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Old 26-05-2015, 22:40
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On tonight's Pointless:

Question Posed: "Assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas."

Girl's Answer: "JR!"

Words fail me.
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Old 26-05-2015, 22:49
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On tonight's Pointless:

Question Posed: "Assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas."

Girl's Answer: "JR!"

Words fail me.
I'm sure that's already been done on another programme.
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Old 26-05-2015, 23:01
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I'm sure that's already been done on another programme.
That Pointless episode is a repeat. I've seen that answer before. Hilarious .
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Old 26-05-2015, 23:14
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Wrong...

ANNE ROBINSON: Of which hot drink is ‘eat’ an anagram?

CONTESTANT: Hot chocolate?

(The Weakest Link, BBC1)
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Old 26-05-2015, 23:41
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There were a lot of belters on Family Fortunes.

http://www.stupidgsa.com/british/family-fortunes/
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Old 26-05-2015, 23:42
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The producers construct these sort of quiz shows so that the target audience can have the satisfaction of believing that for much of the time they are as intelligent, or more so, than the contestants. It's part of the appeal. Something like Uni Challenge wouldn't work in those time slots.

To achieve this, as well as reasonably intelligent people, they also have to recruit a number of dumb contestants. Some are apparently really dumb.
But there again, sometimes on Uni Challenge, occasionally somebody can say something dumb, even Paxo.
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Old 27-05-2015, 00:02
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On Family Fortunes -

Q. Name a type of bean

A. A les-bean (as is lesbein)
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Old 27-05-2015, 00:19
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This one makes me laugh. From Family Fortunes:

Question: Name a bird with a long neck

Contestant: Naomi Campbell

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Old 27-05-2015, 00:25
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On Family Fortunes -

Q. Name a type of bean

A. A les-bean (as is lesbein)
As in Lesbian
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Old 27-05-2015, 00:27
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On tonight's Pointless:

Question Posed: "Assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas."

Girl's Answer: "JR!"

Words fail me.
Well JR was shot 35+ Years ago in Dallas, JFK was shot 50+ years ago in Dallas. Somebody of a certain age could very easily confuse the two especially these days.
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Old 27-05-2015, 01:20
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I remember one years ago from some quiz
Q. What is the unique feature of a Manx cat?
A. It has three legs
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Old 27-05-2015, 01:21
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There was one on the recent series of Two Tribes.

Question: What fruit is used to make a Banoffee pie?
Answer: Apples.

Maybe not the most stupid answer ever, but it gave me belly laugh.
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Old 27-05-2015, 01:43
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Look up film called Idiocracy. I fear for the future with people like this.
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Old 27-05-2015, 02:09
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Look up film called Idiocracy. I fear for the future with people like this.
I watched that film recently, terrifyingly brilliant!!
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Old 27-05-2015, 05:25
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Turkey.
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Old 27-05-2015, 06:54
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5-6F42y3Hk
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Old 27-05-2015, 07:18
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Well JR was shot 35+ Years ago in Dallas, JFK was shot 50+ years ago in Dallas. Somebody of a certain age could very easily confuse the two especially these days.
I'm quite surprised that this is being featured so heavily on the DS homepage as the show was originally aired about two years ago and it didn't get the coverage then.
The girl in question who gave the answer is early 20's. I'm shocked she even knew JR but it's clear to show that she knew more about soap opera history than real life history.

It was a great answer, as Richard always says, better to have a stab at something than say nothing at all.
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Old 27-05-2015, 07:19
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Well JR was shot 35+ Years ago in Dallas, JFK was shot 50+ years ago in Dallas. Somebody of a certain age could very easily confuse the two especially these days.
Not so much aimed at you but that pointless ep is a repeat why have they only just drew attention to it.
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Old 27-05-2015, 07:25
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I remember Bob Monkhouse telling a story about Family Fortunes:
Bob: Name something that's abandoned in winter.
Contestant: My sister.
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Old 27-05-2015, 08:15
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Wrong...

ANNE ROBINSON: Of which hot drink is ‘eat’ an anagram?

CONTESTANT: Hot chocolate?

(The Weakest Link, BBC1)



I miss The Weakest Link
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Old 27-05-2015, 08:18
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Old 27-05-2015, 08:20
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Old 27-05-2015, 09:27
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Surely nothing can beat Hold Your Plums for stupid answers?
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Old 27-05-2015, 09:42
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On that quiz hosted by Bradley Walsh.

Where do guinea pigs come from?

Pets at home.
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Old 27-05-2015, 09:42
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Private Eye has this exact feature in every issue, titled Dumb Britain. That it can find the material every fortnight to make the column worth running is indicative of either Britain having too many idiots who freeze under pressure, or too many tv quiz shows. I'd suspect a mix of the two.
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