Black Adder the Third: Season 1, Episode 3

Nob and Nobility (1 Oct. 1987)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | History
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Blackadder seeks to prove he's just as capable of rescuing people from France as The Scarlet Pimpernel.

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Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince (as Mr. Rowan Atkinson)
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Baldrick, a dogsbody (as Mr. Tony Robinson)
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The Prince Regent, their master (as Mr. Hugh Laurie)
Helen Atkinson-Wood ...
Mrs. Miggins, a coffee shoppekeeper (as Miss Helen Atkinson-Wood)
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Lord Topper, fop (as Mr. Tim McInnerny)
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Lord Smedley, fop (as Mr. Nigel Planer)
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Ambassador, a fearsome revolutionary (as Mr. Chris Barrie)
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With all of London enchanted by the escapades of the Scarlet Pimpernel, Edmund Blackadder makes a bet with the Prince that he can similarly rescue a nobleman from France. As always, he has no intention of actually doing this, but instead devises a cunning plan of deceit. Written by Murray Chapman

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The Terror, during which many of the French nobility were executed, ended in 1794, 17 before the Regency in Britain, the period of the show. See more »

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Edmund Blackadder, Esq, Butler to the Prince: Look, mate, me old mate... We're both working class; we both these rich b*stards; I mean, come on, come on, me old mucker, just, just let me go - you've got nothing against me...
Ambassador - Fearsome Revolutionary: On the contrarie! I you English with your boring trousers and your shiny toilet paper, and your ridiculous preconception that Frenchmen are great lovers...
[looks both ways, then speaks softly]
Ambassador - Fearsome Revolutionary: *I'm* French, and I'm hung like a baby carrot and a couple of petit-pois.
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Not as good as Episode 2, but Nob and Nobility is still great.
31 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Blackadder has never had foreign tastes, but it has in this one, which is based around the French Revolution. A promising, original idea is once again translated well to the silver screen, and with gusto. The French Ambassador is very good in his role, as is the Comte de Frou Frou, and whilst Blackadder on death row is not a particularly original idea, this episode once again shows how he never gets irritated in any situation and is always cruel to those he is stuck with. The bit when Blackadder kicked the cat in the air is not exactly genius, but it is hilarious, and shows that we are in for another corker of an episode. Blackadder is very nasty to the French, but he hates everything and everyone, and this intelligently-written, very funny episode shall prove that fact even further. Another great episode - Series 3 has recaptured the funny heights of Series 2 (though never recaptured its success), and is a very enjoyable watch. Bravo! 9/10


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