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What is a madcap comedy? A fan of classics like Bringing up Baby wonders about the origin of the term. Martha explains that years ago, the word cap sometimes referred to one’s “head.” So if someone’s “madcap,” they’re crazy in the head. And of course, what would Shakespeare’s Henry IV be without the “nimble-footed madcap Prince of Wales”? This is part of a complete episode.

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