Samuel Johnson has nearly completed his dictionary, and visits his sponsor the Prince Regent. Unfortunately, the illiterate Baldrick burns the manuscript leaving Blackadder the impossible task of recreating in one weekend what it took Johnson nearly a decade to write. Written by
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Obvious roller-coaster anachronism, when Blackadder refers to his novel as "a giant, roller-coaster of a novel". See more
I'm as happy as a Frenchman who has just invented a pair of self-removing trousers.
Referenced in Just a Minute: Episode #1.6