We have a bizarre game show here in the UK called QI, well I say game show, it's more a group of people talking about stuff. Anyway now through the wonder that is You Tube I can show you all a clip of it and share it with the world. Note: All British TV is this bizarre ;o)

Entry 1853, Wednesday, April 12th 2006, Filed In Stuff


I love QI, I'm also from England :D

Comment 1, Wednesday, April 12th 2006 07:04:00 PM

Dwayne Richards

Stephen Fry is a Legend. He should be involved in a US drama like his comedy partner Hugh Laurie. Alan Davies plays the clown magnificently as wel

Comment 2, Wednesday, April 12th 2006 07:07:00 PM


third, i think

Comment 3, Wednesday, April 12th 2006 07:09:00 PM


i love iq as well, should watch it if you can

Comment 4, Wednesday, April 12th 2006 07:24:00 PM


That is awesome. God. This would work so much better over here than, say, Daisy Does America (which I believe was cancelled after the first or second episode). I say they should kick off, oh, I don't know, Home & Garden, or maybe the Food Network, and just run international shows 24/7. BFTN, Bizarre Foreign TV Network.

Comment 5, Wednesday, April 12th 2006 07:30:00 PM



Comment 6, Wednesday, April 12th 2006 08:08:00 PM


Hehe that's just too funny, don't you love the dumbfounded expressions the guests give? I have to say english humour is so funny - well I would say that...I'm english.

Comment 7, Wednesday, April 12th 2006 08:28:00 PM


Have any of you Brits ever seen an American show and not be able to understand them because of their accents? Whenever I watch a British show, I have to listen very carefully because it's very hard for me to understand what they're saying? Have you ever watched one of your own shows and not been able to understand what they're saying?

Comment 8, Wednesday, April 12th 2006 08:51:00 PM


Jamie - No - and I'm Welsh!!!!

Comment 9, Wednesday, April 12th 2006 10:18:00 PM

Thomas J. Brown

Sodding Americans just don't appreciate British humour. Makes me wish I weren't an American.

When my family was on holiday in Scotland, I was the only one who could understand what anyone was saying. I don't know why my parents couldn't understand, my gran is British! You'd think my mum would do okay, but no. The only person I had trouble with was the cabbie, but even then I was able to sort out everything he said.

Man I wish I lived in England.

Comment 10, Wednesday, April 12th 2006 10:33:00 PM


It's funny, but where does the money come in? How is it a game show?

Comment 11, Wednesday, April 12th 2006 10:42:00 PM

Mander Pander

If the U.S. attempted to do this show it would involve Carrot Top, Gilbert Godfried, and Regis Philbin. Instead of digressional conversations, they would challenge each other to humiliating and dangerous stunts...

Comment 12, Wednesday, April 12th 2006 10:54:00 PM


Anomie: I guess I should have said quiz show rather than game show. The contestants are celebrities, and play for points, rather than prizes. Although the way points are handed out is fairly random.

Comment 13, Wednesday, April 12th 2006 10:59:00 PM


...how bizarre. LoL Laxative in the water bottle? sand paper in the jockstrap *insert collective groan here* LOL random facts are great :)

Comment 14, Wednesday, April 12th 2006 11:02:00 PM


I never said that I didn't appreciate British humour/humor. Where the hell did that come from? Some of my favorite shows that actually come on in the States are British. I love all of them, i.e. Absolutely Fabulous, Fawlty Towers, Keeping Up Appearances, One Foot in the Grave, Are You Being Served. Those are the only ones that I can think of at the moment that actually show here. The only point I was trying to make is that their accents are so thick, it's hard to understand them sometimes, but I get the gist of what they're saying. Bubble from Absolutely Fabulous is a classic example of someone I can't understand all the time. Her accent is very, very thick (Lancashire, I think). I can still make it out, it's just that I have to concentrate and listen really hard.

Comment 15, Wednesday, April 12th 2006 11:03:00 PM

Kat (The other one)

Wot no Bill Bailey? He was on QI too, you know.
I'll find the link if you're interested, but, there's a whole episode of "Is it Bill Bailey" on YouTube... :D

Comment 16, Thursday, April 13th 2006 07:23:00 AM


I think it's sad that we see an inherent connection between game shows and cash prizes.

Why can't humour or knowledge be it's own reward?

This is a game where you have to be Quite Interesting (hence QI) the most quite interesting person wins. It's all down to Stephen Fry's discretion, of course, but that adds to the fun.

Comment 17, Thursday, April 13th 2006 09:22:00 AM


Oh! Thank-you Graeme! I just moved to Germany and I have been missing UK TV so much! QI is my fave show, this was a real treat :) Does anyone know anywhere I can watch full episodes?

Comment 18, Thursday, April 13th 2006 10:14:00 AM

Kat (the other one)

Victoria, (welcome to D, by the way...)
been trying to find episodes of QI that you don't have to use BitTorrent or any other filesharing software for -- no luck.
But -- if you're a radio person -- just about everything on BBC radio is available on the net via their own site.

...but I'm sure you knew that. ;)

Comment 19, Thursday, April 13th 2006 10:36:00 AM



Comment 20, Thursday, April 13th 2006 10:42:00 AM


QI is a great show. I have the game DVD. To people who have seen it, who would be your favorite line up? Mine would be Bill Bailey, David Mitchell, Jimmy Carr (he's good on QI) and Alan Davies.

Comment 21, Thursday, April 13th 2006 10:53:00 AM


QI is great! At least the people featured can still string a sentence together...

Comment 22, Thursday, April 13th 2006 04:14:00 PM


im fromm the uk aswell. steven fry is one of the smartest people i know (not personaly). he also does adverts for teabags. i also like him because he is funny but more smart funny not "ill say somthing stupud for the hell of it" thing
see you guys later.

Comment 23, Thursday, April 13th 2006 09:09:00 PM


ooooh i love that show, come on series D i say (that is what we're up to isn't it? D?

Comment 24, Thursday, April 13th 2006 11:56:00 PM


QI is teh sex. There was a series with Rick Hall (American Comedian) on one of the teams, so look out for that so you might get 1/5th of the humour if you can't get the accents! I can't understand some of the far Northen accents from the older people at all, but thats probably caus i'm from the far south of england.

Comment 25, Friday, April 14th 2006 09:28:00 AM

Bez hamster

i'm dutch. i don't think there are many countries where the accents differ as much per 10 square km as here. apparently ireland's quite bad as well. this poses no problem to me and i think it's quite funny. i think shooting stars is probably the most bizarre gameshow i have seen.

Comment 26, Friday, April 14th 2006 01:35:00 PM

Thomas J. Brown

@Jamie - I hadn't meant you specifically, just Americans in general. I was watching a programme over the weekend that had an interview with a British woman and she was subtitled. She was speaking English and they subtitled her in English! It was pathetic.

Comment 27, Monday, April 17th 2006 08:36:00 PM


lol ... wow! we have got to get this show in america! this is like the sit down version of "who's line is it any way" ha ha ha, i don't get it though...what was the point of the buzzers? they only used them once... yet, i can't get the tune out of my head! lol, thanks graeme!

Comment 28, Sunday, May 7th 2006 08:38:00 AM


Oh gosh. QI. I was so excited to see the QI link here as seeing the show was one of my favorite parts of my trip to the UK last October. It was the last week we were there and I wished I had turned on the TV the week before and caught another episode. I was actually surprised I didn't wake my friend with my laughter. I really wish we had a show like that in the US. Or that this was on BBC America ... or that I *had* BBC America ... Anyway, this is the exact episode I saw when I was over there and the next day I was telling my friend all about the show and who was on (as she was a regular viewer of British Who's Line? when it was on Comedy Central) and she didn't remember a blessed person. Not even John Sessions who I am pretty sure she liked. How do you forget Stephen Fry? Our tour guide overheard us talking and said he liked the show also (which did not surprise me) and it made me like him all the more. Wow, that was rambley. Sorry. Once the memories get started ...

Comment 29, Friday, May 19th 2006 01:56:00 AM


Has anyone read "The General Book of Ignorance" or something of that title by Stephen Fry and co? It's very, very, good and talks about random facts - in the nature of this show.

Comment 30, Sunday, September 9th 2007 02:41:38 AM

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