Black Adder the Third (1987)

TV Series  |  TV-PG  |   |  Comedy


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In the Regency era, Mr E. Blackadder serves as butler to the foppish numskull Prince George amidst the fads and crazes of the time.


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Trivia

Though this series is notable for its historical inaccuracies, Hugh Laurie's portrayal of Prince George (later George IV) is fairly close to the mark. Prince George was made regent in the absence of his father (George III) and was immediately hated by his ... ...


Quotes

Blackadder: I have come up with a plan so cunning you could stick a tail on it and call it a weasel.


Goofs

Although purportedly set during the British Regency (1811-1820), there are appearances by, and contemporary references to, historical figures who were dead before that time, such as Samuel Johnson and Admiral Nelson. Characters use expressions not developed until later, such as "prince and the pauper" or "roller coaster."


Crazy Credits

The episode titles are spoofs of Jane Austen's novel 'Sense and Sensibility'. The covers of the books, painted by Warwickshire artist Stan Kaminski, are meant to spoof the covers of popular bodice-ripper novels, with scantily clad women being grabbed by the hero of the story.

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