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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Melchett later mistakes Baldrick's Charlie Chaplin impression for an impression of Buster Keaton and remarks "The Slug Balancer seems now to be doing some feeble impression of Buster Keaton..". However Keaton would not have been widely known in 1917, as he only had small parts in Fatty Arbuckle shorts at the time. Keaton's first solo short was released in 1920. See more
They've already taken down Nicholas II, who used to be bizarre!
That's 'the tsar.'