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Lord Blackadder and Bob

Series: 2 Episode: 1

First broadcast on 9 January 1986.

Blackadder finds his new manservant, Bob, curiously pleasant company. So much so, that he almost kisses him.

Afraid for his position at court, Blackadder searches for a "cure", until Bob conveniently reveals that she is in fact a girl called Kate.

Thanks, Bridesmaid. Like the beard. Gives me something to hang on to.


Their wedding is spectacularly ruined by the appearance of Lord Flashheart: not only the best man but also the best sword, the best shot, the best sailor and the best kisser in the kingdom.

In keeping with the cross-dressing courtship, Kate and Flashhart exchange clothes and elope together, leaving Blackadder with the enticing prospect of marrying Baldrick the bridesmaid.

Baldrick's Wisdom

Baldrick: Not to worry my lord, the arrow didn't in fact enter my body.
Blackadder: Oh good.
Baldrick: No, by a thousand to one chance my willy got in the way.

Insult of the Episode

Blackadder on Baldrick: Kate, he looks like what he is: a dung ball in a dress.

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