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Blackadder to return


Warning: This post was published more than 12 years ago.

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Blackadder is coming back. I feel a strange sense of dread at this news, because I worry that one of the best comedy series ever made could be ruined by a final poor quality series seventeen years after the last series ended. Look at Back and Forth: Yes, it was a reasonably amusing one-off, but it certainly wasn’t up to the standards of the originial Blackadder. I suppose we can only hope they don’t make a hash of it.

This 515th post was filed under: News and Comment.

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Comments and responses

Comment from Deltaray

by Deltaray

Comment posted at 23:25 on 7th October 2005.

You fucking twat “Blackadder Goes Fourth” was brilliant.
Did you watch it with your eyes closed? You mindless gimp!

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

by sjhoward

Comment posted at 13:15 on 9th October 2005.

Blackadder Goes Fourth was indeed amazing – which, as far as I can see, is not a fact I’ve argued with above:

Look at Back and Forth: Yes, it was a reasonably amusing one-off, but it certainly wasn’t up to the standards of the originial Blackadder.

Emphasis added to aid ‘mindless gimps’.

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