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The worst game show answers ever

Out of the mouths of babes …. and game show contestants… enjoy. (UK)

UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE (BBC2)

Jeremy Paxman: What is another name for ‘cherrypickers’ and ‘cheesemongers’?

Contestant: Homosexuals.

Paxman: No. They’re regiments in the British Army who will be very upset with you.

BEG, BORROW OR STEAL (BBC2)

Jamie Theakston: Where do you think Cambridge University is?

Contestant: Geography isn’t my strong point.

Theakston: There’s a clue in the title.

Contestant: Leicester.

PHIL WOOD SHOW (BBC GMR)

Wood: What ‘K’ could be described as the Islamic Bible?

Contestant: Er. . .

Wood: It’s got two syllables . . . Kor . . .

Contestant: Blimey?

Wood: Ha ha ha ha, no. The past participle of run . . .

Contestant: (Silence.)

Wood: OK, try it another way. Today I run, yesterday I . . .

Contestant: Walked?

BBC NORFOLK

Stewart White: Who had a worldwide hit with What A Wonderful World?

Contestant: I don’t know.

White: I’ll give you some clues. What do you call the part between your hand and your elbow?

Contestant: Arm.

White: Correct. And if you’re not weak, you’re . .?

Contestant: Strong.

White: Correct – and what was Lord Mountbatten’s first name?

Contestant: Louis.

White: Well, there we are then. So, who had a worldwide hit with the song What A Wonderful World?

Contestant: Frank Sinatra?

LATE SHOW (BBC MIDLANDS)

Alex Trelinski: What’s the capital of Italy?

Contestant: France.

Trelinski: France is another country. Try again.

Contestant: Oh, um, Benidorm.

Trelinski: Wrong, sorry, let’s try another question. In which country is the Parthenon?

Contestant: Sorry, I don’t know.

Trelinski: Just guess a country then.

Contestant: Paris.

THE WEAKEST LINK (BBC2)

Anne Robinson: Oscar Wilde, Adolf Hitler and Jeffrey Archer have all written books about their experiences in what: Prison or the Conservative Party?

Contestant: The Conservative Party.

BEACON RADIO, Wolverhampton

DJ Mark: For £10, what is the nationality of the Pope?

Ruth from Rowley Regis: I think I know that one. Is it Jewish?

UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE (BBC2)

Bamber Gascoigne: What was Gandhi’s first name?

Contestant: Goosey?

GWR FM, Bristol

Presenter: What happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963?

Contestant: I don’t know, I wasn’t watching it then.

RTE RADIO 2FM, Ireland

Presenter: What is the name of the long-running TV comedy show about pensioners: Last Of The. .?

Caller: Mohicans.

RICHARD AND JUDY (C4))

Q: Which American actor is married to Nicole Kidman?

A: Forrest Gump.

LINCS FM PHONE-IN

Presenter: Which is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world?

Contestant: Barcelona.

Presenter: I was really after the name of a country.

Contestant: I’m sorry; I don’t know the names of any countries in Spain.

NATIONAL LOTTERY (BBC1)

Q: What is the world’s largest continent?

A: The Pacific

RICHARD AND JUDY (C4))

Presenter: On which street did Sherlock Holmes live?

Contestant: Er. . .

Presenter: He makes bread. . .

Contestant: Err…

Presenter: He makes cakes . .

Contestant: Kipling Street?

THE BIGGEST GAME IN TOWN (ITV)

Steve Le Fevre: What was signed to bring World War I to an end in 1918?

Contestant: Magna Carta?

BREAKFAST SHOW (RADIO 1)

Chris Moyles: Which ‘s’ is a kind of whale that can grow up to 80 tonnes?

Contestant: Ummm. . .

Moyles: It begins with ‘s’ and rhymes with ‘perm’.

Contestant: Shark.

JAMES O’BRIEN SHOW (LBC)

O’Brien: How many kings of England have been called Henry?

Contestant: Well, I know there was a Henry the Eighth. . . er . . . Three?

CHRIS SEARLE SHOW (BBC RADIO BRISTOL)

Searle: In which European country is Mount Etna?

Caller: Japan.

Searle: I did say which European country, so in case you didn’t hear that,

I can let you try again.

Caller: Er . . . Mexico?

PAUL WAPPAT (BBC RADIO NEWCASTLE)

Wappat: How long did the Six-Day War between Egypt and Israel last?

Contestant (after long pause): Fourteen days.

DARYL DENHAM’S DRIVETIME (VIRGIN RADIO)

Denham: In which country would you spend shekels?

Contestant: Holland?

Denham: Try the next letter of the alphabet.

Contestant: Iceland? Ireland?

Denham (helpfully): It’s a bad line. Did you say Israel?

Contestant: No.

THE VAULT (ITV)

Melanie Sykes: What is the name given to the condition where the sufferer can fall asleep at any time?

Contestant: Nostalgia.

STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON (RADIO 2)

Wright: Johnny Weissmuller died on this day. Which jungle-swinging character clad only in a loincloth did he play?

Contestant: Jesus

NATIONAL LOTTERY (BBC1)

Eamonn Holmes: Dizzy Gillespie is famous for playing what?

Contestant: Basketball.

DOG EAT DOG (BBC1)

Ulrika Jonsson: Who wrote Lord Of The Rings?

Contestant: Enid Blyton.

NATIONAL LOTTERY (BBC1)

Eamonn Holmes: There are three states of matter: solid, liquid and . . ?

Contestant: Jelly.

FORT BOYARD (CHALLENGE TV)

Jodie Penfold: Arrange these two groups of letters to form a word – CHED and PIT.

Team: Chedpit.

SIMPLY THE BEST (ITV)

Phil Tufnell: How many Olympic Games have been held?

Contestant: Six.

Tufnell: Higher!

Contestant: Five.

NOTTS AND CROSSES QUIZ (BBC RADIO NOTTINGHAM)

Jeff Owen: In which country is Mount Everest?

Contestant (long pause): Er, it’s not in Scotland, is it?

THE WEAKEST LINK (BBC2)

Anne Robinson: In traffic, what ‘j’ is where two roads meet?

Contestant: Jool carriageway?

QUIZMANIA (ITV)

Greg Scott: We’re looking for an occupation beginning with T.

Contestant: Doctor.

Scott: No, it’s ‘T’. ‘T’ for Tommy. ‘T’ for Tango.

Contestant: Oh, (pause) Doctor.

BIG QUIZ (LBC)

Gary King: Name the funny men who once entertained kings and queens at court.

Contestant: Lepers.

DANNY KELLY SHOW (RADIO WM)

Kelly: Which French Mediterranean town hosts a famous film festival every year?

Contestant: I need a clue.

Kelly: OK. What do beans come in?

Contestant: Cartons?

TALKSPORT

Andy Townsend: How many wheels does a tricycle have?

Caller: Two.

Townsend: The Beatles were known as the Fab…?

Caller: Five.

MAGIC 52 (NORTH-EAST ENGLAND)

Presenter: In what year was President Kennedy assassinated?

Contestant: Erm…

Presenter: Well, let’s put it this way – he didn’t see 1964.

Contestant: 1965?

WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? (ITV)

Chris Tarrant (asking the audience): ‘Jambon’ is the French for which

food?

11 per cent of the audience: Jam.

DAVE LEE TRAVIS SHOW (BREEZE FM)

DLT: In which European country are there people called Walloons?

Contestant: Wales.

JANICE FORSYTH SHOW (BBC RADIO SCOTLAND)

Forsyth: What is India’s currency?

Contestant: Ramadan.

OWEN MONEY SHOW (BBC RADIO WALES)

Money: In 30 seconds, name as many well-known politicians as you can.

Caller: Er. . . Tony Brown. . . and Nigel Benn. (Silence.)

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Comments

  • Kasia-D
    Kasia-Dalmost 5 years ago

    Super – just spent many minutes reading and laughing out loud!! Thank you for gathering and sharing!

  • yes they are all true
    and yes they walk amongst us !

    – ragman

  • lucin
    lucinalmost 5 years ago

    Such fun. Shared with friends. Thanks for perking up the day.

  • yes they are all true
    and yes they walk amongst us !

    – ragman

  • Berns
    Bernsalmost 5 years ago

    Brilliant, love it, I’m gonna damage my keyboard ‘cos I’m crying laughing!

  • yes they are all true
    and yes they walk amongst us !

    – ragman

  • Andrea  Thorpe
    Andrea Thorpealmost 5 years ago

    OMG hahahahahahahahaha

  • yes they are all true
    and yes they walk amongst us !

    – ragman

  • Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)
    Gina Ruttle (...almost 5 years ago

    These are hilarious. My husband and I are howling over these. Can they all really be true???? Yikes, they walk among us. Of course my favorite botched answer dealt with a sperm whale. All the best and thank you for the laughs, Gina (aka Whalegeek)

  • yes they are all true
    and yes they walk amongst us !

    – ragman

  • Debbie Black
    Debbie Blackalmost 5 years ago

    hahahhahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • ’xactly

    – ragman

  • mikequigley
    mikequigleyalmost 5 years ago

    fabulous How did you know it was me? – Ha ha! mq

  • Duncan Waldron
    Duncan Waldronalmost 5 years ago

    … and most of them are allowed to vote. It’s a worry.

  • Yeah now you’re talking !

    – ragman

  • Berns
    Bernsalmost 5 years ago

    LoL, I’have to admit…..I know people like that…the best thing is you can always rely on them for a giggle!

  • Lawford
    Lawfordalmost 5 years ago

    What a pisser!

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