Millennium Survey Results

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Blackadder Millennium Survey. Below you will find the results in a tabular form (although in no particular order). Hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did. You may agree with some of the results and others you might find quite surprising. Anyway, enough of my rambling, here are the results.

Q1: What character from the Blackadder series would you most like to spend New Year’s Eve with?
Flash – 9%
Baldrick – 17%
Queenie – 9%
Bob – 11%
Edmund – 25%
Melchett – 2%
Percy – 4%
George – 11%
Nurse Mary – 4%
Mad Gerald – 1%
Misc – 7%

Some of the miscellaneous include: Mr. Ploppy, Mrs. Miggins, Lady Whiteadder & Wee Jock Poo McPlop.

Q2: If you could travel in time, where and what time period would you go to?
Future – 9%
Elizabethan – 14%
Medieval – 12%
Victorian – 9%
60’s (mostly 1966) – 8%
Ancient Egypt – 4%
1917 – 3%
Renaissance – 1%
1920’s – 5%
1700’s – 4%
1950’s – 3%
Tudor – 4%
Georgian – 12%
Roman – 4%
1940’s – 1%
misc – 7%

Some of the miscellaneous include: The moon 1969, I want to stay here and now, two Sundays ago, 70’s & 80’s.

Q3: Do you think time travel is possible?
Yes – 48%
No – 43%
Don’t Know – 9%
Only in the West Country – 1 person

Q4: What is your favourite Blackadder episode?
Ink & Incapability – 4%
General Hospital – 5%
Bells – 9%
Chains – 5%
Goodbyeee – 8%
The Black Seal – 3%
Beer – 13%
Dual & Duality – 5%
Sense and Senility – 5%
Dish & Dishonesty – 5%
Money – 5%
Amy & Amiability – 2%
The Queen of Spain’s Beard – 2%
Captain Cook – 3%
Head – 2%
Nob & Nobility – 3%
Major Star – 1%
Witchsmeller Pursuivant – 2%
The Foretelling – 2%

‘Beer’ seems to be the most popular episode. It seems that a turnip that is shaped like a thingy amuses everyone, regardless of geographical location.

Q5: If you could create a series of the Blackadder, which historic time period would you choose?
Egyptian – 5%
Future – 6%
Roman / Biblical – 18%
60’s – 16%
1990’s – 4%
Tudor – 4%
Victorian – 7%
1929-1930 – 2%
Edwardian – 3%
Restoration – 3%
Dark Ages – 2%
Prehistoric – 3%
Arthurian – 3%
1770’s USA – 1%
WWII – 3%
500bc – 3%
Cold War Spy – 1%
1950’s UK – 2%
America – 1%
misc – 12%

Some of the strangest settings include: Blackadder as a superhero, a Robin Hood setting, Australian penal colonies, and 1930’s New York in a mafia setting.

Q6: What is your favourite line from the Blackadder series?

The most popular was ‘I have a cunning plan!’

With ‘We’re in the stickiest situation since Sticky the stick insect got stuck on a sticky bun.’ Coming second.

An honourable mention goes to: ‘I’d rather be a lapdog to a slip of a girl than a…..git!’

Q7: What is your favourite root vegetable?
turnip – 62%
Rudabega – 1%
Parsnips – 4%
Potato – 9%
Carrot – 8%
Beetroot – 1%
Don’t have one – 1%
Not a turnip – 1%
Not a cabbage – 1%
Vegetables that aren’t actually root vegetables – 12%

Amazingly, people seem to think that corn, peas, mushrooms, tomatoes & Baldrick are root vegetables. Although Baldrick is excusable.

Q8: Do you think there should be another series of the Blackadder?
Yes – 95%
No – 4%
Don’t know – 1%

Q9: Will you be visiting Skyscape to see Blackadder Back and Forth?
Yes – 43%
No – 45%
Don’t know – 9%
What’s Skyscape – 3%

Q10: Favourite series based on question 4
The Black Adder – 8%
Blackadder II – 35%
Blackadder the Third – 27%
Blackadder Goes Forth – 27%
Blackadder’s Christams Carol – 3%

Like I said at the top, there are some very surprising results.

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