TV Series | TV-PG | | Comedy, War
Stuck in the middle of World War I, Captain Edmund Blackadder does his best to escape the banality of the war.
General Melchett's mannerisms include a laugh or exclamation that sounds like a bleating sheep. This is an inside reference for the fans of Black-Adder II (1986), in which Lord Melchett was revealed to have an unnatural attraction to farm animals.
But this is brave, splendid and noble...
Lieutenant George: ...Sir
Captain Blackadder: Yes, Lieutenant.
Lieutenant George: I'm scared, sir
Private Baldrick: I'm scared too, sir
Lieutenant George: I'm the last of the tiddly-winking leapfroggers from the golden summer of 1914. I don't want to die... I'm really not over keen on dying at all, sir...
Captain Darling is supposed to have the same rank as Blackadder, but wears a uniform with red lapels and a red band on his cap, which would make him at least a major.
The titles of the first five episodes are puns, pairing a military rank with a word summing up the episode's theme. The final episode, "Goodbyeee", was the title of a period song
(incorporated in the theme)
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