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
During Blackadder's conversation with captain Redbeard Rum, the microphone can be seen several times in the upper right corner. See more
By the day after tomorrow, we shall be in Calais! Captain, set sail for France!
Aye Aye, sir!
[the day after the day after tomorrow
So you don't know the way to France either?
No, I must confess that too
[Blackadder nods. Takes in this important information