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In what ways does Black Adder Goes Forth follow the conventions of sitcom and in what way does it differ from what we expect?

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In what ways does Black Adder Goes Forth follow the conventions of sitcom and in what way does it differ from what we expect? In this essay I am going to write about the final episode of black adder goes forth, how it follows the conventions of sitcom, also how it differs from what we expect. In this episode black adder tries his best not to go over the top, but it does not work, near the end; the viewers believe that black adder is the only one of them that is worried about going over the top, as it is 'the big push'. ...read more.

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Black adder goes forth has many typical sitcom conventions, for example there are many characters that are stereotypical, such as; sarcastic, black adder uses this a lot, especially to Baldrick. Also characters and the general comedy of it all. Another tone of voice used a lot s happy, like when Baldrick said, "It was the first time I felt really popular!" It made Baldrick feel really happy and the viewers happy for him. It was also very funny on the viewers, as Baldrick gave the impression of being miserable, but cheerful and having a big grin on his face. ...read more.

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Also there is a lot of irony used, like near the end, black adder mentions, "The great war, 1914 - 1917." When it actually finished in 1918! This is very different unlike many previous episodes, as they all start and finish the same, in the trenches. Whereas the final episode of black adder goes forth, they all die. It is also very different to other sitcoms like only fools and horses. In one episode, they discover an old watch they had in their garage, and sell it for �6.2million! But in the end they lose it all. Black adder goes forth, they lose something too, but valuable, their lives. George realises most of his friends are dead and Baldrick thought war would be fun, but obviously it wasn't! ...read more.

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