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5.0 out of 5 stars Under-rated classic, 30 Sep 2007
This review is from: Blackadder 3 - The Entire Historic Third Series [1987] [DVD] (DVD)
The third series of Blackadder tends to get forgotten because its sandwiched between the superb series 2 and the even more superb series 4. Be of no doubt though this is comedy of the highest class. Maybe not quite as good as those two but still exceptional.

The highlights in series 3 are many, but my favourites are the episode with Robbie Coltrane as Samuel Johnson and the episode with Stephen Fry as Wellington. There are an endless stream of fabulous lines from these two episodes, but I'll settle for one [Blackadder replying to the Prince Regent when asked whether he thought Johnson was a genius]:
"No sir, I do not. Unless, of course, the definition of genius in his ridiculous dictionary is 'a fat dullard or wobble-bottom; a pompous ass with sweaty dewflaps"

Hugh Laurie deserves credit for playing the Prince Regent so brilliantly and naturally Rowan Atkinson as Blackadder the Butler is perfect. Its hard to believe that its twenty years ago since this was first aired, and that it hasn't dated at all. Superb comedy and entertainment all rolled into one.
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