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Beer 

Blackadder finds himself hosting a drinking competition on the same night he is entertaining his puritanical relatives.

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Mandie Fletcher

Writers:

Richard Curtis (by), Ben Elton (by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Rowan Atkinson ... Edmund Blackadder
Tim McInnerny ... Lord Percy
Tony Robinson ... Baldrick
Miranda Richardson ... Queen Elizabeth I
Stephen Fry ... Lord Melchett
Patsy Byrne Patsy Byrne ... Nursie
Miriam Margolyes ... Lady Whiteadder
Hugh Laurie ... Simon Partridge
Roger Blake Roger Blake ... Geoffrey Piddle
William Hootkins ... Monk
Daniel Thorndike Daniel Thorndike ... Lord Whiteadder
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Storyline

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. Written by Murray Chapman

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1986 (UK) See more »

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Trivia

The role of Lord Nathaniel Whiteadder was originally offered to Jim Broadbent, who was unavailable. He had previously paired with Miriam Margolyes in The Black Adder: The Queen of Spain's Beard (1983). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Blackadder: Which reminds me, Auntie...
Lady Whiteadder: Don't call me "Auntie." Aunt is a relative and relatives are evidence of sex. Which is hardly a fitting conversation for the dinner table.
Blackadder: Or indeed, any table.
Lord Percy: Except perhaps a table in a brothel.
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Crazy Credits

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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"Beer" is very good - one to be reckoned with!
30 October 2006 | by general-melchettSee all my reviews

Beer is probably the most wild out of all the Blackadder Series 2 episodes - lots of shouting and disorder in it. The way Blackadder switches between parties during the main part of the episode is brilliant - he is a character that shall be remembered for his extreme intelligence and cunning. From the start, we knew that an episode that involved a drinking contest would be wild - and Beer definitely lives up to this title. It is probably the most hilarious and immoral of all the episodes - only missing out on a 10 because it just wasn't rowdy enough, and should have had more scenes outside Blackadder's house. But this is only one minor nag - the episode is very well-written, and Blackadder's constant cool and brains make it very fun to watch. On the whole, Beer is very good - funny, well-written and rowdy and fun to watch - Blackadder meets "The Young Ones". Spiffing, but not quite top-hole. One to be reckoned with! 9/10


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