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Fridge Brilliance

  • Leia is shown giving Edmund a doll, looking like the Witchsmeller Pursuivant. Most likely, given company, it was made by Edmund's mother. At the end of the episode, it's revealed she was a witch. She gave him a poppet to kill the Witchsmeller with. It is a voodoo doll, and it is implied the Queen was in on it..
  • In the episode "Dish and Dishonesty" in Blackadder the Third, Edmund says that he'll be back before the prince can say "antidisestablishmentarianism". It just seems like a long funny word, which the prince, who is an idiot, is unable to figure out how to pronounce before Edmund returns two days later. But, the word itself basically means "the movement of people against people who are against the establishment". Especially it refers to a 19th century political movement against the separation of the Church of England and the government. The prince is actually Prince Regent and thus effectively the head of the Church of England and the British sovereign, the whole series (sort of) takes place in the earth 19th century, and Edmund is going out to recruit an MP to support the prince and oppose those who are seeking to remove him power--thus they are being antidisestablishmentarians!
  • In the Blackadder Christmas Carol, it would have made no difference in status if Blackadder had been nicer and so gotten the money and a title from the queen - he was horrible so he didn't get it, but if he had been nice and gotten the rewards, he probably would have ended up giving it all up to the poor.
  • Each significant member of the Blackadder line is slightly smarter and more competent, building on the mistakes of the past, until he finally wins. Now it makes sense that Edmund I was a complete idiot!
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