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Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988)

After a genial spirit shows the benevolent Ebenezer Blackadder visions of his unscrupulous ancestors, he resolves to mend his generous ways.

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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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Blackadder's Christmas Carol By Ben And Dick.

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23 December 1988 (UK)  »

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A Fekete Vipera karácsonyi éneke  »

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Trivia

Nicola Bryant previously worked with Brian Blessed in Doctor Who: The Trial of a Time Lord: Part Eight (1986). Brian Blessed played King Richard IV, father of Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh in The Black Adder (1982). See more »

Goofs

Queen Victoria is depicted wearing her stereotypical black clothing; however, Victoria did not actually begin to dress all in black until after her husband, Prince Albert, died in 1861. See more »

Quotes

Ebenezer Blackadder: I'd love to see the Future!
Spirit of Christmas: No! No, no, it's terribly melodramatic...
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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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Version of The Right to Be Happy (1916) See more »

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brilliant
30 October 2002 | by (England, UK) – See all my reviews

Very funny. British humour at its best once again. The reversal of the christmas carol is a brilliant idea with good imagination put into it. The other added bonus this one off episode offers is that it goes back to the past era's used in the series in small snip-its and shows us once again how the cunning Lord and the money obsessed butler spent there christmases (usually involving beating baldrick up) plus a view of the blackadder family in the distant future. definately check this out. 9 out of 10.


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