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19th Sep '16 2:10:29 PM Pafman
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*Spanish musical contest Furor featured the minipoints: you had to get 3 to obtain a single point. Not that the points mattered that much as the host could randomly give points to any team whenever he felt like it.
19th Sep '16 5:26:42 AM C2
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* You might expect ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe'' to be like this, but it actually keeps a fairly rigid scoring system. Subverted in that the prize is essentially bragging rights for the panelist. What does matter is how callers do - they get announcer Carl Kassel to record a message on their answering machine.

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* You might expect ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe'' to be like this, but it actually keeps a fairly rigid scoring system. Subverted in that the prize is essentially bragging rights for the panelist. What does matter is how callers do - they get announcer Carl Kassel Kassell to record a message on their answering machine.
10th Aug '16 9:51:43 AM Anorgil
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* ''VideoGame/FrogFractions'' keeps score in fractions (or, with a certain upgrade, scientific notation), but the score doesn't mean anything.
9th Aug '16 2:27:36 AM jayharrison
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-> ''"Welcome to Whose Line is it Anyway; the show where everything's made up and the points don't matter. That's right, the points are kinda like Canada."''

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-> ''"Welcome to Whose ''Whose Line is it Anyway; Anyway?'', the show where everything's made up and the points don't matter. That's right, the points are kinda like Canada."''
24th Jul '16 2:39:54 PM nombretomado
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** Gets heavily lampshaded in series I episode "International" when they discuss points with Stephen basically pointing out nobody really knows how the system works other than the guys they pay to do it. Note that this is the very start of the show and when asked to recap the scores (before any questions), BillBailey (who first pointed this out) is winning by a whole 3 points... cue more mocking.

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** Gets heavily lampshaded in series I episode "International" when they discuss points with Stephen basically pointing out nobody really knows how the system works other than the guys they pay to do it. Note that this is the very start of the show and when asked to recap the scores (before any questions), BillBailey Music/BillBailey (who first pointed this out) is winning by a whole 3 points... cue more mocking.
5th Jul '16 9:43:23 AM themisterfree
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** In yet another episode, Drew simply brought in a ''tape recorder'' of himself saying "One thousand points!" Wayne stole it during a commercial break and overwrote the tape with himself chanting "My ass... my ass... my ass..."

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** In yet another episode, Drew simply brought in a ''tape recorder'' of himself saying "One thousand points!" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41oHePob_Nw Wayne stole it during a commercial break break]] and overwrote the tape with himself chanting "My ass... my ass... my ass..."
31st May '16 9:45:53 AM MegaMarioMan
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** It's worth pointing out that early videos had a stricter point system with films normally coming in under 70 sin points; mainly for for plot inconsistencies, bad editing, etc. As the show has evolved the point system (and the iconic *din*) has become more of a joke in true keeping with this trope.

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** It's worth pointing out that early videos had a stricter point system with films normally coming in under 70 sin points; mainly for for plot inconsistencies, bad editing, etc. As the show has evolved the point system (and the iconic *din*) *ding*) has become more of a joke in true keeping with this trope.trope.
* In Creator/{{Yuriofwind}}'s Bullshit Creepypasta Storytime segment, sometimes he removes points from the stories he reads, which doesn't really matter, given that he doesn't score the stories at all.
11th May '16 3:32:06 PM DaibhidC
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* ''Radio/TheNewsQuiz'' works similarly to HIGNFY, its SoundToScreenAdaptation. Former host Simon Hoggart used to regularly offer "two points to ''somebody''" or "two points to Jeremy for getting the right answer, and a bonus point to Alan for telling us what it was", and often ended with "And thanks to my unique scoring system, the winner is..." Before him was Barry Took, who gave points to Richard Ingrams if it looked like he might have once known the answer, or at least once known ''an'' answer. The last chair, Sandi Toksvig, deducted points for height jokes (although [[HypocriticalHumour she herself would make them about Andy Hamilton]]). (Like ''HIGNFY'' and ''QI'' above, not all the awarded points make it into the on-air version anyway, making the final score seem a bit arbitary to the listener.)

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* ''Radio/TheNewsQuiz'' works similarly to HIGNFY, its SoundToScreenAdaptation. Former host Simon Hoggart used to regularly offer "two points to ''somebody''" ''somebody''"[[note]]On one occasion Alan Coren got quite worked up about this, leading John Sargent to comment that Alan had been getting more competitive ever since he and Sandi became team captains on the new ''Call My Bluff''.[[/note]] or "two points to Jeremy for getting the right answer, and a bonus point to Alan for telling us what it was", and often ended with "And thanks to my unique scoring system, the winner is..." Before him was Barry Took, who gave points to Richard Ingrams if it looked like he might have once known the answer, or at least once known ''an'' answer. The last chair, Sandi Toksvig, deducted points for height jokes (although [[HypocriticalHumour she herself would make them about Andy Hamilton]]). Thus far, there don't seem to be any notable irregularities in Miles Jupp's scoring. (Like ''HIGNFY'' and ''QI'' above, not all the awarded points make it into the on-air version anyway, making the final score seem a bit arbitary to the listener.)
28th Apr '16 3:33:49 AM ThatBitterTase
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* Mike Tyson's Punch-Out awarded points for punches landed and knockdowns, the final tally determining whether or not the player would win a decision. However, since fights ''very'' rarely went the distance, this was largely meaningless (pretty much just a way to make the Tyson fight a little less painful). Since time of the match didn't figure into the score, it was useless even as bragging rights.

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* Mike Tyson's Punch-Out awarded points for punches landed and knockdowns, the final tally determining whether or not the player would win a decision. However, since fights ''very'' rarely went the distance, this was largely meaningless (pretty much just a way to make the Tyson fight a little less painful).painful); what was more, many of the more difficult fights were rigged such that ''you couldn't win by decision''. Since time of the match didn't figure into the score, it was useless even as bragging rights.
24th Apr '16 8:58:39 PM DKW001
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* Mike Tyson's Punch-Out awarded points for punches landed and knockdowns, the final tally determined whether or not the player would win a decision. However, since fights ''very'' rarely went the distance, this was largely meaningless (pretty much just a way to make the Tyson fight a little less painful). Since time of the match didn't figure into the score, it was useless even as bragging rights.

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* Mike Tyson's Punch-Out awarded points for punches landed and knockdowns, the final tally determined determining whether or not the player would win a decision. However, since fights ''very'' rarely went the distance, this was largely meaningless (pretty much just a way to make the Tyson fight a little less painful). Since time of the match didn't figure into the score, it was useless even as bragging rights.
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