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Black-Adder II 

TV-PG | | Comedy | TV Series (1986)
In the Tudor court of Elizabeth I, Lord Edmund Blackadder strives to win Her Majesty's favour while attempting to avoid a grisly fate should he offend her.
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Series cast summary:
Rowan Atkinson ...  Edmund Blackadder 6 episodes, 1986
Tim McInnerny ...  Lord Percy 6 episodes, 1986
Tony Robinson ...  Baldrick 6 episodes, 1986
Miranda Richardson ...  Queen Elizabeth I 6 episodes, 1986
Stephen Fry ...  Lord Melchett 6 episodes, 1986
Patsy Byrne Patsy Byrne ...  Nursie 6 episodes, 1986
Tony Aitken ...  Minstrel / ... 6 episodes, 1986
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Sixty years after the demise of Prince Edmund Plantagenet, Queen Elizabeth I, who's as insane as her ancestors, is England's current leader. Seductive, easy-to-impress, spoiled, and always seeking a husband, "Queenie" has a leading courtier: Lord Edmund Blackaddder, great-grandson of the original. Now, however, he is dryly cynical and intelligent, but still trying to become king; this time by marrying the queen. However, her right-hand-man, Lord Melchett, will always serve as fair competition for her hand. Blackadder is again assisted by the clueless but fashionable Lord Percy Percy and dung-eating, "cunning" peasant Baldrick. Written by Bloggers!

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The original may be dead... but now his bastard great-great grandson swaggers around Renaissance London with a big head and a small beard.

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UK

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English

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9 January 1986 (UK) See more »

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Crna Guja II See more »

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| (6 episodes)

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Mono

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Color
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Trivia

The writers realized that they had to rewrite the character of Queen Elizabeth I after they saw Miranda Richardson's wonderfully silly interpretation. See more »

Quotes

Lord Melchett: This is no time for jokes Blackadder, we've been kidnapped!
Blackadder: [remembering that he said 'only real idiots get kindapped'] Ooooh God! How incredibly embarrassing!
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In the opening credits, a snake (a Mexican black kingsnake) slithers across a marble table (in a homage/parody to I, Claudius (1976), a historical/political drama series which starred Patsy Byrne). However, the snake doesn't go the way it should, and at the end is removed and replaced with an object (the object varies depending on the episode). See more »

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Followed by Blackadder Back & Forth (1999) See more »

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As Good As Comedy Gets
29 August 2001 | by shark-43See all my reviews

This series is so brilliant, so witty, so laugh out loud funny, I watch them over and over again. I actually did NOT care for the first one (where Rowan was Edmund, the Duke). It seemed to be all over the place, embracing the history more than the comedy. But this one, Blackadder II, is MY favorite, even though Three and Four are also good. Four set during WWI is hit and miss, but some of the episodes are exceptional -especially the very last one. Funny, yet incredibly moving. Everyone's work in this series is fantastic. BELLS and HEAD are my two favorite episodes of this series. Rowan Atkinson was born to say Elton and Curtis' words and Miranda Richardson's performance as Queen Elizabeth, in all it's spoiled rotten pouting, is comic gold. The only American series that even came close to this (And I give them credit for even trying) was the summer series on CBS, THANKS - which was about the first American Pilgrim family at Plymouth, Mass. 1621. It, too, was brilliant satire, but, gee - American audiences preferred watching the premeire of Who Wants To Be A $%#@%%$ Millionaire!!! This Blackadder series IS available on video in America - so seek it out!!!


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