Heather over at Note From Lapland suggested that The Office was the best Comedy Series of All Time. [shaking my head]. Clearly, Heather has lost the plot. Ricky Gervais is one of the most annoying people in the world ever.
Heather seems to have forgotten all about Blackadder! Which is obviously THE best comedy series of all time, is timeless and can be watched over and over again.
Edmund Blackadder goes through the ages as a male housekeeper and personal assistant, including to Queen Elizabeth I.
Classic lines from the show are sheer genius and are usually aimed at the hapless, brainless Baldric. Lines such as:
Baldrick used the line 'I have a cunning plan' in every episode. The cunning plan was always useless.
Blackadder; You wouldn't know a cunning plan if it came and danced naked on a harpsichord singing cunning plans are here again.
Blackadder: Baldrick. Your brain is so tiny, that if a hungry cannibal were to crack your head open, there wouldn't be enough to cover a small water biscuit.
Blackadder: I have a plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel
Edmund on Cousin MacAdder: "He's mad! He's mad. He's madder than Mad Jack McMad, the winner of this year's Mr Madman competition."
Blackadder: this is the most useless thing since the book 'how to learn french' was translated to french.
Blackadder: i believe the phrase rhymes with.... clucking bell.
"Baldrick, an eternity in the company of Beelzebub and his instruments of torture will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me, and this pencil!"
I could go on all day, but won't. The dry humour and sarcasm is pure genius. All lines are delivered with such seriousness but are hilarious. I don't know how they managed to keep a straight face. Rowan Atkinson deserves several awards for his acting in Blackadder. The other characters are also amazing. The entire cast must have had such a laugh filming the 4 series of Blackadder. I'd love to see the outtakes!!
So - skip The Office and go and watch Blackadder!