After years of futile trench warfare, General Melchett gives the order for the "big push": a suicidal charge across the battlefield towards hundreds of German machine guns. Desperate to avoid participating, Captain Blackadder hatches a plan to convince his superiors that he has gone insane and therefore cannot go into combat. Written by
Did You Know?
In the last three series of "Blackadder," all of the episodes of a particular series have titles that fit a pattern: all of the episodes of Black-Adder II
(1986) have single-word titles; all of the episodes of Black Adder the Third
(1987) have titles of the form "X and Y"; the first five episodes of "Blackadder Goes Forth" all have a military rank in their titles. "Goodbyeeee" is the only episode in the last three series that has a title that does not fit the pattern. See more
When Darling gives his "bugger" line toward the end, he's still wearing an overcoat. After a two-second cut to Blackadder's response, we see Darling again, now without the overcoat. See more
[discussing how the war began
I heard it started when some fella called Archie Duke shot an ostrich 'cos he was hungry.
I think you mean that it started when the Arch Duke of Austro-Hungary got shot.
No, there was definitely an ostrich involved.
This episode has no closing credits, save for the title "Blackadder" (not "Blackadder Goes Forth" and the copyright date, over a field of poppies. See more