Blackadder

Show generally

Visible crew/equipment: Back and Forth: When Blackadder first goes into the time machine to get the items from Baldrick, and the door goes up, you can see a crew member pushing the door closed, wearing a red shirt. (00:05:45)

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Show generally

Continuity mistake: In Back and Forth, the 'modern' Edmund makes off with the helmet we saw Georgius put on the wall. But in the next shot of the Roman Blackadder and Georgius, the helmet is still where Georgius left it.

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The Black Seal - S1-E6

Plot hole: In 'The Foretelling', it is said that Richard IV reigned for "13 glorious years" with a caption showing 1485-1498. 'The Black Seal' starts on St. Junipers' Day, 1498, but Blackadder spends 12 months locked up with Mad Gerald. So when the Royal Family are finally murdered it is actually 1499.

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Show generally

Continuity mistake: In 'Blackadder Back and Forth', in the Romans scene, we see Stephen Fry enter on a chariot, wearing his helmet, however in the next shot when he is off the chariot, he is carrying the helmet without there being time for him to take it off.

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Bells - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Kate/Bob first arrives at Blackadder's and she says, "I'm an honest hard working lad", you can see the boom mike pop into picture above her. (00:04:55)

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Season 2 generally

Continuity mistake: During the introduction, the snake tries to get away from someone who is supposedly Blackadder. He gets the snake. It's head is above a black tile. There is then a close-up of the snake, Blackadder wags his finger at it. It is now above a white tile.

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Bells - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Melchet is trying to entertain the Queen and she says, "No use, Melchet, I'm still bored," you can see the boom mike pop in above her head. (00:07:20)

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The Foretelling - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: After Blackadder has his haircut, the camera zooms in on his foot. He lifts his foot revealing a red tape marker on the floor. (00:21:50)

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The Foretelling - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Blackadder beheads King Richard, Richard's head and helmet change position while lying on the ground. (00:09:00)

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Born to Be King - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When McAngus empties his bag on the table and the head falls on it we see the back of the head is turned against the camera. When it cuts to a close up of the head the head is facing in the direction of the previous camera take. When it cuts again the back of the head is turned against the camera. (00:11:25)

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The Archbishop - S1-E3

Visible crew/equipment: Just after Edmund, Baldrick and Percy get up from sitting by the fire, and before the line "The Black Adder will be King next", the shadow of the boom mike can be seen on Baldrick's hat - it moves upwards quickly so can be hard to spot. (00:06:15)

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Beer - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: Edmund throws his drink into the cupboard under the stairs, leaving a stain on the floor. Yet when he directs Queenie there a few seconds later, the floor is unstained.

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Born to Be King - S1-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Harry tells Blackadder to be in charge of the welcoming of King Richard's return, as Blackadder turns around and walks against the fireplace saying "12 months of chasing sheep.", if you look closely on the top of the fireplace you should be able to see the shadow of the boom mic moving. It's quite hard to see, but it's there. (00:03:45)

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Bells - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Blackadder is at the Queen's asking for permission to get married and she approves, the boom mike pops into picture several times above her. (00:20:10)

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Bells - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Blackadder goes to see The Wise Woman, as she gets out of bed and starts talking you can see the boom mic moving above Blackadder's head. (00:15:50)

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Beer - S2-E5

Other mistake: In the episode "Beer" when Edmund leaves Melchett's house to prepare for the evening he walks away and bumps into the wall causing it to wobble.

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Plan E: General Hospital - S4-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Black Adder enters the General's office after he returns from the hospital for the first time, the shadow of the camera can be seen as it peers up from the desk. (00:07:20)

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Chains - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: At the very end of the episode, when it shows you all the dead bodies, you can see Queenie to the right for a few seconds. The dagger she is holding is pointing upwards. Then there is a close-up of Queenie, who then talks back to you in Prince Ludwig's voice, and the dagger she is holding is now pointing downwards.

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Beer - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: There is a knock on the front door, and Blackadder tells Baldrick to 'get the door'. Baldrick returns with it, but the front door on the set, still in place, is still visible in the background of the shot.

The Black Seal - S1-E6

Visible crew/equipment: In the final shot where Percy and Baldrick have entered the room and said their lines, as it fades to black the crew can be heared applauding.

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Dish and Dishonesty - S3-E1

Blackadder: We are reprieved. It is a triumph for stupidity over common sense.
Baldrick: Thank you very much.
Blackadder: As a special reward, Baldrick, take a short holiday. [Pauses for a second.] Did you enjoy it?

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Duel and Duality - S3-E6

Trivia: Stephen Fry, who played Lord Wellington, ad-libbed most of his lines.

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Season 4 generally

Question: Many times during the series, Lieutenant is pronounced as 'Left-tenant'. Why?

Answer: That's the standard British pronounciation.

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