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    I was just watching the first Blackadder series, which I found a bit stupid. I find the later series better: I prefer Blackadder being clever, sarcastic and not just a Mr. Bean in tights. I was wondering what the people here thought about.
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    I've only seen what I believe to be the first, and not in its entirety. It wasn't bad, though. I was quite surprised that they could get away with such blatantly racist humour.

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    The fourth is quite good. I voted for that. I nearly voted for the third, as i watched it yesterday, and was highly amused.

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    Thats a very hard question

    Its easier for me to say that I dislike the third series most so that will have to be classed as number 4.

    Blackadder 2 would then come next

    And I like equally 1 and 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeonGod
    I've only seen what I believe to be the first, and not in its entirety. It wasn't bad, though. I was quite surprised that they could get away with such blatantly racist humour.
    Racist humour? Where was that?
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    The Mangy Scot and referring to the Arabs as 'Chocos', for starters..

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    The only sort of abuse i saw in Blackadder was animal abuse. After all, i'm sure Baldrick counts as an animal, right?
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    blackader II elizabethan rite? That was the best by far. I espeshialy liked the queen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeus Caesar
    The only sort of abuse i saw in Blackadder was animal abuse. After all, i'm sure Baldrick counts as an animal, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tibilicus
    blackader II elizabethan rite? That was the best by far. I espeshialy liked the queen.
    My favorite too, and 'queenie' was funny

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    Tough question. All four series are very quotable, and I have watched every episode at least three times over the years. I like the medieval setting best, but dislike the stupidity that the first series contained. I did love Edmund's little wife though. I am very fond of the extra sarcastic Blackadder in the final two series, but didn't like the WWI setting. Series 2 had the best balance between witty humour, setting, and supporting characters. Queenie was brilliant, once you got over the shock of seeing one of our more famous monarchs as a giggling moron. Series 3 is very close, but the idiot prince regent is more irritiating than funny.
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    The only series, Ive watched all episodes of is Blackadder goes Forth, so I voted that one. Although I liked the other Blackadders too like the Napoleonic-era, which I think is 3.
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    I like Blackadder the Third the best simply because of one episode.

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    2 was the one with the queen ? i hope so because i voted 2...
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    It's gotta be Blackadder Goes Forth.

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    2 and 4 are the best ones. I voted 4 and the only reason it edges out 2 is because it more funny episodes.
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    i liked the second the most, and then the fourth and then third.
    but the first one was great too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeonGod
    The Mangy Scot and referring to the Arabs as 'Chocos', for starters..
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    Series 4 was very good, although the ending was a bit sad
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    it┤s hard to pick.........the first season lags behind the others....all 3 others are comic briliance through and through...one of my favourites of all times....

    i voted for goes forth because of the amazing ending for what is a comedic show.....but the third is amazing just because of the elections episoded

    i┤ve also watched all of the stand alone shows....of those...the christmas carol is the best.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragony
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    I liked the first one best, where Blackadder was an absurd whiney git and Baldrick was a savant. Appealed more to the socialist, under-dog loving side of me. Thereafter, Blackadder becomes a "Flashman" style anti-hero and the humour at Baldrick's (and everyone else's) expense seems a little cruel. Also, as I remember it, the first season had a more absurdist edge to it.

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    The winner will be announced at 6 p.m CET (Central European Time) tonight. There might even be a special guest!
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    "Where men are forbidden to honour a king they honour millionaires, athletes, or film-stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison." - C. S. Lewis

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    GAH!

    means: another poll I don't understand !!!
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    As the acting returning officer for the Best Blackadder campaign, I now announce the number of votes as follows:
    Duke Edmund of Edinburgh, formerly known as the Black Vegetable, of the Mr. Bean in Tights Party, three votes.
    Lord Edmund Blackadder of the Hard Up, Permantly Annoyed by a Mad Queen Party, six votes.
    Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince Regent, of the Down Trodden, Cash Stapped Butler's Party, five votes.
    Captain Edmund Blackadder, of the Only Sane Person Party, one million, three hundred thousand and sixty-four votes.
    I hereby declare that Captain Edmund Blackadder is the winner of this poll.

    Captain Edmund Blackadder: I would like to thank the acting returning officer, who has momentarily quit his duties as ruler of England and France to organise this poll. The Only Sane Person Party stands for the execution of General Melchett, the sectioning of lieutenant George and that I be made commander-in-chief of the British Army, with a salary of 5000000 pounds a year.
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    "Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication" - Lord Byron
    "Where men are forbidden to honour a king they honour millionaires, athletes, or film-stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison." - C. S. Lewis

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Henry V
    As the acting returning officer for the Best Blackadder campaign, I now announce the number of votes as follows:
    Duke Edmund of Edinburgh, formerly known as the Black Vegetable, of the Mr. Bean in Tights Party, three votes.
    Lord Edmund Blackadder of the Hard Up, Permantly Annoyed by a Mad Queen Party, six votes.
    Edmund Blackadder, butler to the Prince Regent, of the Down Trodden, Cash Stapped Butler's Party, five votes.
    Captain Edmund Blackadder, of the Only Sane Person Party, one million, three hundred thousand and sixty-four votes.
    I hereby declare that Captain Edmund Blackadder is the winner of this poll.

    Captain Edmund Blackadder: I would like to thank the acting returning officer, who has momentarily quit his duties as ruler of England and France to organise this poll. The Only Sane Person Party stands for the execution of General Melchett, the sectioning of lieutenant George and that I be made commander-in-chief of the British Army, with a salary of 5000000 pounds a year.


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    The third one has pulled it for me. However, they are all brilliant and long ago I had decided to purchase them on DVD. Was worth every Pound I spent on it. Truly enjoyed every minute.

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    I just voted something.
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    BLACKADDER GOES FORTH! PRIVATE PLANE EPISODE!

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