Watch just the first 1:03 of this video (actually you can jump in at 0:35, the first bit is the credits) and tell me if you don’t want to watch the rest of this show.
I can now retroactively complete my list of British TV on Netflix “Watch Instantly” (streaming video to your computer; free with any plan, which start at $9/month). “Black Adder” is probably the best of the bunch, and if you don’t want to pay $50 to $80 for a box set, you can watch all but the “Back and Forth” special RIGHT NOW in your pajamas! Which I am about to do. Starting with Series II, which I love the most dearly.
If you think Hugh Laurie’s good in “House,” … oh boy do you owe it to yourself to watch this. My crush on Mr. Laurie dates to the episode “Chains,” excerpted above. (Hugh shows up a little later.)