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Started by nubuck on Nov 13, 2013 5:45:42 PM

Doesn't seem to have a thread, and it's the new Countdown.

nubuck - 13 Nov 2013 17:46:19 (#1 of 3374)

Best presenters on these days and all.

nubuck - 13 Nov 2013 17:51:28 (#2 of 3374)

Irrationally hoping this radio station music programmer woman will lose the final again. It's her look, is she in disguise?

VendorOfQuackNostrum - 13 Nov 2013 17:53:20 (#3 of 3374)

Best presenters on these days and all.

And happy to take the piss out of themselves, or at least Osman is (see I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue in a fortnight's time).

nubuck - 13 Nov 2013 18:00:33 (#4 of 3374)

RO broke the rules today by standing up and walking over to AA who had mock fainted in a bit of banter. Excellent result too (for Haytaz like me) with the trendies losing by a handful of points. "We'll spend the winnings on a meal at the Fat Duck" or wherever it was they purposely namechecked. Ha!

For real schadenfreude though, it should have been just one point!

SGM1A1 - 13 Nov 2013 18:17:39 (#5 of 3374)

I watched a repeat on Challenge this afternoon.

The first round was name a state of the USA with a coastline. Answers included Detroit, Orlando and Mexico.

hailesaladdie - 13 Nov 2013 18:20:48 (#6 of 3374)

I recently discovered that Richard Osman is the brother of Mat Osman out of Suede.

That is my [Pp]ointless fact.

nubuck - 13 Nov 2013 18:37:24 (#7 of 3374)

Answers included Detroit, Orlando and Mexico.

Heh, there are quite a few Family Fortunes moments like that. Ozzie and AA are very forgiving, I like that.

VendorOfQuackNostrum - 13 Nov 2013 18:43:30 (#8 of 3374)

'Xander and 'Ichard, please.

urbanspacemonkey - 13 Nov 2013 18:54:40 (#9 of 3374)

There has been a Pointless thread before. I like Richard but Alexander can be a bit of a tosser. He always half heartedly attempts to make chitchat with contestants but often looks completely bored and disdainful when they answer.

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Tenesmus - 14 Nov 2013 12:47:16 (#11 of 3374)

the films he was asked about were 'before his time'

I work with someone who claims to have never seen a black and white film. She is 26.

Is it my imagination or do the celebs get simpler questions?

TommyDGNR8 - 14 Nov 2013 12:51:14 (#12 of 3374)

I work with someone who claims to have never seen a black and white film. She is 26.

I'll bet that's fairly common among the generation who have grown up with alternatives to The Dambusters etc on a Sunday afternoon.

I think the slebs get more simplistic subjects, but I don't think pointless answers are any easier to get for them.

deadmanwalking23 - 14 Nov 2013 12:53:48 (#13 of 3374)

Is it my imagination or do the celebs get simpler questions?

probably, it would be a bit mean to make them so hard they get little chance to raise any money for charity. Although I still think they donate £500 if they don't win.

tasselhoff - 14 Nov 2013 12:54:30 (#14 of 3374)

I forced my daughter to watch the entire Chaplin oeuvre. She loves him.

frantastic - 14 Nov 2013 12:59:48 (#15 of 3374)

The best was the pair who when asked to name 20th century artists started listing pop-stars.

Macpaddy - 14 Nov 2013 13:15:00 (#16 of 3374)

Wonderful programme. I've said it before now I'll say it again. Pointless is the greatest bestest afternoon quiz show in the history of mankind.

I love it when Richard points out how many out of the hundred who are asked didn't know the answer to some ridiculously easy Q, like..umm. how many countries in the EU speak German. Germany scored 82.

Hilary - 14 Nov 2013 13:26:00 (#17 of 3374)

On his last appearance on HIGNFY Richard Osman referred to a (his intonation) really stupid woman who, needing the name of a President of the USA who was assassinated in Dallas said that the only person think could think of who fitted the criteria was JR.

Which was funny. I wondered though if it was wise for a quiz show host to refer to the contestants in such openly contemptuous terms?

MorrisMitchener - 14 Nov 2013 14:00:45 (#18 of 3374)

It's great. I adore it. I adore Richard. I adore Xander. Even if you can't be bothered with the quiz aspect the two of them are so funny together.

Celebrty Pointless is a bit of a 'mare though. It never quite clicked with me before just how staggeringly thick most celebrites are. Less than half of them even seem to understand the rules!

I almost always want regular folks to do well. Unlike shit like Deal Or No Deal real intelligence is required to succeed. The only winners I can really remember disliking where a pair of unbelievably smug twins - they won first time though so at least I didn't have to watch them twice!

I can't stand the "it was before my time" brigade though. Almost everything is before everybody's time!

Oh and good old Central African Republic!

MonsoonBloom - 14 Nov 2013 14:27:01 (#19 of 3374)

Thing is, black and white films are not actually shown on TV that much any more. When I was a kid, they were shown all the time. So I can well believe that most people in the 20s have never seen a black and white film. They'd kinda have had to seek them out.

Macpaddy - 14 Nov 2013 14:29:42 (#20 of 3374)

Ted Turner bought up most of them. There are a few on early in the morning on BBC on the weekend, but youngsters wouldn't want to watch them. No super special fx. Kids seem to want films that are like Xbox games.

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