History Tearjerker / Blackadder

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]].
6th Apr '17 8:27:16 PM NWolfman
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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.
29th Mar '17 7:41:59 PM Ebrbfureh
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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 (known as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pals_battalion "Pals Battalions"]]) 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-- and since often they would consist of a major portion of the men from individual towns, villages, neighbourhoods, and communities, those would be left immediately devastated back in Britain if (or when) most or all of them suffered heavy casualties. It's also pretty much the first time we get to see George's almost relentless cheeriness begin to crack.

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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 happened''--groups of young men (known as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pals_battalion "Pals Battalions"]]) 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-- and different--and since often they would consist of a major portion of the men from individual towns, villages, neighbourhoods, and communities, those would be left immediately devastated back in Britain if (or when) most or all of them suffered heavy casualties. It's also pretty much the first time we get to see George's almost relentless cheeriness begin to crack.
1st Feb '17 9:44:20 AM GF93
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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 (known as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pals_battalion "Pals Battalions"]]) 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-- and since often they would consist of a major portion of the men from a village or club, those would be left devastated if (or when) most or all of them died. It's pretty much the first time we get to see George's almost relentless cheeriness begin to crack.

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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 (known as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pals_battalion "Pals Battalions"]]) 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-- and since often they would consist of a major portion of the men from a village or club, individual towns, villages, neighbourhoods, and communities, those would be left immediately devastated back in Britain if (or when) most or all of them died. suffered heavy casualties. It's also pretty much the first time we get to see George's almost relentless cheeriness begin to crack.
1st Feb '17 9:41:22 AM GF93
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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.

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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 (known as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pals_battalion "Pals Battalions"]]) 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.different-- and since often they would consist of a major portion of the men from a village or club, those would be left devastated if (or when) most or all of them died. It's pretty much the first time we get to see George's almost relentless cheeriness begin to crack.
22nd Dec '16 12:57:35 PM fruitstripegum
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7th Dec '16 9:24:34 PM Ebrbfureh
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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 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 Firstly, not only is Edmund maimed and on the verge of death 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 stupidity, a montage shows some family moments from past episodes and makes clear that it has all passed forever.
9th Nov '16 11:03:45 AM CumbersomeTercel
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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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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", "[[Recap/BlackadderS4E6Goodbyeee Goodbyeee]]", has one of the most poignant and sad final sequences of any sitcom, ever.




* 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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\n* Such is the power of this episode, that it aired on Remembrance Day with no complaints.

* Though honestly it can't hold a candle to the end of Blackadder goes forth ''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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