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To really really hate Family Fortunes...

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misspollysdolly Sat 11-Oct-08 21:50:30

<lowers voice>...because it's common...???!

Even the celebrity version...where they've just found a load of common celebrities to try and jazz it up a bit...

Or am I just slowly but oh so surely turning into my mother...??!

MaryBS Sat 11-Oct-08 21:51:18

You're turning into your mother (not that I've ever met her...)

MrsSnape Sat 11-Oct-08 21:53:15

oh I hated it when it used to be on originally. You could guarantee one of the rebellious family members would come up with something rude/vulgar that just wasn't funny

such as:

We asked 100 people to name something you would put in your mouth:

Pat: food
Gordon: water
Peter: a breast

que.... "if its there I'll give you the money myself" yawn!

minorbirdOnElmstreet Sat 11-Oct-08 21:54:23

It depresses me a bit.

frasersmummy Sat 11-Oct-08 22:05:02

och its light saturday night fun grin

misshardbroom Sat 11-Oct-08 22:32:04

is it still on? who knew?

IfYouDidntLaughYoudCry Mon 13-Oct-08 21:58:29

I'm sorry but I have a real love for Family Fortunes when presented by Les Dawson. It is, without doubt, my all timje favourite quiz show. But in saying that, I am aware that it is bad.

smartiejacktheripper Mon 13-Oct-08 22:59:28

Did Les Dawson present Family fortunes then? I don't remember that.

Did you mean Les Dennis?

NappiesLaGore Mon 13-Oct-08 23:03:04

oh i have extended family going on that sometime... tis all recorded just dont know when its out (note to self; find out)

UnquietDad Tue 14-Oct-08 10:13:46

Some real Family Fortunes answers - shamelessly C&Pd:

Something you mount: "A mountain.."

Something you lose when you get older: "Your purse.."

A sport which involves throwing something: "Tennis.."

A type of bean: "Lesbian.." (This and the one above were the product of Brian Dowling's fertile imagination, on a celebrity edition of the show, in which the 'purse' answer also arose.)

Something you would play with in the bath: "A bazooka.."

Someone you wouldn't swear in front of: "Yourself.."

A country where Arabic is spoken: "Nigeria.."

Someone or something whose existence has never been proven: "Hitler.."

A number you might have to memorise: "Seven.."

Something that makes you close your eyes: "Dark.."

Something that comes in pairs: "Rabbits.."

A way of toasting someone: "Over a fire.."

A Boy's name beginning with the letter J: "Gerald.."

An instrument you can play while walking in the street: "A cello.."

A type of oil: "Sewing-machine oil.."

A word beginning with Z: "Xylophone.."

A slang word for a girl: "Slag.."

An animal with horns: "A bee..."

A medieval weapon: "Hand-grenade.."

Something made of wool: "A sheep.."

Something a bridegroom might wear: "A dress.."

Someone you wouldn't expect to see in a strip club: "Animals.."

An animal with a long tail: "A rabbit.."

Something a train-spotter would have in his pocket: "A magnifying glass.."

Something you put out for the birds: "Worms.."

A way to prevent snoring: "Put a pillow over his face.."

A word used to describe a very hot day: "A very hot day.."

A song from 'The Sound Of Music': "Dancing Queen.."
(Also from the same family: "I wake up each morning..", "The skies are blue..", and "Over the hills and far away..")

Someone who works early hours: "A burglar.."

Something made to be wheeled around: "A hammer.."

A reason for kneeling: "To be beheaded.."

A nickname for a slim person: "Slimmy.."

A measurement of liquid: "Paint.."

Something that's nice to wear next to your skin: "Pants.."

A famous Dick: "Carrot.."

A wild animal that's native to Britain: "A bear.."

Something that Father Christmas does when he comes to your house: "Feeds your pets.."

Something that comes in 7's: "Fingers.."

A vocalist known by only one name: "Michael Jackson.."

A yellow fruit: "Orange.."

An animal beginning with B: "Bullfrog.."

Something associated with Liverpool: "The Yellow Brick Road.."

A boy mentioned in a nursery rhyme: "Little Red Riding Hood.."

Something associated with Queen Victoria: "Her husbands.."

Something you hide in your socks when you go swimming: "Your legs.."

A place you would keep a pen: "A zoo.."

Something you beat: "An apple.."

Something associated with rain: "Water.."

An animal that lives in the English countryside: "A lion.."

Something you make into a ball: "Eggs.."

A game that uses a black ball: "Darts.."

A popular TV soap: "Dove.."

Other than 'carrier', a type of bag: "Horse.."

Something you might find in a garage: "a grand piano.."

Something a Frenchman would say Answer: "On Garde.."

A fast animal: "A hippo.."

Something you keep in the garden: "A cat.."

Something that gives you goosebumps: "Mumps.."

A character from Little Red Riding Hood: "Hansel and Gretel.."

Something that has a shell: "Batman.."

Any dance apart from the waltz: "The ball dance.."

Something a policeman might say: "Spread 'em.."

Something that frightens Dracula: "The King of the Vampires.."

A non-living object with legs: "A plant.."

A sign of the Zodiac: "April.."

An animal associated with a nursery rhyme: "Andy Pandy.."

A mode of transport that you can walk in: "Your shoes.."

An animal with big ears: "A bear.."

Something you do on water: "Wallpaper.."

A musical instrument you can play in the bath: "A drum kit.."

Something associated with Egypt: "Cigars.."

A part of your body you only have one of: "Your big toe.."

Something you pull: "A potato.."

An animal used as a form of transport: "A turtle.."

A famous Phil or Philip: "Phil Johnson.."

A habit people try to give up: "Spitting.."

A Thunderbirds character: "Doctor Spock.."

Another TV gameshow with the word 'family' in the title: "The Generation Game.."

A seaside resort on the south coast: " Rio de Janeiro.."

Something you open other than a door: "Your bowels.."

Something with a red light on it: "a Dalek.."

Something that makes you scream: "A squirrel.."

A food than can easily be eaten without chewing: "Chips.."

A type of record: "A floppy disk.."

A type of large cat: "Persian.."

A job that a working dog does: "A slave.."

Something people might be allergic to: "Skiing.."

An occupation where you need a torch: "A burglar.."

A well known superstition: "Running in front of a car.."

Something you use a microchip in: "A fish-fryer.."

A dangerous race: "The Arabs.."

A game played in the dark: "Charades.."

Some famous brothers: "Bonnie and Clyde.."

A jacket potato topping: "Jam.."

A part of the body you have more than two of: "Arms.."

Something you find on a fire engine: "Coal.."

A famous royal: "Mail.."

Something you do before going to bed: "Sleep.."

An item of clothing worn by the Three Muskateers: "A horse.."

An animal you see at the zoo: "Dog.."

Something you might do in a power cut: "Read a book.."

A famous Parisian landmark: "Hawaii.."

One of Harry Enfield's characters: "Sooty.."

A famous Irishman: "Disraeli.."

The first place detectives look for fingerprints: "The floor.."

Something you associate with the sea: "A coffin.."

A famous Arthur: "Shakespeare.."

A type of cut: "Skull.."

A weapon in the game of Cluedo: "Dice.."

Something people take to the beach: "Turkey.."

A reason someone digs a hole in the road: "Grave digger.."

An ingredient in chicken stuffing: "Chicken.."

Something a girl should know about a man before marrying him: "His name.."

A bird with a long neck: "A blackbird.."

A bird with a long neck (2): "Naomi Campbell.."

An item of clothing a woman might borrow from a man: "Underpants.."

Something taken from a hotel as a souvenir: "The lamps.."

Something you keep in a garden shed: "A gardener.."

A song with moon in the title: "Blue Suede Moon.."

A famous cowboy: "Buck Rogers.."

A famous Wild-West character: "Wild Bill Eacock.."

Something you'd associate with the three bears: "Red Riding Hood.."

Fruit used in fruit salad: "Cucumber.."

Something you wear on the beach: "A deckchair.."

A method of cooking fish: "Cod.."

Something you borrow from your partner: "Shoes.."

A part of the body beginning with N: "Knee.."

A famous Scotsman: "Vinnie Jones.."

A famous Scotsman (2): "Jock.."

Something red: "My cardigan.."

A kind of ache: "Fillet-o-fish.."

Something you open other than a door: "Your bowels.."

Something with a hole in it: "A window.."

Something you do in the bathroom: "Decorate.."

Something you put on walls: "Roofs.."

A domestic animal: "A leopard.."

Something that floats in the bath: "Water.."

Something in the garden that's green: "The shed.."

Something a blind man might use: "A sword.."

The last thing you take off before going to bed: "Your feet.."

Something that flies without an engine: "A bicycle with wings.."

darkpunk Tue 14-Oct-08 10:16:32

bloody hell.....dude you must be seriously bored grin

UnquietDad Tue 14-Oct-08 10:18:23

I didn't type them all in! Cut & pasted as I said! Took about 5 seconds!

darkpunk Tue 14-Oct-08 10:22:39

oh right... they made me laugh..thanks!

stretchmarkSCREAM Tue 14-Oct-08 10:42:33

lololol!! Kneeling to be beheaded!! 7 fingers!!grin A turtle as a form of transport!!gringrin Thanks! These made me laugh!!

BouncingTurtleSkulls Tue 14-Oct-08 10:42:33

Oh dear my sides hurt!
Have you posted that in Only Joking?

stretchmarkSCREAM Tue 14-Oct-08 10:43:56

I think they need bumping UQD! After all the stress on here recently, we could do with cheering up!! grin

ScottishMummy Tue 14-Oct-08 10:56:32

A bird with a long neck =Naomi FF still on?

Boco Tue 14-Oct-08 10:57:25

OH god that's made me weep. I have to go and get dd from nursery and i'm a jibbering fool with tears and blotches. I had to keep walking away and coming back when calmer.

SuperSillyus Tue 14-Oct-08 11:14:58


schneebly Tue 14-Oct-08 11:30:13

grin I almost choked to death whilst reading those and now I seriously ache grin Must show these to DH! Thanks UD.

stretchmarkSCREAM Tue 14-Oct-08 16:50:55


PuzzleRocks Tue 14-Oct-08 17:26:04

A slang word for a girl: "Slag.."


purpleduck Tue 14-Oct-08 17:52:03

Love the sheep one!!!

loobeylou Tue 14-Oct-08 20:40:35

PMSL at that list, never mind waking the kids, might have woken the kids down the flippin road too!

LambethLil Tue 14-Oct-08 20:50:09

Thank you, ROFL.

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