Thursday, October 29, 2009

Blackadder in iTunes

I reinstalled Firefox today and hadn’t gotten to installing the AdBlock extension yet, when I stumbled across an ad for Black Adder on the BBC website. For those that don’t know what I’m talking about, Blackadder was a 4-season show on the BBC One network, which was re-broadcast by PBS usually on Saturday nights around 11pm here in the US. The series stars Rowan Atkinson and Tony Robinson as Edmund and Baldrick Blackadder, respectively. (You may alternatively know Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Bean from the British series that also spawned several movies.) Anyway, each season of Blackadder is set in a different historical period , with Blackadder and Baldrick as the main characters. With Atkinson, anything can and is made funny

Thanks, PBS, for airing this in the States and introducing me to outside comedy including Blackadder, Red Dwarf, Fawlty Towers, and The Red Green Show!