Black-Adder II (1986)

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In the Tudor court of Elizabeth I, Lord Edmund Blackadder strives to win Her Majesty's favour while attempting to avoid a grisly fate should he offend her.

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 Edmund Blackadder (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Lord Percy (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Baldrick (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Queen Elizabeth I (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Lord Melchett (6 episodes, 1986)
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Sixty years after the demise of Prince Edmund Plantagenet, Queen Elizabeth I, who's as insane as her ancestors, is England's current leader. Seductive, easy-to-impress, spoiled, and always seeking a husband, "Queenie" has a leading courtier: Lord Edmund Blackaddder, great-grandson of the original. Now, however, he is dryly cynical and intelligent, but still trying to become king; this time by marrying the queen. However, her right-hand-man, Lord Melchett, will always serve as fair competition for her hand. Blackadder is again assisted by the clueless but fashionable Lord Percy Percy and dung-eating, "cunning" peasant Baldrick. Written by Bloggers!

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The original may be dead... but now his bastard great-great grandson swaggers around Renaissance London with a big head and a small beard.

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Blackadder - Zweiter Teil  »

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According to producer John Lloyd, Ben Elton was particularly keen on making the Elizabethan age the setting, calling it "a sexy age that the kids can relate to." See more »

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Blackadder: The path of my life is strewn with cowpats from the Devil's own satanic HERD.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, a snake (a Mexican black kingsnake) slithers across a marble table (in a homage/parody to I, Claudius (1976), a historical/political drama series which starred Patsy Byrne). However, the snake doesn't go the way it should, and at the end is removed and replaced with an object (the object varies depending on the episode). See more »

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Why can't Atkinson do more characters like this
18 March 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Reading through the many comments on Blackadder i agree with the majority that it was an extremely funny and enjoyable show, especially once they had sorted out the main character from being a whiny no hoper with a stupid voice...

time and time again Rowan Atkinson has played characters like this and they are just not funny...someone has even suggested that Mr Bean is Atkinson at his best...

Balderdash...

Blackadder (series 2,3 and four) will remain a testament to great writing and performance...idiot characters should hopefully be forgotten to time.


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