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I have a cunning plan | Who used the phrase the most – Blackadder or Baldrick?

‘I have a cunning plan’ is the most recognised catchphrase from Blackadder. Who used ‘I have a cunning plan’ the most though? Blackadder or Baldrick?

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I have a cunning plan

The words ‘I have a cunning plan’ are perhaps the most recognisable from the Blackadder TV series. How many times were they used though, and who used them the most? Let’s take a look.

Blackadder Pilot Episode

The very first time that the words ‘I have a cunning plan’ were used, was in the unaired pilot episode of Blackadder. It was a great little scene (for anyone fortunate enough to have seen it!).

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Blackadder Pilot Episode – The unaired pilot episode of Blackadder

The Blackadder pilot episode was titled ‘The Black Adder’, and was filmed on 20 June 1982, Blackadder fans will note that the character of Blackadder is similar to the second series rather than the first.

The Blackadder unaired pilot episode

Blackadder Pilot Episode

First off, if you really wanted to look at the Blackadder episode WITH a pilot, you should check here – Blackadder Private Plane full script! This short post is about the unaired Blackadder pilot episode known as ‘The Black Adder’.

The Black Adder pilot episode

This pilot episode of Blackadder was never broadcast in the UK, and it looks unlikely it ever will be. Apparently, the original tapes were badly damaged in storage, and deemed unfit for broadcast. From time to time, they are published on YouTube, but then quickly taken down again. There are also bootlegs on various torrent sites (allegedly!).

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The Blackadder Dictionary – What do pericombobulation and contrafibularities mean?

When Blackadder met Dr. Samuel Johnson in Ink and Incapability, some beautiful un-words were created. Here’s a look at the Blackadder dictionary.

What does the word contrafibularities mean

The Blackadder Dictionary

Have you ever wondered what contrafibularities means? Of course, it is an un-word, a word created for the show. It is also a play-on-words, and is all the more brilliant because you can guess its meaning from how it sounds.

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In Ink and Incapability, a number of these words were created. let’s take a look at what they could mean.

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Come to Nursie Cow, you lovely little heifers – Blackadder Nursie Quotes

Come to Nursie Cow, you lovely little heifers. Nursie from Blackadder at her finest in Blackadder Chains – the final episode from series 2.

Come to Nursie Cow

Mooo! Come to Nursie cow - Great quote from Blackadder

Nursie from the second series of Blackadder should have had far more many lines than she did. When she did speak though, it was incredible! This is one of our favourites. Check out more Nursie quotes from this Blackadder Chains script.

As my tutor old bubble face used to say: make love and be merry, for tomorrow you may catch some disgusting skin disease

As my tutor old bubble face used to say: make love and be merry, for tomorrow you may catch some disgusting skin disease.

Old Bubble Face

As my tutor old bubble face used to say: make love and be merry, for tomorrow you may catch some disgusting skin disease

This line from Blackadder comes from the first series. You can read the full script for this episode here >> The Queen of Spain’s Beard.

You are without a doubt the most repulsive individual I have ever met

We live in an age where illness and deformity are commonplace and yet, Ploppy, you are without a doubt the most repulsive individual I have ever met.

The Most Repulsive Individual

Funny Blackadder quotes from series 2

This line is from the Blackadder episode ‘Head’ from the second series. To read the full script and get more quotes from Blackadder, take a look here >> Blackadder 2 ‘Head’ full script.