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Prince George decides he needs to shake off his reputation as England's greatest thicky, so he agrees to patronise Dr Johnson's new dictionary.

Unfortunately, Baldrick doesn't recognise the infinite value of the manuscript, which took the finest mind in England ten years to complete, and he throws it on the fire. Dr Johnson and his poet friends are on the point of killing Blackadder for losing the dictionary when George miraculously appears with it in his hands. As it turns out, Baldrick burnt Blackadder's own manuscript, a novel which would have made him a millionaire.

quote George: Now I've got my lovely fire I'm happy as a Frenchman who's invented a pair of self-removing trousers.

quote Blackadder: Baldrick, believe me, eternity in the company of Beelzebub and all his hellish instruments of death will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me and this pencil if we can't replace this dictionary.

quote Blackadder: "Something is always wrong, Balders. The fact that I am not a millionaire aristocrat with the sexual capacity of a rutting rhino is a constant niggle.

1766 and all that
1766 Jane Austen was in fact a man. A huge Yorkshireman with a beard like a rhododendron bush.

try a quiz Test Your Cunning Try the Blackadder series three quiz.

Hail Prince George George: Why, only the other day Prime Minister Pitt called me an idle scrounger. It wasn't until ages later that I thought how clever it could have been to have said, "Oh bugger off, you old fart!" I need to improve my mind Blackadder. I want people to say, "That George, why he's as clever as a stick in a bucket of pig swill."

Insult of the episode George: Do you think he's a genius?
Blackadder: No sir, I do not. Unless, of course, the definition of genius in his ridiculous dictionary is 'a fat dullard or wobble-bottom; a pompous ass with sweaty dewflaps.

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