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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While Baldrick and Blackadder discuss the dictionary which Baldrick has just burned to produce the large fire burning behind them, the hiss of the gas used to produce the flames can be heard. See more
[Baldrick has accidentally burnt Dr. Johnson's dictionary
Sir, I have been unable to replace the dictionary. I am therefore leaving immediately for Nepal, where I intend to live as a goat.