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Blackadder. Image shows from L to R: Captain Kevin Darling (Tim McInnerny), Captain Edmund Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson), General Melchett (Stephen Fry), Baldrick (Tony Robinson), Lieutenant George Barleigh (Hugh Laurie).

Blackadder

The Blackadder dynasty has run through English history since time immemorial, seemingly always hampered by a Baldrick, and often a Percy and Melchett

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ScotiaNova

  • Tuesday 9th December 2008, 3:05am
  • Scotland
  • 324 posts
Quote: Aaron @ November 2 2007, 10:21 PM BST

Ditto that. It's a special. The making of thing is a "behind the scenes" special, of the special.

Other specials include Blackadder's Christmas Carol, and The Cavalier Years.


I've got it on Region 1 DVD which appears to be the original unedited broadcast version . . . I remembered a gag when I first saw it about Baldrick saying that they're going to nail up the dog playing baby Jesus at Easter, only to never see it again in all further UK broadcasts or Video releases and began to think I'd imagined it . . .

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Aaron

  • Tuesday 9th December 2008, 3:10am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,428 posts

Ah interesting. Well. BCC is also on a few times this year, so I'll try and look out for that one.

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ScotiaNova

  • Tuesday 9th December 2008, 3:23am
  • Scotland
  • 324 posts
Quote: Aaron @ December 8 2008, 10:10 PM GMT

Ah interesting. Well. BCC is also on a few times this year, so I'll try and look out for that one.


It's kind of a weird noticeable cut as the studio audience is reacting a bit more hysterically to the new "punch line".

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Aaron

  • Tuesday 9th December 2008, 3:42am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,428 posts

Any idea what the new line is?

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ScotiaNova

  • Tuesday 9th December 2008, 11:13am
  • Scotland
  • 324 posts

It wasn't a new line, it was the audience reacting to Baldrick saying nail up the dog with the line no longer present so it seems a bit of an overreaction to Baldrick now final line of putting on a play at Easter.

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Aaron

  • Tuesday 9th December 2008, 5:30pm [Edited]
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,428 posts

Ah, I thought you were saying that they'd replaced the line, rather than just cut it completely.

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alison2345

  • Friday 12th December 2008, 7:15pm
  • England
  • 120 posts

I have never seen Blackadder before, I will have to see it sometime though because everyone says how good it is

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Ned1984

  • Friday 12th December 2008, 7:16pm
  • Londonderry, Northern Ireland
  • 1,171 posts
Quote: alison2345 @ December 12 2008, 2:15 PM GMT

I have never seen Blackadder before, I will have to see it sometime though because everyone says how good it is

:O

There has got to be a law against that.

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Lee

  • Friday 12th December 2008, 9:13pm
  • Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
  • 36,344 posts

Plus, Blackadder himself is one of the greatest characters ever, ever, ever.

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zooo

  • Friday 12th December 2008, 9:18pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,189 posts

But not the snivelly one in the first series.

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Lee

  • Friday 12th December 2008, 9:18pm
  • Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
  • 36,344 posts

Yes.

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zooo

  • Friday 12th December 2008, 9:20pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,189 posts

No.

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Lee

  • Friday 12th December 2008, 9:21pm
  • Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
  • 36,344 posts

Maybe?

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zooo

  • Friday 12th December 2008, 9:22pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,189 posts

Perhaps.

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Ned1984

  • Friday 12th December 2008, 9:23pm
  • Londonderry, Northern Ireland
  • 1,171 posts

The best Blackadder was the second, what a bastard.