History Series / BlackAdder

2nd Jan '17 2:05:02 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight: In-universe; she doesn't realise it, but Queenie's description of her dreams suggest that the Virgin Queen badly wants to get laid:
-->I have some pretty wild dreams you know. The other day I dreamt [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar there was this big tree, and I was sitting right on top of it... and then I dreamt I was a sausage roll]]...
26th Dec '16 1:45:21 PM nombretomado
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* LargeHam: BrianBlessed in series one, Creator/TomBaker in series 2, [[Radio/RoundTheHorne Hugh Paddick]] and Creator/KennethConnor in series 3 (as a pair of actors, no less), Rik Mayall and Creator/StephenFry elsewhere.

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* LargeHam: BrianBlessed Creator/BrianBlessed in series one, Creator/TomBaker in series 2, [[Radio/RoundTheHorne Hugh Paddick]] and Creator/KennethConnor in series 3 (as a pair of actors, no less), Rik Mayall and Creator/StephenFry elsewhere.



* CatchPhrase: King Richard IV's "'''[[{{BRIANBLESSED}} CHISWICK!!]] [[LargeHam FRESH HORSES!!]]'''

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* CatchPhrase: King Richard IV's "'''[[{{BRIANBLESSED}} "'''[[Creator/BrianBlessed CHISWICK!!]] [[LargeHam FRESH HORSES!!]]'''



** Plus '''{{BRIAN BLESSED}}''', as usual.

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** Plus '''{{BRIAN '''Creator/{{BRIAN BLESSED}}''', as usual.



* PlayingGertrude: BrianBlessed, of all people. Although 19 years older than Creator/RowanAtkinson, Blessed was only 7 years older than Robert East who played his elder son Prince Harry. Elspet Gray playing the queen was a mere 14 years older than East.

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* PlayingGertrude: BrianBlessed, Creator/BrianBlessed, of all people. Although 19 years older than Creator/RowanAtkinson, Blessed was only 7 years older than Robert East who played his elder son Prince Harry. Elspet Gray playing the queen was a mere 14 years older than East.
23rd Dec '16 3:58:17 PM Gosicrystal
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* DistinctionWithoutADifference: "No, George, it's not a ''good old'' service revolver, it's a ''brand-new'' service revolver."



* NoExceptYes: No, George, it's not a ''good old'' service revolver, it's a ''brand-new'' service revolver.
21st Dec '16 6:00:41 AM axle-k89
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Blackadder tries and fails to do this several times. He tries to desert in "Major Star" after learning the Russians have pulled out of the war due to the Revolution, only to run straight into Melchett, [[Irony who asks for his help in shooting some deserters later]].

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Blackadder tries and fails to do this several times. He tries to desert in "Major Star" after learning the Russians have pulled out of the war due to the Revolution, only to run straight into Melchett, [[Irony who ironically asks for his help in shooting some deserters later]].later.
21st Dec '16 5:59:31 AM axle-k89
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Blackadder tries and fails to do this several times. He tries to desert in "Major Star" after learning the Russians have pulled out of the war due to the Revolution, only to run straight into Melchett, [[Irony who asks for his help in shooting some deserters later]].
21st Dec '16 5:55:34 AM axle-k89
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* BuffySpeak: Blackadder: "Disease and depravation stalk our land like... two giant... ''stalking'' things." Also: "We're about as similar as two completely dis-similar things in a pod."

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* BuffySpeak: BuffySpeak:
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Blackadder: "Disease and depravation stalk our land like... two giant... ''stalking'' things." Also: "We're about as similar as two completely dis-similar things in a pod.""
** In "Ink And Incapability", Baldrick describes the dictionary as "the big papery thing tied up with string" and Dr. Johnson as "the batey fellow in the black coat who just left". Blackadder follows up with saying that "the booted bony thing with five toes on the end of my leg will soon connect sharply with the soft dangly collection of objects in your trousers!"



* GroinAttack: Blackadder tells Baldrick that if he doesn't tell him where the dictionary is, he will give him one of these, using BuffySpeak.



* OhCrap:
** Blackadder when Baldrick [[spoiler:appears to have burnt the dictionary.]]
** Blackadder at the end of "Nob and Nobility" [[spoiler:when Frou Frou is revealed as Topper in disguise.]]



* NoExceptYes: No, George, it's not a ''good old'' service revolver, it's a ''brand-new'' service revolver.



* NoodleIncident: Blackadder presents one at the end of Captain Cook: namely, how ''did'' Baldrick get so much "custard" (vomit) out of such a small cat? We'll never know.

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* NoodleIncident: Blackadder presents one at the end of Captain Cook: "Captain Cook": namely, how ''did'' Baldrick get so much "custard" (vomit) out of such a small cat? We'll never know.
21st Dec '16 4:20:53 AM axle-k89
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** See KickTheSonOfABitch example below.

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** See KickTheSonOfABitch example below. Even Flashheart is disgusted by Darling's refusal to rescue Blackadder in "Private Plane", so he [[KickTheSonOfABitch headbutts him and knocks him out]].



* Blackadder does this when interrogating potential spy suspects.

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* ** Blackadder does this when interrogating potential spy suspects.
21st Dec '16 4:18:34 AM axle-k89
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* EveryoneHasStandards: Melchett may be the BigBad and TheNeidermeyer, but he won't tolerate Blackadder being rude to a lady, as he puts it, when Blackadder accuses [[spoiler:Nurse Mary]] of being a German spy. [[spoiler:She isn't.]]

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* EveryoneHasStandards: EveryoneHasStandards:
** See KickTheSonOfABitch example below.
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Melchett may be the BigBad and TheNeidermeyer, but he won't tolerate Blackadder being rude to a lady, as he puts it, when Blackadder accuses [[spoiler:Nurse Mary]] of being a German spy. [[spoiler:She isn't.]]
21st Dec '16 4:17:01 AM axle-k89
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* BaitTheDog: Melchett has a habit of doing this. While he seems amusing and likable at first, he turns out to really be TheSociopath who is too wrapped up in his fantasy world that WarIsGlorious to see that he is sending countless men to their deaths, [[spoiler:including those of the main characters themselves]], showing how little he really cares about any of them.



* ChekhovsGun: Baldrick's LethalChef tendecies are mentioned early on in "Captain Cook", and when Baldrick mentions them again near the end, it gives Blackadder a EurekaMoment and he uses them to get himself, George and Baldrick out of the big push.



* EveryoneHasStandards: Melchett may be the BigBad and TheNeidermeyer, but he won't tolerate Blackadder being rude to a lady, as he puts it, when Blackadder accuses [[spoiler:Nurse Mary]] of being a German spy. [[spoiler:She isn't.]]



* Blackadder does this when interrogating potential spy suspects

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* Blackadder does this when interrogating potential spy suspectssuspects.


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* KickTheDog: A three-layered version of it that happened in the past. When George was six, he got a rabbit called Flossie. Melchett first set his dog on Flossie, then ran him over with his car, and finally shot him.


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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Blackadder is horrified when he realizes he has just sent an innocent woman to be killed by a firing squad under the mistaken assumption she was a German spy. Cue him and Darling rushing out to stop the execution. We never find out whether it was stopped in time.]]
20th Dec '16 8:25:13 AM axle-k89
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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.

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* TapOnTheHead: "Chains" begins with a rash of kidnappings that all have some German fellow saying "excuse me, meester" meister" so that his partner can hit the victim over the head.



-->'''Baldric:''' Will you be wanting me to cut anything off? An arm or a leg?\\

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-->'''Baldric:''' -->'''Baldrick:''' Will you be wanting me to cut anything off? An arm or a leg?\\



'''Baldric:''' Oh well my lord, I am your bondsman and must obey. ''[stabs at crotch]''\\

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'''Baldric:''' '''Baldrick:''' Oh well my lord, I am your bondsman and must obey. ''[stabs at crotch]''\\



'''Baldric:''' I haven't got one there.

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'''Baldric:''' '''Baldrick:''' I haven't got one there.


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* KickTheSonOfABitch: Flashheart is hardly the nicest of men, but [[EveryoneHasStandards even he is disgusted]] by Darling's refusal to rescue Blackadder after he crashes his plane, so he headbutts Darling and knocks him out.
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