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Recap: Blackadder S 2 E 6 Chains
  • Bait and Switch: Ludwig had previously known Blackadder, Melchett and Queenie in various disguises. While explaining this to them, he briefly implies that he was disguised as someone (a smuggler, a shepherd and Queenie's horse, respectively) before revealing he was disguised as something else entirely (a waitress, Flossie the sheep and 'the handsome German stable boy' respectively)
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: Melchett's relationship with Flossie the sheep.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: 'Queenie' addresses the audience directly in the final scene.
  • Dirty Coward: Blackadder and Melchett pretend to be this by apparently selling out their Queen to Ludwig, only to reveal after their escape their oddly heroic intentions to save the Queen.
  • Disguised in Drag: Ludwig first met Blackadder while he was disguised as a waitress.
  • Disney Death: Ludwig is stabbed, seemingly fatally, twice, only to return at the end of the episode without explanation
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Ludwig was apparently known as 'Shorty Greasy Spot-Spot' at school.
  • Funetik Aksent: Ludwig's ransom note is written like this, judging by how Percy reads it out.
  • Germanic Depressives: Ludwig, again.
  • Hypocritical Humour: Blackadder scoffs at a kidnapping victim, saying anyone who is stupid enough to be tricked by someone saying "excuse me, mister" in a weird accent and hitting them over the head deserves to be kidnapped. Naturally, this exact thing happens to Blackadder about two seconds later.
  • Kill 'em All.
  • Master of Disguise: Ludwig
  • Shaped Like Itself: Apparently, Ludwig first met Queenie 'disguised' as 'The handsome German stable-boy'
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Blackadder's speech to Prince Ludwig in the dungeon.
    Blackadder: Oh yes, we are proud of our comic serving wench voice, aren't we? Just because we can say 'zer' instead of 'sir' at social gatherings — the tedious little tird who puts on fancy voices. What else have you got in your astoundingly inventive repertoire, I wonder? I brilliant, drunk Glaswegian, no doubt? A hilarious black man — see you Jimmy, where am dat watty mellon? Oh fabulous! I can't wait for your side-splitting puff and that funny little croaky one who isn't anyone in particular, but is such a scream. And most of all, I like the one you do all the time — the fart in the German chamber pot standing in front of me.
  • The Magnificent: Hugh Laurie's character is styled as "Prince Ludwig, The Indestructable".
  • Vocal Dissonance: A very disturbing example in the final scene.
  • You Look Familiar: Hugh Laurie appeared in the previous episode as an entirely different character.
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