I have a CUNNING PLAN...

- Baldrick, dogsbody to Edmund Blackadder


Blackadder: The path of my life is strewn with cowpats from the Devil's own satanic herd.

"Cunning Plan" is a catchphrase from the BBC TV historical comedy series, Blackadder (1983, 1986, 1987, 1989), which spans the years 1485-1917, starring Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Tim McInnerny, Miranda Richardson, Rik Mayall...

Cunning Plan is also sung in the credits:

The sound of hoof beats 'cross the glade / Good folk, lock up your son and daughter /
Beware the deadly flashing blade / Unless you want to end up shorter /
Black Adder, Black Adder, he rides a pitch black steed /
Black Adder, Black Adder, he's very bad indeed

Black: his gloves of finest mole / Black: his codpiece made of metal /
His horse is blacker than a vole / His pot is blacker than his kettle /
 Black Adder, Black Adder, with many a cunning plan /
Black Adder, Black Adder, you horrid little man.

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