History Tearjerker / BlackAdder

24th Aug '17 2:34:01 PM 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. 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 forever.

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* Though honestly it can't hold a candle to the end of ''Blackadder Goes Forth'', the 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 forever.
3rd Aug '17 9:57:33 AM mlsmithca
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* A small one from Blackadder II 'money' when he has his herioc b.s.o.d after baldrick informs him he can't run away from the monks is one of the few times he's in genuine despair.
-->'''Blackadder''': when I die Baldrick, do you think people will remember me?.

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* A small one from Blackadder II 'money' the ''Blackadder II'' episode "Money" when he has his herioc b.s.o.d HeroicBSOD after baldrick Baldrick informs him he can't run away from the monks is one of the few times he's in genuine despair.
-->'''Blackadder''': when When I die Baldrick, do you think people will remember me?.
me?
12th Jul '17 10:28:01 AM NWolfman
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** Blackadder's [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness surprisingly]] [[SincerityMode emotional]] "Good luck, everyone." His FamousLastWords weren't a joke or a snide remark, but the first and only ones he ever spoke with empathy for other human beings.


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** Blackadder, a character defined by his [[ItsAllAboutMe total apathy for anyone other than himself]], [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness wishing everyone good luck]] just before they charge. That his FamousLastWords weren't a joke or a snide remark, but the first and perhaps only ones he ever spoken with [[SincerityMode empathy for other human beings]], says all that needs to be said about what he's thinking right now.
28th Jun '17 12:14:51 AM NWolfman
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** When Blackadder said 'good luck, everyone' in that... ''emotional'' manner. Not only he did restrain himself from making some jokes when the others told him that they were scared- he did actually say ''Good luck, everyone''. Black-bloody-adder, for God sake, he was concerned about somebody else! Extra-poignant is the fact that ''those were his last words.''

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** When Blackadder said 'good Blackadder's [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness surprisingly]] [[SincerityMode emotional]] "Good luck, everyone' in that... ''emotional'' manner. Not everyone." His FamousLastWords weren't a joke or a snide remark, but the first and only ones he did restrain himself from making some jokes when the others told him that they were scared- he did actually say ''Good luck, everyone''. Black-bloody-adder, ever spoke with empathy for God sake, he was concerned about somebody else! Extra-poignant is the fact that ''those were his last words.''other human beings.
20th Jun '17 9:17:37 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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'''Blackadder''': when I die baldrick, do you think people will remember me?.//

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'''Blackadder''': -->'''Blackadder''': when I die baldrick, Baldrick, do you think people will remember me?.//me?.
2nd Jun '17 1:04:27 PM 11bartled
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* A small one from Blackadder II 'money' when he has his herioc b.s.o.d after baldrick informs him he can't run away from the monks is one of the few times he's in genuine despair.
'''Blackadder''': when I die baldrick, do you think people will remember me?.//
27th May '17 9:05:22 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* The story behind the infamous ending is also rather sad. It was the only take of the scene done because Rowen Atkinson and the rest of the cast were so overcome with grief, knowing that the inhumanity they were reenacting was real, that they couldn't bear to try it again when it didn't come out quite right.

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* The story behind the infamous ending is also rather sad. It was the only take of the scene done because Rowen Atkinson Creator/RowanAtkinson and the rest of the cast were so overcome with grief, knowing that the inhumanity they were reenacting was real, that they couldn't bear to try it again when it didn't come out quite right.
13th Apr '17 1:30:28 PM ironballs16
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** When they leave the dugout to Stand To, Blackadder has come to accept that he, finally, will die. He's not panicking as he was with the firing squad, he's not making sarcastic remarks, he's calm and somewhat detached. He knows what's going to happen, and he's ready for it. If he really wanted to get out of it, he could have thought of something, even in those few seconds; he could have used the splinter on Baldrick's ladder, he could have had a heart attack, ''something''. But no, he doesn't. While only Blackadder III achieved his goals, only Captain Blackadder came to terms with failure.

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** When they leave the dugout to Stand To, Blackadder has come to accept that he, finally, will die. He's not panicking as he was with the firing squad, [[FaceDeathWithDignity he's not making sarcastic remarks, he's calm and somewhat detached.detached]]. He knows what's going to happen, and he's ready for it. If he really wanted to get out of it, he could have thought of something, even in those few seconds; he could have used the splinter on Baldrick's ladder, he could have had a heart attack, ''something''. But no, he doesn't. While only Blackadder III achieved his goals, only Captain Blackadder came to terms with failure.
13th Apr '17 1:24:48 PM ironballs16
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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. The studio audience laughing when 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 [[MilesGloriosus 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. The studio audience laughing when 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 [[MilesGloriosus [[ArmchairMilitary Melchett's fantasy world]].
13th Apr '17 1:20:43 PM ironballs16
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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. The studio audience laughing when 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. The studio audience laughing when 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 [[MilesGloriosus Melchett's fantasy world.world]].
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