QI (2003– )

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Comedy, Game-Show


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A comedy panel game in which being Quite Interesting is more important than being right. Sandi Toksvig is joined each week by four comedians to share anecdotes and trivia, and maybe answer some questions as well.

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  • Teri Hatcher and Phill Jupitus in QI (2003)
  • Sandi Toksvig in QI (2003)
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25 January 2006 | thud-5
Not just Quite Interesting... Quite Hilarious as Well!
Have you ever been watching a game show and thought, "what would it be like if the host just lost control and the celebrity panel took over?" Of course you have... we all have. Well, QI takes that premise and lets the humor fly.

There are right answers which get a couple points, glaringly obvious and often actually wrong answers that get points ripped away, and the main point of the show: Quite Interesting tidbits that get lots of points.

Stephen Fry stumbles through the questions, obviously reading them off of a prompter that is too far away, and completely knows when to just sit back and when to drop his own QI bits in.

Unfortunately not available in the US, this British show is refreshing, wonderfully staged, and a delight to watch.

It is obvious that like another British 'game show,' "Have I Got News For You" this program is shot over a period of many hours and edited down to the best parts. But who cares!?!? The point is not who wins or loses (generally the ongoing panelist, Alan Davies) but how many laughs we get per half hour and how many things you can learn by watching.

Pray for DVDs full of this or at least having BBC America pick it up.

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Trivia

Stephen Fry revealed that there is one panelist who insists on seeing the questions in advance so that he or she can prepare their answers. Fry refused to name the person but did confirm that it was neither Alan Davies nor Rob Brydon.


Quotes

Stephen Fry: The Hindenburg was filled with Hydrogen, which of course is incrensely dangerous...
Phill Jupitus: What have I told you about not reading Jabberwocky before you come on?


Goofs

The photograph of the piece of knitting with "I woolly love you" in Morse Code knitted into it is shown upside down. This is particularly noticeable because the O in you (dash dash dash) and the I (dot dot), are in the wrong places.


Crazy Credits

The on-screen credits for each episode of Series 16 (the P series) include a credit for a Puzzle Wrangler called Pandora. The "surname" of this "person" changes with each episode. These are clues to a puzzle, with a mystery prize to be revealed for one lucky winner at the end according to the programme makers.


Alternate Versions

Occasionally the arrangement of the opening/end credits music would be modified slightly to match the theme of that particular show. So, for instance, when the given topic was something like "All things french", an accordion would be heard prominently in the mix. But perhaps the most obvious case of modification would be in the "Holiday Special", where in addition to jingle-bells being added, the first two lines from the song by that same name were cleverly integrated into the music - thus adding three more notes to the second line of the main melody.

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Comedy | Game-Show

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