There is a popular phrase – “A Blackadder Quote a Day keeps the cretins away”. OK, perhaps that is not an official saying, but it should be! Never a day goes by, when I don’t quote Blackadder at least once. And even if I don’t actually quote from the show, I give a ‘BAHHH’ General Melchett style!
If you are looking to find the best Blackadder quotes online, then check out this collection. Blackadder quotes are updated daily, and so you can pick a new one every day of the year!
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The final scene of Blackadder Goes Forth. How is it possible that an episode of a comedy show first broadcast in 1989 still gives us goosebumps?
Blackadder’s Final Moments
Blackadder has often been described as one of the best British comedy shows ever made. The last scene of Blackadder Goes Forth is also one of the most poignant and emotional few minutes of television ever created. How is it possible that this show, first aired 28 years ago, can still give us goosebumps?
The Build Up
A lot of it is to do with the build up, not just within the last episode ofBlackadder of Blackadder Goes Forth itself, but the entire series. In the first 3 series of Blackadder, the main character is constantly trying to better himself in any dodgy, conniving, scheming way he can. Blackadder Goes Forth is different though. In this series, all of his cunning plans revolve around one simple goal – To survive.read more
George appears as two different incarnations in the Blackadder series. The first as the thick Prince, and the second as Lieutenant George. Here’s some of the best Blackadder George quotes and scenes.
Prince George (Series 3)
Prince George (brilliantly played by Hugh Laurie), is, as he describes himself, as “thick as a whale omelette”. Incompetence is his middle name, and it takes him over a week to put on a pair of trousers in Nob and Nobility.
It goes without saying that there are some great George quotes and scenes from this series of Blackadder! Here’s a few of the best.read more
We all know the most famous catchphrase from Blackadder is ‘I have a cunning plan‘. Did you know the second most used one is ‘If you want something’? Here’s a collection of if you want something quotes from Blackadder.
If you want something
You can find quotes and phrases beginning with if you want something in numerous Blackadder episodes. Here’s a look at what we found:
The third series of Blackadder has some of the finest cameo appearances in British Comedy. Here’s 5 of the best.
Blackadder the Third
Set during the era of the British Regency, Blackadder is a butler to thicky Prince George (played by Hugh Laurie). With the ever-present Baldrick as his dogsbody, Blackadder tries to both please his master, whilst ripping him off. This brings him into contact with some notable historic figures of the time, including Pitt the Younger, and Dr. Johnson. An honourable mention goes to Colin the Dog as well!read more
It’s the two appearances as Lord Flashheart that we most remember him for though.Introduced as “The best sword, the best shot, the best sailor and the best kisser in the Kingdom” in Blackadder Bells, he became a firm fan favourite.read more
With so many funny moments, which is your favourite from the second series of Blackadder? We’ve got five of the best to choose from.
The 5 Funniest Scenes from Blackadder 2
The historically, hysterical Blackadder saga had some great moments, and some of the best were from the second series. Which one of these do you think is the funniest?
1. The Baby Eating Bishop of Bath and Wells
It’s poker time! After borrowing money he couldn’t repay from The Bank of the Black Monks of St. Herod, they sent around their debt collector to see Blackadder. The Baby Eating Bishop of Bath and Wells was a deviant in every sense of the word, but could he get the best of Blackadder?read more
Brian Blessed, born 9th of October 1936, portrayed King Richard IV of England in the first Blackadder series. Let’s take a look at his best moments.
Blackadder Series 1
This first series of Blackadder was set in the Middle Ages, and is conceived around a hidden history. This hidden history says that King Richard III won the Battle of Bosworth Field, but was then accidentally assassinated, where he was succeeded by King Richard IV. Brian Blessed plays King Richard.
Brian Blessed Fresh Horses
Let’s be honest – the first series of Blackadder is not even close to the quality of the rest of the saga. It does have its moments though, and some of those involve Brian Blessed.read more
Hugh Laurie made his first Blackadder appearance in the series 2 episode ‘Beer’, and went on to feature in every episode after that. Here’s a look at his characters and funniest moments.
Hugh Laurie in Blackadder Series 2
Even the most ardent super-fan sometimes forgets that Hugh Laurie actually had two appearances in Blackadder Series 2. The first one was in ‘Beer‘, where he played Simon Partridge, otherwise known as ‘Farters Parters’.
The second character he played, was in the series finale ‘Chains‘. As Ludwig the Indestructible, he imprisoned Blackadder in a commode, and revealed himself to be a master of disguise.read more
Private Baldrick may have been the worst cook in the entire world, but he had some great lines in Blackadder Goes Forth. Here’s a look at some of them.
Baldrick and his cunning plans
Private Baldrick is the fourth incarnation of Baldrick in the Blackadder series. Like his ancestors before him, he likes coming up with cunning plans to help Blackadder out of sticky situations. None of which work particularly well.
“Permission to write home immediately sir! This is the first brilliant plan a Baldrick’s ever had. For centuries we’ve tried, and they’ve always turned out total pigswill! My mum will be pleased as Punch.”read more
General Melchett combines his university experience, knowledge of rugby and even flower arranging to display some unique leadership skills in Blackadder.
About General Melchett
One of the best characters in Blackadder Goes Forth was General Melchett. Reflecting a time when it wasn’t what you knew, it was where you went to school, he epitomises our image of World War 1 Generals. Namely, they didn’t have a clue what they were doing!
Let’s take a look at some of his genius moments in leadership when it comes to sending Blackadder and the boys into battle!read more