History Series / Blackadder

23rd Jun '16 7:38:43 PM PaulA
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-->'''George:''' ''[as Blackadder's attorney]''' You are Private Baldrick?\\

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-->'''George:''' ''[as Blackadder's attorney]''' attorney]'' You are Private Baldrick?\\
23rd Jun '16 7:31:04 PM PaulA
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** Many different incarnations of the main characters appear in the specials as well. Over the course of the series there have been eleven versions of Blackadder (including MacAdder), ten Baldricks, five Georges, three Queenies, five Melchetts, two Percys, three Darlings, three Flashhearts, two Bobs, two Nursies, three Mrs. Migginses (mentioned) and numerous possible links between characters (for example Percy and Darling, Melchett and Wellington etc.)

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** Many different incarnations of the main characters appear in the specials as well. Over the course of the series there have been eleven versions of Blackadder (including MacAdder), [=MacAdder=]), ten Baldricks, five Georges, three Queenies, five Melchetts, two Percys, three Darlings, three Flashhearts, two Bobs, two Nursies, three Mrs. Migginses (mentioned) and numerous possible links between characters (for example Percy and Darling, Melchett and Wellington etc.)
23rd Jun '16 7:29:10 PM PaulA
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-->Blackadder, Blackadder -– nothing goes as planned!\\
Blackadder, Blackadder –- life deals him a bum hand!

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-->Blackadder, Blackadder -– -- nothing goes as planned!\\
Blackadder, Blackadder –- -- life deals him a bum hand!



--->Blackadder, Blackadder -– his life was almost done!\\
Blackadder, Blackadder –- who gives a toss? No one!

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--->Blackadder, Blackadder -– -- his life was almost done!\\
Blackadder, Blackadder –- -- who gives a toss? No one!



* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: One plot in ‘Dish and Dishonesty’ revolves around Edmund getting the Member of Parliament with the worst attendance record – Sir Talbot Buxomley, MP for Dunny—on—the—Wold – to turn up to work and vote in the Prince Regent’s (Read: Edmund’s) favour. Edmund recalls that the one time Sir Talbot did manage to attend the House of Commons “He passed water in The Great Hall and passed out in the Speaker’s chair.” [[note]]It would have been better if he'd done it the other way round. Sleeping in Parliament, even in debates, was not uncommon right up until it was televised in the 1980s (and for a short time afterwards. The Speaker's chair, meanwhile is equipped with a chamber pot and curtains to accommodate exactly the need in which Sir Talbot found himself. Admittedly it's intended for the use of the Speaker, without whose presence Parliament can't sit but still.[[/note]]

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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: One plot in ‘Dish 'Dish and Dishonesty’ Dishonesty' revolves around Edmund getting the Member of Parliament with the worst attendance record -- Sir Talbot Buxomley, MP for Dunny—on—the—Wold – Dunny-on-the-Wold -- to turn up to work and vote in the Prince Regent’s (Read: Edmund’s) favour. Edmund recalls that the one time Sir Talbot did manage to attend the House of Commons “He passed water in The Great Hall and passed out in the Speaker’s chair.” [[note]]It would have been better if he'd done it the other way round. Sleeping in Parliament, even in debates, was not uncommon right up until it was televised in the 1980s (and for a short time afterwards. The Speaker's chair, meanwhile is equipped with a chamber pot and curtains to accommodate exactly the need in which Sir Talbot found himself. Admittedly it's intended for the use of the Speaker, without whose presence Parliament can't sit but still.[[/note]] [[/note]]
23rd Jun '16 7:27:17 PM PaulA
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--->'''Melchett''': You twist and you turn like a... twisty-turny thing.

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--->'''Melchett''': --->'''Melchett:''' You twist and you turn like a... twisty-turny thing.



--->'''Edmund''': Disease and deprivation stalk our land like... two giant stalking things.

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--->'''Edmund''': --->'''Edmund:''' Disease and deprivation stalk our land like... two giant stalking things.



-->Blackadder, Blackadder -– nothing goes as planned!
-->Blackadder, Blackadder –- life deals him a bum hand!

to:

-->Blackadder, Blackadder -– nothing goes as planned!
-->Blackadder,
planned!\\
Blackadder,
Blackadder –- life deals him a bum hand!



-->'''Baldricks''': "I have a [[ZanyScheme cunning plan]]..."
-->'''Melchett''': "BAAAAA!"
-->'''Blackadder''': "Oh, God!" and, "...well, quite."
-->'''Queenie''': "Who's Queen?" and "Shut up Nursie!"
-->'''George''': "Hurrah!"
-->'''Flasheart''': "Woof!"
-->'''Lady Whiteadder''': "Wicked child!"

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-->'''Baldricks''': ** Baldrick: "I have a [[ZanyScheme cunning plan]]..."
-->'''Melchett''': ** Melchett: "BAAAAA!"
-->'''Blackadder''': ** Blackadder: "Oh, God!" and, "...well, quite."
-->'''Queenie''': ** Queenie: "Who's Queen?" and "Shut up Nursie!"
-->'''George''': ** George: "Hurrah!"
-->'''Flasheart''': ** Flasheart: "Woof!"
-->'''Lady Whiteadder''': ** Lady Whiteadder: "Wicked child!"



-->'''Blackadder:''' It is the way of the world, Baldrick: the abused always kick downwards. I am annoyed, and so I kick the cat; the cat ''(terrified squeaking)'' pounces on the mouse; and, finally, the mouse...
-->'''Baldrick:''' ''(jumps in pain)'' Ahh!!
-->'''Blackadder:''' ... bites you on the behind.
-->'''Baldrick:''' And what do I do?
-->'''Blackadder:''' Nothing. You are [[ButtMonkey last in God's great chain, Baldrick]]. Unless, of course, there's an earwig around here that you'd like to victimise.

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-->'''Blackadder:''' It is the way of the world, Baldrick: the abused always kick downwards. I am annoyed, and so I kick the cat; the cat ''(terrified squeaking)'' ''[terrified squeaking]'' pounces on the mouse; and, finally, the mouse...
-->'''Baldrick:''' ''(jumps
mouse...\\
'''Baldrick:''' ''[jumps
in pain)'' Ahh!!
-->'''Blackadder:''' ...
pain]'' Ahh!!\\
'''Blackadder:''' ...
bites you on the behind.
-->'''Baldrick:'''
behind.\\
'''Baldrick:'''
And what do I do?
-->'''Blackadder:'''
do?\\
'''Blackadder:'''
Nothing. You are [[ButtMonkey last in God's great chain, Baldrick]]. Unless, of course, there's an earwig around here that you'd like to victimise.



--->'''Blackadder:''' "As cunning as the fox that's just been appointed professor of cunning at Oxford University?"

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--->'''Blackadder:''' "As As cunning as the fox that's just been appointed professor of cunning at Oxford University?"University?



--->'''Baldrick:''' "Is it as cunning as [[NotHyperbole that fox]] what used to be Professor of Cunning at Oxford University but has since moved on, and is now working for the UN at the High Commission of International Cunning Planning?"

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--->'''Baldrick:''' "Is Is it as cunning as [[NotHyperbole that fox]] what used to be Professor of Cunning at Oxford University but has since moved on, and is now working for the UN at the High Commission of International Cunning Planning?"Planning?



-->'''[[spoiler:The Black Adder]]:''' "And now, at last, I shall be King of E—"
-->'''[[spoiler:Lord Topper, the Scarlet Pimpernel]]:''' "Let me just jump into this corner first."
-->'''[[spoiler:The Original Prince George]]:''' "I'm not dead! You see, I had a cigarillo box too! ...Oh damn, I must have left it on the dresser."
-->'''[[spoiler:The Red Baron]]:''' see EvilGloating
-->'''[[spoiler:Captain Blackadder]]:''' "Good luck, everyone." (Although it's almost "Baldrick, you're mincemeat!")

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-->'''[[spoiler:The ** [[spoiler:The Black Adder]]:''' Adder]]: "And now, at last, I shall be King of E—"
-->'''[[spoiler:Lord
E--"
** [[spoiler:Lord
Topper, the Scarlet Pimpernel]]:''' Pimpernel]]: "Let me just jump into this corner first."
-->'''[[spoiler:The ** [[spoiler:The Original Prince George]]:''' George]]: "I'm not dead! You see, I had a cigarillo box too! ...Oh damn, I must have left it on the dresser."
-->'''[[spoiler:The ** [[spoiler:The Red Baron]]:''' Baron]]: see EvilGloating
-->'''[[spoiler:Captain Blackadder]]:''' ** [[spoiler:Captain Blackadder]]: "Good luck, everyone." (Although it's almost "Baldrick, you're mincemeat!")



* HighTurnoverRate: Archbishop of Canterbury in the first series, Lord High Executioner in the second. And you can probably guess who gets both those jobs, just after the HighTurnoverRate is commented on in detail.
-->'''[[TheRival Melchett]]''': [Unrolls scroll] List of candidates for the position of Lord High Executioner: Lord Blackadder... [Rolls up scroll]

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* HighTurnoverRate: HighTurnoverRate:
**
Archbishop of Canterbury in the first series, Lord High Executioner in the second. And you can probably guess who gets both those jobs, just after the HighTurnoverRate is commented on in detail.
-->'''[[TheRival Melchett]]''': [Unrolls scroll] --->'''[[TheRival Melchett]]:''' ''[unrolls scroll]'' List of candidates for the position of Lord High Executioner: Lord Blackadder... [Rolls ''[rolls up scroll]scroll]''



-->Blackadder, Blackadder -– his life was almost done!
-->Blackadder, Blackadder –- who gives a toss? No one!

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-->Blackadder, --->Blackadder, Blackadder -– his life was almost done!
-->Blackadder,
done!\\
Blackadder,
Blackadder –- who gives a toss? No one!



-->'''King Richard''': Edmund!
-->'''Edmund''': Father, you called me Edmund!
-->'''King Richard''': Sorry, Edgar.

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-->'''King Richard''': Edmund!
-->'''Edmund''':
Richard:''' Edmund!\\
'''Edmund:'''
Father, you called me Edmund!
-->'''King Richard''':
Edmund!\\
'''King Richard:'''
Sorry, Edgar.



-->'''Old Man/Retired Morris Dancer:''' Going on a journey, my lord?
-->'''Prince Edmund:''' No, I thought I'd stand around here all day and talk to you.

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-->'''Old Man/Retired Morris Dancer:''' Going on a journey, my lord?
-->'''Prince
lord?\\
'''Prince
Edmund:''' No, I thought I'd stand around here all day and talk to you.



-->'''King Richard:''' ([[ItMakesSenseInContext pointing at Harry's genitals to teach him about diplomacy]]) What's that for?\\

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-->'''King Richard:''' ([[ItMakesSenseInContext ''[[[ItMakesSenseInContext pointing at Harry's genitals to teach him about diplomacy]]) diplomacy]]]'' What's that for?\\



--> '''(the future) Richard IV:''' [[NoIndoorVoice EDNA! FIGHT YOU WITH US ON THE MORROW?]]
--> '''Edmund:''' Oh, goodness me, no. No, I'll be fighting with the enemy!
--> (awkward silence)
--> '''Richard III:''' You're not putting him anywhere near me, are you?

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--> '''(the -->'''(the future) Richard IV:''' [[NoIndoorVoice EDNA! FIGHT YOU WITH US ON THE MORROW?]]
-->
MORROW?]]\\
'''Edmund:''' Oh, goodness me, no. No, I'll be fighting with the enemy!
--> (awkward silence)
-->
enemy!\\
''[awkward silence]''\\
'''Richard III:''' You're not putting him anywhere near me, are you?



--> '''Baldrick:''' My Lord, I have a cunning plan.
--> '''Edmund:''' Oh, fuck off, Baldrick!

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--> '''Baldrick:''' -->'''Baldrick:''' My Lord, I have a cunning plan.
-->
plan.\\
'''Edmund:''' Oh, fuck off, Baldrick!



--->'''Flashheart''': ''[to Baldrick]'' Thanks, bridesmaid, like the beard! Gives me something to '''hang on to'''!
--->'''Flashheart''': Nursie! I like it! [[ChubbyChaser Firm and fruity!]] Am I pleased to see you, or did I just put a ''canoe'' in my pocket! ''Down'', boy, '''down'''!

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--->'''Flashheart''': --->'''Flashheart:''' ''[to Baldrick]'' Thanks, bridesmaid, like the beard! Gives me something to '''hang on to'''!
--->'''Flashheart''': --->'''Flashheart:''' Nursie! I like it! [[ChubbyChaser Firm and fruity!]] Am I pleased to see you, or did I just put a ''canoe'' in my pocket! ''Down'', boy, '''down'''!



-->See the little goblin
-->See his little feet
-->And his little nosey-wose
-->Isn't the goblin sweet?

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-->See the little goblin
-->See
goblin\\
See
his little feet
-->And
feet\\
And
his little nosey-wose
-->Isn't
nosey-wose\\
Isn't
the goblin sweet?



* BuffySpeak (Notably in "Beer")
-->'''Lord Melchett''' ''(in regards to Edmund's constant leaving-and-entering)'': You twist and turn like a... twisty-turny thing!

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* BuffySpeak (Notably BuffySpeak
** Notably
in "Beer")
-->'''Lord Melchett''' ''(in
"Beer":
--->'''Lord Melchett:''' ''[in
regards to Edmund's constant leaving-and-entering)'': leaving-and-entering]'' You twist and turn like a... twisty-turny thing!



-->Blackadder couldn't hold his beer;
-->The art of boozing he has not mastered.

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-->Blackadder couldn't hold his beer;
-->The
beer;\\
The
art of boozing he has not mastered.



-->'''Lady Whiteadder''': Luck! Sounds almost exactly like f-- ''[episode ends]''

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-->'''Lady Whiteadder''': Whiteadder:''' Luck! Sounds almost exactly like f-- ''[episode ends]''



-->'''Percy''': Then you are doomed. Alas. For God's sake, let us sit upon the carpet and tell sad stories.

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-->'''Percy''': -->'''Percy:''' Then you are doomed. Alas. For God's sake, let us sit upon the carpet and tell sad stories.



-->'''Percy''': Wait a minute. That's not Farrow, that's Ponsenby.
-->'''Blackadder''': By Jove, we're saved. Baldrick cut off the wrong head and Lord Farrow is alive and we're saved. And when the queen comes back from her meeting with Ponsenby... OH GOD!

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-->'''Percy''': -->'''Percy:''' Wait a minute. That's not Farrow, that's Ponsenby.
-->'''Blackadder''':
Ponsenby.\\
'''Blackadder:'''
By Jove, we're saved. Baldrick cut off the wrong head and Lord Farrow is alive and we're saved. And when the queen comes back from her meeting with Ponsenby... OH GOD!



--> '''Lady Farrow:''' What have you done to him?!
--> '''Blackadder:''' We have put... ''(DramaticPause)'' ...a bag over his head!

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--> '''Lady -->'''Lady Farrow:''' What have you done to him?!
-->
him?!\\
'''Blackadder:''' We have put... ''(DramaticPause)'' ...''[DramaticPause]'' ...a bag over his head!



* GroinAttack: Twice in "Bells": Blackadder kicks Percy down there, and shortly afterwards, Percy shoots Baldrick with an arrow.

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* GroinAttack: GroinAttack:
**
Twice in "Bells": Blackadder kicks Percy down there, and shortly afterwards, Percy shoots Baldrick with an arrow.



* IncomingHam: The opening of "Money:"
--> '''Edmund:''' (to Baldrick, who has just been kicked through a door) Yes, Baldrick, what is it now?\\

to:

* IncomingHam: IncomingHam:
**
The opening of "Money:"
--> '''Edmund:''' (to
"Money":
--->'''Edmund:''' ''[to
Baldrick, who has just been kicked through a door) door]'' Yes, Baldrick, what is it now?\\



'''Blackadder''': And what did he say?\\
'''Bishop''': (from offscreen) He said "I '''AM''' the baby-eating Bishop of Bath and Wells!"
** And, of course, Lord Flasheart's entrance to Blackadder's wedding, where sets off a bomb, swings in, takes the bride, chucks another bomb and promptly leaves.

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'''Blackadder''': '''Blackadder:''' And what did he say?\\
'''Bishop''': (from offscreen) '''Bishop:''' ''[from offscreen]'' He said "I '''AM''' the baby-eating Bishop of Bath and Wells!"
** And, of course, Lord Flasheart's entrance to Blackadder's wedding, where he sets off a bomb, swings in, takes the bride, chucks another bomb and promptly leaves. leaves.



-->'''Lady Whiteadder''': Has anyone ever told you you're a giggling imbecile?
-->'''Lord Percy Percy''': (Completely nonchalant) Oh yes.
-->'''Lady Whiteadder''': ... good.

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-->'''Lady Whiteadder''': Whiteadder:''' Has anyone ever told you you're a giggling imbecile?
-->'''Lord
imbecile?\\
'''Lord
Percy Percy''': (Completely nonchalant) Percy:''' ''[completely nonchalant]'' Oh yes.
-->'''Lady Whiteadder''': ...
yes.\\
'''Lady Whiteadder:''' ...
good.



-->'''Edmund''': Oh, shove off you old trout.
-->'''Lady Whiteadder''': How dare you speak to my husband like that!

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-->'''Edmund''': -->'''Edmund:''' Oh, shove off you old trout.
-->'''Lady Whiteadder''':
trout.\\
'''Lady Whiteadder:'''
How dare you speak to my husband like that!



--> '''Blackadder''': Baa!

to:

--> '''Blackadder''': '''Blackadder:''' Baa!



-->'''Mrs Ploppy''': I'm the last meal cook, sir. The prisoners may ask me for what they fancy for their last meal.
-->'''Blackadder''': And you cook for them what they desire.
-->'''Mrs. Ploppy''': Oh, yes, sir. Provided they ask for sausages. Otherwise, they tend to get a tiny bit disappointed. Sausage is all I got.

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-->'''Mrs Ploppy''': Ploppy:''' I'm the last meal cook, sir. The prisoners may ask me for what they fancy for their last meal.
-->'''Blackadder''':
meal.\\
'''Blackadder:'''
And you cook for them what they desire.
-->'''Mrs. Ploppy''':
desire.\\
'''Mrs. Ploppy:'''
Oh, yes, sir. Provided they ask for sausages. Otherwise, they tend to get a tiny bit disappointed. Sausage is all I got.



-->'''Blackadder''': To you, Baldrick, the Renaissance was just something that happened to other people, wasn't it?

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-->'''Blackadder''': -->'''Blackadder:''' To you, Baldrick, the Renaissance was just something that happened to other people, wasn't it?



* ShapedLikeItself: When Blackadder asks the Young Crone how to find the Wise Woman in "Bells":
--> '''Young Crone:''' Two things must ye know about the Wise Woman! First...[[MundaneMadeAwesome she is...a woman!]] And second, she is...
--> '''Blackadder:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Wise?]]
--> '''Young Crone:''' You do know her then?

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* ShapedLikeItself: ShapedLikeItself:
**
When Blackadder asks the Young Crone how to find the Wise Woman in "Bells":
--> '''Young --->'''Young Crone:''' Two things must ye know about the Wise Woman! First...[[MundaneMadeAwesome she is...a woman!]] And second, she is...
-->
is...\\
'''Blackadder:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Wise?]]
-->
Wise?]]\\
'''Young Crone:''' You do know her then?



-->'''Baldric''': Will you be wanting me to cut anything off? An arm or a leg?
-->'''Blackadder''': Oh, good lord no -- a little prick should do.
-->'''Baldric''': Oh well my lord, I am your bondsman and must obey. [Stabs at crotch.]
-->'''Blackadder''': Oh for gods sake, Baldric, I meant a little prick on your finger.
-->'''Baldric''': I haven't got one there.

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-->'''Baldric''': -->'''Baldric:''' Will you be wanting me to cut anything off? An arm or a leg?
-->'''Blackadder''':
leg?\\
'''Blackadder:'''
Oh, good lord no -- a little prick should do.
-->'''Baldric''':
do.\\
'''Baldric:'''
Oh well my lord, I am your bondsman and must obey. [Stabs ''[stabs at crotch.]
-->'''Blackadder''':
crotch]''\\
'''Blackadder:'''
Oh for gods god's sake, Baldric, I meant a little prick on your finger.
-->'''Baldric''':
finger.\\
'''Baldric:'''
I haven't got one there.



--> '''Mr. Blackadder:''' "Sir, might I let loose a short, violent exclamation?"\\
'''The Prince Regent:''' "Certainly."\\
'''Mr. Blackadder:''' "'''[[SuddenlyShouting DAAAAAAAMN!]]''' Thank you, sir."

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--> '''Mr. -->'''Mr. Blackadder:''' "Sir, Sir, might I let loose a short, violent exclamation?"\\
exclamation?\\
'''The Prince Regent:''' "Certainly."\\
Certainly.\\
'''Mr. Blackadder:''' "'''[[SuddenlyShouting '''[[SuddenlyShouting DAAAAAAAMN!]]''' Thank you, sir."



-->Harold the horny hunter
-->Had an enormous horn...

to:

-->Harold the horny hunter
-->Had
hunter\\
Had
an enormous horn...



--> '''Blackadder''': Baldrick, who gave you permission to turn into an Alsatian?!

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--> '''Blackadder''': '''Blackadder:''' Baldrick, who gave you permission to turn into an Alsatian?!



-->'''Blackadder''': Baldrick, have you no idea what irony is?\\
'''Baldrick''': Yes, it's like goldy and bronzy only it's made out of iron.

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-->'''Blackadder''': -->'''Blackadder:''' Baldrick, have you no idea what irony is?\\
'''Baldrick''': '''Baldrick:''' Yes, it's like goldy and bronzy only it's made out of iron.



-->'''Blackadder''': Sir, if I may return to this urgent matter, I read fearful news in this morning's paper.\\
'''Prince George''': Oh no. Not another little cat caught up in a tree!

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-->'''Blackadder''': -->'''Blackadder:''' Sir, if I may return to this urgent matter, I read fearful news in this morning's paper.\\
'''Prince George''': George:''' Oh no. Not another little cat caught up in a tree!



-->'''Hardwood''': Can it be possibly true? Surely love has never crossed such boundaries of class? (clutches Amy's hand)
-->'''Amy''': But what about you and Mum?
-->'''Hardwood''': Well, yes I grant thee when I first met her I was the farmer's son and she was just the lass who ate the dung, but that was an exception.
-->'''Amy''': And Aunty Dot and Uncle Ted.
-->'''Hardwood''': Yes, yes; all right, he was a pig poker and she was the Duchess of Argyle, but-
-->'''Amy''': And Aunty Ruth and Uncle Isiah; she was a milkmaid and he was-
-->'''Hardwood''': The Pope! Yes, yes, all right.

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-->'''Hardwood''': -->'''Hardwood:''' Can it be possibly true? Surely love has never crossed such boundaries of class? (clutches ''[clutches Amy's hand)
-->'''Amy''':
hand]''\\
'''Amy:'''
But what about you and Mum?
-->'''Hardwood''':
Mum?\\
'''Hardwood:'''
Well, yes I grant thee when I first met her I was the farmer's son and she was just the lass who ate the dung, but that was an exception.
-->'''Amy''':
exception.\\
'''Amy:'''
And Aunty Dot and Uncle Ted.
-->'''Hardwood''':
Ted.\\
'''Hardwood:'''
Yes, yes; all right, he was a pig poker and she was the Duchess of Argyle, but-
-->'''Amy''':
but--\\
'''Amy:'''
And Aunty Ruth and Uncle Isiah; she was a milkmaid and he was-
-->'''Hardwood''':
was--\\
'''Hardwood:'''
The Pope! Yes, yes, all right.



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: During the episode 'Duel and Duality'.
--> '''Blackadder''': I want to be remembered when I'm dead. I want books written about me. I want songs sung about me. And then, hundreds of years from now, I want episodes of my life to be played out weekly at half past nine by [[Creator/RowanAtkinson some great heroic actor of the age]].
--> '''Baldrick''': Yeah, and I could be played by [[SelfDeprecation some tiny tit in a beard]].
--> '''Blackadder''': Quite.

to:

* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: LeaningOnTheFourthWall:
**
During the episode 'Duel and Duality'.
--> '''Blackadder''': --->'''Blackadder:''' I want to be remembered when I'm dead. I want books written about me. I want songs sung about me. And then, hundreds of years from now, I want episodes of my life to be played out weekly at half past nine by [[Creator/RowanAtkinson some great heroic actor of the age]].
--> '''Baldrick''':
age]].\\
'''Baldrick:'''
Yeah, and I could be played by [[SelfDeprecation some tiny tit in a beard]].
--> '''Blackadder''':
beard]].\\
'''Blackadder:'''
Quite.



--> '''Blackadder''': What a way to die. Shot by a [[VillainousCrossdresser transvestite]] on an unrealistic [[WhoShotJFK grassy knoll]].

to:

--> '''Blackadder''': --->'''Blackadder:''' What a way to die. Shot by a [[VillainousCrossdresser transvestite]] on an unrealistic [[WhoShotJFK grassy knoll]].



'''Blackadder:''' [angrily] No, NO!

to:

'''Blackadder:''' [angrily] ''[angrily]'' No, NO!



-->'''Baldrick''': There's a new star in the heavens tonight. Another freckle on the nose of the giant pixie.

to:

-->'''Baldrick''': -->'''Baldrick:''' There's a new star in the heavens tonight. Another freckle on the nose of the giant pixie.



-->'''George:''' It's just like that story, ah, "The Prince and the Porpoise".
-->'''Blackadder:''' "...and the ''Pauper''", sir.
-->'''George:''' Oh, yes, yes. [[SustainedMisunderstanding "The Prince and the Porpoise and the Pauper"]].

to:

-->'''George:''' It's just like that story, ah, "The Prince and the Porpoise".
-->'''Blackadder:'''
Porpoise".\\
'''Blackadder:'''
"...and the ''Pauper''", sir.
-->'''George:'''
sir.\\
'''George:'''
Oh, yes, yes. [[SustainedMisunderstanding "The Prince and the Porpoise and the Pauper"]].



--> '''Blackadder''': So, Counsel, with that summing up in mind, what are my chances, do you think?
--> '''George''': Well, not good I'm afraid. As far as I can see from the evidence, you're as guilty as a puppy sitting beside a pile of poo.
--> '''Blackadder''': ''(bitterly)'' ...Charming.

to:

--> '''Blackadder''': ** In "Corporal Punishment":
--->'''Blackadder:'''
So, Counsel, with that summing up in mind, what are my chances, do you think?
--> '''George''':
think?\\
'''George:'''
Well, not good I'm afraid. As far as I can see from the evidence, you're as guilty as a puppy sitting beside a pile of poo.
--> '''Blackadder''': ''(bitterly)'' ...
poo.\\
'''Blackadder:''' ''[bitterly]'' ...
Charming.



-->'''Edmund''': I remember Massingbird's most famous case -- the Case of the Bloody Knife. A man was found next to a murdered body. He had the knife in his hand, thirteen witnesses had seen him stab the victim and when the police picked him up he said to them, 'I'm glad I killed the bastard'. Massingbird not only got him acquitted, he got him knighted in the New Year's Honour's list and the relatives of the victim had to pay to have the blood washed out of his jacket.

to:

-->'''Edmund''': -->'''Edmund:''' I remember Massingbird's most famous case -- the Case of the Bloody Knife. A man was found next to a murdered body. He had the knife in his hand, thirteen witnesses had seen him stab the victim and when the police picked him up he said to them, 'I'm glad I killed the bastard'. Massingbird not only got him acquitted, he got him knighted in the New Year's Honour's list and the relatives of the victim had to pay to have the blood washed out of his jacket.



--> '''Melchett''': That's right, Oxford's a complete dump!

to:

--> '''Melchett''': '''Melchett:''' That's right, Oxford's a complete dump!



--> '''Darling''': ...I'm as British as Queen Victoria!
--> '''Blackadder''': So, your father's German, you're half-German and you married a German?[[note]]In fact, although Queen Victoria was indeed half-German, it was her mother Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld who was German. Her father Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, while a fourth-generation German immigrant, was English by birth, upbringing and culture.[[/note]]

to:

--> '''Darling''': ...-->'''Darling:''' ...I'm as British as Queen Victoria!
--> '''Blackadder''':
Victoria!\\
'''Blackadder:'''
So, your father's German, you're half-German and you married a German?[[note]]In fact, although Queen Victoria was indeed half-German, it was her mother Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld who was German. Her father Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, while a fourth-generation German immigrant, was English by birth, upbringing and culture.[[/note]]



-->Row, row, row your punt,
-->Gently down the stream!
-->Belts off, trousers down!
-->Isn't life a scream?!
-->Hooray!
-->'''Blackadder''': [[DeadpanSnarker Fabulous. University education; you can't beat it]].

to:

-->Row, row, row your punt,
-->Gently
punt,\\
Gently
down the stream!
-->Belts
stream!\\
Belts
off, trousers down!
-->Isn't
down!\\
Isn't
life a scream?!
-->Hooray!
-->'''Blackadder''': [[DeadpanSnarker Fabulous. University education; you can't beat it]].
scream?!\\
Hooray!



-->'''Baron von Richthoven''': Ah, and Lord Flashheart! This is indeed an honour! Finally the two greatest gentlemen flyers in the world meet! Two men of honour, who have jousted together in the cloud-strewn glory of the skies... face to face at last! How often have I rehearsed this moment of destiny in my dreams! The valour we two encapsulate, the unspoken nobility of our comradeship, the— ''({{BOOM HEADSHOT}})''
-->'''Flashheart''': '''[[TakeThat WHAT A POOF!]]'''"

to:

-->'''Baron von Richthoven''': Richthoven:''' Ah, and Lord Flashheart! This is indeed an honour! Finally the two greatest gentlemen flyers in the world meet! Two men of honour, who have jousted together in the cloud-strewn glory of the skies... face to face at last! How often have I rehearsed this moment of destiny in my dreams! The valour we two encapsulate, the unspoken nobility of our comradeship, the— the-- ''({{BOOM HEADSHOT}})''
-->'''Flashheart''':
HEADSHOT}})''\\
'''Flashheart:'''
'''[[TakeThat WHAT A POOF!]]'''"POOF!]]'''



-->'''George (as Blackadder's attorney):''' You are Private Baldrick?\\

to:

-->'''George (as -->'''George:''' ''[as Blackadder's attorney):''' attorney]''' You are Private Baldrick?\\



'''Blackadder:''' ''({{headdesk}}s)''\\

to:

'''Blackadder:''' ''({{headdesk}}s)''\\''[{{headdesk}}]''\\



-->'''Melchett:''' E-E-Exactly! And that is what so brilliant about it! We will catch the watchful Hun totally off guard! Doing precisely what we have done eighteen times before is exactly the last thing they'll expect us to do this time! There is however one small problem.

to:

-->'''Melchett:''' '''Melchett:''' E-E-Exactly! And that is what so brilliant about it! We will catch the watchful Hun totally off guard! Doing precisely what we have done eighteen times before is exactly the last thing they'll expect us to do this time! There is however one small problem.



-->'''Baldrick:''' I want my mum.
-->'''Blackadder:''' Yes, a maternally outraged gorilla would be a useful ally.

to:

-->'''Baldrick:''' I want my mum.
-->'''Blackadder:'''
mum.\\
'''Blackadder:'''
Yes, a maternally outraged gorilla would be a useful ally.



** He also seems genuinely horrified when he learns he's sent an innocent woman to the firing squad in "General Hospital"; hard to imagine his heartless Regency ancestor being so shaken. He is genuinely complimentary regarding George's painting ability too (though planning to use it for his own ends). Sincere compliments from a Blackadder are as rare as something very rare indeed.
--->'''Blackadder''': George! These are brilliant! Why didn't you tell us about these before?
--->'''George''': Well, you know, one doesn't want to blow one's own trumpet.
--->'''Blackadder''' (impressed): You might at least have told us you ''had'' a trumpet.

to:

** He also seems genuinely horrified when he learns he's sent an innocent woman to the firing squad in "General Hospital"; hard to imagine his heartless Regency ancestor being so shaken. shaken.
**
He is genuinely complimentary regarding George's painting ability too (though planning to use it for his own ends). Sincere compliments from a Blackadder are as rare as something very rare indeed.
--->'''Blackadder''': --->'''Blackadder:''' George! These are brilliant! Why didn't you tell us about these before?
--->'''George''':
before?\\
'''George:'''
Well, you know, one doesn't want to blow one's own trumpet.
--->'''Blackadder''' (impressed):
trumpet.\\
'''Blackadder:''' ''[impressed]''
You might at least have told us you ''had'' a trumpet.



-->'''Melchett''': Do you remember what happened to Flossie?
-->'''George''': You shot him.
-->'''Melchett''': That's right. It was the kindest thing to do after he'd been run over by that car.
-->'''George''': By your car, sir.
-->'''Melchett''': Yes, by my car, but that too was an act of mercy when you remember that that dog had been set on him.
-->'''George''': Your dog, sir.

to:

-->'''Melchett''': -->'''Melchett:''' Do you remember what happened to Flossie?
-->'''George''':
Flossie?\\
'''George:'''
You shot him.
-->'''Melchett''':
him.\\
'''Melchett:'''
That's right. It was the kindest thing to do after he'd been run over by that car.
-->'''George''':
car.\\
'''George:'''
By your car, sir.
-->'''Melchett''':
sir.\\
'''Melchett:'''
Yes, by my car, but that too was an act of mercy when you remember that that dog had been set on him.
-->'''George''':
him.\\
'''George:'''
Your dog, sir.



-->'''George''': I'm...scared, sir.

to:

-->'''George''': -->'''George:''' I'm...scared, sir.



* OhCrap: Captain Darling's face when he realises Melchett is sending him to the Front, just in time for a major offensive. Melchett, of course, only thinks that Darling is reluctant to leave him, even when Darling gets down on his knees and just about begs.

to:

* OhCrap: OhCrap:
**
Captain Darling's face when he realises Melchett is sending him to the Front, just in time for a major offensive. Melchett, of course, only thinks that Darling is reluctant to leave him, even when Darling gets down on his knees and just about begs.



-->'''Blackadder''': I wouldn't be too confident if I were you. Any reasonably impartial judge is bound to let me off.
-->'''Darling''': Well, absolutely...
-->'''Blackadder''': Who is the judge by the way?
-->'''[[LargeHam Melchett]]''': [[IncomingHam BAAAAAH!]]
-->'''Blackadder''': ...I'm dead.

to:

-->'''Blackadder''': -->'''Blackadder:''' I wouldn't be too confident if I were you. Any reasonably impartial judge is bound to let me off.
-->'''Darling''':
off.\\
'''Darling:'''
Well, absolutely...
-->'''Blackadder''':
absolutely...\\
'''Blackadder:'''
Who is the judge by the way?
-->'''[[LargeHam Melchett]]''':
way?\\
'''[[LargeHam Melchett]]:'''
[[IncomingHam BAAAAAH!]]
-->'''Blackadder''': ...
BAAAAAH!]]\\
'''Blackadder:''' ...
I'm dead.



* PrecisionFStrike: In the final episode.
-->'''Darling''': Made a note in my diary on the way here. Simply says: "Bugger".

to:

* PrecisionFStrike: PrecisionFStrike:
**
In the final episode.
-->'''Darling''': --->'''Darling:''' Made a note in my diary on the way here. Simply says: "Bugger".



--->'''Edmund''': (After learning that Haig was completely useless in getting him out of the trenches)....I think the phrase rhymes with "clucking bell".

to:

--->'''Edmund''': (After --->'''Edmund:''' ''[after learning that Haig was completely useless in getting him out of the trenches)....trenches]'' ...I think the phrase rhymes with "clucking bell".



-->'''George''': I hear with my little ear something beginning with 'B'.
-->'''Blackadder''': What?
-->'''George''': Bomb.
-->'''Blackadder''': I can't hear a bomb.
-->'''George''': Listen very carefully.
-->''(The faint whistling of a bomb can be heard)''
-->'''Blackadder''': Ah, yes...
-->'''''KA-BOOM'''''

to:

-->'''George''': -->'''George:''' I hear with my little ear something beginning with 'B'.
-->'''Blackadder''': What?
-->'''George''': Bomb.
-->'''Blackadder''':
'B'.\\
'''Blackadder:''' What?\\
'''George:''' Bomb.\\
'''Blackadder:'''
I can't hear a bomb.
-->'''George''':
bomb.\\
'''George:'''
Listen very carefully.
-->''(The
carefully.\\
''[the
faint whistling of a bomb can be heard)''
-->'''Blackadder''':
heard]''\\
'''Blackadder:'''
Ah, yes...
-->'''''KA-BOOM'''''
yes...\\
'''''KA-BOOM'''''



-->'''Blackadder''': I only smoke cigarettes after making love. So, back in England I'm a twenty-a-day man.

to:

-->'''Blackadder''': -->'''Blackadder:''' I only smoke cigarettes after making love. So, back in England I'm a twenty-a-day man.



* UnfortunateItemSwap: In "Corporal Punishment", Blackadder writes two letters -- one asking George for a sponge bag, another asking the brilliant lawyer Hugh Massingbird for legal aid. Of course, Baldrick gets the letters mixed up.

to:

* UnfortunateItemSwap: UnfortunateItemSwap:
**
In "Corporal Punishment", Blackadder writes two letters -- one asking George for a sponge bag, another asking the brilliant lawyer Hugh Massingbird for legal aid. Of course, Baldrick gets the letters mixed up.



* WhamLine: At the very end:
-->'''Darling''': I say, listen - our guns have stopped.
-->'''George''': You don't think...
-->'''Baldrick''': Maybe the war's over? Maybe it's peace.
-->'''Darling''': Thank God. We lived through it. The Great War, 1914 to 19[[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle 17]].

to:

* WhamLine: WhamLine:
**
At the very end:
-->'''Darling''': --->'''Darling:''' I say, listen - -- our guns have stopped.
-->'''George''':
stopped.\\
'''George:'''
You don't think...
-->'''Baldrick''':
think...\\
'''Baldrick:'''
Maybe the war's over? Maybe it's peace.
-->'''Darling''':
peace.\\
'''Darling:'''
Thank God. We lived through it. The Great War, 1914 to 19[[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle 17]].



--->'''George''': Well, really, this is brave, splendid and noble... Sir?
--->'''Blackadder''': Yes, Lieutenant?
--->'''George''': I'm... scared, sir.

to:

--->'''George''': --->'''George:''' Well, really, this is brave, splendid and noble... Sir?
--->'''Blackadder''':
Sir?\\
'''Blackadder:'''
Yes, Lieutenant?
--->'''George''':
Lieutenant?\\
'''George:'''
I'm... scared, sir.



--->'''Blackadder''': How are you feeling, Darling?
--->'''Darling''':Erm, not all that good, Blackadder. Rather hoped I'd get through [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the whole show]]; go back to work at [[StealthInsult Pratt]] & Sons; [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Cricket keep wicket]] for the Croydon gentlemen; [[CrowningMomentOfSadness marry Doris...]]

to:

--->'''Blackadder''': --->'''Blackadder:''' How are you feeling, Darling?
--->'''Darling''':Erm,
Darling?\\
'''Darling:''' Erm,
not all that good, Blackadder. Rather hoped I'd get through [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarI the whole show]]; go back to work at [[StealthInsult Pratt]] & Sons; [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Cricket [[{{Cricket}} keep wicket]] for the Croydon gentlemen; [[CrowningMomentOfSadness marry Doris...]]



--> '''Baron von Richtofen''': "Ah, and the [[WorthyOpponent Lord Flashheart! This is indeed an honour]] . . . . [[{{Monologuing}} Finally the two greatest gentleman flyers in the world meet! Two men of honour, who have jousted together in the cloud-strewn glory of the skies! Face-to-face at last]]. [[JustBetweenYouAndMe How often I have rehearsed this moment of destiny in my dreams]] ...the vanities we encapsulate, [[EnemyMine the unspoken nobility of our comradeship-]]"
--> '''[[KilledMidSentence BANG]]'''
--> '''Flashheart''': "What a poof!"

to:

--> '''Baron -->'''Baron von Richtofen''': "Ah, Richtofen:''' Ah, and the [[WorthyOpponent Lord Flashheart! This is indeed an honour]] . . . . [[{{Monologuing}} Finally the two greatest gentleman flyers in the world meet! Two men of honour, who have jousted together in the cloud-strewn glory of the skies! Face-to-face at last]]. [[JustBetweenYouAndMe How often I have rehearsed this moment of destiny in my dreams]] ...the vanities we encapsulate, [[EnemyMine the unspoken nobility of our comradeship-]]"
-->
comradeship]]--\\
'''[[KilledMidSentence BANG]]'''
--> '''Flashheart''': "What
BANG]]'''\\
'''Flashheart:''' What
a poof!"poof!



-->'''Edmund''': Your brain's so minute, Baldrick, that if a hungry cannibal cracked your head open, there wouldn't be enough to cover a small water biscuit.

to:

-->'''Edmund''': -->'''Edmund:''' Your brain's so minute, Baldrick, that if a hungry cannibal cracked your head open, there wouldn't be enough to cover a small water biscuit.
23rd Jun '16 7:00:40 PM PaulA
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Added DiffLines:

* DramaticDrop: Blackadder thinks he's been found out and drops a tray he's carrying. When it turns out he hasn't been discovered, [[RewindGag the tray zips back up]].


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* RewindGag: Blackadder thinks he's been found out and [[DramaticDrop drops a tray he's carrying]]. When it turns out he hasn't been discovered, the tray zips back up.
20th Jun '16 3:51:58 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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** Eliminating all artifacts from a 13-year reign would be a difficult trick to say the least. One of the reasons we know that the extremely obscure Roman emperor Elagabalus, who was declared ''damnatio memoriae'' and whose name was expunged thoroughly from official histories of the Empire, is because coinage with their face and name on it survives to the present day. And Elagabalus reigned for a mere ''three'' years.

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** Eliminating all artifacts from a 13-year reign would be a difficult trick to say the least. One of the reasons we know that of the extremely obscure Roman emperor Elagabalus, who was declared ''damnatio memoriae'' and whose name was expunged thoroughly from official histories of the Empire, is because coinage with their face and name on it survives to the present day. And Elagabalus reigned for a mere ''three'' years.
20th Jun '16 3:51:31 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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** Eliminating all artifacts from a 13-year reign would be a difficult trick to say the least. One of the reasons we know that the extremely obscure Roman emperor Elagabalus, who was declared ''damnatio memoriae'' and whose name was expunged thoroughly from official histories of the Empire, is because coinage with their face and name on it survives to the present day. And Elagabalus reigned for a mere ''three'' years.
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* AtrociousAlias: Edmund's original choice of "The Black Vegetable".



* FailOSuckyName: Edmund's original choice of "The Black Vegetable".
15th Jun '16 12:08:38 PM caffeinatedkate
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* FailOSuckyName: Edmund's original choice of "The Black Vegetable".
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* AccidentalMisnaming: The King has a habit of calling Edmund by different names (Occasionally (read: deliberately and OnceAnEpisode) forgetting Edmund's his son at all). The King finally calls him Edmund in the last episode [[spoiler:after he wakes from his torture-induced coma]], leading to this exchange:
-->'''King Richard''': Edmund!
-->'''Edmund''': Father, you called me Edmund!
-->'''King Richard''': Sorry, Edgar.



* InsaneTrollLogic: The thinking behind many of Baldrick's "cunning plans".



* AccidentalMisnaming: The King has a habit of calling Edmund by different names (Occasionally (read: deliberately and OnceAnEpisode) forgetting Edmund's his son at all). The King finally calls him Edmund in the last episode [[spoiler:after he wakes from his torture-induced coma]], leading to this exchange:
-->'''King Richard''': Edmund!
-->'''Edmund''': Father, you called me Edmund!
-->'''King Richard''': Sorry, Edgar.



** To those familiar with the later series ''The Black Adder'' may seem a little odd. This include the [[CharacterizationMarchesOn different characterisation]], the larger ensemble of characters, differences in the writing (Creator/BenElton replaced Creator/RowanAtkinson as writer from ''Blackadder II'' onwards), as well as the significantly larger budget which allowed large sets, crowd scenes and location shooting. The later seasons would focus more on dialogue and characterisation. Other, minor differences include each episode having a ColdOpen, usage of supernatural elements, and the characters frequently speaking in a pseudo-Shakespearian manner instead of the modern English used elsewhere.

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** To those familiar with the later series ''The Black Adder'' may seem a little odd. This include the [[CharacterizationMarchesOn different characterisation]], the larger ensemble of characters, differences in the writing (Creator/BenElton replaced Creator/RowanAtkinson as writer from ''Blackadder II'' onwards), as well as the significantly larger budget which allowed large sets, crowd scenes and location shooting. The later seasons would focus more on dialogue and characterisation. Other, minor differences include each episode having a ColdOpen, usage of supernatural elements, and the characters frequently speaking in a pseudo-Shakespearian manner instead of the modern English used elsewhere. Also, this one had more of an ensemble cast. It's a bit of a shock to fans of later series to see that Tony Robinson is not actually mentioned in the opening credits but Baldrick was more of a supporting character here and it was only really from Blackadder II onwards that he was promoted to second lead.
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