LET’S LAUGH !
FROM THE BRITISH TV/RADIO
THE FUTURE BRAINS OF
LOL … LOL … LOL …
These are the real excerpts from the British TV and radio shows. Remember! It’s for fun only. You cannot measure a nation’s level of intelligence from these clips. But it’s still an indication that our youngsters of the “information age” or the “internet era” are taking a turn in a different direction.
PHIL WOOD SHOW (BBC GMR)
Phil Wood: What ‘K’ could be described as the Islamic Bible?
Phil Wood: It’s got two syllables – Kor …
Phil Wood: Ha ha ha ha, no. The past participle of run …
Phil Wood: OK, try it another way. Today I run, yesterday I …
UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE (BBC2)
Jeremy Paxman: What is another name for “cherrypickers” and “cheesemongers” ?
Jeremy 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
Contestant: Geography isn’t my strong point.
Jamie Theakston: There’s a clue in the title.
Steward White: Who had a worldwide hit with ‘What a Wonderful World’?
Contestant: I don’t know.
Steward White: I’ll give you some clues: What do you call the part between your hand and your elbow?
Stweard White: Correct. And if you’re not weak, you’re … ?
Steward White: Correct – and what was Lord Mountbatten’s first name?
Steward 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
Alex Trelinski: What is the capital of
is another country. Try
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.
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 (
DJ Mark: For 10, what is the nationality of the Pope?
Ruth from Rowley Regis: I think I know that one. Is it Jewish?
Bamber Gascoyne: What was Gandhi’s first name?
GWR FM (
Presenter: What happened in
on November 22, 1963? Dallas
Contestant: I don’t know, I wasn’t watching it then.
PHIL WOOD SHOW (BBC RADIO,
Phil: What’s 11 squared?
Contestant: I don’t know.
Phil: I’ll give you a clue. It’s two ones with a two in the middle.
Contestant: Is it five?
RICHARD AND JUDY
Richard: Which American actor is married to Nicole Kidman?
Contestant: Forrest Gump.
RICHARD AND JUDY
Richard: On which street did Sherlock Holmes live?
Richard: He makes bread …
Contestant: Er …..
Richard: He makes cakes …
LINCS FM PHONE-IN
Presenter: Which is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world?
Presenter: I was really after the name of a country.
Contestant: I’m sorry, I don’t know the names of any countries in
NATIONAL LOTTERY (BBC1)
Question: What is the world’s largest continent?
Contestant: The Pacific.
ROCK FM (
Presenter: Name a film starring Bob Hoskins that is also the name of a famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci.
Contestant: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
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?
JAMES O’BRIEN SHOW (LBC)
James O’Brien: How many kings of
have been called Henry? England
Contestant: Er… well, I know there was a Henry the Eighth … er…er … Three?
CHRIS SERLE SHOW (BBC RADIO
Chris Searle: In which European country is
Chris Searle: I did say which European country, so in case you didn’t hear that, I can let you try again.
Caller: Er …..
PAUL WAPPAT (BBC RADIO NEW CASTLE)
Paul Wappat: How long did the Six-Day War between
Contestant: (Long pause) … Fourteen days?
DARYL DENHAM’S DRIVETIME (VIRGIN RADIO)
Daryl Denham: In which country would you spend Shekels?
Daryl Denham: Try the next letter of the alphabet.
? Iceland ? Ireland
Daryl Denham: (Helpfully) It’s a bad line. Did you say
Melanie Sykes: What is the name given to the condition where the sufferer can fall asleep at any time?
LUNCHTIME SHOW (BRMB)
Presenter: What religion was Guy Fawkes?
Presenter: That’s close enough.
STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON (BBC RADIO2)
Wright: Johnny Weissmuller died on this day. Which jungle-swinging character clad only in a loin cloth did he play?
(Note: Johnny Weissmuller was the famous 'Tarzan' of Hollywood movies.)