|Episode count||1 Episode|
|Played by||Hugh Laurie|
Simon Partridge, also known as Farters Parters and Mr. Ostrich, is a notorious drunk who appeared in the second series's episode, "Beer", where he was invited to Lord Edmund Blackadder's "piss-up" as a means of Blackadder proving to Lord Melchett that he could handle his alcohol.
He was played by Hugh Laurie who would later go on to join the series on a permanent basis, beginning with Blackadder the Third.
Patridge is a perpetually drunken aristocrat nicknamed "Mr. Ostrich" who according to Lord Percy, Duke of Northumberland, is a fearful oik.
Patridge was also one of the guests involved to Blackadder's "piss-up" and got pretty drunk along with the others although they were unaware that Blackadder wasn't drinking.
After Blackadder was exposed as not having taken any alcohol, the others including Patridge forced Blackadder to drink some alcohol which left Blackadder so drunk that he sang a song about a goblin much to the horror of his uncle, Lord Whiteadder and aunt Lady Whiteadder.
Patridge later to everyone else's disbelief challenged Queen Elizabeth I to drink some beer which she did before vowing to execute the whole party.
The next morning, Patridge was seen in the dining room along with nearly everyone else, listening to Blackadder sing his song about goblins.
Like all the others at the piss-up, Partridge was loud and brash, often believing that every word sounded either rude or like "bums".
However upon learning that Blackadder had not even drinking any alcohol whatsoever, Partridge was actually overheard growling in anger, suggesting that behind the loud personality lies a man who may be willing to resort to physical violence upon learning that he's being lied to.