Blackadder

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Continuity mistake: In Back and Forth, the 'modern' Edmund makes off with the helmet we saw Georgius put on the wall. But in the next shot of the Roman Blackadder and Georgius, the helmet is still where Georgius left it.

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Continuity mistake: In 'Blackadder Back and Forth', in the Romans scene, we see Stephen Fry enter on a chariot, wearing his helmet, however in the next shot when he is off the chariot, he is carrying the helmet without there being time for him to take it off.

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Continuity mistake: During the introduction, the snake tries to get away from someone who is supposedly Blackadder. He gets the snake. It's head is above a black tile. There is then a close-up of the snake, Blackadder wags his finger at it. It is now above a white tile.

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The Foretelling - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Blackadder beheads King Richard, Richard's head and helmet change position while lying on the ground.

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Born to Be King - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When McAngus empties his bag on the table and the head falls on it we see the back of the head is turned against the camera. When it cuts to a close up of the head the head is facing in the direction of the previous camera take. When it cuts again the back of the head is turned against the camera.

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Beer - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: Edmund throws his drink into the cupboard under the stairs, leaving a stain on the floor. Yet when he directs Queenie there a few seconds later, the floor is unstained.

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Chains - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: At the very end of the episode, when it shows you all the dead bodies, you can see Queenie to the right for a few seconds. The dagger she is holding is pointing upwards. Then there is a close-up of Queenie, who then talks back to you in Prince Ludwig's voice, and the dagger she is holding is now pointing downwards.

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Beer - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: There is a knock on the front door, and Blackadder tells Baldrick to 'get the door'. Baldrick returns with it, but the front door on the set, still in place, is still visible in the background of the shot.

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Beer - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: When Blackadder, Queenie and Nursey are all comforting Melchett, there is a shot from the side view of Melchett, he is holding his head with his left hand. Then there is a shot from behind Melchett, he still has his hand on his head but when the shot returns to the side, Melchett no longer has his hand on his head.

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Plan E: General Hospital - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: After his interrogation, Darling is able to run out of the doctor's office (albeit hobbled by the chair he is tied to) despite having been shot in the foot and having been seen visibly limping earlier.

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Plan B: Corporal Punishment - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: Black Adder shoots the pigeon, and the feathers fly everywhere. One feather lands on Black Adder, just above his ear. In the next shot, the feather has moved up, on the other side of his side-part, towards the top of his head.

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Plan F: Goodbyeee - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When Blackadder and the other soldiers are about to go "over the top", you can see two other soldiers standing behind Darling. They are presumably in the upper part of the trench. When Blackadder blows his whistle, you see all the soldiers climb onto their ladders and then start to rush over, side-by-side. In the next shot, when we see the soldiers emerging from the trench in slow motion, the other two soldiers are still back in the trench waiting for Darling to climb out before they move, as the two shots were filmed in two different studios.

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Plan A: Captain Cook - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When Blackadder, Baldrick and George are out in the no man's land, Blackadder screams and Baldrick asks why. Blackadder answers he put his elbow in a blob of ice cream while looking at Baldrick. When it cuts he is looking straight forward instead.

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Beer - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: When Blackadder calls for Baldrick to fetch his incredible strong ale you see Melchett holding his beer down. When it cuts the ale is up at his chest.

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Beer - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: Just after Edmund has "locked" the door on Queenie, it comes open when he walks away from it. There is even the sound of the door opening.

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Beer - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: When Baldrick brings the turnip to aunt Whiteadder, he is standing right next to her. When it cuts to her eating it, Baldrick is suddenly gone.

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Duel and Duality - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: When George (dressed as Blackadder) is in the cellar and about to go upstairs, he has one cup on his tray, however when he arrives upstairs there are two cups on the tray.

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Beer - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: When Blackadder throws the wine into the closet, some of the wine drops on the floor. When Queen Elizabeth arrives, there's no wine on the floor.

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Chains - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: When Blackadder and Melchett are about to punch the German guards in the groin, Melchett has his hand on a paper. When it cuts his hand is no longer on the paper.

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Plan D: Private Plane - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Blackadder's plane is shot, we see the bullets hit the side. In the next shot of plane, not only is the side intact, but fuel is coming out of the bottom.

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Beer - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: The door to the dining room is open when Edmund is throwing his drink in the cupboard. Then when he returns after directing Queenie into the cupboard, it is closed. He closed it when he left the room to answer the door.

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Peter Weekes

Plan A: Captain Cook - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: Blackadder chucks up George's helmet, and it gets riddled with bullet holes. When the helmet comes down, it comes down at an angle, revealing that it had been passed down.

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Continuity mistake: "Blackadder Back and Fourth": Blackadder and his guests are going down stairs. Blackadder is first, George is second, Melchett is third, Elizabeth is fourth and Darling is fifth. Blackadder gives his notebook to George. When they arrive downstairs, Melchett and Elizabeth are ahead of George. This is not logical, since the stairs are too narrow and they could not have passed George.

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Amy and Amiability - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: When the Shadow shoots at Baldrick to get rid of him, she is aiming over his head but the shot lands at his feet.

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Beer - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: There is a knock on the front door, and Blackadder tells Baldrick to 'get the door'. Baldrick returns with it, but the front door on the set, still in place, is still visible in the background of the shot. The fact that Baldrick knows who was at the door indicates that he's got the right one.

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Chains - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: Right at the very end, when everyone is lying dead on the floor, Stephen Fry's eyes are still moving.

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Born to Be King - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: After Blackadder talks to Baldrick and Percy about the plan, Blackadder walks to the window to notice MacAngus getting on a horse to exit the castle. The shot where Blackadder walks over to the window shows only one window above the window Blackadder looks out of and nothing more. A couple of shots later when the camera is in front of Blackadder, two extra windows have appeared from nowhere. There was an iron maiden there which could have blocked the view, but at least six inches of wall are shown between the iron maiden and window, so the window couldn't have been blocked by it. Not to mention the window panes are in a grid of 3x3 from inside, but 4x4 from outside.

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Plan D: Private Plane - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Flasheart hits Edmund with the gun, he swings his arm to the right, but Edmund falls to the left.

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Percy: It will be a great day tomorrow for we nobles.
Edmund: Well, not if we lose, Percy. If we lose, I'll be chopped to pieces. My arms will end up at Essex, my torso in Norfolk, and my genitalia stuck up in a tree somewhere in Rutland.

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Back and Forth: When Blackadder first goes into the time machine to get the items from Baldrick, and the door goes up, you can see a crew member pushing the door closed, wearing a red shirt.

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There are in fact two versions of the bonfire scene. Although most countries use the intended censored version (where somebody coughs right as Edmund says the F word) there are a few US editions where you can hear him swearing uninterrupted.

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