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Why Blackadder shot a delicious, plump-breasted carrier pigeon – BBC

Why Blackadder shot a delicious, plump-breasted carrier pigeon – BBC


Yes, if one of the Kings carrier pigeons, no, it isn’t reaching couldn’t carry the King Hasn’t got tri or anything But tenanted revolver, please. Oh now sir. You really shouldn’t do this, you know, come on George with 50000 men getting killed a week Who’s going to miss a pigeon? Oh Not you obviously, so in any case it’s scarcely a court-martial offense get plucking boric No, it’s got a little ring around its leg there’s a novelty really it sort of paper hassles well There’s a joke That’s a bit sure there’s a something-something at once PS due to communication crisis The shooting of carrier pigeons is now a court-martial offense What’s funny about that sir, it’s not funny it’s deadly serious we’re in trouble so I shall eat the evidence for lunch And if anyone asks you any questions at all, we didn’t receive any messages and we definitely did not shoot this delicious plum breasted pigeon Mmm delicious And why captain are you not advancing of course no man’s land Well, sir called me a bluff Oh traditionalist, but I was always taught to wait for the order to attack before attacking Received any orders Darling That’s a good lie, sir. I spoke to black out a less than an hour ago Yes, you did to tell me some gobbledygook about having a lion up your bottom Communications problem again stand easy Exelon. This is imperative. Take that down darling. Yes. Also make a note of the word gobbledygook. I like you I want to use it more often in conversation. I Must say so I find this all very unlikely Not only did I telephone Blackadder, but as you’ll recall we sent him a telegram and the carrier pigeon did you? Tell us you had a pigeon Come on man. You must have done I sent our top bird speckled Jim Who’s been with me since I was a nipper Business I’m giving you your order to advance now synchronize watches gentlemen Private what is the time? We didn’t receive any messages and Captain Black Adder definitely did not shoot this delicious plum prestige business What You want to be cremated more Eagle buried at sea


Reader Comments

  1. In fact at the end of the Great War communication lines were "sabotaged" and many pigeons were "shoot down" by troops and "disappeared" from the record so field commanders could claim that they NEVER received more and more insane orders to attack… But sadly… sometimes such orders did reached it's destinations costing another thousands of soldiers their lives so Haigh and other allied commanders could "shine" upon London and Paris wealthy society…

  2. Such a great show – much better than the so-called "reality" shows. They don't make them like this anymore.

  3. 0:02 that's a brilliant response from Baldrick, he was very perceptive in 4th season. There was a logic in his oblivious way of thinking.

  4. Dont do that sir……… george with 500000 men getting killed a week nobody going to miss a pigeon

  5. It’s actually ridiculously clever how hilarious this show is almost constantly while also pulling off being a satire and commentary on british patriotism and the ridiculous disregard for the lives of soldiers in WW1. I mean this whole episode is incredibly funny while also making a point about the utter callousness of the higher-ups by featuring a moronic general who cares more about his pet pigeon than his men.

  6. The fact that Baldric made it to an adult without being killed or ending up in a mental asylum is a miracle.

  7. There's a novelty…

    Really, is there a paper hat as well?

    One of the whole shows's best jokes.

  8. "We didn't recieve any messages, and Captain Blackadder definetely did not shoot this delicious, plump breasted pigeon"

    W H A T ? ! ? ! ! ! !

  9. "'Action on this is imperative,' take that down darling!"

    "Yes, sir."

    "Also, make a note of the word, 'Gobbledeegook', I like it. I want to use it more often in conversations."

  10. "make a note of the word gobbledegook, I like it I want to use it in conversation more often!" 🀣🀣🀣

  11. If that speckled jim pigeon has been with general melchett since he was a child, then that was the oldest pigeon ever until blackadder shot it. lol

  12. My first reaction was like I didn't know mr. Bean was on Monty Python's Flying Circus that I used to watch so Faithfully back in the day! But I guess this is not Monty Python, boy I I used to love those shows Benny Hill, The Young Ones those were the days……

    damn how old am I?πŸ€”

  13. Yeah it's so cool that the guy that plays Mr. Bean is so funny and always makes me laugh …..πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜„πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜†πŸ˜† ……

  14. Try fight back now after drug him and Tribble the prize by killing all his family member.nothing can change that.

  15. Atkinson a good actor. But how that breed become a carrier breed is astonishing. Anyway, all happy at the theatre mode. Necessarily.

  16. I honestly am glad I found this because I thought it was just a weird fever dream about house and Mr bean for the longest time

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