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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Almost certainly done for comic effect, nevertheless the sequence of events in this episode is wrong. At the beginning, Baldrick is delighted to announce that "the Russian Revolution has started", that the Tsar is dead, and the masses "have shot all their nobs". At the end of the episode, General Melchett cancels the concert party because the Americans have joined the war. In actual fact, the Americans declared war on Germany in April 1917, and although this was preceded by a proto-revolution in February 1917, the Bolshevik Revolution (to which Baldrick clearly refers) was in October that year, with the Tsar being murdered in August 1918. See more
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