The Black Adder: Season 1, Episode 2

Born to Be King (22 Jun. 1983)

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When Edmund's Scottish lands are given to the King's Supreme Commander, Douglas McAngus, he plots revenge.

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When Edmund's Scottish lands are given to the King's Supreme Commander, Douglas McAngus, he plots revenge.

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The Black Adder: Born to Be King (1983) is a remake of the original unaired pilot, with the following differences: - The King is not at the crusades, but at home. - Edmond's plot to kill McAngus involves a hanging with a fake rope, not a staged stabbing with a real dagger. The plan backfires in much the same way. - The King, Prince Henry and Baldrick are played by different actors, respectively John Savident, Robert Bathurst and Philip Fox. - Edmund's personality is much more like his decadents in the other series, much more sarcastic and intelligent. See more »

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When Richard IV returns from killing the "Turks", he has both shoulder armours on. When he notices Edmund standing in Harry's place at the table he moves forward, revealing his right shoulder armour is missing. After he steps up, a camera change reveals his right shoulder armour back in place again. See more »

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[King Richard is about to set out on a crusade against the Turks]
King Richard: As the good Lord said: "Love thy neighbour as thyself, unless he's Turkish, in which case, kill the !"
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Remake of The Black Adder: Original Pilot (1982) See more »

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Better than the first episode.
31 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

"Let's see the Black Adder wriggle out of this one!"

This episode was better than The Foretelling, and also introduced us to some new faces. The slapstick was stronger, and the humorous lines were done with more vigour. Edmund is still a weed and a wimp in this one, but it only serves to make it funnier. However, his sharp wit and expertly delivered nasty comments are what really gives the later series their kicks.

Born to be King improves on the weaknesses of The Foretelling and gave me a more humorous viewing, but Blackadder's excessively long dialogue scenes in his quarters still aren't that funny. On the whole, it is a relatively good episode, and shows how much Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson have developed their humorous writing since The Foretelling. However, the episodes still get funnier from here. It gets an 8 out of 10 rating from me, only losing out from a 9 because it still hasn't got the right deliveries of certain lines.


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