Blackadder/Recap/S2/E05 Beer

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God pats Edmund on the back and says "good boy, Edmund;" his aunt and uncle, Lord and Lady Whiteadder, the two most fanatical puritans in England, are coming to dinner to discuss his inheritance. But all is not well; Edmund has inadvertidly bet Lord Melchett a thousand florins that he can outdrink him, and has agreed to host the drinking party on the same night. And of course, Edmund famously can't hold his liquor. On top of all that, Queenie has decided to spy on "the boys" to see what really goes on at these drinking parties of theirs. So Edmund must host two parties in one night, convince his puritanical aunt he is a model Christian, and win his bet with Lord Melchett, without consuming a drop of alcohol. This calls for a cunning plan...


  • Bawdy Song: Edmund's song about goblins, 'I'm Merlin the Happy Pig' and Melchett's song about a girl with a 'dickie di doo'
  • Can't Hold His Liquor: Edmund.
  • Curse Cut Short: 'duck, that sounds almost like f-'
  • Drunken Song: Edmund tends to sing about goblins when he gets drunk
  • Dry Crusader: Lord and Lady Whiteadder are these (at least until the end of the episode).
  • The Fundamentalist: Lord and Lady Whiteadder
  • Innocent Innuendo: Queenie says she was awakened by a terrific banging by Lord Melchett. Edmund says 'never knew he had it in him.'
    • Also, Lady Whiteadder eating the thingie shaped turnp and saying it takes her back to her wedding night
  • Insult Backfire: Lady Whiteadder asks Percy if anyone has ever told him he's a giggling imbecile. Percy responds "Oh, yes."
  • Holier Than Thou: The Whiteadders, again.
  • Shave and a Haircut: Queenie knocks ont he door, and Percy seems to do the "two bits" part
  • Two-Timer Date: Edmund's two parties.
  • Unusual Euphemism: Lady Whiteadder calls brests 'devils dumplings'