Edmund Blackadder is thrilled when his wealthy but puritanical relatives announce their desire to meet and discuss his inheritance. While planning a ingratiatingly spartan and fundamentalist dinner for them, he is summoned to court where he accidentally agrees to host a riotous drinking competition at his house on the same night.
Did You Know?
The episode marks Hugh Laurie
's first ever Blackadder appearance, and Miriam Margolyes
' second. Laurie would go on to appear in every subsequent episode of the show. See more
During the turnip dinner we are expected to believe that Blackadder twice kicks Percy under the table. Given that they are at opposite ends of the table this is not credible. See more
[about Lord Melchett, who is drunk
He was banging on the castle gates and falling over, and singing a curious song about a girl who possessed something called... a dicky-dido?
In the closing credits, the theme is sung as though the singer were drunk, with a swift decline in vocal quality, and at one point, a hiccup. See more
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