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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’. Have you seen or even heard of it before? read more

Am I jumping the gun, Baldrick, or are the words I Have A Cunning Plan Marching…

Am I jumping the gun Baldrick, or are the words I have a cunning plan marching with ill-deserved confidence in the direction of this conversation?

I Have A Cunning Plan

This is one of our favourite cunning plan quotes!

Am I jumping the gun Baldrick?

This Blackadder quote is from the third series. The episode is Nob and Nobility.

Here’s another Cunning Plan moment

A history of Cunning Plans

Are you interested in finding out who used the phrase ‘I have a cunning plan’ the most times? Then take a look here – I have a cunning plan. It breaks down who said the phrase, and how many times in each episode. read more

I laugh at danger, and drop ice cubes down the vest of fear

Ha ! I laugh at danger and drop ice cubes down the vest of fear. From the third series of Blackadder – Amy and Amiability.

I Laugh at Danger from Blackadder


We love this Blackadder quote from Amy and Amiability. In fact, it was only recently that we realised how many other great quotes there were in the episode. Let’s take a look at some of them.

Great Quotes from Amy and Amiability

I’d no more place my daughter in the hands of an unworthy man than I’d place my John Thomas in the hands of a lunatic with a pair of scissors.

The girl is wetter than a haddock's bathing costume

She is famous for having the worst personality in Germany and, as you can imagine, that’s up against some pretty stiff competition. read more

Blackadder the Third Face-off – Evil Revolutionary Vs Wellington

Every Friday, we are going to run a Blackadder face-off, where we put two characters head to head. Which one is your favourite from these two?

Blackadder the third face-off - Evil Revolutionary vs Wellington

Evil Revolutionary vs Wellington

To kick off our Blackadder face-off series, we’ve put two characters from Blackadder the Third head-to-head. On the left, we have the Evil Revolutionary, played by comedy legend Chris Barrie. On the right, we have The Duke of Wellington played living genius Stephen Fry.

Evil Revolutionary from Blackadder

The evil revolutionary is a character that appears in the Blackadder the third episode Nob and Nobility.  Played by Chris Barrie, (most famous for his role as Rimmer in Red Dwarf), he only appears in one episode, but what an episode! His best quote from this Blackadder episode is: read more

Blackadder Joins The 20 Minuters – Home in time for tea and medals

Who can forget the episode where Blackadder joined the 20 minuters? George certainly looked forward to the tea and medals!

the 20 Minuters recruitment drive from Blackadder

Blackadder Joins The 20 Minuters

The chirpish, upbeat and incredibly naive attitude that George has  is amazing. This is probably his best Blackadder Goes Forth quote. We’ve put a clip of this scene below as well.

Who'susing the family brain cell at the moment?

George  – Crikey! I’m looking forward to today. Up-diddly-up,
down-diddly-down, whoops-poop, twiddly-dee, a decent scrap
with the fiendish Red Baron, a bit of a jolly old crash
landing behind enemy lines, capture, torture, escape and
then back home in time for tea and medals. read more

Blackadder Goes Forth Quote – Asthmatic Ant

This Blackadder Goes Forth Quote about the asthmatic ant is one of the best from the show! The perfect way to sum up the First World War in 1 sentence!

Blackadder Goes Forth Quote – Asthmatic Ant


This line came from the final episode of Blackadder Goes Forth. Arguably, there has never been a finer piece of television written and recorded before or after.

How did the War start?

Blackadder’s explanation of how the war started is also a memorable moment from this episode. Check out this Blackadder scene below.

Apparently the plan was bollocks. The strange thing being that nothing seems to have changed when it comes to politics and war until this day. And the poor old ostrich died for nothing! read more

Baldrick or Mrs. Miggins – Who would you start a family with?

Who would you try to start a family with – Baldrick or Mrs. Miggins? This quote is from Amy and Amiability third series Blackadder.

Start a family with Baldrick or Mrs. M?

The funniest Blackadder quotes from the third series found online

Amy and Amiability

This quote is from the third series of Blackadder. You can read the full script here >> Amy and Amiability Blackadder. The real question though, is who would you prefer to start a family with? Let’s take a look at Mrs. Miggins.

Mrs. Miggins

Played by Helen Atkinson-Wood, Mrs. Miggins is referred to in the second series of Blackadder as owning a Pie Shop. The most memorable reference is probably from the second series with the Baby Eating Bishop of Bath and Wells. read more

Something is always wrong – Blackadder Quote

Something is always wrong Balders. The fact that I am not a millionaire aristocrat with the sexual capacity of a rutting rhino is a constant niggle.

Something is always wrong


This classic Blackadder quote is taken from the third series – Ink and Incapability.

Something is always wrong

One of the main features of the Blackadder character during the third series, was that Blackadder was unhappy with his position in life.

Blackadder pelican quote

Blackadder in the First Series

Some of this is to deliberately highlight the fact that Blackadder is slowly reducing in social status from the first series.  Here, he played the Prince for most of the series, finally being elevated to King on his death bed. read more

It’s part of a cunning plan, sir – Blackadder Goes Forth Quote

Blackadder Goes Forth has some great quotes, including this one below. It’s from the opening scene of Captain Cook, the first episode of Blackadder Goes Forth.

Your brain’s so minute

Water Biscuit Blackadder Quote

Here’s part of the scene on YouTube. you can play it from here 😉

And the text from that scene:
Captain Blackadder: Baldrick, what are you doing out there?
Private Baldrick: I’m carving something on a bullet, sir.
Captain Blackadder: What are you craving?
Private Baldrick: I’m carving “Baldrick”, sir.
Captain Blackadder: Why?
Private Baldrick: It’s part of a cunning plan, sir.
Captain Blackadder: Of course it is.
Private Baldrick: You know how they say that somewhere there’s a bullet with your name on it?
Captain Blackadder: Yes?
Private Baldrick: Well I thought that if I owned the bullet with my name on it, I’ll never get hit by it. Cause I’ll never shoot myself…
Captain Blackadder: Oh, shame!
Private Baldrick: And the chances of there being *two* bullets with my name on it are very small indeed.
Captain Blackadder: Yes, it’s not the only thing that is “very small indeed”. Your brain for example- is brain’s so minute, Baldrick, that if a hungry cannibal cracked your head open, there wouldn’t be enough to cover a small water biscuit. read more

Blackadder T-Shirt Giveaway – Sticky the Stick Insect

It’s official… we are running another Blackadder T-Shirt giveaway! This time, it’s for a Sticky the Stick Insect Shirt. Here’s how to enter…

Blackadder T-Shirt giveaway for a Sticky the Stick Insect

Blackadder T-Shirt Giveaway – June/July 2017

This giveaway is now closed. Please sign up though, and we can let you know about future Blackadder giveaways!

A lucky winner will be made by a random draw, and notified by email. We’ll also post the result up on the Facebook page! The winner can choose from the male or female version of the Blackadder T-Shirt.

The giveaway opens on Sunday 25th May 2017 and closes at Wednesday 5th July 23:59 2017. read more