Edmund Blackadder is amused to learn that his Scottish cousin McAdder has arrived in London, once again determined to wreak havoc and break hearts. Meanwhile, the Prince Regent has seduced some relatives of the Duke of Wellington, who is back from his military campaign in Europe and keen to defend the honor of his young female relatives. Written by
Did You Know?
Though the writers were generally respectful of the fourth wall, and extremely careful to avoid modern anachronisms, this episode contains a rare overt meta-reference: Blackadder says that hundreds of years later, he wants "episodes of [his] life to be played out weekly at half past nine by some great heroic actor of the age." See more
The Prince refers to the story 'The Prince and the Pauper' which was written by Mark Twain
in the 1880s, 60 years after the end of the Regency. See more
Ah, Blackadder! Notice anything unusual?
Yes sir. It's 11:30 in the morning and you're moving about. Is the bed on fire?