19 August 2008

The burning of Johnson's Dictionary

I couldn't wait any longer. After blogging the Rowan Atkinson skit below, I had to look up some Blackadder episodes. There are hundreds of them at YouTube and Google Video.

One of my favorites sketches is from Blackadder the Third - the episode entitled "Ink and Incapability," in which Baldrick accidentally burns Samuel Johnson's famous Dictionary.

Rowan Atkinson (Blackadder), Hugh Laurie (as the Prince of Wales), Tony Robinson (Baldrick), and Robbie Coltrane guesting as Samuel Johnson. The clip embedded above is the longest segment I could find; it has Portugese subtitles, which I trust won't distract from the humor.


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