Black-Adder II: Season 1, Episode 3

Potato (23 Jan. 1986)

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Edmund attempts to impress the Queen by embarking on his own voyage of discovery to the New World.

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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 Murray Chapman

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Tom Baker has described his own performance as "appalling". See more »

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When Captain Redbeard Rum knocks over the table and says he has no legs you can see a hole in his chair and his legs in it. See more »

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Lord Percy: Now, Edmund. If you're not careful, all the children will dance around your window singing Sourpuss and Grumpyface and you don't want that, now do you?
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Referenced in Little Britain: Hard-Boiled Egg Eating (2003) See more »

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Not bad...but a bit gross--even for Blackadder!
2 June 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The episode begins with everyone excited at the arrival back in England of Sir Walter Raleigh--and everyone has got 'explorer fever'. All they can talk about is Raleigh's exploits and adventures and Edmund clearly is bored and a bit jealous. Eventually, he's pressured into going on an expedition himself--and unfortunately he hires the world's biggest idiot to be the captain of the ship. Soon they learn that the idiot captain (Tom Baker) has no idea how to sail and eventually this leads to some very, very nasty urine-drinking that made my wife gag as we watched.

All in all, a decent episode but also a bit of a letdown--mostly because it's better sad when urine-drinking is among the funniest moments in the show. If you had to skip one episode, this might just be a good choice.


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