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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Robbie Coltrane plays the Spirit of Christmas, interestingly, his character look and interpretation looks very much like the future Hagrid in the Harry Potter films 13 years later. Some other British actors in this episode and of the Blackadder series will also appear together in the Harry Potter films, they are Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Miranda Richardson (Rita Skeeter), Jim Broadbent (Prof. Slughorn), Miriam Margolyes (Prof. Sprout) and Stephen Fry who does not appear in the films but is the reader of the British Audiobooks of the Harry Potter series. See more »

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

Quotes

Melchet: Greetings of the season to you, Blackadder! May the Yule log slip from your fire and burn your house down!
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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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My favorite movie!
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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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