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The Queen appoints Blackadder as the new Lord High Executioner - a job in which no-one survives more than a week.

Blackadder starts badly by executing a chap called Farrow two days early, so as to give him and the rest of the team half the week off.

The problem is that the widow (sorry, wife) wants to see her husband one last time, and then the Queen annoyingly decides to pardon Farrow altogether. Fortunately, Baldrick has executed the wrong bloke, so disaster is averted.

quote Blackadder: We live in an age where illness and deformity are commonplace and yet, Ploppy, you are without a doubt the most repulsive individual I have ever met. I would shake your hand but I fear it would come off.

quote Nursie: Ointment. That's what you need when your head's been cut off. That's what I gave your sister Mary when they done her. 'There, there,' I said. 'You'll soon grow a new one.'

quote Baldrick: We're not at home to Mr Cock-up.

brush up
shakespeare Lady Farrow says to the Queen, "May flights of angels sing you to your rest." We've had this line before (in the first episode of the first series). It was originally spoken by Horatio to Hamlet.

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

Baldrick's wisdom Blackadder: Let's try again. If I have two beans and then I add two more beans, what does that make?
Baldrick: Umm... a very small casserole?

Insult of the episode Blackadder: To you, Baldrick, the Renaissance was just something that happened to other people, wasn't it?

Song lyrics
Song lyrics His great-grandfather was a king,
Although for only thirty seconds.
When put in charge of beheading,
He felt that fame and glory beckoned.

Blackadder, Blackadder,
No such blooming luck.
Blackadder, Blackadder,
Elizabethan schmuck.

Blackadder, Blackadder,
Nothing goes as planned.
Blackadder, Blackadder,
Life deals him a bum hand.

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Blackadder Episode Guide
Series One Black Adder
The Foretelling
Born To Be King
The Archbishop
The Queen of Spain's Beard
Witchsmeller Pursuivant
The Black Seal

Series OneBlackadder II
Series One Blackadder the Third
Dish & Dishonesty
Ink & Incapability
Nob & Nobility
Sense & Senility
Amy & Amiability
Duel & Duality
Series four Blackadder Goes Forth
Captain Cook
Corporal Punishment
Major Star
Private Plane
General Hospital

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