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Blackadder

Blackadder

BBC One 1983

Through four series and a few specials, Edmund Blackadder and his greasy sidekick Baldrick conjure up cunning plans as Edmund tries to take advantage of desperate times. These situation tragedies had obvious parallels from the Dark Ages to Elizabethan times, the rule of mad George III, and The Great War.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Blackadder

Blackadder - S1E5

#1 - Witchsmeller Pursuivant

7.13

Season 1 - Episode 5

Percy and Baldrick are to be burned at the stake with Edmund, when he is accused of being a witch.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Blackadder from 186 votes.

Blackadder - S1E6

#2 - The Black Seal

7.24

Season 1 - Episode 6

After the King takes away Edmund's title of Duke, he recruits the 6 most evil men in the land to take the crown by force.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Blackadder from 182 votes.

Blackadder - S1E2

#3 - Born to Be King

7.45

Season 1 - Episode 2

With his father away at the Crusades, Edmund comes up with a plan to prove his brother is illegitimate, thus making him Prince Regent.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Blackadder from 254 votes.

Blackadder - S1E1

#4 - The Foretelling

7.46

Season 1 - Episode 1

After arriving late for the Battle of Bosworth Field, Edmund kills King Richard III (whom he thinks is stealing his horse) and secures the crown for his father.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Blackadder from 370 votes.

Blackadder - S1E4

#5 - The Queen of Spain's Beard

7.48

Season 1 - Episode 4

The King decides that Edmund should marry a Spanish Princess, who Edmund finds unattractive, in order to secure a treaty between Spain and England which will allow an invasion of France.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Blackadder from 185 votes.

Blackadder - S1E3

#6 - The Archbishop

7.60

Season 1 - Episode 3

Edmund is appointed to the post of Archbishop of Canterbury after the king has the last one killed.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Blackadder from 219 votes.

Blackadder - S4E4

#7 - Plan D: Private Plane

7.86

Season 4 - Episode 4

Blackadder and the boys join the Royal Air Corps, where they are promptly shot down behind enemy lines.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Blackadder from 194 votes.

Blackadder - S2E2

#8 - Head

7.86

Season 2 - Episode 2

After the Queen appoints Blackadder Lord High Executioner, he finds himself in trouble when the Queen pardons someone he executed ahead of schedule.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Blackadder from 222 votes.

Blackadder - S3E3

#9 - Nob and Nobility

7.86

Season 3 - Episode 3

After the Scarlet Pimpernel gets high praises Blackadder makes a bet that he can go to France and rescue aristocrats, too.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Blackadder from 192 votes.

Blackadder - S3E2

#10 - Ink and Incapability

7.89

Season 3 - Episode 2

Blackadder has one weekend to rewrite a dictionary the Prince Regent is sponsoring after Baldrick burns the only copy.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Blackadder from 227 votes.

Blackadder - S3E5
#11 - Amy and Amiability
7.91
Season 3 - Episode 5

After Parliament cuts off the Prince's money he decides to marry a rich lady who obtains her money by moonlighting as a notorious highwayman.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Blackadder from 186 votes.

Blackadder - S3E4
#12 - Sense and Senility
7.92
Season 3 - Episode 4

The Prince Regent hires a pair of actors to teach him to give better speeches and earn the people's respect after an anarchist tries to blow him up at the theatre.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Blackadder from 194 votes.

Blackadder - S3E1
#13 - Dish and Dishonesty
7.95
Season 3 - Episode 1

Blackadder becomes involved in politics by getting Baldrick elected MP, in an effort to stop the new Prime Minister, Pitt the Younger, from striking the Prince off the Civil List.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Blackadder from 243 votes.

Blackadder - S2E1
#14 - Bells
8.00
Season 2 - Episode 1

Blackadder feels a funny attraction for his manservant and decides to marry when he discovers he is a she.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Blackadder from 265 votes.

Blackadder - S2E3
#15 - Potato
8.00
Season 2 - Episode 3

After Sir Walter Raleigh takes the Queen's fancy by bringing her a potato, Blackadder decides to become an explorer with the aid of a legless sea captain.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Blackadder from 210 votes.

Blackadder - S2E4
#16 - Money
8.00
Season 2 - Episode 4

The Queen hampers Blackadder's efforts to raise cash to pay off a debt to a sadistic bishop.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Blackadder from 201 votes.

Blackadder - S2E6
#17 - Chains
8.05
Season 2 - Episode 6

Blackadder and Lord Melchett are kidnapped by a German spy right after the Queen decides she will pay no more ransom to kidnappers.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Blackadder from 192 votes.

Blackadder - S4E5
#18 - Plan E: General Hospital
8.13
Season 4 - Episode 5

Blackadder is assigned to find the spy working out of the hospital.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Blackadder from 186 votes.

Blackadder - S4E1
#19 - Plan A: Captain Cook
8.15
Season 4 - Episode 1

Blackadder tries painting and cooking as ploys to avoid the scheduled big push out of the trenches.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Blackadder from 249 votes.

Blackadder - S4E3
#20 - Plan C: Major Star
8.22
Season 4 - Episode 3

Blackadder grabs yet another opportunity to return to England by organizing a morale-raising music hall show, including Baldrick's Charlie Chaplin impersonation and George's appearance as a lady songstress who captures the General's heart.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Blackadder from 199 votes.

Last updated: feb 21, 2021

Comments

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Utterly and outright hilarious. The forth series had a serious undertone which made it stand out a bit I think. And the final minutes are so outstanding. Altogether one of the best comedy shows of all time and one you can watch more than once.

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Once it finds its footing in the second season, Blackadder is a wonderfully cruel and funny romp through history following different incarnations of the same evil bastard. I like Mr Bean, but to me this is definitely Rowan Atkinson's greatest character role.

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