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snupy
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Icon 1 posted October 09, 2008 13:20      Profile for snupy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Just to rub it in *coughspungo* that I'm now watching this wonderful documentary on The Blackadder series on UKTV Gold...with interviews and commentary by Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Laurie, Steven Fry, Tony Robinson and Miranda Richardson. [Big Grin]


http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv-entertainment/tv/todays-tv/2008/10/09/pick-of-the-day-blackadder-exclusive-the-whole-rotten-saga-115875-20787523/

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Icon 6 posted October 09, 2008 20:53      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
jealous rage! [cry baby]
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snupy
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Icon 1 posted October 10, 2008 11:13      Profile for snupy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sorry, Snaggy. The most interesting bit was that in the first series, Baldrick was the smart one and Blackadder the idiot. Since I only saw the 3rd and 4th series, I didn't know that. They also showed a script read through with the cast, which was great, and they said there was a lot of improv. In fact, Tony Robinson came up with "a cunning plan"-it was originally written as "I have a plan".

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joliet_jane
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Icon 8 posted October 10, 2008 17:45      Profile for joliet_jane     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
jealous rage! [cry baby]

Jealouser rage [cry baby]

So... shy Rowan didn't come. Heh, he never does. Did anyone have anything nice to say about him?

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Callipygous
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The first series of Blackadder was actually pretty dreadful. Rowan Atkinson was doing the funny voices and physical comedy that worked in the sketch shows, but were no use for a central role in a sitcom. I don't think I watched more than a couple of episodes of it. It was only in the second series that he found the vanity and bitter sarcasm that makes the character work.

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Icon 1 posted October 10, 2008 19:42      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I agree with Cally. I didn't care for Blackadder Goes Forth much either, but Blackadder II and Blackadder the Third are wonderful.

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