History Series / BlackAdder

16th Sep '16 11:00:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Blackadder: The Cavalier Years'' (1988). A UsefulNotes/ComicRelief special (aired on the first-ever Red Nose Day, 5 February 1988; Richard Curtis founded the charity with Lenny Henry) set during the EnglishCivilWar.

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* ''Blackadder: The Cavalier Years'' (1988). A UsefulNotes/ComicRelief special (aired on the first-ever Red Nose Day, 5 February 1988; Richard Curtis founded the charity with Lenny Henry) set during the EnglishCivilWar.UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar.
4th Sep '16 8:58:39 PM eowynjedi
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* DryCrusader: the Whiteadders are these -- at least until the end of the episode.

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* DryCrusader: the The Whiteadders are these strictly opposed to alcohol -- at least until the end of the episode.



* {{Expy}}: The greatest painter in London, bearded, self-described genius, Leonardo [[Creator/LeonardoDaVinci Acropolis]]. Blackadder hires him to paint some porn.



* FramingTheGuiltyParty: The Bishop of Bath and Wells already has an appointment with Molly the Inexpensive Prostitute and freely admits that he is a colossal pervert who will do anything ''to'' anything, "animal, vegetable, or mineral," but his flock is none the wiser. So Blackadder drugs him and has him painted in a rather lewd position with [[spoiler:poor, poor Percy]], then uses it as blackmail to get out of his loan.
-->"And it's so beautifully framed... which is funny, because that's what you've just been."



* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: ''Blackadder II'' features Queen Elizabeth I as a petulant schoolgirl. A petulant schoolgirl with power of life and death over the whole of the Kingdom of England.
** Oddly enough, this portrayal actually seems much more inspired by her sister Mary, who was quite free with ordering executions and was nicknamed Bloody Mary.

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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: ''Blackadder II'' features Queen Elizabeth I as a petulant schoolgirl. A petulant schoolgirl with power of life and death over the whole of the Kingdom of England.
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England. Oddly enough, this portrayal actually seems much more inspired by her sister Mary, who was quite free with ordering executions and was nicknamed Bloody Mary.



* LoveAtFirstSight: Blackadder and Bob are smitten with each other the instant she walks in the door.



* OffWithHisHead: Standard procedure for traitors, heretics, and anyone who mildly annoys the Queen--she frequently threatens to behead her courtiers. The episode "Head" has Blackadder serving as Lord High Executioner, and he jams as many beheadings as he can at the start and the end of the week to have Wednesday off.



* {{Retool}}
* TheRival: Lord Melchet to Blackadder

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* {{Retool}}
{{Retool}}: The first series with the clever Blackadder and the stupid Baldrick. Percy remains just the same.
* TheRival: Lord Melchet to Blackadderis Blackadder's r



* RunningGag: Nursie going on about anecdotes in Queenie's childhood before being told to shut up.

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* RunningGag: Nursie going on about anecdotes in Queenie's childhood (usually embarrassing ones about being toilet trained) before being told to shut up.


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* TapOnTheHead: "Chains" begins with a rash of kidnappings that all have some German fellow saying "excuse me, meester" so that his partner can hit the victim over the head.
27th Aug '16 12:15:36 AM Nop666
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--->'''Melchett:''' The charge before us is that the Flanders Pigeon Murderer'' did deliberately, callously, and with beastliness of forethought murder a lovely, innocent pigeon. [dismissively] And disobeyed some orders as well.

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--->'''Melchett:''' The charge before us is that the Flanders Pigeon Murderer'' Murderer did deliberately, callously, and with beastliness of forethought murder a lovely, innocent pigeon. [dismissively] And disobeyed some orders as well.
27th Aug '16 12:15:01 AM Nop666
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--->'''Melchett:''' The charge before us is that the flanderous ''pigeon murderer'' did deliberately, callously, and with beastliness of forethought murder a lovely, innocent pigeon. [dismissively] And disobeyed some orders as well.

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--->'''Melchett:''' The charge before us is that the flanderous ''pigeon murderer'' Flanders Pigeon Murderer'' did deliberately, callously, and with beastliness of forethought murder a lovely, innocent pigeon. [dismissively] And disobeyed some orders as well.
20th Aug '16 11:31:45 AM ladubois
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** In a way, [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] due to the directness and magnitude of the various "butterflies" - usually Blackadder accidentally killing a famous historical figure, leading to no one knowing who that person was in the present, and undoing any of their accomplishments (albeit it absurdly over-the-top fashion).
20th Aug '16 11:26:41 AM ladubois
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*** [[ZigzaggedTrope Zig-zagged]], as the actual reason he was arrested was because shooting carrier pigeons was declared a court marshal offence due to "communications problems" (actually Blackadder simply ignoring orders) - however it becomes immediately clear at the trial that all Melchett cares about is the pigeon.
--->'''Melchett:''' The charge before us is that the flanderous ''pigeon murderer'' did deliberately, callously, and with beastliness of forethought murder a lovely, innocent pigeon. [dismissively] And disobeyed some orders as well.
19th Aug '16 12:44:31 PM sabremeister
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** The last two are a ShoutOut to two real minor perennial candidates at British elections at the time the show was broadcast -- Bill Boaks, who usually stood as something like "Democratic Monarchist Road Safety White Resident", and Screaming Lord Sutch of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party.

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** The last two are a ShoutOut to two real minor perennial candidates at British elections at the time the show was broadcast -- Bill Boaks, who usually stood as something like "Democratic Monarchist Road Safety White Resident", and Screaming Lord Sutch of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party.Party (which, in their heyday of the 70s and 80s, proposed ludicrous policies. By the 2010s, a couple of them had actually been proposed and enacted by the government - [[HilariousInHindsight much like the reference to the abolition of slavery was implied to be]]).
18th Jul '16 8:33:36 AM KingZeal
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->'''Keanrick:''' Why, your very posture tells me, "Here is a man of true greatness."\\

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->'''Keanrick:''' -->'''Keanrick:''' Why, your very posture tells me, "Here is a man of true greatness."\\
18th Jul '16 8:33:08 AM KingZeal
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* DynamicAkimbo: The title character mocks this trope when some actors teach the [[UpperClassTwit Prince Regent]] to stand thus while giving a RousingSpeech.
->'''Keanrick:''' Why, your very posture tells me, "Here is a man of true greatness."\\
'''Blackadder:''' Either that or "Here are my genitals, please kick them."
13th Jul '16 2:41:41 AM LTNuk3m
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** First among them, his name, Don Speekingleesh.
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