Edmund Blackadder is amused to learn that his Scottish cousin McAdder has arrived in London, once again determined to wreak havoc and break hearts. Meanwhile, the Prince Regent has seduced some relatives of the Duke of Wellington, who is back from his military campaign in Europe and keen to defend the honor of his young female relatives.
Did You Know?
Though the writers were generally respectful of the fourth wall, and extremely careful to avoid modern anachronisms, this episode contains a rare overt meta-reference: Blackadder says that hundreds of years later, he wants "episodes of [his] life to be played out weekly at half past nine by some great heroic actor of the age." See more
Although King George III of Great Britain was also Elector (later king) of Hanover, he was more British than German. George probably spoke English without an accent since he was born in England and never visited Germany. See more
[the Prince has been shot
I die! I hope men will say of me that I did duty by my country.
I think that's pretty unlikely, sir. If I were you, I'd try for something a bit more realistic.
Ah, you hope that men will think of you as a bit of a thicky?
All right, I'll hope that.
Referenced in The Mighty Boosh