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Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | History  -  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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In "Blackadder's Christmas Carol", the Spirit of Christmas shows Ebenezer Blackadder a vision of a distant future, where his distant descendant Grand Admiral Blackadder is a successful, if ruthless, official of a Universe-spanning Empire, with Baldrick as a thong-wearing Slave. In "Blackadder: Back & Fourth" Lord Edmund Blackadder and Baldrick's time machine materializes into a space battle. See more »

Quotes

Spirit of Christmas: [complimenting Ebenezer Blackadder on his goodly nature] Well, it's a nice change from all these skinflints. You know that old fella across the road? Bags of money; I caught him trying to cut down on his heating bills by using his "John Thomas" as a draught excluder!
Ebenezer Blackadder: Oh, dear! Old people today! Tell me, how do you get them to change their ways?
Spirit of Christmas: Well, it's all visions these days. We used to use black-and-white line drawings, but the visions are more effective!
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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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Maybe you've seen them all...but you HAVE to see this one too!
3 September 2001 | by (indonesia/holland) – See all my reviews

I don't know how many versions there are of the famous Christmas Carol. The oldest versions and the one from Disney are the best I think. Some more recent versions are all terrible, but this one from 88 is an excellent one. Of course, it seems that there is a group of fans devided into two. Fans of American humor, fans of Brittis humor. I tend to prefer the last one. This version of Blackadder is Brittish humor at its best, and I never can get enough of it.


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