Black Adder the Third (1987– )

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In the 19th century Regency era, Mr E. Blackadder serves as butler to the foppish numskull Prince George amidst the fads and crazes of the time.

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1987
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 Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince / ... (6 episodes, 1987)
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 Baldrick, a dogsbody / ... (6 episodes, 1987)
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 The Prince Regent, their master (6 episodes, 1987)
Helen Atkinson-Wood ...
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During the Regency period, the insane King George III's stark raving mad son, George, is the Prince Regent of Wales. Vulgar and staggeringly slow-and-dim-witted, George exhausts the country's money and would surely be dead by know were it not for his dry, angry, bitter, arrogant and cynical butler, Edmund Blackadder, Esq. Blackadder is an ex-aristocrat who has lost his family fortune and been reduced to servant-hood, and full of loathing knowing he should have a better position then serving a lunatic. Sod-Off Baldrick is his dirty, smelly peasant servant, and Mrs. Miggins is an annoying cheerful coffee-shoppe owner who is too stupid to understand most of Mr. Blackadder's insults. Written by Bloggers!

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Blackadder III  »

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Trivia

Though this is fictitious, Hugh Laurie's portrayal of Prince George is reportedly accurate. Prince George was made regent in the absence of his father (George III) and was immediately hated by his people. He reportedly lived only for pleasure and didn't care about the public who through taxes had to foot the bill. See more »

Quotes

Blackadder: I have come up with a plan so cunning you could stick a tail on it and call it a weasel.
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Crazy Credits

Among the books that Blackadder peruses during the opening credits are:
  • (Morte D'Edmund?)
  • The Blackadder's Progress
  • Rise and Fall
  • Bath on 5p a Day
  • Encyclopaedia Blackaddica Vol XIX FUN to HUG
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  • Blackadder Unbound
  • Landscape Gardening by Capability Brownadder
  • From Black Death to Blackadder
  • Blackadder's Bedside Cockfighting Companion
  • The Blackadder of Calcutta
  • (...)
  • Blackadder Book of Martyrs
  • The Blackobite Rebellion
  • Old Blackamore's Almanac Second Edition
  • Sir Francis Blackadder (Letters?)
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Referenced in Blackadder's Most Cunning Moments (2008) See more »

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A forgotten yet great series!
22 November 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Blackadder 3 is probably the Blackadder series that people have least heard of - it has basically the same principles as the second and fourth ones and has nothing revolutionary in it. But it is still great

  • a fiery Duke of Wellington and a fat foolish Dr Johnson (writer of
the first dictionary in England) make this series one to be reckoned with. There are still more hilarious one-liners to be delivered in this series, and it brings out the humour in a lesser-known era - in historically accurate and enjoyable episodes. Blackadder's third outing is not the most famous and well-known of the lot, but Rowan Atkinson's role as a butler to a stupid prince is a funny and effectively done one, and Hugh Laurie is at his best in this series. Very good! 9/10


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