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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Edmund threatens to call the 'police' on Percy but the entire concept of a police force wouldn't even exist until the eighteenth century. See more
[about Lord Melchett, who is drunk
He was banging on the castle gates and falling over, and singing a curious song about a girl who possessed something called... a dicky-dido?
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