In order to improve morale, General Melchett asks Captain Blackadder to organize a variety show in the traditional British music-hall style. Seeing another opportunity to leave the trenches, Blackadder agrees - despite detesting variety shows and being horrified at the lack of talent available to him.
Did You Know?
Gabrielle Glaister appears in this episode as a woman who disguises herself as a man and calls herself "Bob." This is similar to the character she played in Blackadder II: Bells
(1986). See more
Edmund writes a telegram to Charles Chaplin
at Mack Sennett
's studio, but by 1917 Chaplin had left Sennett. After Sennett, Chaplin went to Essanay & Mutual Studios (where his contract ended in 1917). In 1917 he signed a contract with First National. "Major Star" takes place in 1917 since the boys talk about the Russian Revolution and the Americans joining in the war. See more
[the Russian Revolution has hit the trenches
Sir, sir it's all over the trenches!
Well, mop it up then.
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