Sunday, December 23, 2007

Blackadder's Christmas Carol

Blackadder's Christmas Carol is the best spoof of the the classic Charles Dicken's tale "A Christmas Carol."

If you aren't familiar with the Blackadder series you'll still find this hilarious. Throughout the series the Blackadder family (each season is a different era in the same family) are one of the most ruthless and horrid families ever. In this Christmas special, Ebenezer Blackadder is the kindest and most gentle people in all of England.

He's walked on by all his so-called friends, and because he's so kind he doesn't stop them. He gives away all his profits, all his food, and all his gifts to ungrateful jerks. That evening the Spirit of Christmas (Robbie Coltrane) to come by and relax a bit from "scaring" bad people into being good but ends up showing Ebenezer's ancestors and eventually his descendants, causing Ebenezer to rethink his stance in life.

**** out of *****

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