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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Blackadder by Richard Curtis. Then look no further. The Whole Damn Dynasty is the book for you. Here, at last, for the first time, are the full scripts of one of British television’s funniest comedies. Follow the hilarious misadventures of the despicable Edmund Blackadder and his dimwitted sidekick Baldrick through four centuries of hopelessly mangled English history: Aside from the ball-bouncingly funny scripts themselves, Blackadder also features special bonus sections: Paperbackpages.
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Can I expect to get an ebook for this? Really need the ebook! See 1 question about Blackadder…. Lists with This Book. But personally I’d mud wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock, and a sack of French porn. It can’t NOT keep popping up now and then, playfully intruding on my life on a regular basis. Infinitely quotable, highly rewatchable, it is a British comedy series I pretty much kn “A man may fight for many things: Infinitely quotable, highly rewatchable, it is a British comedy series I pretty much know by heart by now.
I’d even go as far as proclaiming my sense of humour in early childhood initially was solely derived from Blackadder’s peculiar brand of witticisms and sarcastic insults.
For that reason alone, to me it towers above all its peers – Fawlty Towers, Bottom, The Officeamong others- with ease. With the highest level of anxiety since Adolf found out his personal chef was of half-Jewish descent after having nibbled on an off-ish smelling Bratwurst, I decided to delve into the scripts of the original run, which comprises four historical periods. Would it hold up in written form, or fall flat like the scripts for say, Fawlty Towers did?
The suspense was killing me. In fact, it even manages to add to it. Apart from the deadpan, often hilarious descriptions of actions and reactions from the viewpoint of an omniscient observer, there is also extra materal included aptly titled “The Other Bits”: I’ll hold on to this volume until the day I die. In case of a catastrophic electrical grid failure, I’ll still have my Blackadder to peruse with glee. Also, is there a more poignant ending to a comedy show in existence than the anti-war episode “Goodbyee”?
Just as strong and impactful in written form. View all 12 comments.
Sep 10, Lisa rated it really liked it Recommends it for: As laugh out loud funny as watching it – every second reading this was time well-spent. Fans of British comedy. Unlike The Complete Fawlty Towersreading the scripts for Blackadder was just as entertaining – if not almost even more so!
A must-have for any fan. Mar 04, Mike rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Recommended to Mike by: Hooray for the Scarlet Pimpernel! Hooray for having all the words to the entire series of Blackadder! This is utter brilliance. Not dynast do you get all the words to the scripts they used in the show you get little things in the stage dynadty like the descriptions. The entire thing is utterly hilarious. A must for any Blackadder fan.
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May 05, Carrie rated it it was amazing. The only thing funnier than watching Black Adder, is reading it. Dec 15, viv rated it it was amazing. Blackadder is just so wonderful!
Blackadder: The Whole Damn Dynasty, by Richard Curtis
I was as happy “as a man who thought a cat had done it’s business on his pie, but it turned out to be an extra big blackberry”, while reading the book. Jun 30, Sue rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you’re not familiar with Blackadder, your life is incomplete. Jan 04, Kiril Valchev rated it really liked it. Primarily, this is just a book of all the scripts of all the episode – excluding the one-off special for the millennium, because that had’t been made at the time.
However, it deviates from being just a script book, into being something quite different by the fact that it fills in the gaps of all the Blackadder family members that we don’t see, but are sometimes referenced in epis Blackadder: However, it deviates from being just a script book, into being something quite different by the fact that it fills in the gaps of all the Blackadder family members that we don’t see, but are sometimes referenced in episodes.
We find out how the line survived to when it did, and how each generation seemed further down the pecking scale than the one before, each story being told with the whoke humour you could expect from an episode proper All in all, the book makes for a great read.
Somehow just reading through the scripts brings the voices of all these fantastic characters jumping back into your head, and you can’t help but grin at some of the stage direction as well. In my opinion, blackadxer is a book that’s well worth getting a copy for any fan of comedy in general. Also, if possible, can someone explain to be how “Goodbyeee” is somehow more poignant written down?
Dec 07, Dominick rated it blackadded liked it Shelves: Surprisingly, these scripts give a better sense blackkadder the show than is often the case. Often, reading the script feels a bit like looking at a blueprint or schematic design, rather than at the thing itself.
These scrips, though, read as very funny. Admittedly, I’ve seen most of the episodes, so I can “hear” the characters, but I doubt that is a major factor. I did realize, reading these, how extremely black the humour is–three of the four series end with most or all of the major characters dying a Surprisingly, these scripts whloe a better sense of the show than is often the case.
I did realize, reading these, how extremely black the humour is–three of the four series end with most or all of the major characters dying after all! The bonus material is less interesting than the scripts thelmselves, but that hardly matters, since the scripts are so funny. A must-have for Blackadder fans, and probably for any fan of British situational comedy. I remember as children my brother and I, who were the biggest fans of this series imaginable, spent endless hours recreating the scenarios in this book with unfettered glee.
Our parents didn’t mind one jot if we said the bad words in the scripts, because they knew we didn’t understand. In hindsight that may come off as abusive. Oh well, I had a ripping childhood at any rate. This book is a treasure for fans of the series or just plain old British humour.
The history is surprisingly well done, tho I remember as children my brother and I, who were the biggest fans of this series imaginable, spent endless hours recreating the scenarios in this book with unfettered glee.
The history is ths well done, though it gets a bit silly very quickly. The extras included are quite satisfying as well. Oct 06, Sebastian rated it it was amazing. You should watch the series first — the actors add an awful lot to the characters.
Blacjadder as hilarious in script form though: I laughed till my body ached The complete scripts of the Blackadder series – hilarious and brilliant.
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Jul 23, Daniel rated it really liked it. This product description was expressly stolen by me from Amazon. I added the irritatingly bold and italicized markup not too long after a coworker of mine, returning from a two week vacation, walked into the work environment facing the wrong direction. Not one to miss an opportunity I readily exclaimed “I see your you’re back” to absolutely no one in particular.
Review The greatest work of fiction since vows of fidelity were included in the French marriage service. Jul 14, Usfromdk rated it it was amazing. You can have the afternoon off when you die. I have watched the Blackadder series more than once, but some of the jokes included have always eluded me because of the speed with which things take place. The quotes above are examples of the sort of stuff that is likely to go over most “Who do you think you are?
The quotes above are examples of the sort of stuff that is likely to go over most people’s heads if they just watch the show without interruptions which is how it should be watched, in my opinion ; for example I have read at least a couple of books dealing with the history of medieval England yet I had no idea who Wat Tyler ‘a leader of the Peasants’ Revolt in England’, wiki tells me was.
Some people might think jokes that need to be explained are not funny; I rather approached examples like these there aren’t that many of them, but there are a few as hidden gems that only added to the experience of reading the book.