Happy belated 68th, Rowan Atkinson!

Rowan Atkinson turned 68 on Friday. From this end, all we can do is wish him a very Happy Belated Birthday. All he’s done is give the world the gift of laughter over the years beginning with Not the Nine O’Clock News, then Blackadder, Mr. Bean and, finally, The Thin Blue Line. Stops along the […]

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‘Happy Birthday Mr. Bean’ celebrates 30+ years of comedic genius

The Christmas gift-giving season will get started a bit early this year as over the next few months, a number of PBS stations across the country will be giving viewers an early comedic gift of Happy Birthday Mr. Bean, a celebratory documentary looking back at the thirty years since comedy legend Mr Bean landed on our screens. […]

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For sale: ‘The Blackadder Pub’ — AND….it comes with a house!

Most fans of any television series are satisfied enough to just buy the entire series on DVD. Some may visit the town where a favorite series was filmed such as Port Isaac (Doc Martin), Holmfirth (Last of the Summer Wine) or, on my personal bucket list travel destination, Portmeirion (The Prisoner). For some lucky buyer, Edmund Ramsdale took his love of a certain British comedy series to not just the next level but far beyond that.

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Friday Funny — Baldrick’s cunning plan to survive WWI

What makes Blackadder Goes Forth an instant classic (ok, besides the writing and the acting) is the fact that not only does it include Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson as Edmund Blackadder and Baldrick, but it also features the return of the greatness of Hugh Laurie as Lieutenant George, Stephen Fry as General Melchett, Tim McInnerny […]

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At 37 years of age, ‘Blackadder’ has still got it!

With a huge tip of the hat to The Telegraph for getting the conversation going several years ago, we celebrate the brilliance that started out almost four decades ago as simply…The Black Adder. Premiering on 15 June 1983 on BBC1, the Richard Curtis/Rowan Atkinson creation turned 37 earlier this week on Monday at 9:25pm GMT. […]

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Capt Blackadder and Private Baldrick were real! Who knew?

With the 100th anniversary of World War I just around the corner on 28 July, news comes out of the UK that there actually was a real-life Captain Blackadder and Private Baldrick. According to military genealogy company, Forces War Records, not only that but just by doing a bit of Sherlockian research they quickly discovered a […]

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That's Sir Baldrick to you…

For almost 500 years, from 1485 to 1917, he was the faithful manservant whose endless supply of cunning plans never quite elevated him beyond the level of Edmund Blackadder’s rather unhygienic servant. But, last Friday, the same night that Blackadder, the second most popular British sitcom of all-time (according to the 2004 Britain’s Best Sitcom […]

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Blackadder the Fifth – Any thoughts?

When Rowan Atkinson put Teddy to bed for the last time recently, he did offer up, in exchange, that he’d be up for the possibility more Blackadder brilliance someday in the not-too-distant future. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, there’s this little issue of generating equal interest amongst the likes of writer, Richard Curtis, and other cast […]

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