Following an audience with Sir Walter Raleigh, Queen Elizabeth announces the possibility of her marrying an adventurer. Edmund Blackadder immediately announces his own voyage of discovery, despite his lack of experience, a ship or crew, personal courage, or the intention of actually carrying it out. Written by
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, as Captain Redbeard Rum, can clearly be heard shouting the standard British actor's "crowd noise" of "Rhubarb, rhubarb" - even though the "crowd" in this case consists of only four people. See more
Sir Walter Raliegh begins his tale as he set out from Plymouth in 1552. Queen Elizabeth I didn't become queen until 1558. Had he set out in 1552 he'd be setting out under Mary Tudor ('Bloody' Mary). See more
[Blackadder shows Baldrick a potato
I mean, look at this. What is it?
I'm surprised you've forgotten, my lord.
I haven't forgotten; it's a rhetorical question.
No, it's a potato.