Edmund Blackadder is thrilled when his wealthy but puritanical relatives announce their desire to meet and discuss his inheritance. While planning a ingratiatingly spartan and fundamentalist dinner for them, he is summoned to court where he accidentally agrees to host a riotous drinking competition at his house on the same night. Written by
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When Edmund is given the red wine, he opens the cupboard door and throws it in, spilling it all over the floor. Elizabeth knocks at the door and it cuts to a shot of Percy knocking in reply to the knock at the door. When it cuts back, the drink on the floor has gone. See more
So, Baldrick, when I call for my incredibly strong ale, I want you to pass me water. Understand?
Yes, m'lord. When you ask for ale, I pass water.
In the closing credits, the theme is sung as though the singer were drunk, with a swift decline in vocal quality, and at one point, a hiccup. See more