minute change from ''The Death of the Pharaoh'', the script changes involving the 15th century equivalent of a search-and-replace).
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