If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Metro)   Nobody wants a Blackadder movie more than me. Except for Gen Ramsbottom and perhaps Mrs Millet in 17. The postman and his 12 children, half of Swainsby and the Young Labour Movement. Come to think of it, everyone wants a Blackadder movie more than me   (metro.co.uk) divider line 45
    More: Unlikely, Blackadder, postman  
•       •       •

1962 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 06 Oct 2013 at 2:18 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



45 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2013-10-06 02:23:16 PM  
I would be very interested in seeing this here bit of cinema, but the only other person I know with a similar interest is a 16YO girlfriend of on of my stepson's buds.  I've a feeling that would be a situation nearly as awkward as Edmund's attempts to bring efficiency to the Executioner's office.
 
2013-10-06 02:31:56 PM  
WOOF!
 
2013-10-06 02:33:52 PM  
Never made the connection of Rik Mayhall being in Blackadder, learn something new everyday.
 
2013-10-06 02:38:43 PM  
Great! Boo's up!
 
2013-10-06 02:41:46 PM  
If its the original cast yes, a reboot no.
 
2013-10-06 02:45:32 PM  

dionysusaur: I've a feeling that would be a situation nearly as awkward as Edmund's attempts to bring efficiency to the Executioner's office.


Stickier than Sticky the stick insect got stuck on a sticky bun.
 
2013-10-06 03:00:06 PM  
This plan is so cunning that if you put a tail on it you could call it a fox.

And yes, I'd be in line a week before it opened, as long as it was the original cast.
 
2013-10-06 03:07:36 PM  
Back and Forth wasn't very good. I think they should just leave it alone before it gets embarrassing.
 
2013-10-06 03:11:20 PM  
Baldrick's nearly 70?  Damn.
 
2013-10-06 03:15:10 PM  
No. Maybe do another special, but otherwise leave it alone. I just rewatched the entire run a few months back and it's best left to its own time (whichever that one is).
 
2013-10-06 03:26:45 PM  
...There's only one possible drawback here:  if it's the "Forth" characters, then that means the end of "Forth" didn't happen the way we thought it did for the last 20 years.
 
2013-10-06 03:27:10 PM  
They should send Blackadder into the future. Think HALO or Aliens' UCSM.
 
2013-10-06 03:35:22 PM  

LesserEvil: They should send Blackadder into the future. Think HALO or Aliens' UCSM.


'Oh Baldrick, whatever you had for dinner obviously wants back out..'
 
2013-10-06 03:35:29 PM  

LesserEvil: They should send Blackadder into the future. Think HALO or Aliens' UCSM.


They did that.  Baldrick got confused a dropped a bomb on the wrong side.
 
2013-10-06 03:54:08 PM  
FTFA: Blackadder producer reveals cunning plans for new movie
 
2013-10-06 04:01:29 PM  

swahnhennessy: No. Maybe do another special, but otherwise leave it alone. I just rewatched the entire run a few months back and it's best left to its own time (whichever that one is).


The difference between a special and a movie being.....?
 
2013-10-06 04:16:37 PM  

Alphax: Baldrick's nearly 70?  Damn.


Yup.  And he's now unemployed as they canceled Time Team (which, if you live in the States, and you haven't seen is worth watching on YouTube if you love history and need a Baldrick fix).

I think this is a really good idea, especially if they follow the route of Rowan's other film comedies: make it on a small budget so they can retain control and so they're only expected to recoup in the UK market.  Then, if it does well world-wide, everyone makes a boatload of cash.

I also hope they only do it if A) the get Richard Curtis back and B) he comes up with as good a script as Love Actually or the Doctor Who episode with van Gogh.
 
2013-10-06 04:20:42 PM  
Really? Nobody else is going to complain about subby using a Monty Python reference in the headline for a Blackadder thread?
(slightly NSFW at the end).
 
2013-10-06 04:29:43 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Really? Nobody else is going to complain about subby using a Monty Python reference in the headline for a Blackadder thread?
(slightly NSFW at the end).


Never cross memes in midfark?
 
2013-10-06 04:44:32 PM  

swahnhennessy: No. Maybe do another special, but otherwise leave it alone. I just rewatched the entire run a few months back and it's best left to its own time (whichever that one is).


The beauty of most British TV shows (and the rare American one, like Breaking Bad): they know when the show has to stop so it can be remembered in all its glory.
 
2013-10-06 05:05:14 PM  
So new Blackadder or did Capt. Blackadder survive going over the top?
 
2013-10-06 05:26:36 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: So new Blackadder or did Capt. Blackadder survive going over the top?


Doesn't matter. Another Blackadder would move forward in time to a different Blackadder. That was WWI, so maybe they'd move forward to the 50s?
 
2013-10-06 05:40:01 PM  
Has no one seen any of Ben Elton's work in the last 20 years? This is a remarkably bad idea.
 
2013-10-06 05:56:20 PM  
House:UK.

Get Laurie back using his natural accent, with Fry as Wilson. Richardson as Cuddy, Atkinson as Foreman, Robinson as Taub, and oh, Mayhall and "Bob" as Chase and Cameron.
 
2013-10-06 06:49:59 PM  
Dad's Army is a belovèd comedy set in the Home Service, so World War II.

They'd be up against Âllo, Âllo! if they aren't carefull, and that means tons of reviews comparing the movie to the ever-popular TV comedy.

Another period of British history that is open would be the reign of King George III, particularly the American Revolutionary Fiasco (1776-1783). They could really have some fun there and the American market would be a given.

The Cavalier-Puritan conflict was tried but flopped. It might invite comparisons which, as you know, are odious, but it's a shame the proposed period didn't work first time round, because class conflict of Cavaliers vs. Roundheads is pretty much the whole of their Schtick. Edmund is always the vicious under dog or the snippy over-dog or both. Perhaps he could have played a nasty Puritan instead of a Cavalier.

I wouldn't mind seeing Blackadderus, the much beset upon Roman commander of some Godforsaken English fort. Schoolboy humour has long covered the classical period but there are gaps in Roman Britain's history that Blackadder is just the right shape and size to fill.

Another possible way out of the shortage of British history (there's a phrase you don't see everyday) is to send Blackadder to the Boer War (many of the jokes in the last series were about the Colonial Wars) or to the Raj during the Great Mutiny.

Personally, WWII bores me. I'd enjoy a much more exotic locale and period. Sending Blackadder to Dublin or Durbin might be just the ticket, but they seem to have their heart set on WWII, the last great conflict of the Good Old Days versus Ghastly Modern Times.

Oh, well. I cross my fingers and hope for the best. I always regret how short the Blackadder series are when I watch them in rotation. They always run out too soon.
 
2013-10-06 06:50:30 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-10-06 07:30:51 PM  

Gsm136:

Stickier than Sticky the stick insect got stuck on a sticky bun.


AtlanticCoast63: This plan is so cunning that if you put a tail on it you could call it a fox.


As long as they avoid those exact sort of lines. The Forth series for me was made almost unwatchable because of the sheer number of "It's as stupid as a stupid thing that's taken a degree in stupid..."
Just found them really really lame and unfunny.

/S2 was the best.
 
2013-10-06 07:45:46 PM  

brantgoose: Personally, WWII bores me. I'd enjoy a much more exotic locale and period. Sending Blackadder to Dublin or Durbin might be just the ticket, but they seem to have their heart set on WWII, the last great conflict of the Good Old Days versus Ghastly Modern Times.


The thing about WWII is that there's such a wealth of mythos to mine from.  They started making WWII films before the fighting was really over, so you've got 60-odd years worth of material to draw from and parody.
 
2013-10-06 08:05:34 PM  
I have said it before a Blackadder with BA as a underling in the Thatcher administration would be a hoot. Turns out the invasion of Granada was his fault
 
2013-10-06 08:26:07 PM  

ScaryBottles: If its the original cast yes, a reboot no.


And NOT Mr. Bean-ish like the first season, more the evil and conniving main character.  Other people can do the ridiculous fop much better, like Hugh Laurie.(which is part of what made House so awesome, his goofy side)
 
2013-10-06 08:37:45 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Really? Nobody else is going to complain about subby using a Monty Python reference in the headline for a Blackadder thread?
(slightly NSFW at the end).


Your complaint is very silly. If you don't stop I'm going to shut this thread down.
 
2013-10-06 09:52:34 PM  
I'd like to see a series set in the modern political world - a Blackadder stars in House of Cards sort of thing.
 
2013-10-06 10:26:12 PM  

NuttierThanEver: I have said it before a Blackadder with BA as a underling in the Thatcher administration would be a hoot. Turns out the invasion of Granada was his fault


I like this idea a lot.

And if they got Hugh Laurie to play Thatcher, I'd be thrilled.
 
2013-10-06 10:29:35 PM  

NuttierThanEver: I have said it before a Blackadder with BA as a underling in the Thatcher administration would be a hoot. Turns out the invasion of Granada was his fault


Especially if it undermined "Yes, Minister" which was written by a couple of Thather's speechwriters.
 
2013-10-06 10:54:03 PM  

omeganuepsilon: ScaryBottles: If its the original cast yes, a reboot no.

And NOT Mr. Bean-ish like the first season, more the evil and conniving main character.  Other people can do the ridiculous fop much better, like Hugh Laurie.(which is part of what made House so awesome, his goofy side)


Yeah, that first season series (sorry, Brits) wasn't very good, was it? Had its moments, but overall, I consider it the weakest part of the show.
 
2013-10-06 11:24:24 PM  
New filming of Blackadder, excellent idea stop. But must insist that E. Blackadder be projectionist stop.

P.S. Don't let him ever... stop.
 
2013-10-07 12:36:31 AM  

LoneWolf343: Yeah, that first season series (sorry, Brits) wasn't very good, was it? Had its moments, but overall, I consider it the weakest part of the show.


It contains the like "It wasn't the sheep; it's the fact that you lied, Edmund."

which may be one of the single funniest things ever said in English.
 
2013-10-07 01:10:08 AM  

omeganuepsilon: ScaryBottles: If its the original cast yes, a reboot no.

And NOT Mr. Bean-ish like the first season, more the evil and conniving main character.  Other people can do the ridiculous fop much better, like Hugh Laurie.(which is part of what made House so awesome, his goofy side)


Agreed Black Adder II was the best.
 
2013-10-07 05:58:56 AM  

Thudfark: Ivo Shandor: Really? Nobody else is going to complain about subby using a Monty Python reference in the headline for a Blackadder thread?
(slightly NSFW at the end).

Never cross memes in midfark?


img.photobucket.com

/seemed appropriate for Ivo
 
2013-10-07 09:56:55 AM  
They do not have a cunning plan.

/had a great time cunning last night
 
2013-10-07 10:55:44 AM  

NuttierThanEver: I have said it before a Blackadder with BA as a underling in the Thatcher administration would be a hoot. Turns out the invasion of Granada was his fault


Check out "Whoops Apocalypse" - starring Rick Mayall, Alexi Sayle, Richard Wilson, Peter Cook and a whole bunch of excellent British comedy talent. It's as close as you'll get to "Blackadder in the Falklands".
 
2013-10-07 12:41:57 PM  

NuttierThanEver: I have said it before a Blackadder with BA as a underling in the Thatcher administration would be a hoot. Turns out the invasion of Granada was his fault


Already been done by Rick Mayall in The New Statesman. Very funny.
 
2013-10-07 02:02:36 PM  

dalmo: NuttierThanEver: I have said it before a Blackadder with BA as a underling in the Thatcher administration would be a hoot. Turns out the invasion of Granada was his fault

Check out "Whoops Apocalypse" - starring Rick Mayall, Alexi Sayle, Richard Wilson, Peter Cook and a whole bunch of excellent British comedy talent. It's as close as you'll get to "Blackadder in the Falklands".




Funny how the people from The Young Ones wound up on practically everything funny.
 
2013-10-07 07:52:46 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: LoneWolf343: Yeah, that first season series (sorry, Brits) wasn't very good, was it? Had its moments, but overall, I consider it the weakest part of the show.

It contains the like "It wasn't the sheep; it's the fact that you lied, Edmund."

which may be one of the single funniest things ever said in English.


Like I said, it had its moments.
 
2013-10-08 01:31:07 AM  
A Blackadder movie would be about as useful as an elephant in a monkey's pajamas.
 
Displayed 45 of 45 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report