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Lord Blackadder and Lady Farrow

Series: 2 Episode: 2

First broadcast on 16 January 1986.

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.

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.


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. Or is it?

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? 

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