The 14 worst and most stupid quiz show answers ever
29 November 2017, 15:45
We've all watched quiz shows on TV and found ourselves shouting at the downright stupid answers given by the contestants.
"I'd so much better than this guy," we've all caught ourselves saying.
But we wouldn't be surprised that as soon as you actually appear on a quiz show, all your amazing pub quiz knowledge suddenly disappears.
Having said that, we'd like to think that we would never give answers as foolish as these people:
1. Beg, Borrow or Steal
Jamie Theakston: "Where do you think Cambridge University is?"
Contestant: "Geography isn't my strong point."
Theakston: "There's a clue in the title."
2. University Challenge
Bamber Gascoigne: "What was Gandhi's first name?"
3. The Weakest Link
Anne Robinson: "In the Lord’s Prayer, what word beginning with 'H' meaning 'blessed' comes before 'be thy name'?"
Contestant: (quietly) "Howard."
Anne: (incredulously) "Pardon?"
Contestant: (louder) "Howard."
4. Tipping Point
Ben Shepherd: "What day is Christmas Day traditionally celebrated in the UK?"
James O'Brien: "How many kings of England have been called Henry?"
Contestant: "Well, I know Henry VIII. So, um, three?"
6. Family Fortunes
Les Dennis: "Name a bird with a long neck."
Contestant: "Naomi Campbell."
7. The Chase
Bradley Walsh: "Name the television naturalist the 'Attenborosaurus' dinosaur is named after."
Contestant: "Erm... pass."
Alexander Armstrong: "Who was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas?"
Bob Holness: "What 'L' do you make in the dark, when you don’t consider the consequences?"
Bob: "No, I’m sorry, I’m afraid the actual answer was 'leap'."
10. Family Feud
Steve Harvey: "Name something that follows the word 'pork'?"
(Think about it, it's actually genius).
11. Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?
Host: "Which European country is Budapest the capital of?"
Contestant: "This might be a stupid question. I thought Europe was a country? I know they speak French there, don't they? Is France a country?"
Host: “We're looking for an occupation beginning with 'T'.”
Host: “No, it's 'T'. 'T' for Tommy. 'T' for Tango.”
Contestant: “Oh, right... (pause)... Doctor.”
13. Perfect Recall
Terry Wogan: "Which Duke resides at Woburn Abbey?"
14. University Challenge
Jeremy Paxman: "What is another name for 'cherrypickers' and 'cheesemongers'?"
Paxman: "No. They're regiments in the British Army, who will be very upset with you."