Season 4 Episode 4

Private Plane

Aired Wednesday 9:30 PM Oct 19, 1989 on BBC
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Blackadder and the boys join the Royal Air Corps, where they are promptly shot down behind enemy lines.

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  • There is only one way to sum this episode up and that it FUNNIEST BLACKADDER EPISODE EVER!!

    This is my favourite Blackadder episode of all time. It is funny, and saw the return of Flasheart from Bells in season two. I love this episode. It produced some of my favourite Blackadder quotes and some of them I repeat at school and my friends look at me like I'm crazy. You have got to love when the Baron says that if they escape they will suffer a fate worse than a fate worse than death. It was also good when Flasheart head butts Darling and then Melchett walks in and tells him to stop slouching. Blackadder is full of comic genius and this episode provides some great examples of it.moreless
Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson

Captain Edmund Blackadder

Tony Robinson

Tony Robinson

Private S Baldrick

Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry

General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

Lieutenant the Honourable George Colthurst St. Barleigh

Tim McInnerny

Tim McInnerny

Captain Kevin Darling

Rik Mayall

Rik Mayall

Squadron Commander Lord Flasheart

Guest Star

Adrian Edmondson

Adrian Edmondson

Baron von Richtoven

Guest Star

Hugo Blick

Hugo Blick

Lieutenant von Gerhardt

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Blackadder: I was wondering whether, having been tortured by the most vicious sadist of the German army, I might be allowed a week's leave to recuperate, Sir?
      Melchett: Excellent idea! Your commanding officer would have to be stark raving mad to refuse you.
      Blackadder: Well, you are my commanding officer…
      Melchett: Well?
      Blackadder: Can I have a week's leave to recuperate, Sir?
      Melchett: Certainly not!
      Blackadder: Thank you, sir.
      Melchett: Baaaah!

    • Baron von Richthoven: How lucky you English are to find the toilet so amusing. For us, it is a mundane and functional item. For you it is the basis of an entire culture.

    • Blackadder: I've no desire to hang around with a bunch of upper-class delinquents, do twenty minutes' work and then spend the rest of the day loafing about in Paris drinking gallons of champagne and having dozens of moist, pink, highly experienced French peasant girls galloping up and down my - hang on…

    • Lord Flashheart is beginning lessons on flying a 'kite' (slang for airplane).
      Lord Flashheart: Always treat your kite like you treat your woman.
      Lieutenant George: How do you mean, sir? You mean take her home at the weekend to meet your mother?
      Lord Flashheart: No, I mean get inside her five times a day and take her to heaven and back!

    • Lord Flashheart: Woof!
      George: Woof!
      Baldrick: Bark!

    • Blackadder: For us, the Great War is finito, a war which would be a damn sight simpler if we just stayed in England and shot fifty thousand of our men a week.

    • Lord Flashheart: Mind if I use your phone? If word gets out that I'm missing, 500 girls will kill themselves and I wouldn't want them on my conscience - not when they ought to be on my face! Hi. Flashheart here. Cancel the state funeral, tell the king to stop blubbing, Flash is not dead! I simply ran out of juice! Yeah, and before all the girls start saying 'oh no, what's the point living any more?' I'm talking about petrol! Woof! Woof! Yeah, I dumped the kite on the proles so send a car. General Melchett's driver should do. She hangs around with a big knob so she'll be used to a fellow like me. Woof! Woof!
      Blackadder: Look, do you think you could make your obscene phone call somewhere else?
      Lord Flashheart: No, not in half an hour you rubber desk-Johnny! Send the bitch with the wheels right now or I'll fly back to England and give your wife something to hang her towels on!

    • General Melchett: If nothing else works, a total pig-headed unwillingness to look facts in the face will see us through.

    • Lord Flashheart: Woof!
      Bob: Woof!
      Blackadder: God, it's like Crufts in here.

    • Baron von Richthoven: Ah, and the Lord Flashheart. This is indeed an honour. Finally, the two greatest gentleman fliers in the world meet. Two men of honour, who have jousted together in the cloud-strewn glory of the skies, face to face at last. How often I have rehearsed this moment of destiny in my dreams. The panoply to encapsulate the unspoken nobility of a comradeship.
      (Flashheart shoots von Richthoven)
      Lord Flashheart: What a poof!

    • George: Crikey, sir. I'm looking forward to today. Up diddly up, down diddly down, whoops, poop, twiddly dee - decent scrap with the fiendish Red Baron - bit of a jolly old crash landing behind enemy lines - capture, torture, escape, and then back home in time for tea and medals.
      Blackadder: George, who's using the family brain cell at the moment?

    • Blackadder: Flashheart, this is Captain Darling.
      Lord Flashheart: Captain Darling? Funny name for a guy isn't it? Last person I called "darling" was pregnant twenty seconds later.

    • Lord Flashheart: Still, since I'm here, I might as well doooooo it. As the bishop said to the netball team.

    • Lord Flashheart: Just because I can give multiple orgasms to the furniture just by sitting, doesn't mean that I'm not sick of this damn war.

    • Lord Flashheart: Enter the man who has no underwear. Ask me why.
      George: Why do you have no underwear, Lord Flash?
      Lord Flashheart: Because the pants haven't been built yet that'll take the job on!

    • Blackadder (to George): Shut up, and never say anything again as long as you live.

    • Blackadder (calling to leave a message for the Air Chief Commander): Message reads "Where are you, you bastard?"

    • Blackadder: Ask them who'd they prefer to meet - Squadron Commander Flashheart and the man who cleans out the public toilets in Aberdeen - and they'd go for Wee Jock Po-Pong McPlop every time.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Rik Mayall returns as Squadron Commander Lord Flasheart. He originally played Lord Flasheart in the 'Bells' episode of Blackadder II. In both episodes he ends up leaving with Gabrielle Glaister's character 'Bob'.