Blackadder Status Update Day Is Tomorrow - What's Your Magnificent Octopus About?

I've had two Blackadder (one of the funniest shows in British TV history) related posts before: two of my favourite quotes, for last year's Blackadder Status Update Day ("so what was the chicken impression in aid of?" and "fortune vomits on my eiderdown once more"); and a post on Procrastinating with Rowan Atkinson.

Some of my other favourite quotes are:

"Sausage?!"
(Dr. Johnson, and the word he left out of his dictionary)

"Nathaniel sits on a spike. I sit on Nathaniel. Two spikes would be an extravagance."
(Blackadder's Puritan relatives)

"You shot my Speckled Jim!?"
(Colonel Melchett, on the loss of his passenger pigeon)

"Permission to jolly well speak right now sir, otherwise I might just burst like a bally balloon."
(George, as he's swindled by Blackadder)

"Some beans."
(Baldrick's answer to 'what is two beans plus two beans?')

"Madam, without you, life is like a broken pencil... pointless."
(Blackadder curries favour with the Queen)

"Wobble."
(Blackadder tries to get out of the war, with pencils up his nostrils)

And so on. But, in honour of all of us writers, here's Blackadder describing his magnum opus ("Edmund. A Butler's Tale. A huge, roller coaster of a novel in four hundred sizzling chapters. A searing indictment of domestic servitude in the eighteenth century, with some hot gypsies thrown in"), and Baldrick telling of his own 'magnificent octopus' ("Once upon a time, there was a lovely little sausage called `Baldrick', and it lived happily ever after."):

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