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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Blackadder's Christmas Carol
(Guest Blogger: Bob Groppe)

Debbie’s husband Bob here. Debbie has graciously allowed me to make the final post in her holiday parodies series.

My favorite holiday show isn’t in rhyme and it doesn’t have any cheesy claymation elves reindeer, or heat misers. (Just how much acid do you think they were on when William Keenan and Phyllis McGinley came up with that?). The best Christmas show ever is Blackadder’s Christmas Carol.

Ebenezer Blackadder is the nicest man in England, and is of course, ripped off by everyone who comes into his store. The Ghost of Christmas Past Present and Future (played by Robbie Coltrane, Hagrid for you Harry Potter geeks), shows Blackadder how much nicer a man he is than his nasty ancestors, Lord Blackadder and Edmund Blackadder. Despite the ghost’s best efforts to praise Ebeneezer Blackadder’s charitable outlook, Ebeneezer comes away thinking his ancestors’ lives were a lot more exciting than his. He cons the ghost into sharing two visions of the distant future. If Balckadder chooses to act like his evil (but fun) ancestors, his descendent will marry Queen Asphyxia XIX and rule the universe. If Blackadder chooses to continue to live as England’s biggest sucker, his descendent will end up as a slave to Queen Asphyxia- and wearing a not very flattering loincloth. Guess which choice he makes- and it ain’t the one Dickens had in mind.

...please where can I buy a unicorn?
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