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Aug. 19th, 2005 10:10 pm
Richard E Grant on QI... together at last...

From: cookwitch
Date: August 19th, 2005 - 09:39 pm (Link)
We've just been sat here watching that in stitches. Aaaah Richard E Grant, what a beautiful way to spend half an hour...
From: wechsler
Date: August 19th, 2005 - 09:46 pm (Link)
I was vaguely wondering if anyone else actually watched that show ;)
From: cookwitch
Date: August 19th, 2005 - 09:50 pm (Link)
Oh yes. It's become quite the staple TV diet in this house now. There's usually a mad rush to get to the living room so that we don't miss it. Caroline even ceased making muffins to watch!

This doesn't relate at all (in fact, your post is an utter mystery to me)

From: webcowgirl
Date: August 20th, 2005 - 06:30 am (Link)
But it made me laugh, and hopefully will have the same effect on you.

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Re: This doesn't relate at all (in fact, your post is an utter mystery to me)

From: wechsler
Date: August 20th, 2005 - 08:35 am (Link)
QI ("Quite Interesting") is an alleged Quiz Show that is simply a vehicle for Stephen Fry's ego, primarily for him to take the piss out of the non-classically-educated Alan Davies (or "Stupid", to use Fry's personal name for him). Regular "contestants" include Bill Bailey, Phil Jupitus, and Rich Hall.

The purpose of the show is to avoid giving the commonly believed "correct" answers to any question, which are usually carefully designed traps. Contestants usually acheive this by talking utter bollocks in the hope of sounding convincing and interesting enough to gain some of the randomly distributed points. Very occasionally, some of them actually happen to hit the "correct" answer, which no-one in their right mind would need to know.

Since "predictable" answers are punished by huge points penalties (and right answers gain rather smaller positive scores), most contestant's scores at the end of the show tend to be negative - Alan Davies, who always loses, having hit a record of -75.

Sample questions include "What colour was the sky in ancient Greece?", "What is the largest living thing on earth?", "Who invented the telephone?" and "How many states of matter are there?". The show's theme tune is quite the worst piece of jingly elevator muzak ever inflicted on unprotected listeners, and may violate the Geneva Convention.

The show is an elistist, exclusionist and ludicrous farce, with no apparent redeeming features, a scarcely disguised excuse to glory in trivia and shamelessly mock those not "in the know".

As such it's bloody hilarious.

Re: This doesn't relate at all (in fact, your post is an utter mystery to me)

From: thekumquat
Date: August 20th, 2005 - 11:34 pm (Link)
And Stephen Fry *so* fancies Alan Davies.

There's almost certainly some QI slash out there...

Is this a new series? Hopefully it'll be repeated on BBC2 in the autumn.
From: valkyriekaren
Date: August 20th, 2005 - 11:58 am (Link)
You taped it for me, right? Right?

Mmmm. Richard E Grant. *lust*