Blackadder

Blackadder (1986)

33 mistakes in season 2 - chronological order

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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.

Bells - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Melchet is trying to entertain the Queen and she says, "No use, Melchet, I'm still bored," you can see the boom mike pop in above her head. (00:07:20)

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Bells - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Blackadder is at the doctor and the doctor says, "I think you are in luck though," while pointing at the board of "Principal Leech Points", you can see the boom mike pop in right above Blackadder. (00:12:45)

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Head - S2-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Edmund is trying to hide Farrow's head on a stake and Elizabeth enters and says "Hello Edmund. Look, I'm sorry I just snapped at you just now", you can see the shadow of the boom mike moving on the floor beside her shadow. (00:22:40)

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Head - S2-E2

Plot hole: The timing in the episode "Head" is completely muddled up. Lady Farrow is shown petitioning the Queen to see her husband and states "My husband dies tomorrow." placing the scene on the Tuesday (Farrow was scheduled to be executed on the Wednesday). In the next scene Percy is asked by Blackadder how the executions went; he then turns to the Ploppys and states "I've got a few notes on today's show" placing the scene on Monday (as Drake and Ethingham were scheduled for execution on Monday and Farrow's death was moved to the same day to give Blackadder the rest of the week off). Lady Farrow then enters with the death warrant she obtained from the Queen in the previous scene, seemingly having travelled back in time a day.

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Potato - S2-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When Blackadder is about to leave Captain Redbeard and Redbeard says, "So you do have some spunk in you," you can see the boom mike pop into picture in the upper right corner of the screen. (00:12:50)

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Money - S2-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Blackadder is called to the Queen's first practical joke and he says he didn't laugh because his head would fall off, the Queen says, "If you don't start soon, your head will fall off", the boom mike is visible above her head. (00:09:55)

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Money - S2-E4

Revealing mistake: When Percy is holding the 'Green' in his hands, light of the green reflects on the wall behind Blackadder. However the way Percy is holding the 'green' in front of Blackadder, Blackadder's shadow should be on the wall behind him, but it isn't. It's obvious green lighting is used to light up the back wall. (00:18:20)

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Beer - S2-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Blackadder calls for Baldrick and asks for a raw turnip, as Baldrick enters, you can see some shadow moving on the left of the screen. It's not Baldrick's shadow and there's certainly no one else in the room that could make that shadow. (00:13:55)

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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. (00:16:30)

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Plan B: Corporal Punishment - S4-E2

Blackadder: I remember Massingbird's most famous case - the Case of the Bloody Knife. A man was found next to a murdered body. He had the knife in his hand, thirteen witnesses had seen him stab the victim and when the police arrived he said 'I'm glad I killed the bastard.' Massingbird not only got him off, he got hom knighted in the New Year's Honours list, and the relatives of the victim had to pay to get the blood washed out of his jacket.

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