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Blackadder promises to hold a rowdy drinking competition with Melchett at his house. Unfortunately, the same night, his aunt and uncle (the two most fanatical puritans in England) have invited themselves over for dinner to discuss his inheritance.

With two parties running simultaneously, there is always the possibility of extreme disaster, especially as the Queen is there in disguise. Blackadder gets hideously sozzled and manages to insult everyone: his aunt vows that he will never get his inheritance, but that's irrelevant as the Queen wants to execute him anyway. Luckily, the magic power of beer makes them all friends again. And Blackadder gets to sing the song about the goblin.

quote Percy: I mean, money isn't everything. Think of clouds and daisies, and the lovely smiles on little babies' faces.

quote Queenie: I may have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a concrete elephant.

quote Queenie: I know why you want to get out of it, because I remember the last time you had a party, I found you face down in a puddle wearing a pointy hat and singing a song about goblins.

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Baldrick's wisdom I found it particularly ironic, my lord, because I've got a thingy that's shaped like a turnip... I'm a big hit at parties… I hide in the vegetable rack and frighten the children.

Insult of the episode Melchett (very drunk): You twist and turn like a ... twisty-turny thing. I say you are a weedy pigeon and you can call me Susan if it isn't so.

Song lyrics
Song lyrics Blackadder couldn't hold his beer,
The art of boozing he's not mastered.
And I, your merry balladeer,
am also well and truly plastered.

Blackadder, Blackadder,
A bit like Robin Hood.
Blackadder, Blackadder,
But nothing like as good.

Blackadder, Blackadder,
I thought that he had died,
Blackadder, Blackadder,
The writers must have lied.

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