22 Of The Most Ridiculously Bad TV Game Show Answers

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How many times have you watched quiz shows and shouted at the telly about how ridiculously inept the contestants are being, as if they can hear you?

How could they possibly have not known that The Lion King came out in 1994? Fools.

We're sure that once you appear on a quiz show, all your pub quiz knowledge suddenly flies out the window, but even so, there have been some occasions over the years where we couldn't help but wonder if the contestant had been lobotomised while sitting in the green room.

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Moments like...

1. THE CHASE

  • Bradley Walsh: "Name the television naturalist the 'Attenborosaurus' dinosaur is named after."
  • Contestant: "Erm... pass."

2. THE WEAKEST LINK

  • Anne Robinson: "In the Lord's Prayer, what word beginning with 'H' meaning 'blessed' comes before 'be thy name'?"
  • Contestant: (quietly) "Howard."
  • Anne: "Pardon?"
  • Contestant: (louder) "Howard."
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3. TIPPING POINT

  • Ben Shephard: "Between 1991 and 1999 Peter Schmeichel was the goalkeeper for which English football club?"
  • Contestant: "Germany?"

4. ALSO TIPPING POINT

  • Ben: "What day is Christmas Day traditionally celebrated in the UK?".
  • Contestant: "Wednesday".

5. POINTLESS

  • Alexander Armstrong: "Who was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas?"
  • Contestant: "JR".

6. JAMES O'BRIEN SHOW, LBC

  • James O'Brien: "How many kings of England have been called Henry?
  • Contestant: "Well, I know Henry VIII. So, um, three?"

7. PAUL WAPPAT SHOW, BBC Radio Newcastle

  • Paul Wappat: "How long did the Six-Day War between Egypt and Israel last?"
  • Contestant: [long pause] "14 days."

8. LINCS FM

  • DJ: "Which is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world?"
  • Contestant: "Barcelona."
  • DJ: "I was really after the name of a country."
  • Contestant: "I don't know the name of any countries in Spain."

9. UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE

  • Bamber Gascoigne: "What was Gandhi's first name?"
  • Contestant: "Goosey?"

10. ALSO UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE

  • Jeremy Paxman: "What is another name for 'cherrypickers' and 'cheesemongers'?"
  • Contestant: "Homosexuals."
  • Paxman: "No. They're regiments in the British Army, who will be very upset with you."

11. BLOCKBUSTERS

  • Bob Holness: "What 'L' do you make in the dark, when you don't consider the consequences?"
  • Contestant: "Love?"
  • Bob: "No, I'm sorry, I'm afraid the actual answer was 'leap'."

12. LBC

  • DJ: "What name does Cat Stevens go under now? I'll give you a clue, he became a Muslim..."
  • Contestant: "Abu Hamza."

13. BBC RADIO MERSEYSIDE

  • DJ: "What was Hitler's first name?"
  • Contestant: "Heil."

14-17. FAMILY FORTUNES

  • A vocalist known by only one name? "Michael Jackson."
  • A TV game show with the word 'family' in the title? "The Generation Game."
  • A bird with a long neck? "Naomi Campbell."
  • A big bird? "Pauline Quirke."

18. BEG, BORROW OR STEAL

  • Jamie Theakston: "Where do you think Cambridge University is?"
  • Contestant: "Geography isn't my strong point."
  • Theakston: "There's a clue in the title."
  • Contestant: "Leicester?"

19. GWR FM

  • DJ: "What happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963?"
  • Contestant: "I don't know, I wasn't watching it then."

20. ROCK FM

  • DJ: "Name a film starring Bob Hoskins that is also the name of a famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci."
  • Contestant: "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"
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21. FAMILY FEUD

  • Steve Harvey: "Name something that follows the word 'pork'?"
  • Contestant: "Cupine."

22. Finally, this whole incredible moment from BBC Radio Merseyside's Hold Your Plums that might just be the best thing to have occurred on radio… (stick with it to the end)

Source: Digital Spy