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Blackadder Series 5?
« on: June 30, 2019, 02:48:49 PM »
Looks it like it might possibly be happening? Well according to "a source", so take that as you will.

https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5399/blackadder_series_5/

It would be nice to see the old boys back together(particularly Stephen and Hugh), but...the odds of such a thing being any good are pretty slim, let's face it.

Re: Blackadder Series 5?
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2019, 02:58:57 PM »
Richard Curtis and Ben Elton have turned into such shitty writers though.

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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2019, 03:03:31 PM »
It could work of there’s competent millennials heading up the writing. If it’s Curtis, Elton & co giving older people’s takes on younger people’s takes on older people, I guarantee it will be shit.

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Re: Blackadder Series 5?
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2019, 03:06:04 PM »
It could work of there’s competent millennials heading up the writing. If it’s Curtis, Elton & co giving older people’s takes on younger people’s takes on older people, I guarantee it will be shit.

Didn't Elton once write a teenage girl whose catchphrase was 'hashtag (various words)'-you know, like you always hear teenagers going round saying!?

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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2019, 03:28:54 PM »
Dunno but it sounds so much like something he’d do that it’s valid to make fun of him for it.

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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2019, 03:40:37 PM »
There's no way this could be any good. Also, it probably won't happen.

Re: Blackadder Series 5?
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2019, 04:36:30 PM »
It'll be the shittest shit since Simon Shit (the shit shitter) shat shit onto a shitty stack of shit.

I don't have high hopes.

Re: Blackadder Series 5?
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2019, 04:52:20 PM »
Sounds shit but I remember this sort of rumour not that long ago

It'll be the shittest shit since Simon Shit (the shit shitter) shat shit onto a shitty stack of shit.
lol

Re: Blackadder Series 5?
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2019, 05:21:12 PM »
Apparently it's going to be set in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.

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Re: Blackadder Series 5?
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2019, 05:29:10 PM »
Maybe Curtis can work in a joke where the characters connive to have one of their wives unwittingly, and under the influence, be lured into having sex with another man..
« Last Edit: June 30, 2019, 08:51:35 PM by kidsick5000 »

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« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2019, 05:47:13 PM »
They could set it at the start of the eighties, when Edmund Blackadder, aspiring sitcom writer, seems on the verge of having his medieval ancestor's comic adventures accepted to be made into a series, only for his script to be stolen and used by someone else...

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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2019, 05:53:33 PM »
STUDENT: Actually I'm not a woman any more - I identify as a man, and wish to be known as Bob.

PROFESSOR BLACKADDER: "Bob"?

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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2019, 06:00:30 PM »
CHANCELLOR LIZ TUDOR:
Did I hear you make a sexist remark in that lecture, Professor Blackadder?

PROFESSOR BLACKADDER:
Most assuredly not, Chancellor. Why I’d sooner call you a stupid cow who’s got her position by being on her back more times than the winner of the 2020 all-comers lying down competition, than make a sexist remark.

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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2019, 07:06:07 PM »
Hopefully just another in the long long line of many Sun stories where a 'source' reveals news about some film/TV sequel that never actually happens.

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« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2019, 07:31:50 PM »

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« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2019, 07:59:22 PM »
No one posted this yet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7xsGHMdNEA

That show almost managed to devastate the history of British comedy.

Re: Blackadder Series 5?
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2019, 08:11:58 PM »
They can’t possibly be thinking of using the same cast? Tony Robinson is now a hundred-year-old moleman who steals skeletons out of Salisbury plain; Rowan Atkinson earns a billion pounds a year saying the word “wibble” in front of the queen; Steven Fry is a great slumbering hill of pate; Hugh Larry is off being in American things and who even fuck knows about Tim Mcinnery probably getting his knob out in Starlight Express like some kind of rollerskate nonce.

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« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2019, 09:08:05 PM »
CHANCELLOR LIZ TUDOR:
Did I hear you make a sexist remark in that lecture, Professor Blackadder?

PROFESSOR BLACKADDER:
Most assuredly not, Chancellor. Why I’d sooner call you a stupid cow who’s got her position by being on her back more times than the winner of the 2020 all-comers lying down competition, than make a sexist remark.
That made me laugh and now I'm thinking it wouldn't be quite as horrendous an idea as it seems.

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« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2019, 09:56:22 PM »
Apparently it's going to be set in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.

Should be as least as far back as the 80s, to have any sort of period feel.

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Re: Blackadder Series 5?
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2019, 10:03:43 PM »
It’ll never happen and it would be a late series AbFab level disaster if it did.

Re: Blackadder Series 5?
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2019, 10:58:34 PM »
Looks it like it might possibly be happening? Well according to "a source", so take that as you will.

https://www.comedy.co.uk/tv/news/5399/blackadder_series_5/

It would be nice to see the old boys back together(particularly Stephen and Hugh), but...the odds of such a thing being any good are pretty slim, let's face it.
"It should be noted the characters returning has not been officially confirmed by anyone involved, and it is not the first time that a fifth series has been reported but then nothing has appeared."

At least, I was going to say that, but the article itself beat me to it!

When has a sequel 30 years later EVER let us down? (Could we be suffering from let-down-syndrome?)

Re: Blackadder Series 5?
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2019, 11:10:00 PM »
I'm going to take a stab at the contents to come...

Ep 1: Safe Spaces
Ep 2: Political Correctness
Ep 3: Transgender
Ep 4: No Platformed
Ep 5: Postmodern
Ep 6: Harassment

Basically, this Simpsons sketch extended for a six episode season:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8M2tg2RkIQ


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Re: Blackadder Series 5?
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2019, 11:33:30 PM »
I’m struggling to think of who the Baldrick character would be. I suppose if it was a posh Oxbridge university he’d be a porter.

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« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2019, 11:55:12 PM »
I’m struggling to think of who the Baldrick character would be. I suppose if it was a posh Oxbridge university he’d be a porter.

Mature student maybe?

The whole idea sounds awful. Product of too much curvoisier in a posh London club. Let it die now.

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Re: Blackadder Series 5?
« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2019, 11:59:34 PM »
I’m struggling to think of who the Baldrick character would be. I suppose if it was a posh Oxbridge university he’d be a porter.

The History Man meets a load of snowflakes.

Please don't do this.

(It will be set in a redbrick because they all think 'redbrick' is funny)

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« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2019, 12:04:56 AM »
Or at Hull University, because it’s funny to have a sideways pop at the plebs (many of whom weren’t even privately educated)!

Obviously I’m classically educated but my point re: snobbery still stands.

Re: Blackadder Series 5?
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2019, 12:29:02 AM »
I'm going to take a stab at the contents to come...

Ep 1: Safe Spaces
Ep 2: Political Correctness
Ep 3: Transgender
Ep 4: No Platformed
Ep 5: Postmodern
Ep 6: Harassment

Basically, this Simpsons sketch extended for a six episode season:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8M2tg2RkIQ

Which I could imagine being the reason behind such a potential choice of subject, a setting that would allow for recycling a lot of existing comedy rather than having to come up with something more wholly original.

Re: Blackadder Series 5?
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2019, 12:35:53 AM »
Blackadder was never contemporary though, and it wasn't even using it's setting to make any kind of social or political commentary, I mean it touches on gender (bob) and class system most of all but I don't feel it goes out of its way to be political. It's all about Blackadder getting into shit situations and digging himself out in the nick of time, classic sit com stuff.

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Re: Blackadder Series 5?
« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2019, 12:37:04 AM »
Hopefully there's no credibility to this rumour.  Just leave it the fuck alone.  Not everything needs to be revived, especially decades after the fact, when the creatives involved are way past their peak.

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Re: Blackadder Series 5?
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2019, 12:37:49 AM »
Blackadder was never contemporary though, and it wasn't even using it's setting to make any kind of social or political commentary, I mean it touches on gender (bob) and class system most of all but I don't feel it goes out of its way to be political. It's all about Blackadder getting into shit situations and digging himself out in the nick of time, classic sit com stuff.

It’ll be all “snowflakes” and “SJWs” ie a load of shit