In order to improve morale, General Melchett asks Captain Blackadder to organize a variety show in the traditional British music-hall style. Seeing another opportunity to leave the trenches, Blackadder agrees - despite detesting variety shows and being horrified at the lack of talent available to him. Written by
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Blackadder sends a wire to Charlie Chaplin during this episode, who was, indeed, already world famous after a mere three years in the picture business. However, he sends it to Chaplin care of "Senate (or perhaps Sennet)" Studios. Chaplin worked for two studios in 1917 (the year is fixed in "Goodbyeee"): Mutual and First National. He never worked for any studio by the name Blackadder uses. See more
We received a telegram from Mr Chaplin himself at Sennet Studios: Twice nightly filming of my films in trenches: excellent idea stop. But must insist that E. Blackadder be projectionist stop. P.S. Don't let him ever... stop.