Episode 2

The Cavalier Years

Aired Wednesday 9:30 PM Feb 05, 1988 on BBC
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The Cavalier Years
As the only two loyalists to King Charles (sounding a lot like Prince Charles), it is up to Blackadder and Baldrick to come up with a plan to save the King from Oliver Cromwell's death sentence.

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      • Blackadder: Your head is as empty as a eunuch's underpants.

      • King Charles I: Blackadder, you're disguised as a priest! How dangerously stupid and perverted. It's just like school!

      • Blackadder: Sire, this is a matter of life and death!
        King Charles I: Nonsense Blackadder, I don't think there is a jury in England that would bring in a verdict of guilty against me.
        (A guard enters)
        Guard: Your Majesty, the verdict of the jury.
        (He hands Blackadder a document and exits)
        King Charles I: So, what does it say? Guilty or not guilty?
        Blackadder: (reads the document) I'll give you two guesses.
        King Charles I: Not guilty.
        Blackadder: One more guess.

      • King Charles I: Wait a minute - that voice has a familiar ring! And so does that finger!

      • Blackadder: Shut up, with the greatest respect, Your Majesty.

      • Baldrick: I have a cunning plan to save the king.
        Blackadder: Ha! Well forgive me if a don't do a cartwheel of joy; your family's history in the department of cunning planning is about as impressive as Stumpy O'Leg McNolegs' personal best in the Market Harborough marathon.

      • Blackadder: We will enter a hideous age of Puritanism. They'll close all the theaters...lace handkerchiefs for men will be illegal...and I won't be able to find a friendly face to sit on this side of Boulogne!

      • Blackadder: Oh damn! One measly civil war in the entire history of England and I'm on the wrong bloody side!

      • Blackadder: Baldrick, your brain is like the four-headed, man-eating haddock fish-beast of Aberdeen.
        Baldrick: In what way?
        Blackadder: It doesn't exist.

      • Edmund: (in disguise, singing): The Earl he has a thousand guineas, hey nonnie no. he gave them all to the man with the axe. Oh."

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