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Comedy Clicks At Christmas – Blackadder’s Christmas Carol

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA. This month we are looking at a few Christmas feature length specials!

Today we will be looking at a comedy that was on is a parody version of the famous Charles Dickins tale – Blackadder’s Christmas Carol

About the Show

Summary of Plot

After a genial spirit shows the benevolent Ebenezer Blackadder visions of his unscrupulous ancestors, he resolves to mend his generous ways.- iMDB

Number of Seasons / Episodes

A one off Christmas special

Characters:

Rowan Atkinson – Blackadder
Tony Robinson – Baldricks
Miranda Richardson – Queen Elizabeth I / Asphyxia XIX
Stephen Fry – Lords Melchett / Frondo
Hugh Laurie – Princes Regent / Pigmot
Robbie Coltrane – Spirit of Christmas

Trivia

  • Ebenezer Blackadder is the only incarnation of Blackadder who is not named Edmund.
  • Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis never considered making a season on “Blackadder” following Grand Admiral Blackadder in the far future. However, in Blackadder Back & Forth (1999), Lord Blackadder and Baldrick’s time machine materializes in the middle of a space battle and it assumed that the space battle took place during Grand Admiral Blackadder’s time.
  • Space Commander Travis, the antagonist of Blake’s 7 (1978), was a major influence on Grand Admiral Blackadder.
  • It has been noticed by some that Robbie Coltrane’s costume and character in this Christmas special, has a nearly identical portrayal to his much later role as Hagrid, in the film versions of J.K.Rowling’s series of Harry Potter books. Also, its been claimed that JK Rowling herself had said Robbie Coltrane was always intended to have been cast as Hagrid in the films, suggesting that this Blackadder episode may in part have inspired the creation of Hagrid.

Clips

Ghost of Christmas Future

Stealin Christmas Presents

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