The Best Episodes of Blackadder
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2018
Through four series and a few specials, Edmund Blackadder and his greasy sidekick Baldrick conjure up cunning plans as Edmund tries to take advantage of desperate times. These situation tragedies had obvious parallels from the Dark Ages to Elizabethan times, the rule of mad George III, and The Great War.
#1 - Plan F: Goodbyeee
Season 4 - Episode 6
Blackadder tries everything he can think of to get sent back to England when orders come in to go over the top in the first charge against the Germans since 1914.
#2 - Duel and Duality
Season 3 - Episode 6
The Duke of Wellington has challenged the Prince to a duel for seducing his daughters and the Prince offers Blackadder anything he wants to take his place.
#3 - Plan B: Corporal Punishment
Season 4 - Episode 2
Edmund is sentenced to death by firing squad for shooting and eating the General's favorite messenger pigeon.
#5 - Plan C: Major Star
Season 4 - Episode 3
Blackadder grabs yet another opportunity to return to England by organizing a morale-raising music hall show, including Baldrick's Charlie Chaplin impersonation and George's appearance as a lady songstress who captures the General's heart.
#6 - Plan E: General Hospital
Season 4 - Episode 5
Blackadder is assigned to find the spy working out of the hospital.
#8 - Plan A: Captain Cook
Season 4 - Episode 1
Blackadder tries painting and cooking as ploys to avoid the scheduled big push out of the trenches.
#13 - Plan D: Private Plane
Season 4 - Episode 4
Blackadder and the boys join the Royal Air Corps, where they are promptly shot down behind enemy lines.
#15 - Dish and Dishonesty
Season 3 - Episode 1
Blackadder becomes involved in politics by getting Baldrick elected MP, in an effort to stop the new Prime Minister, Pitt the Younger, from striking the Prince off the Civil List.
#16 - Sense and Senility
Season 3 - Episode 4
The Prince Regent hires a pair of actors to teach him to give better speeches and earn the people's respect after an anarchist tries to blow him up at the theatre.
#20 - The Queen of Spain's Beard
Season 1 - Episode 4
The King decides that Edmund should marry a Spanish Princess, who Edmund finds unattractive, in order to secure a treaty between Spain and England which will allow an invasion of France.