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Goodbyeee 

Blackadder pretends that he's insane to avoid certain death carrying out the General's order for the "big push".

Director:

Richard Boden (uncredited)

Writers:

Richard Curtis (by), Ben Elton (by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Rowan Atkinson ... Captain Edmund Blackadder
Tony Robinson ... Private S Baldrick
Stephen Fry ... General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett
Hugh Laurie ... Lieutenant The Honourable George Colthurst St. Barleigh
Tim McInnerny ... Captain Kevin Darling
Geoffrey Palmer ... Field Marshal Haig

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Storyline

After years of futile trench warfare, General Melchett gives the order for the "big push": a suicidal charge across the battlefield towards hundreds of German machine guns. Desperate to avoid participating, Captain Blackadder hatches a plan to convince his superiors that he has gone insane and therefore cannot go into combat. Written by Murray Chapman

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Genres:

Comedy | War

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the last three series of "Blackadder," all of the episodes of a particular series have titles that fit a pattern: all of the episodes of Blackadder II (1986) have single-word titles; all of the episodes of Blackadder the Third (1987) have titles of the form "X and Y"; the first five episodes of "Blackadder Goes Forth" all have a military rank in their titles. "Goodbyeeee" is the only episode in the last three series that has a title that does not fit the pattern. See more »

Goofs

When Darling gives his "bugger" line toward the end, he's still wearing an overcoat. After a two-second cut to Blackadder's response, we see Darling again, now without the overcoat. See more »

Quotes

Private Baldrick: No, the thing is: The way I see it, these days there's a war on, right? And, ages ago, there wasn't a war on, right? So, there must have been a moment when there not being a war on went away, right? And there being a war on came along. So, what I want to know is: How did we get from the one case of affairs to the other case of affairs?
Captain Blackadder: Do you mean "How did the war start?"
Private Baldrick: Yeah.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits for the final episode are abrupt. After we see Blackadder and co. go over the top to their deaths, the music goes to a slow, mournful rendition of the main theme, and the scene shifts slowly to a shot of a real-life WWI trench, as it appears today -- a poppy-decked hill with the trench only barely visible. There is no ending credit roll, and instead, the Blackadder Goes Fourth logo and the BBC logo and copyright date appear unobtrusively in a corner. See more »

Connections

Featured in Blackadder Exclusive: The Whole Rotten Saga (2008) See more »

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That ending...
22 November 2018 | by mindbender2302See all my reviews

...Bravo.... Comedy fans must watch it... Enough said.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1989 (UK) See more »

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