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September 10, 2012

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Wentworth Smith

I would disagree with your general premise here and say we DON’T want to see them go over the top as we know full well what that means. Over the top isn’t a monkey chasing a banana. Watching it now I want one of their stupid schemes to work, or for them to get a last minute reprieve as seen in earlier episodes. For me there is a now kind of low level anxiousness hanging over the episode (I’m not sure if this was the case when I watched it when it originally aired, thinking back I can’t remember knowing it was the finale), it’s still funny but knowledge of the ending really makes it an unusual sitcom watch.

Chamomiles Davis

I've been a fan of the "Blackadder" series ever since PBS began airing it in the late 80's, along with "Red Dwarf," "Fawlty Towers" and "Monty Python." I can still quote entire episodes of the "Regency" season by heart today.

I remember how affected I was by this episode when I first watched it. Even though I knew that Edmund Blackadder and his descendants inevitably snuffed it come season's end, this one... well, it stung a little bit.

Knowing now that there wouldn't be another series in production (aside from the occasional special), "Goodbyeee" was -- for me, anyway -- the "Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End" of the "Blackadder" era.

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