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Ruchazie Rat
post 3rd Sep 2013, 02:33pm
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Curtis is a middle-class New Labourite tosser.

Blackaddder`s Xmas Carol. Miriam Margoyles and Jim Broadbent, as Queen Vic and Alb, visit Ebenezeer Blackadder. And pretend to be from The Gorbals. Cue for lots of snide South-East "Golden Triangle/Home Counties" class-racism. Ha ****ing ha...

Blackadder The Third. Atkenson plays 2 parts in one ep. The latter being... a ginger haired, boozemad, womanising, throwback, kiltclad savage.

More cheap laughs at guess whose expense?

Anyone care to try and find any Curtis POSITIVE Scots characters?
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post 23rd Dec 2013, 08:37pm
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Alex Norton presents a humerous look at the Scottish accent as portrayed on film and tv tonight at 9pm (about 10mins from now). I know we all cringe at certain Hollywood productions, but sometimes the humour is affectionate and I for one quite like the janitor on the Simpsons, Russ Abbott's 'see you Jimmy' and Mike Myers "heid" character.
9pm BBC 1
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post 23rd Dec 2013, 09:48pm
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I've just watched it...never understood a word laugh.gif
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Noonan McKane
post 23rd Dec 2013, 10:34pm
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As a longtime devotee of 'Blackadder', I'd like to defend it.

There aren't any black characters in Blackadder because the 4 series are all set in Britain between 1485 and 1917.

The episode (of Blackadder The Third, the final episode, 'Duel And Duality') which features Blackadder's cousin 'MacAdder', doesn't show a 'boozemad womaniser'. MacAdder doesn't drink at all in the episode, and he actually spurns the advances of a woman other than his wife, telling her that we "must do right by Morag. You will fight her in the old highland way: bare breasted and each wielding an eight-pound baby."

In 'Blackadder's Christmas Carol', when Prince Albert tries to conceal his identity by claiming he is "from Glasgow", Blackadder replies "Ah! A fine city. I love The Gorbals." The prince answers "I love them, too. A lovely couple. Lots of fun." The joke is at the expense of Prince Albert, and definitely not Glasgow, Scotland or the Scots.

I think Richard Curtis is a brilliant writer. Sure, he's probably a bit 'Oxbridge' and probably a bit southern-centric, but I believe he's got no harm in him. Same with Rowan Atkinson (the original co-writer of Blackadder) and Ben Elton (who co-wrote Blackadder from series 2 onward), although Elton can be an arse when he really tries.
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*Ann Droid*
post 28th Dec 2013, 03:48am
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QUOTE (Noonan McKane @ 23rd Dec 2013, 10:51pm) *
As a longtime devotee of 'Blackadder', I'd like to defend it.

There aren't any black characters in Blackadder because the 4 series are all set in Britain between 1485 and 1917.

The episode (of Blackadder The Third, the final episode, 'Duel And Duality') which features Blackadder's cousin 'MacAdder', doesn't show a 'boozemad womaniser'. MacAdder doesn't drink at all in the episode, and he actually spurns the advances of a woman other than his wife, telling her that we "must do right by Morag. You will fight her in the old highland way: bare breasted and each wielding an eight-pound baby."

In 'Blackadder's Christmas Carol', when Prince Albert tries to conceal his identity by claiming he is "from Glasgow", Blackadder replies "Ah! A fine city. I love The Gorbals." The prince answers "I love them, too. A lovely couple. Lots of fun." The joke is at the expense of Prince Albert, and definitely not Glasgow, Scotland or the Scots.

I think Richard Curtis is a brilliant writer. Sure, he's probably a bit 'Oxbridge' and probably a bit southern-centric, but I believe he's got no harm in him. Same with Rowan Atkinson (the original co-writer of Blackadder) and Ben Elton (who co-wrote Blackadder from series 2 onward), although Elton can be an arse when he really tries.

If ye canny laugh at yersel' dinna bother laughing at ony other!!!
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