The Best Nursie Moments from Blackadder

Here are some of the best Nursie moments and quotes from the second series of Blackadder. Which one is your favourite?

Nursie Blackadder

Nursie was a recurring character in the second series of Blackadder.

Patsy as Nursie from 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 (played by Miranda Richardson) as though she was still a child, Nursie had some memorable quotes and moments from the show.

Patsy Byrne

The Best Nursie Moments

Here’s some of the most outstanding moments featuring Nursie from the second series of Blackadder.


Nursey in Blackadder explaining that Queeny was almost a boy.

Out you popped, out of your mummies tumpkin and everyone shouted : “It’s a boy, it’s a boy!”. And somebody said “but it hasn’t got a winkle!”. And then I said “A boy without a winkle? God be praised, it is a miracle. A boy without a winkle!” And then Sir Thomas More pointed out that a boy without a winkle is a girl. And everyone was really disappointed.


We’re not sure nursie’s first aid skills are up to scratch.

The best Nursie quotes from Blackadder


Nursie commenting on the Queen’s speech.

Lizzie go plop plop - Blackadder quotes

On the news that Rum is dead, Nursie puts on his beard. She will wear it always!


When the Queen apologises for playing a prank on Blackadder

It was, my little rosebud. If you weren’t quite so big, it’d be time for Mr. and Mrs. Spank to pay a short sharp trip to Bottyland.


Nursie quote from Blackadder

What do you mean?

Nursie quote from Blackadder


And in the final episode of the second series of Blackadder, we discover that Nursie has a udder fixation.

Nursie milk from Blackadder

An even tougher choice is…

breasty dumplings

Of course, it’s always both breasty dumplings!

And finally, we’ll leave you with this great Nursie scene. Which one did you like the best? Leave a comment below!


FAQ About Blackadder’s Nursie

Here’s a few facts about the character of Nursey from Blackadder:

Who plays Nursey in Blackadder?

British actress Patsy Byrne, played Nursie in Blackadder II. She also played Nursy in Blackadder Back and Forth.

How old is Patsy Byrne?

Patsy Byrne died at the age of 80 in 2014.

Is Patsy Byrne still alive?

Patsy Byrne is no longer alive as she passed away in 2014 at the age of 80.

Who played Bernard in Blackadder?

It was revealed that Nursey’s real name was Bernard. This character in Blackadder way played by Patsy Byrne.

Who played Nanny in Blackadder?

Patsy Byrne (Patricia Anne Thirza Byrne) played the character of Nursey, who was the nanny of the Queen in Blackadder 2.