Black-Adder II: Season 1, Episode 4

Money (5 Feb. 1986)

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The president of the Bank of the Black Monks calls upon Blackadder in order to collect a £1000 debt.

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The president of the Bank of the Black Monks ("service with a smile and a stab") threatens Edmund with torture and death unless he repays the £1000 he owes. While always portraying himself as fabulously wealthy, Blackadder is in fact totally broke, and so he needs to find a way to make money very quickly.... or find something that the Monks like more than money. Written by Murray Chapman

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The door to Blackadder's study is open prior to Baldrick being thrown through it the second time. The camera pans to Blackadder, then back to the door, which is latched when Baldrick goes through it. See more »

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Baldrick: [Baldrick knocks on Blackadder's bedroom door to find him sleeping with a prostitute] My Lord? There's someone at the door.
Blackadder: [wakes up groggily] What time is it?
Baldrick: It's, uh, four o'clock.
Blackadder: Baldrick, how many times have I told you, you mustn't let me sleep all day! This woman charges by the hour!
Baldrick: Uh, no, my Lord, it's, uh, four o'clock in the morning.
Blackadder: Someone wants to see me at four o'clock in the morning? What is he, a giant lark?
Baldrick: Uh, no, I think he's a priest.
Blackadder: Well, tell him to take his sacred ...
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Good, but not as good as Potato.
30 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Money is a good episode, but it just isn't quite as good as Head or Potato. The first five minutes are distinctly flat (one very big anachronism is made) and Queenie's cruel tricks soon become predictable and harsh. As with all episodes, Money has hilarious quotes and an interesting new character, but it is all a bit too predictable, and won't exactly grip you or amaze you. Percy's alchemy is hilarious, and Blackadder's sale of his house (which he earns back) is written and done pretty well, as well as the scene in which Baldrick convinces Blackadder to become a rent boy, but the episode is neither wild nor vivid, and stays rather flat throughout, and will not linger around in your mind for a while after. On the whole, Money beats most Series 1 episodes, and is worthy to be called Blackadder, though it is not the best. 8/10


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