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Amy and Amiability 

When Blackadder discovers that the Prince Regent is completely broke, he devises a plan to restore his fortunes through marriage.

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... Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince (as Mr. Rowan Atkinson)
... Baldrick, a dogsbody (as Mr. Tony Robinson)
... The Prince Regent, their master (as Mr. Hugh Laurie)
... Mrs. Miggins, a coffee shoppekeeper (as Mifs. Helen Atkinson-Wood)
... Amy Hardwood, the elusive Shadow (as Mifs. Miranda Richardson)
... Mr. Hardwood, her father (as Mr. Warren Clarke)
Barbara Horne ... Sally Cheapside, a young lady of doubtful virtue (as Miss Barbara Horne)
Roger Avon ... The Duke of Cheapside, her father (as Mr. Roger Avon)
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Blackadder discovers that the Prince Regent is completely broke, which puts a dent in his embezzlement ambitions. With parliament growing tired of continually giving the Prince handouts, Blackadder devises a cunning plan to restore their fortunes by marriage into a wealthy family. This plan is hampered by the fact that nobody in their right mind would want to marry the Prince. Written by Murray Chapman

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15 October 1987 (UK)  »

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The Shadow voice over is not credited. See more »

Goofs

Amy fires two consecutive shots from a single-shot flintlock pistol - each time the weapon is fired in the episode the hammer does not snap forward, the gun is too quiet for such a weapon and there is also a lack of black-powder smoke discharge. See more »

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Blackadder: Have you ever been to Wales, Baldrick?
Baldrick: No, but I've often thought I'd like to.
Blackadder: Well don't. It's a ghastly place. Huge gangs of tough, sinewy men roam the Valleys, terrorizing people with their close-harmony singing. You need half a pint of phlegm in your throat just to pronounce the place names. Never ask for directions in Wales, Baldrick. You'll be washing spit out of your hair for a fortnight.
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Featured in Blackadder's Most Cunning Moments (2008) See more »

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Not the best of Series 3 - still good, though.
31 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

Amy and Amiability proved to be a bit of a letdown. The main problem with the episode was Amy's immense wetness - it made this episode hard to watch, though her father was pretty funny. The squirrel effects in this episode were so hideously cheap and nasty - they were like squeezy toys being dropped from above. The episode was funny, and at least we actually got to see Blackadder as a highwayman, but once again, the ending was a letdown - it was so predictable and easy. The last scene in the bedroom was pretty funny, and did have one half-decent visual effect in which a dropped tray jumped into Blackadder's hands (not quite Matrix stuff, but OK). Overall, the episode was funny, witty, sarcastic and original in parts like the rest of them, but lacked something that made all the other episodes great (I don't quite know what), and wasn't the best. On the whole, I don't think this is an episode to be skipped, but I don't think it's the greatest ever. But it is enjoyable. 8/10


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