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
Did You Know?
Gabrielle Glaister appears in this episode as a woman who disguises herself as a man and calls herself "Bob." This is similar to the character she played in Black-Adder II: Bells
(1986). See more
Melchett later mistakes Baldrick's Charles 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 Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
shorts at the time. Keaton's first solo short was One Week
. See more
That is the worst idea in the history of entertainment since Abraham Lincoln said, "I'm sick of kicking around the house all day, let's go take in a show."
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