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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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
Talk like a pirate day happens September 19th every year, and what better example of pirate talk can you think of than Captain Redbeard Rum from Blackadder?
Talk Like A Pirate
Captain Redbeard Rum was played with utter brilliance by Tom Baker in ‘Potato‘ from the second series of Blackadder. Described as the worst mariner in the world, Blackadder and the boys used his services to sail into the unknown.
Sailing with Redbeard Rum
Rum: A masterly plan, me young master. And one that leads me
to make an announcement meself.read more
Here are some of the best Nursie moments and quotes from the second series of Blackadder. Which one is your favourite?
Nursie was a recurring character in the second series of Blackadder. Played brilliantly by Patsy Byrne (13 July 1933 – 17 June 2014), she came across as slightly naive, a little crazy, and almost cartoon like. Treating Queeny as though she was still a child, Nursie had some memorable quotes and moments from the show.
The Best Nursie Moments
Here’s some of the most outstanding moments featuring Nursie from the second series of Blackadder.read more
Here are some great Blackadder quotes from Blackadder Goes Forth. This series saw the main characters of Blackadder, Baldrick and George sitting in a trench in Flanders during World War I.
A cunning plan?
Despite several cunning plans, Blackadder’s schemes to get out of the trenches to avoid certain death by a crazy General Melchett end in failure. Along the way though, he and the rest of the cast come up with some immortal quotes.
Great Blackadder Quotes from Blackadder Goes Forth
Blackadder: ‘I know from long experience all my men have the artistic talent of a cluster of colour-blind hedgehogs in a bag.’read more
Queenie was an amazing character who often stole the show throughout series 2 of Blackadder. It’s not surprising then that some of the best Blackadder quotes can be attributed to her! Here are some of our favourite Queenie quotes –
Queenie Quotes from Blackadder
Queenie was a main character in the second Blackadder series. Brilliantly played by Miranda Richardson, she exuded a child-like exterior, whilst have the personality of a manic psychopath at times!
Let’s take a like at some of Blackadder’s best insults, snide remarks, and put-downs throughout the ages. Do you remember them all?
Blackadder’s Best Insults
The Blackadder dynasty lasted for hundreds of years, and during that time, the sarcasm gene was sharply refined. Here are some of Blackadder’s best insults from series 1 all the way through to the Blackadder specials.
Edmund: Oh, something’s always wrong, Balders. The fact that I’m not a millionaire aristocrat with the sexual capacity of a rutting rhino is a constant niggle. But, today, something’s even wronger. That globulous fraud, Dr. Johnson, is coming to tea.read more
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!
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
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