During the reign of Good Queen Vic, there lives the black sheep of the Blackadder family, Ebeneezer Blackadder, who owns a Moustache Shoppe. As the theme song goes: "He's kind and generous to the sick/ He'd never spread a nasty rumour/ He never gets on people's wick/ And doesn't laugh at toilet humour". He cheerfully gives away nearly everything he has on Christmas Eve, and is, of course, heavily taken advantage of. After light-heartedly poking fun at his idiot clerk, Baldrick, he goes to bed that night, and is visited by the Spirit of Christmas- a ghost who haunts misers and makes them better people by showing them visions of their ancestors. After complimenting Ebenezer on his good taste and behaviour, he shows him two shadows of the past. The first shows Lord Edmund Blackadder buying Queen Elizabeth I a portrait of her for Christmas, finding she's decided to cancel the holiday, finding himself outdone by Melchett and sentenced to execution, and eventually outsmarting them all and winning the queen's favour. The next shows Edmund Blackadder, Esq devising a scheme to get George's presents. After giving Baldrick a disguise, he tells his master a story of a prince who gave away everything he had to an old granny on Christmas Eve. When an elderly lady (VERY coincidentally) arrives at the door, George gladly gives her all his presents; when Blackadder goes to compliment Baldrick, he apologizes for being late and says he was showing a sweet old granny to the door. The Spirit reluctantly shows Ebenezer two visions of the future, if he turns bad or stays good, and to Blackadder the decision seems obvious in the end: "Bad guys have all the fun!"

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Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988)

Television/Comedy

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During the reign of Good Queen Vic, there lives the black sheep of the Blackadder family, Ebeneezer Blackadder, who owns a Moustache Shoppe. As the theme song goes: "He's kind and generous to the sick/ He'd never spread a nasty rumour/ He never gets on people's wick/ And doesn't laugh at toilet humour". He cheerfully gives away nearly everything he has on Christmas Eve, and is, of course, heavily taken advantage of. After light-heartedly poking fun at his idiot clerk, Baldrick, he goes to bed that night, and is visited by the Spirit of Christmas- a ghost who haunts misers and makes them better people by showing them visions of their ancestors. After complimenting Ebenezer on his good taste and behaviour, he shows him two shadows of the past. The first shows Lord Edmund Blackadder buying Queen Elizabeth I a portrait of her for Christmas, finding she's decided to cancel the holiday, finding himself outdone by Melchett and sentenced to execution, and eventually outsmarting them all and winning the queen's favour. The next shows Edmund Blackadder, Esq devising a scheme to get George's presents. After giving Baldrick a disguise, he tells his master a story of a prince who gave away everything he had to an old granny on Christmas Eve. When an elderly lady (VERY coincidentally) arrives at the door, George gladly gives her all his presents; when Blackadder goes to compliment Baldrick, he apologizes for being late and says he was showing a sweet old granny to the door. The Spirit reluctantly shows Ebenezer two visions of the future, if he turns bad or stays good, and to Blackadder the decision seems obvious in the end: "Bad guys have all the fun!"

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Cast
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Rowan Atkinson

Ebenezer Blackadder / Lord Edmund Blackadder / Edmund Blackadder, Esq. / Cmdr. Edmund Blackadder
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Tony Robinson

Baldrick / Baldrick / Sod-Off Baldrick / Baldrick
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Miranda Richardson

Queen Elizabeth I / Asphyxia XIX
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Stephen Fry

Lords Melchett / Frondo
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Hugh Laurie

Princes Regent / Pigmot
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Robbie Coltrane

Spirit of Christmas
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Miriam Margolyes

Queen Victoria
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Jim Broadbent

Prince Albert
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Patsy Byrne

Nursie / Bernard
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Denis Lill

Beadle
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Pauline Melville

Mrs Scratchit
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Philip Pope

Lord Nelson
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Nicola Bryant

Millicent
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Ramsay Gilderdale

Ralph
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David Barber

Enormous Orphan
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Erkan Mustafa

Enormous Orphan
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David Nunn

Enormous Orphan
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Martino Lazzeri

Boy (uncredited)
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Barbara Miller

Granny (uncredited)
Crew
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Richard Boden

Director
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Richard Curtis

Writer
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Ben Elton

Writer
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Charles Dickens

Writer
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