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Re: Really stupid answers from TV quiz shows.

Post by Mike » Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:21 pm

:lol: :lol: That's what I thought the answer was too, scroll down to the 'Libel Case' part :- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_P ... 0a%20slang

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Post by Nighthawke » Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:31 pm

That is just one of the old urban legends that are just not true. Apart from Roger the cabin boy, there were two or three others including Master Bates. I've had a conversation in our office more than once regarding the characters' names and we can never remember the correct ones! I guess The Governess (Anne H) had the same problem! Incidentally the actual cabin boy was called Tom in the series.

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Post by Mike » Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:01 pm

One from Tipping Point this afternoon :-

Q. How many contestants are there on the Channel 4 programme 'Countdown'?

A. One

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Re: Really stupid answers from TV quiz shows.

Post by Alfie » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:26 pm

Entertainer Richard Digance was one of the people that perpetuated the myth of Cabin Boy Master Bates and he was was threatened with legal action as well. If you get the chance to go and see Richard Digance he does a wonderful show full of antidotes of his long career including many of the time he was on countdown.

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Post by Bobcode » Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:29 am

Alfie wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:26 pm
Entertainer Richard Digance was one of the people that perpetuated the myth of Cabin Boy Master Bates and he was was threatened with legal action as well. If you get the chance to go and see Richard Digance he does a wonderful show full of antidotes of his long career including many of the time he was on countdown.
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Post by raptor9 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:47 am

Slight thread drift. My sister, who has no sense of humour whatsoever, saw a Richard Digance show 4 years ago and said she had never laughed so much in her life. 50 years ago, my wife and I hired Richard for a private party for £15!!!!. He had a folk group called Pisces in those days, with John O'connor and Tim Greenwood. He was ALWAYS destined for success even in those days. Hoping to see him in January in Bury St. Edmunds.

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Re: Really stupid answers from TV quiz shows.

Post by Fastwalker » Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:07 pm

I remember on Family Fortunes in the 80s, a question was asked 'name something you take to the beach' , answer 'Turkey' .

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Post by The Phantom » Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:55 pm

Fastwalker wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:07 pm
I remember on Family Fortunes in the 80s, a question was asked 'name something you take to the beach' , answer 'Turkey' .
That was the now infamous episode with the 'Turkey Man'
He lost his head and just ended up answering turkey to about 3 questions on the trot in the final round. Hilarious!

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Post by Mike » Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:33 pm

Last Friday on Tipping Point..........

Q :- Which is the only letter that is a consonant in the US state 'Ohio'?

Contestant's answer :- 'I'

D'oh!!! :lol:
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Post by EdC » Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:40 pm

I think it's always a laugh when the contestant says "Well Bradley / Ben ( other presenters are available ), I really don't know so I'll take an educated guess". How does that even begin to make sense ?

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Post by Philly1971 » Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:26 pm

The urban legend game show response that has to top the list is the old “up the backside” gag, which was supposedly a response on the Mister and Missus game show.....or at least a version of it made somewhere on the globe....Zimbabwe is my favourite, as the wife says “ up the pop ole”

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Post by Mike » Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:32 pm

One from 'The Chase' a few minutes ago.................... :whistle:

Q. Which animal's height is measured in 'hands' from the ground to the top of it's withers?
A. Bird

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Post by raptor9 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:02 pm

Really??. Ye Gods........... Trouble is, he/she probably could name the whole of the Celebrity list from A to Z and all the top ten albums since Pontius was a Pilot. I'm pleased that I can't!.

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Post by raptor9 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:17 pm

And on Richard Osman's 'House of Games' tonight. 'How many miles is it in a straight line from York in the U.K. to New York U.S.A. Answer? 300,000 miles. I didn't realise Concorde could do THAT in 3 hours!!!.

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Post by Mark » Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:15 am

Always a favourite from the chase..

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Re: Really stupid answers from TV quiz shows.

Post by Mark » Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:37 am

FFS, just spent 20 minutes watching Bradley Walsh corpse on 'The Chase' thanks to you lot...

To be fair, that was actually the funniest 20 minutes of the last 18 months so perhaps I should be thanking you instead of moaning (which seems to to be the national pastime of late)...
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Re: Really stupid answers from TV quiz shows.

Post by Blackcat1 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:36 pm

Chase now. Land of my father's is the national anthem for what country? Answer : Ireland!!!

Shameful! 😂
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Post by Mike » Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:46 pm

Yup, I saw that too - surely the answer is Bangladesh?
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Re: Really stupid answers from TV quiz shows.

Post by Blackcat1 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:50 pm

You should be on it! 😂🙄🙄🙄🙄😂
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Post by Blackcat1 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:55 pm

And yesterday a contestant thought Orville Wright was the Orville the Duck! Or something along that line 😂😂 Quack quack 🦆🦆
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