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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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It's French fever in London. All anyone seems to be able to talk about are the exploits of the Scarlet Pimpernel and his exploits as he spirits aristocrats out of revolutionary France. As expected, Black Adder couldn't care less and wishes everyone would just shut up about him. However, when the thicky, George, makes a bet with friends that Edmund could also save a French aristo, Edmund jumps at the idea. He figures on hiding out in town for a week and paying a down-and-out Frenchman to pretend to have been rescued by him. Unfortunately, the plan falls apart when Edmund actually IS taken prisoner by French revolutionaries. And it becomes worse when Edmund accidentally murders a few people in the process! Overall, not a great episode but one worth seeing. A plus is seeing Tim McInnerny ('Percy' from the first two Blackadder shows). Plus, the ending is pretty funny.
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