History Series / Blackadder

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.
1st Jul '16 12:58:11 PM DaibhidC
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* ShoutOut: In ''Blackadder Back & Forth'' the brief space battle is between two Earth Defence Directorate starfighters and a Draconian fighter.

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* ShoutOut: In ''Blackadder Back & Forth'' the brief space battle is between two Earth Defence Directorate starfighters and a Draconian fighter.



*** The time machine in the movie is also roughly the size and shape of the TARDIS [[BiggerOnTheInside on the outside, anyway]], if it were made in the Renaissance period.

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*** ** In ''Blackadder Back & Forth'' the brief space battle is between two [[Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury Earth Defence Directorate]] starfighters and a Draconian fighter.
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The time machine in the movie is also roughly the size and shape of the TARDIS [[BiggerOnTheInside on the outside, anyway]], if it were made in the Renaissance period.period.
** The PresentDay version of George has the surname "Tufton-Bufton", which is a reference to ''Magazine/PrivateEye'''s generic upper-class reactionary, Sir Bufton Tufton MP.
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]]
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