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Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy  -  23 December 1988 (UK)
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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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Nicola Bryant previously worked with Brian Blessed in "Doctor Who" "The Trial of a Time Lord: Part 8" (#23.8). Brian Blessed played King Richard IV, father of Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh in "The Black Adder". See more »

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Frondo: What news of the foul Marmydons?
Cmdr. Edmund Blackadder: Scattered to the nine vectors, m'lord.
Frondo: And the Sheepsqueezers of Splatticon Five? Have they been suckcreamed as a Qvarnbeast's nobbo?
Cmdr. Edmund Blackadder: Well they're dead, if that's what you mean.
Pigmot: Plus Commander, did you vanquish the Nibblepibblies?
Cmdr. Edmund Blackadder: No, my lord Pigmot, I did not vanquish the Nibblepibbles because you just made them up.
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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. See more »

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23 August 1999 | by (Calgary, AB) – See all my reviews

I find that hard to believe! Anyone, allow me to rectify this. Blackadder's Christmas Carol has some of the funniest material of all the Blackadders. Set in Victorian times (Jim Broadbeat looks stunningly like Prince Albert), there's a neat turnabout this time - Ebenezer Blackadder is the nicest, most entirely selfless man in the whole of England! A visit from Robbie Coltrane, hilarious as the ghost of Christmas who decided to visit someone who's all ready nice for a change, shows Blackadder the naughty behaviour of some of his ancestors, not to mention the future. But Ebenezer draws the wrong conclusion. You can sense the relish in Rowan Atkinson's voice as he proclaims "Bad guys have all the fun!" - what he means is, playing bad guys is all the fun. Don't miss this one.


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