Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988)

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Pleasant Ebenezer Blackadder is turned into a cruel and witty miser after seeing visions of his ancestors and descendants.

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Edmund Blackadder and Baldrick his dogsbody are transplanted this time to Dickensian England in this one-off episode. He is kind, gentle and caring, but visits from an assortment of ghosts soon have him back to his old ways. Written by Niz

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A Fekete Vipera karácsonyi éneke  »

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The Christmas special of "Blackadder" is a parody of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. Instead of Edmund Blackadder being visited by three ghosts, he is visited by only one ghost and instead of showing Blackadder's past, present and future, he shows Blackadder visions of his ancestors and his distant descendant and Blackadder is changed from kind and generous to cruel and nasty. See more »

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Admiral Nelson never wore an eye patch over his lost eye. See more »

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Lord Edmund Blackadder: Cor, that woman's about as subtle as a rhinoceros horn up the backside.
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Crazy Credits

After the list of the cast and crew at the end of the movie, we see the words "A Merry Messy Kweznuz" scribbled, "Kweznuz" replacing "Kwelfnuve" which is stricken out. As Blackadder correctly had noted this is spelling Christmas without getting a single letter right. See more »

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Followed by Blackadder Back & Forth (1999) See more »

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My favorite movie!
21 February 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A grand reversal of "The Christmas Carol".

Very funny, but *perhaps* viewing the BlackAdder series is a prerequisite so you know the characters. (Well at least the first 3 series.)

Amanda Richardson does the switch from Elizabeth I to the future perfectly.

And BlackAdder's progression, vs. Baldrick's progression are shown well.

An annual event here!


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