Hi everyone! It’s official… we are running a giveaway for one of these cool T-Shirts! No matter where you are in the world, you have the chance to win one.
Giveaway is now CLOSED. Don’t worry, we’ll run one in a months time!
Blackadder T-Shirt Giveaway
Entering this giveaway is so easy even Baldrick could do it!
2. Like this post on Facebook – Blackadder Giveaway!
3. Share your favourite Blackadder quote on that Facebook post
4. That’s it!
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.
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
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.
‘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?
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!).
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.
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’.
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!).
When Blackadder met Dr. Samuel Johnson in Ink and Incapability, some beautiful un-words were created. Here’s a look at the Blackadder dictionary.
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.
In Ink and Incapability, a number of these words were created. let’s take a look at what they could mean.
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
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.
If you want something done properly, kill Baldrick before you start. Blackadder quote from Series 3 ‘Dish and Dishonesty’.
If you want something done properly
To read the full script of this episode and find more great Blackadder quotes, take a look here – Blackadder Dish and Dishonesty.
Look at the two lovebirds! This quote is taken from the first series of Blackadder, from the episode ‘The Queen of Spain’s Beard’.
Look at the two lovebirds
You can read the full script for this episode here – Blackadder ‘The Queen of Spain’s Beard’.