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Title: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: BathTub on November 01, 2007, 05:50:55 PM
I became addicted to this show earlier this week, almost finished the second season, it's all on YouTube. It's hilarious!

Stephen Fry is the Quiz Master, Alan Davies is the regular panelist. The questions are often insanely hard, but the points are awarded on interest. Oh and big negative points for the common but incorrect answer.

Here is the first episode to kick star your addictions.  Hugh Laurie, Danny Baker & John Sessions.

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There is actually a seperate pilot however it's slightly different but does have Eddie Izzard.
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: mrbasehart on November 01, 2007, 07:09:42 PM
Yeah, the series is great.  I particularly like when they gang up on Stephen Fry for his upper class education - he takes it in such fun.

It reminds me of another great "panel show" - Have I Got News For You.  Which is basically the same premise, but is based around the news of the previous week. 
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 01, 2007, 07:37:12 PM
I just watched that first episode, it was great... now to find more...
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: Tripe on November 02, 2007, 12:46:00 PM
Is Have I got News For You still good since Angus had his er troubles? I did watch the one with Boris Jonson subbing as host and that was still pretty entertaining.
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: mrbasehart on November 02, 2007, 01:15:29 PM
Is Have I got News For You still good since Angus had his er troubles? I did watch the one with Boris Jonson subbing as host and that was still pretty entertaining.

Oh God yes.  Angus Deayton really was just a voice.  Paul Merton's rants about him were true and the new cycling of presenters really offers something fresh every week.  Boris Johnson is entertaining, but I wouldn't want him as my Mayor (he's running for London mayor, if you didn't know).
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: pyro on November 02, 2007, 02:31:06 PM
I remember watching a show like this while in England years ago and I can't remember who the guy was but sorta reminds me of Tom Waits or Watermelon Slim and he just kept blurting out random stuff not related to the questions like "The ferris wheel was originally a form of transportation" and something about tomatoes being used for currency I think
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: BathTub on November 02, 2007, 02:37:38 PM
The Ferris wheel bit is in another episode of this. Rich Hall (the token American) says it I think.
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: Tripe on November 02, 2007, 03:06:19 PM
Is Have I got News For You still good since Angus had his er troubles? I did watch the one with Boris Jonson subbing as host and that was still pretty entertaining.
Oh God yes.  Angus Deayton really was just a voice.  Paul Merton's rants about him were true and the new cycling of presenters really offers something fresh every week.  Boris Johnson is entertaining, but I wouldn't want him as my Mayor (he's running for London mayor, if you didn't know).

Oh yeah, for a while my sig line featured Boris and Ken facing off. Which banner is apparently on my computer at work. I'll post it later.
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: Sideswipe on November 02, 2007, 04:34:01 PM
If have to say this was pretty amusing.
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: Tripe on November 05, 2007, 04:59:41 AM
I'd like to have a few more American comedians turn up; Dennis Miller for example, let's see how clever he really is.
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on November 08, 2007, 12:55:57 PM
posting so I remember to watch these when I get home.
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: Kzinistzerg on November 08, 2007, 02:08:51 PM
When did these come out, or are they still playing? Also, is it a british TV show?
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: Tripe on November 08, 2007, 02:11:23 PM
A couple of years ago

Yes

And yes
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: BathTub on November 08, 2007, 02:22:59 PM
But it's still going..
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: Tripe on November 08, 2007, 02:23:57 PM
Like I said
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: jewishcarpenter on November 08, 2007, 02:25:39 PM
I would like type a sentence to add to this thread.
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: mrbasehart on November 14, 2008, 05:32:50 PM
Heads up, people.  The new series started here tonight, and I see it's already available on those evil to rent sites.   :)
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: mrbasehart on November 14, 2008, 05:57:27 PM
Oh wait, it's just a special Children in Need edition.
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: mrbasehart on November 14, 2008, 06:24:02 PM
But it was still pretty great.  Who doesn't love Terry Wogan?
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: Chaos on November 14, 2008, 07:05:09 PM
I was wondering what the hell they were going to do about that when they announced that Series F had been pushed back to January. Because I know they filmed a Children in Need episode the same as the last 2 years, but it wouldn't make sense to air it anytime OTHER than the usual week in November.

I still don't understand why the hell they don't just air the god damn episodes, they've all been in the bag since May. :P
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: mrbasehart on November 14, 2008, 07:08:55 PM
I know.  They usually air it at the same as Never Mind the Buzzcocks (also awesome) and partner them up on a Thursday or Friday night, but Buzzcocks is already back.  Weird.
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: Chaos on November 14, 2008, 07:10:12 PM
It was supposed to start airing in September, that's what their website originally said, but then all of a sudden the date got pushed back to January (no explanation was ever given anywhere on the Internet, as far as I can tell).

I'm downloading the CiN episode now, in any case. Woo! QI Fix!
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: Tripe on November 14, 2008, 07:40:20 PM
But it was still pretty great.  Who doesn't love Terry Wogan?

Chrtis Moyles or whoever Wogan is now trouncing in the breakfast listener numbers :)
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: mrbasehart on November 14, 2008, 07:43:21 PM
Heh.  Well, they cater to different audiences.  Wogan appeals to normal people, while Moyles only appeals to idiots.  :)
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: Tripe on November 14, 2008, 07:45:20 PM
Holy Crap I just put Moyles name because he was the last breakfast host I could remember, he's still there?  :o

Wogan's always been great though. :)
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: BathTub on November 15, 2008, 12:48:49 AM
Thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: mrbasehart on December 22, 2008, 05:03:13 PM
There's a new QI Christmas special out on the internets, people...
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: BathTub on December 22, 2008, 08:41:59 PM
Thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: Chaos on December 29, 2008, 07:20:40 AM
Thanks for the heads up!

:D

Pretty good episode.
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: mrbasehart on January 09, 2009, 05:20:54 PM
New series finally started tonight.
Title: Re: QI (Whose Line meets Mythbusters?)
Post by: Chaos on January 09, 2009, 08:55:22 PM
yayy!