TV Series | TV-PG | | Comedy
In the Tudor court of Elizabeth I, Lord Edmund Blackadder strives to win Her Majesty's favour while attempting to avoid a grisly fate should he offend her.
Rowan Atkinson, who wrote for the first series The Black Adder (1982), did not wish to continue writing for the second series, so writer and stand-up comedian Ben Elton replaced him.
This is no time for jokes Blackadder, we've been kidnapped!
Blackadder: Ooooh God! How incredibly embarrassing!
In the opening credits, a snake (a Mexican black kingsnake) slithers across a marble table (in a homage/parody to I, Claudius (1976), a historical/political drama series which starred Patsy Byrne). However, the snake doesn't go the way it should, and at the end is removed and replaced with an object (the object varies depending on the episode).
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