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sami1985 Thu 13-Mar-14 22:40:03

On The Chase, the question was:

What is the name of Magnus Magnuson's daughter?

The woman answered Agnes.


Just tickled me. Anyone got any others?

GreenShadow Fri 14-Mar-14 14:49:29

Nice idea for a thread!

There's the classic from Millionaire -

"Which word specifically links a kind of mammal with an archbishop or high-ranking bishop? a) Carnivore; b) Rodent; c) Primate; d) Marsupial. "

She'd already struggled over the first few 'easy' questions. then decided that the correct answer here would be The Marsupial of Canterbury!

GreenShadow Fri 14-Mar-14 15:07:05

Thought of another one -

Pointless - "Assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas". Contestant gave the answer as "JR"

And I'm sure there were loads more off there which I'll have to think about.

NoelOfLorst Fri 14-Mar-14 15:28:31

Family Fortunes:

"Name a bird with a long neck"

"Naomi Campbell"

sami1985 Fri 14-Mar-14 18:54:57

Love it! Keep them coming. Although I can't work out which of those answers relates to a bishop. I don't know what I'd have picked!!

TooWetToWoo Fri 14-Mar-14 19:43:51

this always cracks me up from The Chase.

sami1985 Fri 14-Mar-14 21:09:13

Just brilliant!

Zingy123 Fri 14-Mar-14 21:13:22

Remember a family fortunes one.

Name a soap meaning soap opera

They answered Imperial Leather

ginmakesitallok Fri 14-Mar-14 21:16:14

Family fortunes again, him from big brother

" a type of bean"

"Les- bean"

TheBigBumTheory Fri 14-Mar-14 21:18:27

Family fortunes years ago

Things you do on a train

Have sex...

ThursdayLast Fri 14-Mar-14 21:20:37

I still love that Two Ronnies sketch where they answer the question with the answer from the question before
Love it q

Crossemployer Fri 14-Mar-14 21:20:57

Again Family Fortunes "name something red"

contestant: "my cardigan"


ThursdayLast Fri 14-Mar-14 21:22:54


FarToGo Fri 14-Mar-14 21:26:17

Turkey smile

GreenShadow Fri 14-Mar-14 22:17:27

sami - the correct answer to the Bishop one is Primate.

sami1985 Fri 14-Mar-14 22:34:08

Oh, I've been a bit dim haven't I? lol. It happens from time to time!

Icimoi Sat 15-Mar-14 16:42:51

There's a famous clip from a quiz show where the question is "Who wrote the Water Music? You'll be sure to know his handle". The contestants were completely stumped; at one point one of them said "I keep thinking of Handel's Water Music", the compere said encouragingly "Yes, yes?" but he then said "Bach". The compere turned to the other couple and repeated the question, placing even more emphasis on "handle", but they looked equally mystified, eventually coming up with something like Mozart. Red faces all round when the correct answer was revealed.

SinisterSal Sat 15-Mar-14 16:50:20

On Larry's Just A Minute Quiz on Irish radio

'Complete this well known phrase: As happy as ....'

Contestant is stumped

'Think of my name', encourages the host, Larry

Contestant, enlightened 'Oh - A pig in shit!'

sami1985 Sat 15-Mar-14 17:32:03

Love it!

SinisterBuggyMonth Mon 17-Mar-14 21:39:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

haventgotaclue Mon 17-Mar-14 21:46:14

Louisa Lytton on Family Fortunes.

Q - Who would you call in an emergency?
A - My mum

All time classic!

Truffkin Mon 17-Mar-14 21:47:20

Family Fortunes has provided some crackers!

Name a dangerous race
The Arabs

Name a famous Parisian landmark

And of course, turkey gate grin

Ellenora5 Tue 18-Mar-14 00:26:57

There was one on The Chase, now apologies because I can't remember the exact name

Question: which barrier was first broken by (name)

Contestant Answer: eh the Thames barrier

You could see Bradley trying not to laugh as he said, no it's the sound barrier grin

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