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Blackadder: Sense and Senility

With threats on the Prince's life a worrying reality, Blackadder decides to write a speech to show the masses how sensitive he is. Much to the chagrin of Blackadder, Prince George has a novel idea: have a couple of actors give him elocution lessons.

Episode Info
Episode number: 3x4
Airdate: Thursday October 08th, 1987

Guest Stars
Ben EltonBen Elton
As Anarchist
Hugh PaddickHugh Paddick
As Keanrick
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
Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie
As George, Prince of Wales and the Prince Regent / Lieutenant The Honourable George Colthurst St. Bartleigh
Helen Atkinson-WoodHelen Atkinson-Wood
As Mrs. Miggins
Episode Quotes
Prince George: Why on earth would an anarchist possibly want to kill you?
Blackadder: I think it might've been you he was after, sir.
Prince George: Oh hogwash! What on earth makes you say that?
Blackadder: Well, my suspicions were first aroused by his use of the words, "Death to the stupid Prince."

Keanrick: Why, your very posture tells me, "Here is a man of true greatness."
Blackadder: Either that or "Here are my genitals, please kick them."
Mossop: Sir, I really must ask that this ill educated oaf be removed from the room.
Keanrick: (to Blackadder) Yes, get out, sir! Your presence here is as useful as fine-bone china at a tea party for drunken elephants!

Blackadder: Gentlemen, I've come with a proposition.
Mossop: How dare you, sir. You think, just because we're actors, we sleep with everyone.
Blackadder: I think, being actors, you're lucky to sleep with anyone.

Baldrick: My uncle Baldrick was in a play once.
Blackadder: Really?
Baldrick: Yeah, it was called Macbeth.
Blackadder: And what did he play?
Baldrick: Second codpiece. Macbeth wore him in the fight scenes.
Blackadder: So he was a stunt codpiece.
Baldrick: Yes.
Blackadder: Did he have a large part?
Baldrick: Depends who's playing Macbeth.

Keanrick: Your royal highness, may I say what a great honour it is to be invited here?
Prince: Why certainly.
Keanrick: Thank you. (Speaks boisterously) What a great honour that it is to be invited here to make merry in the halls of our King's loin's most glorious outpouring.

Episode Goofs
In the "Help Wanted" section of The Times, Napoleon Bonaparte is looking for someone to be King of Sardinia. Napoleon conquered the larger mainland (Piedmont) portion of the kingdom in 1798 and annexed it in 1802, but never the island itself. King Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia was restored to his full dominions in 1814.

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