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THE MOMENT OF THE WEEK!

The wedding has made mom all Broody.
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$#!+! LUBE! I  KNEW I forgot to pack something! (WELP GOOD NIGHT)
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I usually sleep in my boxers, is that okay? (Y-yeah, whatev... er...)
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I would've been fine but now you've got me thinking about it and it's awkward
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Well excuse me for not just dropping my pants right in front of you.
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Claire in the blue dress!
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I know it's supposed to be a casual ceremony, but you should at least put on some pants.
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I can't remember how to tie a stupid necktie. (Seriously? Here.)
- 3 (5%)
Uh- IT'S FINE IT'S PERFECT
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Marten! Oh, you look so precious in your suit!
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Oh, Jane. I thought I smelled a gonorrhea infection.
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I'm impressed, Vicky. 11 AM and you're not at the bar! Or did you drink all their scotch last night?
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Last I heard, Henry and Maurice weren't doing pity-invites.
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Good to see you, you horrid old twat.
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You too, darling. You've lost weight! Is that just from sucking #### all day?
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Suddenly my taste in friends makes a lot more sense to me.
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I've only seen the third series, so I didn't get that one (and if that was third series it's been nearly a decade), so I may have missed that one. I should watch the whole bit, it's all on Netflix.

It's from the second series. Which is a lot better than the third, IMO. Go watch it!
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I've only seen the third series, so I didn't get that one (and if that was third series it's been nearly a decade), so I may have missed that one. I should watch the whole bit, it's all on Netflix.

Blackadder goes Forth is the best in the series IMHO.  And the ending of the final episode is actually poignantvice comedic.

That and it has given me one of favourite lines, "Rhymes with 'clucking bell'."
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Which is the best series is a widely argued point, although series one is generally considered to be the worst, since it was prior to Ben Elton being brought in to write the second (and onwards) series, and with Blackadder and Baldrick's behaviours being swapped over.

Personally I quite like the first series, it definitely has its good points, but the later series were mostly better.
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That and it has given me one of favourite lines, "Rhymes with 'clucking bell'."

"And that's what people would do in the Somme."

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Actually, when you consider it, that final scene in Blackadder Goes Forth is really rather poignant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fssPqRWx9U0
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Actually, when you consider it, that final scene in Blackadder Goes Forth is really rather poignant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fssPqRWx9U0

The rather odd thing is, that it ended up being created because they didn't really have enough room in the studio to run very far, so they slowed down the very limited footage they had, and then added on the footage of the field fading between them.  It wasn't really originally planned to be done in that way, but that's what they ended up with.

When the series was first proposed, they received some criticism, since people thought that it was belittling a fairly horrific period in history, but that episode has apparently since been shown as part of an otherwise serious sequences of programmes relating to Armistice Day.

It seemed to work very well, and did make a point about the horror of the WW1 trench warfare (not that any warfare is exactly fun and games).
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Actually, when you consider it, that final scene in Blackadder Goes Forth is really rather poignant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fssPqRWx9U0

"Thank God! We lived through it! The Great War, 1914 to 1917.."

I've cried every time I've sat down and watched that episode. That one number says so much.
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Guys, this isn't a Blackadder thread, please stop spoiling the last episode  :psyduck:
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Guys, this isn't a Blackadder thread, please stop spoiling the last episode  :psyduck:

Surely talking about a program which ceased airing before I was born could be considered outside of "Spoiler" territory!

P.S. It doesn't end well for Romeo and Juliet.
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Still, if someone mentions a show and says they plan on watching it soon, it's usually considered impolite to talk about that show's last episode.
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Ah, the post from page 7. Sorry. Was just responding to the YouTube clip. <_<

For what it's worth it's intentionally left unseen in the show. Just because I cry easy at stuff like that doesn't mean it actually ends that way for them.
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Some of the best storytelling arises from having to work around financial/technical limitations in telling of said story. Jay Ward's studio took their "limited" animation to the ... Limit ... In creating some truly genius "Rocky and Bullwinkle" stories. The six-minute running time limit imposed by Leon Schlesinger resulted in some smartly-paced Looney Tunes shorts -- even if chuck Jones would never admit it.

Fo the obverse, see any of the  "CSI" TV shows. " Writing" those things has to be the easiest job in television.
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"Thank God! We lived through it! The Great War, 1914 to 1917.."

I've cried every time I've sat down and watched that episode. That one number says so much.
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My Grandad Brain joined up in 1914. Trained as a sniper, he was in the first wave at Gallipoli in 1915, and covered the evacuation afterwards. Thence to the Western Front, just in time for the Somme in 1916. It was at Passchendaele in 1917 that he had most of his arm blown off, and somehow managed to survive to be evacuated.
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Presumably there's an implication that Captain Blackadder and Private Baldrick survived, because some of the Blackadder specials have been set in the present, and both (in their current incarnations) are present which suggests that they must have survived to procreate and generate some sort of succession.  I guess it's also possible that other family members could continue their lines, or that convergent evolution had to produce another one of each because the environment required it. :-D
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Presumably there's an implication that Captain Blackadder and Private Baldrick survived, because some of the Blackadder specials have been set in the present, and both (in their current incarnations) are present which suggests that they must have survived to procreate and generate some sort of succession.

I don't think you can make that assumption - the first Black Adder did certainly not have any children, after all.
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Was that a typo of Brian, or was he really named Brain? 


"...the same thing we do every night, Pinky..."
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There is a story in my family about my uncle, who when his son was born, wrote "Brain" instead of "Brian" on the birth certificate application...
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I don't think you can make that assumption - the first Black Adder did certainly not have any children, after all.

I thought it was generally accepted that all the Blackadders after the first were Baldrick's descendants, falsely given his name, which is why they switch IQ's between the first and second series.
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Was that a typo of Brian, or was he really named Brain? 


"...the same thing we do every night, Pinky..."

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It's my surname.
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This thread refuses to die.  :psyduck:
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This thread refuses to die.  :psyduck:

Its genes have been spliced?

While I'm not obsessive (seriously, don't worry), I think this particular intro has a rather neat crossover AMV for ze ponies. Given both Pinkie and "Twilight campaign". *Whistles innocently*

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That was surprisingly disturbing...
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The Ponies finally make sense to me.
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The anvil falling on the pony's head at the end was reassuring. Some things never go out of 'toon style.
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