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Started by monster9 on Aug 7, 2011 9:52:50 PM
Wot, no Eggheads rant?

These are some of the finest quiz players in the country. And Judith Keppel. They're all pretty risible but Daphne must take the bullet for being the most petty minded must succeed at any cost quiz contestant ever.

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JerkinMcGherkin - 08 Aug 2011 08:53:10 (#2 of 92)

CJ's ok.

monster9 - 10 Aug 2011 03:29:02 (#3 of 92)

I love quiz shows on TV. Only Connect. University challenge - I can outsmart those Oxbridge boys and girls (Sometimes. Now and then. OK, once in a Blue Moon). Jeremy Paxman is a snob. Jeremy Vine is creepy. Which brings us back to the Eggheads. Daphne Fowler, Her little histrionics when the CJ or the Keppel gives a wrong answer to what she perceives to be a simple question are most unseemly. You know, the burying of the head in the hands, the rolling of the eyes, the shaking of the head, the foaming at the mouth, the speaking in tongues...OK, some of that is somewhat exaggerated. But you wouldn't put it past her. Just observe. She is really quite remarkable in her pettiness.

SlasherBindman - 10 Aug 2011 09:16:49 (#4 of 92)

And an axe murderer in her spare time. Is there a body of a former husband under the patio?

The ongoing mystery of CJ's ever-changing hairstyles and his loud shirts.

The chance that the love walrus Chris Hughes is going to make an unguarded remark about 'nancy boys'.

Kevin Ashton, sniffing out the answer like a bloodhound on the trail of a fugitive.

The permanent grin of canny lad Barry.

MrsTeaTime - 10 Aug 2011 10:29:31 (#5 of 92)

I was waiting for an X-Ray at our local hospital once. It was a long wait and I nodded off to sleep. I woke up to hear a familiar voice declaiming to the whole waiting room (on the pretext of talking to his next door neighbour) about the logistics of hospital portering. He was saying he had done a brief study of it but would like to devote more time to it. Sat for a while trying to work out who the voice belonged to ... eventually opened my eyes ... it was Chris Hughes. Bloody hell he was boring!

RosyLovelady - 10 Aug 2011 10:35:15 (#6 of 92)

Judith Keppel always looks as if she's finding the whole Eggheads experience deeply distasteful.

ScalloperJack - 10 Aug 2011 10:39:36 (#7 of 92)

I think that when they have Celebrity Eggheads and the celebrities lose, rather than just say that they have not won the money for charity, they should bring some orphans on and let the egghaeds steal their toys.

monster9 - 13 Aug 2011 00:41:48 (#8 of 92)

Scalloper, that's a nasty notion. And yet that's the gist of it. When the might of the Eggheads (and Judith Keppel) is pitted against a team of zelebrities hoping to win the prize money to donate to a good cause there can be only one victor. Daphne, grasping her hands and shaking them in front of her in exultant gladitorial victory. And little Timmy the leukemia lad won't be going to Disneyworld tomorrow. Not ever.

newtonbase - 13 Aug 2011 01:44:48 (#9 of 92)

I like Daphne but I'd happily set fire to CJ.

Ripliad - 13 Aug 2011 02:48:56 (#10 of 92)

Judith Keppel is the only vaguely normal one there, the rest eat encyclopaedias for breakfast, the tragic little souls. She just has a reasonable decent general knowledge, and probably a life.

CJ and Daphne are obsessed and rather tragic, as is train boy, Chris. Kevin is OK, he doesnt smirk.

monster9 - 13 Aug 2011 08:29:30 (#11 of 92)

In a curdling voice: That would be Grave Digga Dermot. Remarkable. You have no interest in music but you're the rappiest granmo in the hood. You know about the sounds that are going down...

"It's in my interest to understand the youth. I like musicals". Eggheads my arse. If any one of them can square the circle then I'll concede they have something other than retentive memory.

whitbreadtrophy - 13 Aug 2011 10:46:19 (#12 of 92)

Judith Keppel is the only vaguely normal one there, the rest eat encyclopaedias for breakfast, the tragic little souls.

True but it's still fun to see people with no social skills or appealing traits (and possibly smelling slightly of wee) being elevated to celeb status.

kokolores - 13 Aug 2011 10:50:45 (#13 of 92)

What nobody has mentioned yet is how dull this programme is. It's like watching the dullness of clerks.

EdibleDormouse - 13 Aug 2011 15:48:30 (#14 of 92)

I've never watched it. I thought it was probably a children's programme, from the title.

monster9 - 14 Aug 2011 01:18:10 (#15 of 92)

What I've found quite remarkable is the shocking lack of breadth of knowledge among the Zelebrity people who've pitted their limited intellects agaianst the Smegheads. Are these really the Oxbridge firsts and 2.1s that "Auntie Beeb" hoovers up?

Isolde - 14 Aug 2011 01:36:45 (#16 of 92)

This guy was on last week and was banging his head on the desk when anyone got a question wrong. Annoying histrionics. To me.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__qzX-0fL9Js/STYCFqrkbOI/AAAAAAAAJ7A/zduthSgFwLI/s1600-h/cj.JPG

MrsTeaTime - 14 Aug 2011 06:28:47 (#17 of 92)

Yes but he wears girls' headbands.

newtonbase - 14 Aug 2011 07:58:00 (#18 of 92)

I hate that man.

VendorOfQuackNostrum - 14 Aug 2011 08:32:29 (#19 of 92)

Probably best not to click on this link then;

http://www.demooi.co.uk/

Warning; safe for work but may have emetic effects

monster9 - 14 Aug 2011 12:59:28 (#20 of 92)

Ta for that link Vendor. I clicked on it and now feel enormously privileged to have been allowed into THE WORLD OF CJ...Clearly modesty and humility are alien concepts to that man.

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