Incoming via email this weekend, this 2013 Daily Telegraph article claims to have assembled (although we’ve fallen foul of these list things before) the Top 30 lines ever uttered by any of the Blackadder clan.
Some appropriate for January:
I’m as poor as a church mouse, that’s just had an enormous tax bill on the very day his wife ran off with another mouse, taking all the cheese.
Some useful for insulting people of social media:
You ride a horse rather less well than another horse would. Your brain would make a grain of sand look large and ungainly and the part of you that can’t be mentioned, I am reliably informed by women around the Court, wouldn’t be worth mentioning even if it could be.
And plenty – plenty – about his sidekick’s infamous best ideas:
Baldrick, you wouldn’t recognise a subtle plan if it painted itself purple and danced naked on a harpsichord singing ‘subtle plans are here again’.
Lots more to see here.