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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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Ramsay Gilderdale later played Guy of Gisbourne in BBC's "Maid Marian and her Merry Men", created by Tony Robinson (Baldrick), whom also stars as The Sheriff of Nottingham. See more »

Quotes

Ebenezer Blackadder: My what a jolly fellow.
Baldrick: Looked like a fat git to me.
Ebenezer Blackadder: Yes Baldrick, but if one peels away the layers of a 'fat git' you'll probably find a...
Baldrick: Thin git!
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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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