The following comments reflect the balance of opinion we have
received so far:
Blackadder is quite timeless and artfully combines apparently
childish silliness with extreme cleverness. Totally original script
and a scintillating cast, it is the most adorably witty British
sitcom. How The Vicar of Dibley and Dad's Army were voted among
the top 10, I'll never understand with the brilliance of Father
Ted, The Royle Family, The Office and Spaced.
- Ann, UK
Too many of my fellow Yanks only know Rowan Atkinson from the
visual comedy of Mr. Bean. In stark contrast is the verbal barrage
of Black Adder that really should put a feathers in Mr. A's cap,
given the historical/hysterical verbal dexterity of each series!
- Dennis P., USA
Awesome, many a clip are being used up and down the country
for training/education purposes. When General Melchet puts on his
black cap to sentence Blackadder. Pricelessly capturing the stupidity
of the time.
- Richard, England
Blackadder is the best UK sitcom I've ever seen. Granted I have
not seen many (have see Faulty Towers, but didn't like it as much).
Blackadder travels well. Here everybody likes it (by "everybody"
you must read: members of my family who will trudge along and fight
the language barrier.) It's impecably scripted, superbly performed,
and has timeless appeal. The second best, in my opinion, is "Yes,
- Ade, Argentina
It's as hot as my pants!!...loved it then when I was too young
to get it, love it now!.. The only thing close is Fawlty Towers
in this list, but as there were only 12 of them, Blackadder gets
- Tim, UK
The first brilliant comedy that Iever watched was The Young
Ones, when that was finished off I always found it very hard to
go to college and not discuss the issues that related to life at
the time. But Blackadder came along and changed your thinking and
ideas of the school education, because the history at schools was
so vague and only about the good features.
- Shahid, UK
I love Blackadder, it's fantastic. Sorry if this sounds a little
obsessive but it's so true. It's the best British sitcom.
With the possible exception of Fawlty Towers this is the greatest
sitcom of all time - British or otherwise. The writing is genius,
the players are the best comic actors of their generation and the
metamorphosis of the central character from idiotic prince to smart-witted
Lord is perfect. The only reason Cleese may win is that he had already
been there and there are so many parallels between the two series.
- Adam, UK
Blackadder is simply the best british sitcom ever. To even have
it running alongside with "Vicar Of Dibley" makes me sick!
All Rise For Lord Blackadder!
- Neil, UK
Blackadder is without parallel. There are no other sitcoms,
British or otherwise, that have had such a profound effect on the
shaping of an entire generation's sense of humour. It is, quite
simply, funnier than a hyena that's just been appointed Professor
of Hilarity at Oxford University on National Laugh Like a Drain
- Ben, England
It is rare that a comedy can be so funny but be poignant and
meaningful. A truly great work in its entirety , the fourth series
specifically, transcends comedy of the like of Faulty Towers and
previous Blackadder chapters by introducing a political element
that is sardonic, hilarious and all too real. People are better
off for watching Blackadder, few comedies, indeed few programs can
boast such credentials.
- Gordon, UK
The cat's pyjamas!
- Bob, England
If Blackadder doesn't win, I'll french kiss Baldrick!
- Scholar, England
Blackadder is the greatest comedy of all time! Outstanding wit,
a smart take on history and the greatest toilet jokes Britain's
produced. Please....make this number 1 and keep Fawlty 'overrated'
Towers from the top spot.
- Lindsey, England
Blackadder is the best traditional comedy ever, but I think
the Royle Family should come a close second!
- Martin, USA