Towards the end of last week I was working on the glossary for my book, and had various scenes from this wonderful episode of Blackadder running through my head. In this particular episode, called Ink and Incapability, Dr. Samuel Johnson, who wrote the first ever English dictionary, visits Prince George to get patronage for his new book. George is keen to ally himself with “that renowned brainbox”, as he has a (well earned) reputation for being “as thick as a whale omelette”. George is, of course, not aware that the book is a dictionary, he thinks it is a novel.
Edmund Blackadder is played by Rowan Atkinson, and Prince George by Hugh Laurie. The whole episode can be bought on-line and I highly recommend it, you will laugh until your sides hurt 🙂
Which is your favourite episode of Blackadder?