Why the final scene of Blackadder Goes Forth still gives us goosebumps

Blackadder Goes Forth last scene

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? 

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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.

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Blackadder’s Survival Plans

Blackadder knows that the longer he spends in the trenches, the greater his chances of dying become.

So, he embarks on a series of adventures to get him out of there.

He joins up with the 20 minuters thinking life as a pilot would be an easy option, tries his hand at cooking, and even becomes a spy catcher.

Whatever he does, though, he always ends up back in the trenches.

Final Episode of Blackadder Goes Forth

And until finally, we come to the last episode.

All of Blackadder’s schemes come to nothing, and even sticking a pair of underpants on his head and two pencils up his nose doesn’t work!

Good Luck Everyone

The inevitable, is as they say, inevitable.

His schemes to get out of the trenches fail, and Blackadder and the boys have to make a charge into no-mans land as part of the big push.

All of the comedy in the episode has built up, and now we are giving a stark contrast.

We finally realise that there’s no turning back for Blackadder and his companions, just as there was no turning back for the brave men of the First World War they represent.

Good luck everyone.

In Flanders Fields
BY JOHN MCCRAE

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

The final scene of Blackadder Goes Forth closing credits

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It’s part of a cunning plan, sir – Opening Scene from Blackadder Goes Forth

Water Biscuit Blackadder Quote

Blackadder Goes Forth has some great quotes, right from the very first scene of episode 1. Here’s a look at  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 😉

It’s part of a cunning plan

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.

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More Blackadder Quotes and Scenes

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Blackadder and Baldrick Turnip Quotes Part 1

Turnips are a recurring theme in Blackadder, probably because they are the same shape as a thingey. Here’s the best Baldrick turnip quotes from the first two series of Blackadder.
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The Best Turnip Quotes from Blackadder

Have you ever dreamed of a great big turnip in the country?

Let’s check out the Blackadder turnip quotes through the first two series.

We’ll do the last series next week!

Blackadder Series 1 Turnips

The word turnip first gets mentioned in the very first episode, of Blackadder in the first series – The Foretelling when the new King Richard gives a speech.

King (previously `Richard’):  This day has been as ’twere
A mighty stew
In which the beef of victory
Was mix’d
With the vile turnip
Of sweet Richard slain
And the grisly dumpling
Of his killer fled.
But we must eat
The yellow wobbly parts
[?] two [?] serves.
In life, each man gets
What he deserves!

Blackadder Series 2 Turnips – Beer

Perhaps the most famous episode for Blackadder turnip quotes, is from the second series.

Beer sees Edmund put in an awkward situation, where he needs to drink some incredibly strong ale, whilst pretending to be sober for his relatives.

A number of turnip quotes appear in this episode.

Baldrick: In that case, I shall prepare my Turnip Surprise.
Edmund: and the surprise is…?
Baldrick: …there’s nothing else in it except the turnip.
Edmund: So, in other words, the Turnip Surprise would be…a turnip.

He obviously knew that turnips had a number of health benefits!
The health benefits of turnips

The Thingey scene

 

Edmund: Secondly, Percy will join me in here for the gourmet turnip eating. Is the Turnip Surprise ready?
[Baldrick and Percy begin giggling.]
Baldrick: Yes, it is, My Lord.
Edmund: Then what is so funny?

We had quite a surprise - Blackadder turnip quotes

Percy: Well, My Lord, while Baldrick and I were preparing the Turnip Surprise, we had a surprise —

Turnip quotes from Blackadder

we came across a turnip that was exactly the same shape…as a thingy!

Turnip thingy quote from Blackadder series 2

[Percy and Baldrick laugh.]
Edmund: [not amused] …a thingy…
Baldrick: …a great big thingy! It was terrific.
Edmund: Size is no guarantee of quality, Baldrick. Most horses are very well endowed, but that does not necessarily make them sensitive lovers. I trust you have removed this hilarious item…?
Baldrick: Oh, yes, yes, My Lord.
Edmund: Good, because there’s nothing more likely to stop an inheritance than a thingy-shaped turnip.
Percy: Absolutely, Edmund. …but it was jolly funny! [laughs more]
Edmund: Yes, yes, yes…
Baldrick: I found it particularly ironic, My Lord, because I’ve got
a thingy that’s shaped like a turnip!

Talking with his Uncle and Aunt about the turnip

Wicked child! Mashed turnip for everyone

Aunt: [slaps him twice] Wicked child!!! Mashing is also the work of
Beelzebub — for Satan saw God’s blessed turnip, and he envied it
and mashed it to spoil its sacred shape.
Edmund: Ah.
Aunt: I shall have my turnip as God intended. [sits]
Edmund: Fine. [calls] Baldrick!
[Baldrick enters.]
Baldrick: My Lord…?
Edmund: Will you fetch my dear aunt a raw turnip, please?
Baldrick: Well, we’ve only got the one that–
Edmund: [Interrupts, wanting to show authority in front of his servant to Aunt and Uncle] Just do it, thank you.
[Baldrick leaves.]
Edmund: [to Uncle] So, Uncle, will you have your turnip mashed, or as God intended?

Your Turnip My Lady

And the bit you’ve been waiting for! Let’s take a look at the colossal drunken roar as well…

[Baldrick enters, carrying a plate on which sits the thingy-shaped
turnip]
Edmund: Now then, what was I saying? [sees the turnip and speaks without a pause] Oh my god…
Baldrick: [to Aunt] Your turnip, My Lady…
Aunt: [picks up the turnip, holds it in front of her, her eyes wide]
Very good! Very good! [bites into it, then points it at Uncle,
and speaks to him] You know, Nathaniel, it takes me right back
to our wedding night.
[Uncle’s eyes open wide, in surprise. Baldrick has left.]
Aunt: [to Edmund] We had raw turnips that night.

And finally…

Exactly the same shape as a thingy

Uncle: Oh, and, by the way, I loved the turnip — very funny!
>Exactly< the same shape…as a thingy! [leaves]

More Blackadder Quotes

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Talk Like A Pirate Day with Captain Redbeard Rum

Talk like a pirate day with Captain Redbeard Rum from Blackadder

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 day

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.

Tom Baker play Captain Rum in Blackadder although is best known for Dr Who

Sailing with Redbeard Rum

Rum: A masterly plan, me young master. And one that leads me
to make an announcement meself.

Blackadder: What’s that, Rum?

Rum: Truth is, I don’t know the way to the Cape of Good Hope
anyway.

Blackadder: Well, what were you going to do?

Rum: Oh, what I usually do. Sail ’round and ’round the
Isle of Wight ’til everyone gets dizzy. Then head for home.

He also doesn’t believe in having a crew!

Pirate Talk With Rum

Rum: Aaaaaaahrrrrr Aaaaaaahrrrrr Aaaaaaaaaaahrrrrr. Me laddy.

Perhaps the best examples of how to talk like a pirate with Redbeard Rum come from the protracted ‘Arghhh Arghhs’.

Now, if you’re a Blackadder fan, you already know what this is all about.

We’ve got a special treat for you though. An entire two minutes of ‘Arghhh Arghhs’!!

Captain Redbeard Rum’s Tall Stories

In addition to being able to talk like a pirate, Captain Redbeard Rum also had a series of tall stories.

Blackadder took most of them with a pinch of salt, until Rum revealed he had lost his legs. The Captain was literally legless!

Rum: aah-ahhh! You have a woman’s hand, milord! I’ll wager these dainty pinkies never weighed anchor
in a storm.

Rum: Ha ha ha. -Aah! Your skin milord. I’ll wager it ne’er
felt the lash of a cat, been rubbed with salt, and then flayed off by a pirate chief to make fine stockings for his best cabin boy.

Rum: Ha. -Aah! You have a woman’s purse! I’ll wager that purse has never been used as a rowing-boat. I’ll wager it’s never had sixteen shipwrecked mariners tossing in it.

Rum: Oh! You have a woman’s mouth, milord! I’ll wager that
mouth never had to chew through the side of a ship to escape the dreadful spindly killer fish.

Rum: Ah! You have a woman’s legs, my lord! I’ll
wager those are legs that have never been sliced clean off
by a falling sail, and swept into the sea before your very eyes.

Captain Redbeard Rum from Blackadder

Pirate Talk from the other characters

Some of the other characters in the episode also give their attempts at speaking pirate including the Queen.

You can check out some great Queenie quotes here.

Queen: Ahoy there, me shivering matey, heave-ho!

Queeniw wearing eye patch in Blackadder - Talk like a pirate

Queen: Splice me timbers, Sir Walter, it’s bucko to see you,
old matey!

Melchett: Well indubitably no sea-dog, Ma’am. With a Yo-ho-ho
and perhaps, I might venture, a bottle of rum into the
bargain?

More Blackadder Series 2

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Queenie Quotes From Blackadder – The Best Blackadder Quotes

Queenie quotes from Blackadder

Queenie, played by Miranda Richardson, 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.

Blackadder Quotes - One of the best Queenie quotes from Blackadder series 2

 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!

After all, she may have had the body of a weak and feeble woman, but she had the heart and stomach of a concrete elephant!

I may have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a concrete elephant! Blackadder Queen Elisabeth Quote

Let’s take a look at the best Queenie quotes.

Blackadder Chains

Blackadder find himself captured, leaving Percy to spend more time at the Royal Court.

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This one is from Blackadder Chains. What’s Percy’s answer?

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And another scene from Chains…

Queenie writes back, saying that she has spent the ransom cash.

The Queen from Blackadder series 2

A comment that might have gone unnoticed in Beer

It all started last night at about two o’clock.  I was tucked
into bed having this absolutely scrummy dream about ponies when I was wakened by a terrific banging from Lord Melchett.

And another from Beer

Queen: Oh, Edmund… I do love it when you get cross. Sometimes I think about having you executed just to see the expression on your face.

Blackadder Queenie quotes

And some more…

Gooey Queen Elisabeth Blackadder quote

 

And finally, Queenie’s love poetry…

Queenie quotes from Blackadder

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The 5 Greatest Moments from Blackadder Series 2

Best of Blackadder series 2

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.

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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?

2. Captain Redbeard Rum

Blackadder sets off for new lands, with a Captain who’s legless, wearing a beard you could lose a badger in. It’s a great piece of character acting by the utterly brilliant Tom Baker, who portrays Captain Redbeard Rum as a crazy man who tells tall stories. What happened to the beard at the end of the episode though?

3. Incredibly Strong Ale

Blackadder is famous for not being able to hold his beer. When he is challenged to a drinking contest, he needs to work out how he’s going to not only stay sober, but win the bet. Thingy shaped turnips are also involved, and matters are not helped by the visit of his rich relatives the Whiteadders. Remember the little song about the goblin?

4. Crashing the Wedding

When Lord Flashheart comes to your wedding, you had better watch out. He even likes the beards on bridesmaids! Rik Mayall had several cameos in the Blackadder saga, but his second appearance as Lord Flashheart literally stole the show. Am I happy to see you, or is that a canoe in my pocket?

5. More of a Splat

Percy has a novel solution to help solve Blackadder’s financial problems. He will become an alchemist and create the purest…. green. Except it’s not really a nugget, it’s more of a splat!

Which one of these moments from the second series of Blackadder was your favourite? Please leave a comment below, and share this with your friends!

Check out: The Theme Tune Lyrics From Blackadder Series 2.

Hugh Laurie appointed CBE on 2018 New Year’s Honours List

Hugh Laurie awarded CBE in 2018 New Year's honours list

Hugh Laurie is to be upgraded from the OBE he was awarded in 2007 to a CBE in the New Year’s honours list for 2018.

Hugh Laurie as Prince George in Blackadder series 3

Hugh Laurie CBE

Blackadder star Hugh Laurie is to be awarded a CBE in this year’s honours list in recognition for his contribution to drama.

Whilst we will always know and love him for his roles in Blackadder, he has of course achieved fame far beyond the classic British Sitcom. House anyone?

What is a CBE?

Whilst we want to congratulate Hugh Laurie on being recognised in the New Year’s honours list, we couldn’t help but chuckle at what CBE actually stands for.

Apparently, it’s Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

If that doesn’t sound like a title straight out of Blackadder we don’t know what does!

It could only be more perfect, if Stephen Fry dressed as General Melchett was to take part in the ceremony itself!

Hugh Laurie in Blackadder

Having appeared in 14 episodes and 2 Blackadder special, Hugh Laurie was a constant member of the cast.

Hugh’s Best Bits In Blackadder

Here’s a reminder of some of High Lauries’s best bits in Blackadder. Take a look at them and let us know which ones you love the most!

C is for Contrafibularity – Blackadder

Dr Johnson arrives at the palace, having completed his life’s work. His dictionary contains every single known word in the English language except for the rather dubious ones uttered by Blackadder.

Good Lord, George!

General Melchett visits the troops, and recognises George, passing on his regards from his Uncle Bertie. Permission to sing boisterously, Sir?!

George the Lawyer

George provides counsel for the defence. He’s not all that good though!

Hugh Laurie | Blackadder characters and funniest moments (video)

Hugh Laurie in Blackadder

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’.

Hugh Laurie in Blackadder Series 2 Beer 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.

Prince Ludwig from Blackadder Series 2 Episode 6 Chains

Inconweeeenienced

Shorty, Greasy, Spot-Spot

The Prince Regent in Blackadder Series 3

Hugh Laurie joined the cast of Blackadder as a full-time member from series 3 onward.

As the dimwitted Prince Regent, he ranks only just slightly above Baldrick in terms of intelligence!

Hugh Laurie as Prince George in Blackadder series 3

Our favourite episode, is where he meets Doctor Johnson and talks about words in the dictionary!

But this is a great line as well..

Tally ho, my fine, saucy young trollop. Your luck’s in. Trip along here with all your cash and some naughty night attire, and you’ll be staring at my bedroom ceiling from now till Christmas, you lucky tart. Yours with the deepest respect etc. Signed George. PS Woof, woof!

Lieutenant George in Blackadder Goes Forth

The entire fourth series of Blackadder is a work of genius, and Lieutenant George plays an integral part in it.

George in Blackadder goes forth

As the product of a public school and privileged university education, his naive approach to the War is both sad and amusing.

University education - You can't beat it

This is our favourite scene featuring Hugh Laurie in Blackadder Goes Forth.

I feel Fantastic

Hugh Laurie Blackadder Specials

Hugh Laurie also featured in the Blackadder specials, that included Blackadder’s Christmas Carol as Lord Pigmot, and Blackadder: Back & Forth as Major George and Consul Georgius.

Hugh Laurie in Blackadder Back and Forth

Do you have a favourite episode of Blackadder that features Hugh Laurie? We’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below.

Captain Darling Blackadder – Funny name for a guy isn’t it?

Captain Darling from Blackadder Goes Forth

Captain Darling is a desk-sucking, pen pushing blotter jotter played by Tim McInnerny in Blackadder Goes Forth. Let’s take a look at some of his best moments here!

Captain Darling from Blackadder

Captain Kevin Darling, MC (ca. 1884 – 1917)

After deciding not to take a leading role in the third series of Blackadder, Tim McInnerny returned as a full cast member in the 4th series.

Instead of playing an incarnation of Lord Percy Percy, this time, he played Captain Darling, a pencil-pushing aide to the crazy General Melchett.

Captain Darling from Blackadder in a rare show of bravery

Captain Darling Personal Background

As with many of the other characters in Blackadder Goes Forth, we find out a little more about Captain Darling’s background in each episode, with the final episode of Blackadder revealing the most amount of information.

For example, we discover that Captain Darling has a girlfriend called Doris, he aspired to keep wicket for the Croydon gentlemen, and he worked for a company called  Pratt & Sons.

We also know that he tried and failed to join the Women’s Auxiliary Balloon Corp!

It's classified information - Captain Darling in Blackadder

Captain Darling’s Personality

Captain Darling is a perfect example of a toadying underling to a person in a position of power.

In this case, it is General Melchett, who for the most part treats him with disdain.

At one point, he even describes Captain Darling like a son, but not a favourite, rather a “sort of spotty, illegitimate sprog that no-one really likes”.

Rivalry with Blackadder

For reasons that are never fully explained, he has a rivalry with Captain Blackadder.

It is perhaps to do with that fact that they are both of equal rank, but whereas Captain Darling has probably pulled strings to avoid frontline duty, Blackadder is in the trenches.

This has led to a jealous resentment that shows in each episode.

Who wins between Blackadder and Captain Darling?

This is an interesting question.

For the most part, Captain Darling seems to come out on top during their petty rivalries, but Blackadder always seems to get some sort of petty revenge.

The most famous being when he asks Baldrick to make Captain Darling a cup of coffee!

Our favourite Captain Darling scenes

Blackadder Quotes - One of the best Lord Flashheart Quotes from Blackadder Series 4

Here’s a look at some of our favourite scenes featuring Captain Darling from Blackadder. We hope you like them too!

When Blackadder interrogates Captain Darling

When Lord Flashheart meets Captain Darling

Possibly his greatest line from Blackadder though is simply when he makes a note in his diary on the way to the frontlines.

Great Blackadder Quotes From Blackadder Goes Forth

Blackadder Goes Forth Best Quotes

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.

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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.

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Great Blackadder Quotes from Blackadder Goes Forth

Captain Cook

Blackadder: ‘I know from long experience all my men have the artistic talent of a cluster of colour-blind hedgehogs in a bag.’

Great Blackadder Quote from Blackadder Goes Forth! - The artistic talent of a cluster of colour-blind hedgehogs in a bag.

George: ‘I’m absolutely top-hole, sir, with an ying and yang and yippiedeedoo.’

Blackadder (to Baldrick): ‘If you were to serve up one of your meals in Staff HQ, you would be arrested for the greatest mass poisoning since Lucretia Borgia invited 500 of her close friends round for a wine and anthrax party.’

George on education: When I was at school, education could go hang. As long as a boy could hit a six, sing the school song very loud and take hot crumpet from behind without blubbing.

Water Biscuit Blackadder Quote

Blackadder: I smell something fishy, and I’m not talking about the contents of Baldrick’s apple crumble.

Great Blackadder Quotes from Corporal Punishment

George: ‘Well tally ho! With a bing and a bong and a buzz buzz buzz!’


George: ‘I’m thick. I’m as thick as the big print version of the Complete Works of Charles Dickens.’

This beautiful speckled pigeon
George: ‘My head… oh, my head… feels like the time I was initiated into the Silly Buggers Society at Cambridge. I misheard the rules and tried to push a whole aubergine up my earhole.’

George on waiting for orders: ‘When are we going to give Fritz a taste of our British spunk?’

George on being a lawyer: ‘I’m a complete duffer at this sort of thing. In the School Debating Society I was voted ‘boy least likely to complete a coherent…’ erm…’

Blackadder: ‘Morning George, morning Baldrick. Still the striking resemblance to guppy fish at feeding time.’

Great Blackadder Quotes from Major Star

Blackadder: ‘Everything goes over your head, doesn’t it, George? You should go to Jamaica and become a limbo dancer.’

Blackadder: ‘Personally I thought you were the least convincing female impressionist since Tarzan went through Jane’s handbag and ate her lipstick, but I’m clearly in a minority.’
One of the Best Blackadder Quotes online
Blackadder: ‘A war hasn’t been fought this badly since Olaf the Hairy, High Chief of all the Vikings, accidentally ordered 80,000 battle helmets with the horns on the inside.’

George rather enjoyed being wooed by the General: ‘We tired the moon with our talking about everything and nothing: the war, marriage, the proposed changed to the LBW rule…’
I feel fantastic Blackadder

Blackadder: ‘Baldrick, in the Amazonian rain forests there are tribes of Indians as yet untouched by civilisation who have developed more convincing Charlie Chaplin impressions than yours.’

Great Blackadder Quotes from Private Plane

Flashheart: ‘If word gets out that I’m missing, 500 girls will kill themselves and I wouldn’t want them on my conscience – not when they ought to be on my face!’

Red Baron: ‘How lucky you English are to find the toilet so amusing. For us, it is a mundane and functional item. For you it is the basis of an entire culture.’

Blackadder: ‘I’ve no desire to hang around with a bunch of upper-class delinquents, do twenty minutes’ work and then spend the rest of the day loafing about in Paris drinking gallons of champagne and having dozens of moist, pink, highly experienced French peasant girls galloping up and down my – hang on…’
the 20 Minuters recruitment drive from Blackadder

Melchett: ‘If nothing else works, a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through.’

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

Blackadder: George, who is using the family brain cell at the moment?
A collection of great Blackadder quotes from Blackadder Goes Forth. For more funny Blackadder quotes, check out the full article.

Great Blackadder Quotes from General Hospital

Security isn't a dirty word - Blackadder quote

Blackadder to George: ‘Somewhere outside Saffron Walden there’s an uncle who is seven feet tall with no chin and an Adam’s apple that makes him look as if he’s constantly trying to swallow a ballcock.’

Melchett: ‘If you come back with the information, Captain Darling will pump you thoroughly in the debriefing room.

George receives a small food parcel from his in-bred family: ‘…a potted turkey, a cow in jelly, three tinned sheep, and twelve hundred chocolates.’

Blackadder: ‘I lost closer friends than “darling Georgie” the last time I was deloused.’
Great Blackadder Quotes from Goodbyeee
Baldrick:
‘Hear the words I sing,
War’s a horrid thing,
But still I sing, sing, sing,
Ding a ling a ling.’

Melchett: ‘I’ll just have to sit this one out on the touchline with the half-time oranges and the fat wheezy boys with a note from matron, while you young bloods link arms for the glorious final scrum down.’

Blackadder: ‘Whatever it was, I’m sure it was better than my plan to get out of this by pretending to be mad. I mean, who would have noticed another madman round here?’
Blackadder Quotes from the fourth series. Blackadder Goes Forth.
George: “I joined up straight away – 10th August 1914. What a day that was. Myself and the fellows leap-frogging down to the Cambridge recruiting office, then playing tiddly-winks in the queue.”

Baldrick: ‘Shall I do my war poem, sir?’
Blackadder: ‘How hurt will you be if I give the honest answer, which is, No – I’d rather French-kiss a skunk?’

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