History TearJerker / BlackAdder

25th Sep '16 12:28:28 AM Mister6
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* Though honestly it can't hold a candle to the end of Blackadder goes forth the ending of the original series was also quite bitter and poignant. Though intercut with silly jokes till the end, it shows Edmund dying alone after his family and the entire court are poisoned to death. Firstly not only is Edmund maimed and on the verge of death but he also hears his father for once calling him by name and showing him some care and paying his respects, the lack of this affection being actually one of the reasons for his choices. Then as he lays dying by his own stupidity a montage shows some family moments from past episodes and makes clear that it has all passed fovever.

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* Though honestly it can't hold a candle to the end of Blackadder goes forth the ending of the original series was also quite bitter and poignant. Though intercut with silly jokes till the end, it shows Edmund dying alone after his family and the entire court are poisoned to death. Firstly not only is Edmund maimed and on the verge of death but he also hears his father for once calling him by name and showing him some care and paying his respects, the lack of this affection being actually one of the reasons for his choices. Then as he lays dying by his own stupidity a montage shows some family moments from past episodes and makes clear that it has all passed fovever.forever.
17th May '16 12:53:33 PM hollowcity
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** Notably when he lists off the things he thought he was going to do, such as going back to work or keep wicket for the Croydon Gentlemen there's laughter. When he mentions marrying Doris, there's nothing.
29th Nov '15 2:48:38 PM HowlingSnail
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* The image of Darling crying and begging on his knees when the driver comes in and casts one of ''the most ominous shadows ever'' to the sound of war drums in the background is probably the most sad-but-super-chilling moment in the whole series. They threw in that bit of laughtrack after General Melchett says "Goodbye, Kevin Darling." Ruined the mood of the scene a bit. The worst part of this was that Darling knew what it meant, but General Melchett sincerely believed that it was all a jolly jape and he was doing him a favour by sending him to the front, signing his death sentence thinking he wouldn't really want to miss the "fun". Darling begs and pleads, but can't make a dent on Melchett's fantasy world.

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* The image of Darling crying and begging on his knees when the driver comes in and casts one of ''the most ominous shadows ever'' to the sound of war drums in the background is probably the most sad-but-super-chilling moment in the whole series. They threw in that bit of laughtrack after The studio audience laughing when General Melchett says "Goodbye, Kevin Darling." Ruined Darling" ruined the mood of the scene a bit. The worst part of this was that Darling knew what it meant, but General Melchett sincerely believed that it was all a jolly jape and he was doing him a favour by sending him to the front, signing his death sentence thinking he wouldn't really want to miss the "fun". Darling begs and pleads, but can't make a dent on Melchett's fantasy world.
17th Nov '15 3:59:14 AM Shadowgazer
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* Though honestly it can't hold a candle to the end of Blackadder goes forth the ending of the original series was also quite bitter and poignant. Though intercut with silly jokes till the end, it shows Edmund dying alone after his family and the entire court are poisoned to death. Firstly not only is Edmund maimed and on the verge of death but he also hears his father for once calling him by name and showing him some care and paying his respects, the lack of this affection being actually one of the reasons for his choices villainy. Then as he lays dying by his own stupidity a montage shows some family moments from past episodes and makes clear it that it has all passed fovever.

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* Though honestly it can't hold a candle to the end of Blackadder goes forth the ending of the original series was also quite bitter and poignant. Though intercut with silly jokes till the end, it shows Edmund dying alone after his family and the entire court are poisoned to death. Firstly not only is Edmund maimed and on the verge of death but he also hears his father for once calling him by name and showing him some care and paying his respects, the lack of this affection being actually one of the reasons for his choices villainy. choices. Then as he lays dying by his own stupidity a montage shows some family moments from past episodes and makes clear it that it has all passed fovever.fovever.
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17th Nov '15 3:51:21 AM Shadowgazer
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* Though honestly it can't hold a candle to the end of Blackadder goes forth the ending of the original series was also quite bitter and poignant. Though intercut with silly jokes till the end, it shows Edmund dying alone after his family and the entire court are poisoned to death. Firstly not only is Edmund maimed and on the verge of death but he also hears his father for once calling him by name and showing him some care and paying his respects, the lack of this affection being actually one of the reasons for his choices villainy. Then as he lays dying by his own stupidity a montage shows some family moments from past episodes and makes clear it that it has all passed fovever.
14th Jan '15 2:00:14 AM Scaramouche
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* George's slow realisation that he's the last of his old Tiddlywinks club still alive. The most horrifying part is that things like that ''actually happened'' - groups of young men would be encouraged to all join up together as friends; the idea of war was put to them as being like some sort of jolly, laddish escapade, like a friendly football game. Of course, once they got there, the reality was very different. It's pretty much the first time we get to see George's almost relentless cheeriness begin to crack.
27th Dec '14 4:04:05 PM Asger
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** Take a look at Darling in the background just before they get ready to make the step. He's on the verge of tears throughout the whole thing and clearly scared beyond what words can describe.
12th Nov '14 6:11:48 AM Maxiboy136
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* When Darling said he'd never get to marry Doris.

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* When Darling said he'd never get to return to his old life and marry Doris.
6th Sep '14 10:10:56 AM mlsmithca
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From ''Goodbyeee'':

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From ''Goodbyeee'':Though ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' is still regarded as one of the funniest sitcoms ever to air on British television, the final episode of ''Blackadder Goes Forth'', "Goodbyeee", has one of the most poignant and sad final sequences of any sitcom, ever.
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* These 3 lines.
-->'''George:''' No really, this is brave! Splendid! Noble! ...Sir?
-->'''Blackadder:''' Yes, lieutenant?
-->'''George:''' I'm... scared, sir.
** This was especially hard-core considering George's flamboyantly upbeat attitude and eagerness for battle for the whole show and he's the first person to admit, in a sincere non-joking way (unlike how Blackadder had been doing the whole time), that he didn't want to die. ''And he's smiling while he says it.''
* When Darling said he'd never get to marry Dorris.
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* These 3 lines.
George's gung-ho facade finally cracks as the soldiers prepare to go over the top; after spending the whole series with a flamboyantly upbeat attitude and eagerness for battle, he's the first person to admit, in a sincere non-joking way (unlike how Blackadder had been doing the whole time), that he doesn't want to die. ''And he's smiling while he says it.''
-->'''George:''' No really, this is brave! Splendid! Noble! ...Sir?
-->'''Blackadder:'''
Sir?\\
'''Blackadder:'''
Yes, lieutenant?
-->'''George:'''
lieutenant?\\
'''George:'''
I'm... scared, sir.
** This was especially hard-core considering George's flamboyantly upbeat attitude and eagerness for battle for the whole show and he's the first person to admit, in a sincere non-joking way (unlike how Blackadder had been doing the whole time), that he didn't want to die. ''And he's smiling while he says it.''
* When Darling said he'd never get to marry Dorris.
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Doris.



** Especially poignant considering the fact that poppies are the traditional flower to remember WWI. After the fighting, especially at Flanders' Field, the earth was so stirred up by the men fighting and charging across it that poppy seeds, which had been laying dormant, bloomed all over it. This always gets to me as the final symbol, especially how something so horrible can produce something so beautiful ... which still isn't worth the price we paid for it. That a ''comedy'' show can make this point in a couple of fade-out frames is nothing short of amazing.

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** Especially poignant considering the fact that poppies are the traditional flower to remember WWI. After the fighting, especially at Flanders' Field, the earth was so stirred up by the men fighting and charging across it that poppy seeds, which had been laying dormant, bloomed all over it. This always gets Just to me as the final symbol, especially see how something so horrible can produce something so beautiful ... which still isn't worth the price we paid for it. That a ''comedy'' show can make this point in a couple of fade-out frames is nothing short of amazing.



---> '''George''': We've had some good times, some damnably good laughs, eh?
---> '''Baldrick''': I thought it was going to be such fun
---> '''Darling''': But, eh, I don't want to go...
---> '''Blackadder''': Good Luck, everyone.

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---> '''George''': --->'''George''': We've had some good times, some damnably good laughs, eh?
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eh?\\
'''Baldrick''': I thought it was going to be such fun
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fun.\\
'''Darling''': But, eh, I don't want to go...
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go...\\
'''Blackadder''': Good Luck, everyone.
9th Aug '14 3:18:21 PM FerryMan12
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* These 3 words.

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* These 3 words.lines.
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