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blackadder on bullying and shorts

Blackadder was a BBC history sitcom, each series set in a different era. Blackadder 2, made in 1986, was set in the sixteenth century court of Elizabeth 1. From the final episode, Chains: Ludwig: I am going to overthrow your queen and your country. the master of disguise will become the master of the world. Blackaddder: Ah yes Ludwig, just one thing before you go... Ludwig: Yes? Blackadder: Were you ever bullied at school? Ludwig: What do you mean? Blackadder: Well, all this ranting and raving about power, there must be a reason for it. Ludwig: No, not at all, at my school to have greasy hair and spots was a sign of maturity. Blackadder: Ha, i thought so.And I bet your mother made you wear shorts, right up to the final year. Ludwig: Shut up, shut up. When I'm king of England no one will call me Shortie Greasy Spot-pot ever again. Melchett: Touched a nerve there, I think.
Is this scene the faraway sickest nationally orchestrated hate crime and pogrom in the whole history of modern Western TV?
yes
no
Would you expect it to cause serious problems for real boys in school next day, for reasons that are not their fault?
yes
no
Should this be allowed?
yes
no
Was this Blackadder episode an act of genocide against shorts and everyone who likes them for decent sensible reasons?
yes
no
Do you know of it making bullying worse?
yes
no
Did it affect you?
wrong age group
yes
no
Who of the following are hypocrites for belonging to persecuted groups themeselves yet being willing to make the episode?
none
Ben Elton, who wears glasses and is Jewish
Richard Curtis, who wears glasses
Stephen Fry, gay and Jewish
Rowan Atkinson, a stammerer and selfconscious
Tony Robinson, small and was bullied
Hugh Laurie, emotionally damaged by public school
Miranda Richardson
Tim McInnerny
What do you think of real mothers who are not affected by the episode? (I met one in the Delphi forum Historic Boys' Clothing and she just called me mentally ill for being obsessed with Blackadder and said she couldn't see any reason why the episode should cause her 2 sons any problems, then I posted a link to a description of bullying-caused suicides and she made no further answer.
should be put away
should have their sons taken away from them
should be forced to allow longs
should be allowed to carry on regardless
should every child be allowed to choose a cultural environment for their education that suits them, and have it made available, possibly having to travel a bit for it?
yes
no they should have to endure blackadder
no but blackadder should have been banned
yes but nonlocaltravel to school is somehow wrong
yes just a bit
maybe
This poll was created on 2005-01-31 17:31:34 by redadder