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Private Plane 

Blackadder and his friends join the Air Corps, wrongly believing it will be less dangerous than being in the trenches.

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Captain Blackadder, Lieutenant George, and Private Baldrick see joining the Air Corps as a great way of sitting in a classroom instead of fighting on the front lines. Unfortunately for them, the course is taught by Squadron Commander Flasheart, who lives for danger- much like his nemesis, the infamous Red Baron. Written by Murray Chapman

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Comedy | War

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19 October 1989 (UK)  »

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When Flashheart first appeared in Black-Adder II: Bells (1986), he ended up running away with Bob who was actually a girl in disguise. In this episode, his final scene ends with him and Bob (again, a girl in disguise) running off together. See more »

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During the end scene, Captain Darling is backing to the table with Flasheart standing atop of it. Rik Mayall bends his left knee out to signal Tim McInnerny to stop. See more »

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General Melchett: [explaining why they can't rescue Captain Blackadder] Now George, you remember when I came down to visit you when you were a nipper, for your sixth birthday? You used to have a lovely little rabbit, beautiful little thing, do you remember?
Lieutenant George: Flossie.
General Melchett: That's right, Flossie! Do you remember what happened to Flossie?
Lieutenant George: You shot him.
General Melchett: That's right! It was the kindest thing to do after he'd been run over by that car.
Lieutenant George: By *your* car, sir.
General Melchett: Yes, by my car. But that, too, was an act of mercy when you remember ...
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Featured in Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga (2008) See more »

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Dramatic Impact 1
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Music by Ivor Slaney
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Aside from some sloppy use of stock footage, a funny episode...thanks to Lord Flasheart!
7 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

Like the last episode, this one features a nice cameo from a star from the first episode ("Bells") from "Blackadder II". Early on, Squadron Commander Flasheart is forced to crash his plane and lands at the British front lines. He is EXACTLY like he was in the previous show--all swagger and sex drive! And, just like the last episode, Bob shows up for a bit of a tongue-lashing from Flasheart.

As a result of the visit, the usual three idiots (Blackadder, George and Baldrick) all get air corps fever--all thinking it will be glorious AND safer than staying in the trenches. Plus, Blackadder thinks the duty will be soft--with lots of girls and booze. Unfortunately, when they arrive at flight training, it's taught by the idiot Flasheart--who mostly makes sexual innuendos and does practically no teaching at all! And, in the only REAL teaching he does is explain that the life expectancy of a pilot is about 20 minutes!

Fortunately, the two are shot down but survive--and are taken to a German prison. Unfortunately, the idiot George wants to go behind enemy lines to rescue him! With help like that, Edmund might as well just shoot himself.

By the way, I know they took clips from another TV series, but they didn't even bother finding clips involving a two-person airplane--just a single-seat model. Which, is a bit of a cock-up, as Baldrick AND Edmund are supposed to be in the plane TOGETHER.


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