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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.



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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 🙂

Enjoy!




Which is your favourite episode of Blackadder?

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I have already posted a couple of sketches from Rowan Atkinson’s 1986 one man show, here and here. Today I thought I would post this wonderful sketch from Not The Nine O’Clock News, which launched his career. In this sketch, Constable Savage is played by Griff Rhys Jones, one of the co-stars of Not The Nine O’Clock News (along with Mel Smith and Pamela Stephenson).


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This sketch is pretty self-explanatory, it was a parody of the criticism the London Metropolitan Police was subject to in the late 1970s and early 1980s of institutionalised racism.



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Following my trip down memory lane last week, when I posted the wonderful Rowan Atkinson sketch about hell, I thought I would follow with this equally wonderful one by the same comic genius. I don’t think this was part of the one man show I saw him doing in London in 1986, but he did do it at the Secret Policeman’s Ball amongst other places.

Enjoy!



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