Edited by Gunslinger, Oct 3, 2011 @ 8:39 AM.
QI (UK): Quite Interesting
Posted Oct 3, 2011 @ 8:39 AM
Posted Oct 3, 2011 @ 3:39 PM
Now that I think of it I'm not sure if the panelists see the video or not.
The panelists don't see the video as they would give it away, but they go on memory of the band/performer and the "look" of the identity parade.
Stephen Fry says of number four "Stealing a format from 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks'".
I kinda agree that Phil can be funny, but also annoying sometimes. There are other panelists whom I find more consistently interesting/funny.
Posted Oct 4, 2011 @ 8:57 AM
It amused me in the 'Making of' special where he admits his strategy for playing the game is to just flirt outrageously with Stephen in the hopes of getting him all flustered. LOL
I kinda agree that Phil can be funny, but also annoying sometimes.
Also, congratulations to Bill Bailey for stealing 3 points (THREE!) by using the 'Nobody Knows' on the points system.
Posted Oct 4, 2011 @ 3:45 PM
It amused me in the 'Making of' special where he admits his strategy for playing the game is to just flirt outrageously with Stephen in the hopes of getting him all flustered.
I don't mind when he flirts with Stephen to be honest, only sometimes he gets really loud and his gags (putting his hands in his trousers twice) aren't always that funny. I like how Stephen reacts to Phil though, in the recent episode: "It's true, girlfriend!"
Posted Oct 9, 2011 @ 8:41 AM
Posted Oct 26, 2011 @ 3:05 PM
I've watched so many clips Alan Davies is starting to appear in my dreams.
Posted Oct 26, 2011 @ 5:21 PM
I wish BBC America would air QI (and others).
I didn't enjoy this last one as much as most I've seen. It was Illness. The topic was fine with me, but I think having that doctor talk at such length so many times just brought the humor down. True, he offered interesting facts, but while I enjoy learning things on this show, I actually watch it for the laughs.
Edited by peeayebee, Nov 6, 2011 @ 5:37 PM.
Posted Dec 22, 2011 @ 9:47 AM
At work, I would listen to assorted talk radio, but I have almost no use for it anymore. I caught some re-runs of the American Whose Line is it Anyway? and I remembered how much I enjoyed that and the UK edition. I decided I wanted to watch WLiiA? from beginning to end [UK -> US]. So I would play them in the background while I was working. When that was done, I needed something else. I knew about QI from this thread and I know of Stephen Fry from his Whose Line work, so I thought I'd give it a shot. I really enjoy it and I have gone through it already thanks to the popular video site. I'm on Would I Lie to You? (because of the brilliance of David Mitchell. I've just started the Rob Brydon era, he looks weird in a suit).
It's hard to say what a dream panel would be because there are so many good panelists. Alan is obvious, but I'm also partial to David Mitchell, Sean Lock, Rich Hall, Phil Jupitus, Bill Bailey, Jimmy Carr, Clive Anderson, Dara O'Briain. I even enjoy Clarkson's smugness.
One of my highlights of the show is the constant reference to his getting dinged in Series C after in Series B he said that the triple point of water is 0 degrees Celsius, when its actually 0.01 degrees Celsius. Ross Noble is growing on me. I do like seeing Whose Line alum on the show.
I agree that they could import panel shows to America. I think Would I Lie to You is more importable than QI only because most shows pander to the lowest common denominator. People who I could imagine on American QI would be people like Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, Lewis Black. I think Tony Kornheiser would have fun with a show like this. QI does have a bunch of possibilities. I also picture David Mitchell coming on to an American version of any imported show and wondering what the hell is wrong with us.
Posted Jan 6, 2012 @ 10:19 PM
I'm not sure Would I Lie to You could work over a long period. Unless someone like Jerry Seinfeld produces it and calls in special favors, it'd be hard to recruit top or even interesting talent for something that probably sounds to newbies like a throwback to 60s gameshows (e.g. To Tell the Truth).
Never Mind the Buzzcocks flailed in its short US life but it has been tried.
I think tackling a US version of QI could be very interesting; especially if it fits the spirit of the earlier John Lloyd years. Broadcasting reruns of the UK episodes, however, is reportedly cost prohibitive for BBCA, since the production company only secured domestic broadcasting rights of the clips and imagery.
Posted Mar 20, 2013 @ 9:37 AM
I am a smart person with a good sense of humour but can someone please explain to me what I missed about the Acropolis/Parthenon joke?
My favourite episodes so far have been: Intelligence with Asimov the robot, Greats with the tortoise bit, and Food.
Edited by OinkyBoinky, Mar 22, 2013 @ 10:05 AM.
Posted Mar 21, 2013 @ 8:51 AM
I am a smart person with a good sense of houmour but can someone please explain to me what I missed about the Acropolis/Parthenon joke?
Basically, Stephen couldn't finish the sentence. It took him a couple of minutes and so the others ribbed him about it since he doesn't always trip up his deliveries which is why the audience clapped so hard when he finally got "there are no straight lines".
One of my new favourite bits is watching the Jack Whitehall episode, and now that is flirting with Stephen! I don't think Stephen has ever been so smitten on the show. Hehe.
Posted Mar 22, 2013 @ 10:07 AM
Posted Mar 22, 2013 @ 11:35 AM
The Acropolis/Parthenon is the best! I wish that clip had been kept in the actual episode. I always click on it when I feel a bit down and need a good laugh. The best bit is when Stephen says,"I can't breathe; my tummy hurts!" Oh, he's so adorable.
Posted Mar 22, 2013 @ 12:32 PM
Does anybody know why the BBC are holding off on airing the last episode in the "J" series? From Wiki
I found a forum where someone posted in January:
It will be on later in the year as part of the BBC's 'inventors season' - Or so I understand.
Posted Sep 29, 2013 @ 10:04 PM
Dude, that's fantastic news! Now maybe I won't feel (ever so slightly) bad about the means I watch the show since I'm stuck in the States.
As for the current 'K' series, I didn't like Katherine Ryan at all and Jack Whitehall really fell flat this time, to me anyway.
Posted Sep 30, 2013 @ 7:04 AM
Ugh, Katherine Ryan. She was terrible. I agree about Jack Whitehall. I usually really like him, but something was off this time.
Posted Sep 30, 2013 @ 7:49 AM
Katherine (sp?) Ryan didn't really say anything. It was quite a boring episode. As a Canadian, I really do not use or hear "shagging the dog" so bad Canadian representation on QI! Stephen, don't listen!
Jack was a bit more flat than usual, but I'm wondering if it's because he's been more tired. He works on Alfie, A League of Their Own and a couple of other panel shows too. Stephen continues to be smitten by him though which tickles me to no end.
Posted Oct 1, 2013 @ 9:25 AM
I can't remember what she said about "shagging the dog," and I'm not Canadian so I couldn't say that she was wrong. However, the phrase sounds like "screwing the pooch," which means to f*** things up.