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    Have we done "Pointless"?

    I'm buggered if I know whether these recent ones are repeats or new but every now and again there's been a jackpot category of the Lake District.

    I'm girding me loins... Wainwright Sonnets, Wordsworths Fells over 2500'....Lakes.

    I may just come in me pants thinking what I might do with 3250 but I tells thee...Kidsty Pike, Brim Fell and Devoke Water.

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      Have we done "Pointless"?

      I saw Richard Osman in Waitrose yesterday. He is a big lad, there's no I-thought-you'd-be-taller about it. He was dressed as if he'd just come from playing tennis or squash. While he was wearing sports socks and trainers, he had an overall air about him that could easily cause the mind to embellish this detail as grey business socks and dress shoes over time.

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        Have we done "Pointless"?

        Catching up with the last few weeks of Pointless. If Lawro dropped a clanger with Alaska, he was surpassed by the woman who decided that one of the countries competing in the qualifiers for the European Campionship was Uruguay.

        That wasn't one of those "ah, yeah,I can see how you got that one wrong" answers; that eaws full-blown "what the hell happened there?" moments.

        Earlier she had talked about how she's on YouTube in some videos her grandson made. Richard Osman echoed my thoughts when he predicted that there'll be another video of her on YouTube now.

        Of course, he predicted correctly. Armstrong's shocked yet straight face when he hears the answer is priceless.

        That scene actually encapsulates what I like about the show: Armstrong and Osman aren't assholes when people get something stupidly wrong. No "you're the weakest link, you ought to be drowned, goodbye" stuff with them. Just a bunch of people being nice. Which is nice.

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          Have we done "Pointless"?

          Just browsing through the early pages of this thread and came across this:

          frontier psychiatrist wrote: I love Pointless, we record it every day. 45 minutes is quite long, but we fast forward through the banter, and pause to brainstorm after the questions. Takes about three-quarters of an hour all in all
          Sorry, made me laugh.

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            Have we done "Pointless"?

            Benjm wrote: I saw Richard Osman in Waitrose yesterday. He is a big lad, there's no I-thought-you'd-be-taller about it.
            He said on Twitter a while back that he's 6 foot 6. You occasionally get to see this on the show when he gets out of his chair to congratulate a winning pair just before they go to the end credits.

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              G-Man wrote: Catching up with the last few weeks of Pointless. If Lawro dropped a clanger with Alaska, he was surpassed by the woman who decided that one of the countries competing in the qualifiers for the European Campionship was Uruguay.
              OK not Pointless, but in the same vein. One of the last two on Tipping Point yesterday was given the question, "the Xmas episode of which long running US TV show was called "The One With"...the inflatable turkey?" or some such. She said it was one of two but couldn't remember the name of one of them, so she gave the answer "Breaking Bad"! Ben Shepherd could hardly keep a straight face and asked the other contestant what he thought the answer was, and he said "The Soprano's"! Then the first contestant said "of course, that's it"! When the answer came up "Friends", they both looked nonplussed!

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                Have we done "Pointless"?

                Oh, if that's on YouTube...

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                  Have we done "Pointless"?

                  Today had a fine example of someone giving a "safe" answer and getting it ridiculously wrong, saying that Midsomer Murders was based on a series of books by Agatha Christie.

                  Although there was a doozy in the first round as well (though thankfully the bloke didn't say it was safe) - countries whose names start with two consonants:

                  "Papua New Guinea!"

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                    Have we done "Pointless"?

                    I'm auditioning for Pointless up in Glasgow - with my mate who lives there - tomorrow. Looking forward to it but nervous in equal measure.

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                      Have we done "Pointless"?

                      Good luck. It would be great to get a backstage look at the show.

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                        Have we done "Pointless"?

                        Yes, very good luck! It's great fun going on a TV quiz. I did Mastermind last year - nerve-racking but still enjoyable.

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                          Have we done "Pointless"?

                          Evariste Euler Gauss wrote: Yes, very good luck! It's great fun going on a TV quiz. I did Mastermind last year - nerve-racking but still enjoyable.
                          I've a couple of mates who were on Mastermind last year (a fellow Bury fan who did the Bodyline series and the Bradford fan I interviewed for the book who did lost railways of West Yorkshire). Another mate missed out in the semi-final broadcast on Friday gone.

                          If I do get on I suspect it'll be quite different from my appearance on Do I Not Know That? on the ITV Sport Channel in which I represented Bury in 2001. The host was Simon O'Brien, it was filmed at the old Granada Studios and the broadcast audience, I reckon, was about 30.

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                            Have we done "Pointless"?

                            Giggler wrote: ...the ITV Sport Channel
                            Did you get a free munkeh?

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                              Have we done "Pointless"?

                              Trois Fois Un Rouge wrote:
                              Originally posted by Giggler
                              ...the ITV Sport Channel
                              Did you get a free munkeh?
                              Alas not, but I did get a minibus ride back to Gigg for a Sunday afternoon fixture with Northampton Town in which Paddy Kenny was sent off for fighting. In the Northampton goalmouth. The needle displaying my opinion of him settled firmly in the 'gobshite' section of his personality gauge that afternoon and it never really recovered.

                              The lads from Ayr United were all hungover tae shite after they'd spent the night before in Manchester on the beer and in a hotel courtesy of the channel. They barely answered a question at all, never mind correctly.

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                                Have we done "Pointless"?

                                I got offered Mastermind two years ago, but had to knock it back for a job offer that then fell through. Might go for it again but was hacked off by them telling me one of my specialist subjects "Middlesbrough FC 1986 - 2006" wasn't allowed as you have to do the whole history of the club. Then someone appeared doing Manchester United under Alex Ferguson!

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                                  Have we done "Pointless"?

                                  G-Man wrote: Catching up with the last few weeks of Pointless. If Lawro dropped a clanger with Alaska, he was surpassed by the woman who decided that one of the countries competing in the qualifiers for the European Campionship was Uruguay.

                                  That wasn't one of those "ah, yeah,I can see how you got that one wrong" answers; that eaws full-blown "what the hell happened there?" moments.

                                  Earlier she had talked about how she's on YouTube in some videos her grandson made. Richard Osman echoed my thoughts when he predicted that there'll be another video of her on YouTube now.

                                  Of course, he predicted correctly. Armstrong's shocked yet straight face when he hears the answer is priceless.

                                  That scene actually encapsulates what I like about the show: Armstrong and Osman aren't assholes when people get something stupidly wrong. No "you're the weakest link, you ought to be drowned, goodbye" stuff with them. Just a bunch of people being nice. Which is nice.
                                  That's excellent, and Armstrong is very good at that face. He's had plenty of practice, I suppose. Though in that video I actually prefer the look her partner shoots her after Armstrong's repeated the answer back to her.

                                  As much as the contestants, the thing I really do wonder about sometimes are the utter idiots who seem to be the 100 people being asked the questions pre-show, sometimes. We've been watching it on YouTube a fair bit again lately and a good recent one from last year I think was a question in which people were asked to name the building which Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up in 1605. It was worth 60 points. That is to say, 40 people - 40 British people - couldn't correctly identify what building Guy Fawkes once tried to blow up. I've been thinking about it for about a week since, and I still can't work out how that's possible.

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                                    Have we done "Pointless"?

                                    Watching an old episode of Pointless tonight, I got all three pointless answers in the final; the first time I got a full house. And nobody was there to be witness to my moment of cleverclogsery...

                                    The question was to name US presidential election losers since 1960. Of course, I knew them all, but picked the three pointless ones: Goldwater, Humphrey and McGovern.

                                    McCain scored only 7. Dole, Dukakis and Mondale must be pleased somebody remembered them losing.

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                                      Have we done "Pointless"?

                                      Dole, Dukakis and Mondale must be pleased somebody remembered them losing.
                                      Mondale has been immortalised as the pet name of the Walsh family car in Beverly Hills 90210.

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                                        Have we done "Pointless"?

                                        Could Donnie Darko be responsible for minor Dukakis awareness?

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                                          Have we done "Pointless"?

                                          Squarewheelbike wrote: I got offered Mastermind two years ago, but had to knock it back for a job offer that then fell through. Might go for it again but was hacked off by them telling me one of my specialist subjects "Middlesbrough FC 1986 - 2006" wasn't allowed as you have to do the whole history of the club. Then someone appeared doing Manchester United under Alex Ferguson!
                                          I've always thought I would do "FA Cup Finals of the 1970s" (Trevor Whymark, Lou Macari, Bobby Moore) or possibly "FA Cup Final goalkeepers" (Bert Trautmann, Les Sealey, Milja Aleksic)

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                                            Have we done "Pointless"?

                                            Hey, statto's back! Good to see you

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                                              Have we done "Pointless"?

                                              Thanks, ad hoc! Good to see you, too, and nice to be dipping in again.

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                                                Have we done "Pointless"?

                                                Just noting that, much to their delight, the Working Class Movement Library in Salford were the recipients of Stuart Maconie's prize money from a Pointless celeb special on Saturday.

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                                                  Have we done "Pointless"?

                                                  Yeah, once he said who his intended beneficiary was, I absolutely willed him to get a pointless answer. Great answer it was, too.

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                                                    Have we done "Pointless"?

                                                    "Penky"?
                                                    I haven't a fucking clue who he is. But he is definitely a prize cock.

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