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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  • Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie in Black Adder the Third (1987)
  • Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson in Black Adder the Third (1987)
  • Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie in Black Adder the Third (1987)
  • Hugh Laurie in Black Adder the Third (1987)
  • Tim McInnerny and Nigel Planer in Black Adder the Third (1987)
  • Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie in Black Adder the Third (1987)

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tim McInnerny decided to discontinue the role of Lord Percy for fear of being typecast as an idiot; however he appeared in a guest role in Black Adder the Third: Nob and Nobility (1987).


Quotes

Prince George: What can I do to a woman that I can't do to you?
Blackadder: I cannot conceive, sir.


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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Genres

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