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Blackadder: Potato

Sir Walter Raleigh is back from a voyage and has brought with him tales, treasure, and most importantly glory. This all wins him the favour of the Queen, putting Blackadder's nose out of joint. In order to win back favour, he decides to sail around the Cape of Good Hope.

Episode Info
Episode number: 2x3
Airdate: Thursday January 23rd, 1986

Guest Stars
Simon Jones (1)Simon Jones (1)
As Sir Walter Raleigh
Tom BakerTom Baker
As Captain Redbeard Rum
Main Cast
Rowan AtkinsonRowan Atkinson
As Prince Edmund, Duke of Edinburgh / Lord Edmund Blackadder / Edmund Blackadder, Esq. / Captain Edmund Blackadder
Tony RobinsonTony Robinson
As Baldrick, son of Robin the Dung Gatherer / Baldrick / S. Baldrick / Private S. Baldrick
Tim McInnernyTim McInnerny
As Lord Percy Percy, Duke of Northumberland / Lord Percy Percy, heir to the Duchy of Northumberland / Captain Kevin Darling
Stephen FryStephen Fry
As Lord Melchett / General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett
Miranda RichardsonMiranda Richardson
As Queen Elizabeth I of England
Patsy ByrnePatsy Byrne
As Nursie
Tony AitkenTony Aitken
As Minstrel in Credits (uncredited)
Episode Notes
This episode takes place over more than two and a half years.

Episode Quotes
(Blackadder shows Baldrick a potato)
Blackadder: I mean, look at this. What is it?
Baldrick: I'm surprised you've forgotten, my lord.
Blackadder: I haven't forgotten; it's a rhetorical question.
Baldrick: No, it's a potato.

Queen Elizabeth: (referring to Sir Walter Raleigh) It's him. Oh, God. Do I look absolutely divine and regal, and yet and at the same time very pretty and rather accessible?

Captain Redbeard Rum: (to Blackadder) Sir, you have a woman's buttom!

Episode Goofs
Sir Walter Raleigh refers to an expedition begun in 1552. However, Raleigh was not born until 1554.

Raleigh also states that nobody has ever gone around the Cape of Good Hope. In fact, it had been done by Bartolomeu Dias in 1488.

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