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Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988)

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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Trivia

Space Commander Travis the antagonist of Blakes 7 (1978) was a major influence behind Grand Admiral Blackadder. See more »

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

Quotes

Ebenezer Blackadder: [after the Spirit shows him a vision of his future] So, let's get this straight: If I was bad, my descendants would rule the entire universe!
Spirit of Christmas: Maybe... Maybe... But would you be happy? Being ruler of the universe is not all it's cracked up to be - there's the long hours... I mean, you wave at people the whole time. You're no longer your own boss.
Ebenezer Blackadder: But, so, what if I stayed good? What then does the future hold?
Spirit of Christmas: Ah, well, I really must put my foot down here. I've got four hauntings and a '...
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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 Goes Forth (1989) 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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