Tuesday, October 30


Continuing the Elizabethan Theme

...we proudly present quotes from the only film portrayal of Bad Queen Bess's era worth mentioning, Blackadder II.

Blackadder: What on earth was I drinking last night? My head feels like there's a Frenchman living in it. Where am I?

Blackadder: Right Baldrick, let's try again shall we? This is called (slowly) adding. If I have two beans, and then I add two more beans, what do I have?
Baldrick: Some beans.
Blackadder: Yes... and no. Let's try again shall we? I have two beans, then I add two more beans. What does that make?
Baldrick: A very small casserole.
Blackadder: Baldrick, the ape creatures of the Indus have mastered this. Now try again. One, two, three, four. So how many are there?
Baldrick: Three.
Blackadder: What?
Baldrick: ...and that one.
Blackadder: Three and that one. So if I add that one to the three what will I have?
Baldrick: Oh. Some beans.
Blackadder: Yes. (Pause) To you Baldrick, the Renaissance was just something that happened to other people, wasn't it?

Queen Elizabeth: Just hundreds of Catholics desperate to get their heads snicked off...

Lord Melchett: Gray, I suspect, your Majesty.
Queen Elizabeth: I think you'll find they were orange, Lord Melchett.
Lord Melchett: Gray is more usual, Ma'am.
Queen Elizabeth: Who's Queen?
Lord Melchett: As you say, Majesty. There were these magnificent orange elephants...

Blackadder: This place smells worse than a pair of armored trousers after the Hundred Years War. Baldrick. Have you been eating dung again?

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