History YMMV / Blackadder

9th Sep '17 7:27:49 AM Rotide
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The first series' pilot opens with a darkly comic depiction of the Battle of Bosworth Field and even has a scene where Edmund takes one look at the fighting and decides to run away, all played for laughs. [[BookEnds The final episode also deals with war]] but plays it completely straight, and this time Blackadder doesn't get away.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The first series' pilot first episode opens with a darkly comic depiction of the Battle of Bosworth Field and even has a scene where Edmund takes one look at the fighting and decides to run away, all played for laughs. [[BookEnds The final episode also deals with war]] but plays it completely straight, and this time Blackadder doesn't get away.
11th Aug '17 3:43:36 PM Rotide
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* HilariousInHindsight: "What is [[AScotsmanInEgypt a Scotsman doing in Egypt]]?"
25th Jun '17 10:19:43 PM WildeOscar
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* HilariousInHindsight: Blackadder's mocking of Prince Ludwig's mimicking various accents, given Ludwig's played by Hugh Laurie.
27th May '17 9:08:50 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** The line "Cancel the state funeral, tell the King to stop blubbing, Flash is NOT DEAD!" may be a bit more difficult to laugh at now that Rik Mayall, who played Lord Flashheart, has passed away.
* HilariousInHindsight: The episode "Major Star" revolved around Edmund's dislike of Chaplin

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** The line "Cancel the state funeral, tell the King to stop blubbing, Flash is NOT DEAD!" may be a bit more difficult to laugh at now that Rik Mayall, Creator/RikMayall, who played Lord Flashheart, has passed away.
* HilariousInHindsight: The episode "Major Star" revolved around Edmund's dislike of ChaplinCreator/CharlieChaplin



* HilariousInHindsight: Hugh Laurie's appalling attempt at an American accent in ''Christmas Carol'', given his later role as Series/{{House}}.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Hugh Laurie's Creator/HughLaurie's appalling attempt at an American accent in ''Christmas Carol'', given his later role as Series/{{House}}.
29th Mar '17 7:43:49 PM Ebrbfureh
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** This is despite the fact, that if you actually watch the season, it's more "anti war for stupid reasons and while in war don't do stupid things" than "anti war."

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** This is despite the fact, that if you actually watch the season, it's more "anti war "anti-war for stupid reasons and while in war don't do stupid things" than "anti war."anti-war."



* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: It's played for laughs, but let be honest. ''Blackadder Christmas Carol'' shows how easily altruists can get [[BeingGoodSucks exploited by freeloaders]].

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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: It's played for laughs, but let let's be honest. ''Blackadder Christmas Carol'' shows how easily altruists can get [[BeingGoodSucks exploited by freeloaders]].
18th Feb '17 5:30:44 AM Psi001
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* BrokenBase: Fans tend to be divided whether ''Back and Forth'' serves as a satisfying BookEnds finale to the series, or is a watered down {{Edutainment}} short.
6th Jan '17 7:19:45 PM NWolfman
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The scene in "[[Recap/BlackadderS2E1Bells Bells]]" where Blackadder falls in love with "Bob", which suddenly turns into a love song album commercial, for no discernible reason.
** Well, I can think of [[RuleOfFunny one.]]

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The scene in "[[Recap/BlackadderS2E1Bells Bells]]" where Blackadder falls in love with "Bob", which suddenly turns into a love song album commercial, for no discernible reason.
** Well, I can think of
reason (well, okay, maybe [[RuleOfFunny one.]]one]]).
31st Dec '16 9:44:00 PM Thorion
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* MagnificentBastard: This series's Blackadder is a prime example, certainly the most outright evil and manipulative of the dynasty. The only one who [[spoiler:not only [[KarmaHoudini doesn't die at the end of his series]], but actually achieves his goals.]] The one in ''Blackadder: Back & Forth'' does too, admittedly, but he had a time machine - ''Blackadder the Third'''s Blackadder did it with just his cunning and wit.

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* MagnificentBastard: This series's Blackadder is a prime example, certainly the most outright evil and manipulative of the dynasty. The only one who [[spoiler:not only [[KarmaHoudini doesn't die at the end of his series]], but actually achieves his goals.]] The one in ''Blackadder: Back & Forth'' does too, admittedly, but he had a time machine - ''Blackadder the Third'''s Blackadder did it with just his cunning and wit. However, this is all mitigated by the fact that the historical George IV, whom Blackadder impersonates, outlived his only child causing his brother William IV to succeed him. This means that for all of his magnificence, Blackadder still fails. His daughter dies and his "brother" succeeds him. At least he got to live past sixty.
31st Dec '16 9:36:11 PM Thorion
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* WhatAnIdiot: [[spoiler:Edmund, in the final episode, samples the wine ''even after seeing everyone else in court drop instantly dead from it''.]]


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* WhatAnIdiot: [[spoiler:Edmund, in the final episode, samples the wine ''even after seeing everyone else in court drop instantly dead from it''.]]


26th Dec '16 1:45:01 PM nombretomado
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* GrowingTheBeard: Many fans prefer the seasons after the ReTool. The first season has its laughs, but it's just not as much fun watching a screwball doofus and his two moron friends as it is watching a wicked snarker and his two moron friends. However, if nothing else, the first season would still be required watching purely on the strength of [[BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]]'s ''definitively'' hammy performance (in fact, it's the source of the current image and caption on his page).

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* GrowingTheBeard: Many fans prefer the seasons after the ReTool. The first season has its laughs, but it's just not as much fun watching a screwball doofus and his two moron friends as it is watching a wicked snarker and his two moron friends. However, if nothing else, the first season would still be required watching purely on the strength of [[BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]]'s Creator/{{BRIAN BLESSED}}'s ''definitively'' hammy performance (in fact, it's the source of the current image and caption on his page).



* EnsembleDarkhorse: [[BrianBlessed King Richard IV]], due to his [[LargeHam characteristically over the top performance]].

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: [[BrianBlessed [[Creator/BrianBlessed King Richard IV]], due to his [[LargeHam characteristically over the top performance]].
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