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 wit here.

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Reviews and other Features: Sitcoms quiz

As you all will have noticed I really do love to laugh. It really is such a great feeling. Below are 15 of the shows I watched that continually had me in stitches. How many of the 15 sitcoms can you work out? Is there one that make you laugh more than the others? As always, feel free to share your thoughts.

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TV show 2 2.

TV show 3 3.

TV show 4 4.

TV show 5 5.

 

TV show 6 6.

TV show 7 7.

TV show 8 8.

TV show 9 9.

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TV show 11 11.

TV show 12 12.

TV show 13 13.

TV show 14 14.

TV show 15 15.

 

Answers

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1. Father Ted

2. The Golden Girls

3. Blackadder

4. Yes, Minister

5. Friends

6. Frasier

7. The Inbetweeners

8. Seinfeld

9. The Larry Sanders Show

10. Only Fools and Horses

11. Everybody Loves Ramond

12. Flight of the Conchords

13. Fawlty Towers

14. Scrubs

15. Arrested Development

 

Line(s) of the Day #BlackadderGoesForth

Blackadder and BaldrickEdmund Blackadder: Now, all we have to do is wait. Baldrick, fix us some coffee, will you? And try to make it taste slightly less like mud this time.
Baldrick: Not easy, I’m afraid, Captain.
Edmund Blackadder: Why is this?
Baldrick: ‘Cause it is mud. We ran out of coffee thirteen months ago.

Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson from the legendary British sitcom ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’ (1989). The first of the four series began in 1983.

 

 

Line(s) of the Day #Blackadder

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Edmund Blackadder:  All right. Fire away, Baldrick. 
Baldrick: Hear the words I sing / War’s a horrid thing / So i sing sing sing / Ding a Ling a Ling.
George: (clapping) Oh, bravo, yes
Edmund Blackadder Well it started off badly, it tailed off a little in the middle, and the less said about the end, the better. But, apart from that, excellent!

Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson and Hugh Laurie in Blackadder (1983 – 1989)