The Black Adder: Season 1, Episode 4

The Queen of Spain's Beard (6 Jul. 1983)

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To dominate Northern Europe, King Richard arranges a marriage between his son Edmund and the Spanish Infanta.

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King Richard of England is planning to safely move his army into the Northern parts of Europe. However, he wishes to be greeted with allies upon his arrival, so he decides to marry his son, Harry, to the Spanish Infanta to form an alliance between England and Spain. After learning that Harry is already engaged to 9 other princesses (and one prince) from previous similar plans Richard had, he decides to marry his other son, Edmund to the Infanta. Edmund is quite excited, thinking her to be one of the most ravishing and beautiful woman in Europe. When he discovers she is quite the opposite, he tries to call off the marriage with the help of Baldrick and Percy. Written by Gafaddict

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Baldrick: [as Edmund and Percy are dressing him up to sneak into the Infanta's room] Please my lord, I beg you to reconsider...
Prince Edmund: Baldrick, if there was any other way, you know I'd take it!
Baldrick: But I'll die in there!
[meaning the room that Infanta is in]
Prince Edmund: Don't worry. We'll give you a hero's funeral, bury you at sea, say you died in combat, with an enemy vessel.
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24 December 2009 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

In order to form an alliance in Europe, Edmund Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson) is to be married off to the Spanish infanta; but when she turns out to be a less than attractive proposition (ie., fat with a moustache), Edmund and his cronies, Baldrick (Tony Robinson) and Lord Percy (Tim McInnerny), cook up some cunning plans to avoid the forthcoming nuptials.

Set in the year 1492, The Queen of Spain's Beard is the fourth episode of the first series chronologically, but was originally shown as episode 2, and proves to be something of a disappointment when viewed immediately after the excellent opening episode: the script is still rather salacious, but relies more on pure silliness than on clever writing, and there is none of the grisly violence that made part one so much fun. Instead, we get racial stereotypes, gay jokes, and fat jokes, all of which are fine by me (political correctness be damned), but which just aren't all that funny considering the talent involved.


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