The last episode the Blackadder Series 2 is called ‘Chains’. Edmund is kidnapped, and gets to experience the Spanish Inquisition.
Do you remember all the lyrics for the Blackadder theme tune from series 2? Here’s your chance to sing along!
Blackadder Theme Tune Series 2
One of the hallmarks of the second series of Blackadder was the theme tune sung at the end of each episode.
The Annoying Minstrel
The closing minstrel singing the Blackadder theme tune was in effect a sub-plot, in which the minstrel gradually antagonised Blackadder to the point that he ended up chasing him.
Finally, at the end of the last episode, Blackadder does get a hold of him and dunks him in the fountain!
All the Blackadder Themes!
We’ve put all the Blackadder theme tune lyrics below. We’ve also included a rather neat video with ALL the theme tunes in one place right here!
Blackadder The Tune Lyrics “Bells”
Lord Flashheart tweaked the Adder’s beard;
From now he always shall be single.
To fall in love with boys is weird;
Especially boys without a dingle.
his taste is rather odd.
the randy little sod.
Lord Flashheart, Lord Flashheart,
I wish you were the star.
Lord Flashheart, Lord Flashheart,
you’re sexier by far.
Blackadder Theme Tune Lyrics “Head”
His great-grandfather was a king,
Although for only thirty seconds,
When put in charge of beheading,
He felt that fame and glory beckoned,
No such blooming luck,
Nothing goes as planned,
Life deals him a bum hand.
Blackadder Theme Tune Lyrics “Potato”
Sir Francis and Sir Walter had
Discovered new worlds and new nations;
And though Black Adder thought them mad,
He tried his hand at navigation.
He saw the ocean’s foam.
He should have stayed at home.
He heard the new world’s call.
Blackadder Theme Tune Lyrics “Money”
Take heed the moral of this tale
Be not a borrower or lender;
And if your finances do fail
Make sure your banker’s not a bender.
He trusted in the Church.
It left him in the lurch.
His life was almost done.
Who gives a toss? No one.
Blackadder Theme Tune Lyrics “Beer”
Blackadder couldn’t hold his beer,
The art of boozing he’s not mastered.
And I, your merry balladeer,
am also well and truly plastered.
A bit like Robin Hood.
But nothing like as good.
I thought that he had died,
The writers must have lied.
And just because we know you want to sing the Goblin Song as well…
Blackadder Theme Tune Lyrics “Chains”
Beware all ye who lust for fame,
The path of life is most uncertain;
Prince Ludwig thought he’d won the game,
But now the Kraut’s gone for a burton.
He beat the Hun by luck.
He’s smarter than a duck.
Lord Melchett, Lord Melchett,
intelligent and deep.
Lord Melchett, Lord Melchett,
a shame about the sheep.
This is the full script for ‘Beer’, the fifth episode of Blackadder Series 2. Lots of drunken shenanigans ensue, and even the Queen gets drunk. Plenty of Blackadder Quotes to choose from in this episode as well!
Here is the full script for Blackadder Series 2 Episode 4, ‘Money’. There are tonnes of great Blackadder quotes in this one, but our favourite has to be ‘The eyes are open, the mouth moves, but Mr. Brain has long since departed!”.
The third episode of Blackadder Series 2, is called ‘Potato’. Guest starring Tom Baker as Captain Redbeard Rum, it is a source of endless amusement. A quite literally legless Captain, a sea journey, and urine drinking play just a small part in this well written episode of Blackadder.
Blackadder series 2 is set in the Elizabethan era. Written by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton, Blackadder II is very different from series one (The Blackadder). In the second series, Blackadder finds himself at the heart of the royal court. Trying to please the Queen without getting executed, with a hapless Baldrick as more hindrance than help, Blackadder Series 2 aired in 1986.
Blackadder Series 2
The second series of Blackadder really defined the character and the show. Blackadder is depicted as a Machiavellian character, both suave and cunning, devious and manipulative. Baldrick on the other hand, becomes the laughable sidekick, and the butt of many of the show’s jokes.
The other main characters of Blackadder series 2, are the Queen, Nursie, Lord Melchett, and Percy. Their characters seem fully formed, even from the very first episode. Miranda Richardson in particular is magnificent as the Queen. If there is a weaker character from the bunch, then it is Nursie, who could have done with a few more lines.
Each episode of Blackadder series 2 also features another character who is in it just for that episode. Probably the most famous of these is Lord Flashheart. Played by Rik Mayall at his loud and flamboyant finest, he arguably stole the show in the first episode entitled ‘Bells’.
Blackadder Series 2 Episode List
Full Cast List for Blackadder Series 2
Edmund Blackadder (6 episodes, 1986)
Lord Percy (6 episodes, 1986)
Baldrick (6 episodes, 1986)
Queen Elizabeth I (6 episodes, 1986)
Lord Melchett (6 episodes, 1986)
Nursie (6 episodes, 1986)
Minstrel / … (6 episodes, 1986)
Prince Ludwig / … (2 episodes, 1986)
Captain Rum (1 episode, 1986)
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Lady Farrow (1 episode, 1986)
Kate (1 episode, 1986)
Bishop of Bath & Wells (1 episode, 1986)
Lady Whiteadder (1 episode, 1986)
Torturer (1 episode, 1986)
Sir Walter Raleigh (1 episode, 1986)
Flashheart (1 episode, 1986)
Molly (1 episode, 1986)
Gaoler Ploppy (1 episode, 1986)
1st Guard (1 episode, 1986)
Geoffrey Piddle (1 episode, 1986)
Dr. Leech (1 episode, 1986)
Mrs. Pants (1 episode, 1986)
Mrs. Ploppy (1 episode, 1986)
2nd Guard (1 episode, 1986)
Earl Farrow (1 episode, 1986)
Monk (1 episode, 1986)
Kate’s Father (1 episode, 1986)
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Arthur the Sailor (1 episode, 1986)
Wisewoman (1 episode, 1986)
Lord Whiteadder (1 episode, 1986)
Leonardo Acropolis (1 episode, 1986)
Young Crone (1 episode, 1986)
Messenger (1 episode, 1986)
Mr. Pants (1 episode, 1986)
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Here is the full script for Blackadder Series 2 Episode 1 – Bells. It is in series two, that Blackadder truly develops as a character. To many people, this is the ‘classic’ Blackadder series. ‘Bells’ also marks the first episode that Ben Elton takes a hand in writing, as well as introducing one of the most iconic characters – Lord Flash.
The second episode of Blackadder Series 2 is called “Head”. The plot of this episode revolves around Blackadder being appointed the Lord High Executioner and Minister for Religious Genocide. Once more, this funny Blackadder episode brings together contemporary historical themes that people even today can relate to, and some excellent, well formed characters. The full script of Blackadder series 2 episode 2 is below.