By request, I hereby create the Blackadder thread. May it live in infamy, just like it's namesake. Anyway... I was first exposed to Blackadder via public television. Most people in the states don't know anything more than it's a show "with that Mr. Bean guy, but he talks." I thought it was hilarious and I wanted to see more. After seeing a low-quality VHS copy of the Christmas special I was a confirmed fanatic and treasure my Blackadder DVD set. I happen to have a weakness for UK comedy shows; Python & Fawlty Towers of course, but also Father Ted, the Young Ones, and whatnot. I've even been known to laugh at Are You Being Served. I love Blackadder because he's such a b*stard - he's just evil. Atkinson as Blackadder awakens the hidden (maybe not so) little bastard in me. The supporting cast is fantastic. Tim McInnerny and Hugh Laurie are excellent idiot sidekicks, and of course Stephen Fry is an absolute comedic and intellectual force. Baldrick is funny less for what he does than what the world of Blackadder does to him. But that thingie-shaped turnip was inimitable. So now I'm looking into a Little Bit of Fry & Laurie and other stuff involving Blackadder alumni. Rick Mayal as Lord Flashheart has amazing lines. "Love the Beard! It gives me something to HOLD ONTO!". A Flasheart quote once recited by a friend of mine in a very innaproppriate setting some years ago, with hilarious results. BTW, I think I was the last person on earth that didn't recognize Laurie in House, MD. So tell me how great this show is!