Gr8at: Edmund Blackadder

Though there was only 24 episodes and the show finished in 1989, Blackadder has never been forgotten and continues to be one of Britain’s most loved sitcoms. As well as its unique take on four different periods within British history, it also featured one of comedy’s most famous anti-heroes, the acerbic Edmund Blackadder. The eight quotes below give a strong insight into his turn of phrase, and you’ll find a bonus example of his scathing witΒ here.

edmund blackadder

He’s mad! He’s mad. He’s madder than Mad Jack McMad, the winner of this year’s Mr Madman competition

I’m as poor as a church mouse, that’s just had an enormous tax bill on the very day his wife ran off with another mouse, taking all the cheese.

I find his [Chaplin’s] films about as funny as getting an arrow through the neck and discovering there’s a gas bill tied to it.

We’re in the stickiest situation since Sticky the stick insect got stuck on a sticky bun.

Millions have died, but our troops have advanced no further than anΒ asthmatic ant with some heavy shopping.

It’s the most pointless book since ‘How To Learn French’ was translated into French.

Baldrick: Can I do my war poem?
Edmund: How hurt would you be if I gave the honest answer, which is “No, I’d
rather French-kiss a skunk”?

Private Baldrick: I have a plan, sir.
Captain Blackadder: Really, Baldrick? A cunning and subtle one?
Private Baldrick: Yes, sir.
Captain Blackadder: As cunning as a fox who’s just been appointed Professor of Cunning at Oxford University?
Private Baldrick: Yes, sir.
Captain Blackadder: Well, I’m afraid it’ll have to wait. Whatever it was, I’m sure it was better than my plan to get out of this by pretending to be mad. I mean, who would have noticed another madman round here?

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26 thoughts on “Gr8at: Edmund Blackadder

  1. “BOOM BOOM BOOM!”

    LOVE Blackadder! One of the all time greatest British comedy shows πŸ™‚ and of course Goes Forth is the best series πŸ™‚ George is my favourite character. I love how Hugh Laurie is almost a bit of a sex symbol now and he used to be so utterly, utterly silly!

  2. What a perfect last line for that series. I got introduced to Blackadder properly through the fourth and best series. No thanks I only smoke after I’ve made love so back in England I was a 20 pack a day man.

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