History Radio / ImSorryIHaventAClue

1st Feb '16 1:10:23 AM GrammarNavi
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--> "''[[PrideAndPrejudice Pride and Wasp]]''"; "''[[ATaleOfTwoCities A Tale of Two Wasps]]''"; "''Decline and Wasp of the Roman Empire''"; "''[[Literature/LordOfTheFlies Wasp of the Flies]]''".
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--> "''[[PrideAndPrejudice Pride and Wasp]]''"; "''[[ATaleOfTwoCities "''[[Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities A Tale of Two Wasps]]''"; "''Decline and Wasp of the Roman Empire''"; "''[[Literature/LordOfTheFlies Wasp of the Flies]]''".
22nd Jan '16 4:16:50 PM nombretomado
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The future of the show was in doubt following Lyttelton's death in 2008, although Series 51 was aired in mid-2009 with StephenFry, Jack Dee, and Rob Brydon [[GuestHost taking over the chair for two episodes]] each. The show returned to its regular schedule with Dee chairing every episode later that year. Although it has not been definitively stated that he is the full-time replacement, Dee has chaired every series since.
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The future of the show was in doubt following Lyttelton's death in 2008, although Series 51 was aired in mid-2009 with StephenFry, Creator/StephenFry, Jack Dee, and Rob Brydon [[GuestHost taking over the chair for two episodes]] each. The show returned to its regular schedule with Dee chairing every episode later that year. Although it has not been definitively stated that he is the full-time replacement, Dee has chaired every series since.

* CountryMatters: StephenFry's alternate definition of "countryside" is the best-remembered, but there are plenty of other instances as part of the show's long history of GettingCrapPastTheRadar...
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* CountryMatters: StephenFry's Creator/StephenFry's alternate definition of "countryside" is the best-remembered, but there are plenty of other instances as part of the show's long history of GettingCrapPastTheRadar...

* CurseCutShort: In a 'General Knowledge Quiz' round where Humph gives the answers and the team supply the questions, StephenFry responds to 'Scrape the flesh roughly with the teeth' by saying 'How do you not give a bl-... I can't say that.'
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* CurseCutShort: In a 'General Knowledge Quiz' round where Humph gives the answers and the team supply the questions, StephenFry Creator/StephenFry responds to 'Scrape the flesh roughly with the teeth' by saying 'How do you not give a bl-... I can't say that.'

* LyricalTic: The improvised blues songs were always filled with cries of "Yeah, man" or "tell it like it is" or "whoa" or anything else appropriate, fitting in with the scratchy-gravelly, 'deep American South' voices they adopted. When StephenFry was once filling in for Graeme, his immaculately clean voice made this complicated, so he simply said "[[UnsoundEffect various American noises from the back of my throat]]".
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* LyricalTic: The improvised blues songs were always filled with cries of "Yeah, man" or "tell it like it is" or "whoa" or anything else appropriate, fitting in with the scratchy-gravelly, 'deep American South' voices they adopted. When StephenFry Creator/StephenFry was once filling in for Graeme, his immaculately clean voice made this complicated, so he simply said "[[UnsoundEffect various American noises from the back of my throat]]".
14th Jan '16 1:44:35 PM tenryufan
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* ActorAllusion: In a round of ''Karaokey-Cokey'', the audience were given ''[[Series/TheGoodies The Funky Gibbon]]'' to hum. About three seconds in, Tim gets it and bursts out laughing. ** A few panellists have also been tasked with accompanying themselves in ''Pick-Up Song'', such as Tony Hawks singing along to ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAIOzM7SsMo Stutter Rap]]'' and Barry singing along to his cover of ''The Purple People Eater''.

* {{Defictionalization}}: [[http://www.nomic.net/deadgames/mornington/dunx/ Mornington Nomic]] is an attempt to construct an actual, playable version of "Mornington Crescent".

* NoBudget: Mentioned in a round of ''Word For Word''. Paul Merton buzzed Barry and Graeme, and Humph initially overruled his challenge, saying that they only had one buzzer and that was with Tim and Paul. He then says "...oh, thank you, Paul" as footsteps are heard, and then Graeme says "For those of you listening in stereo -- it's over here now!" Later, when Barry challenges Tim and Paul, Paul says "we'd better have the buzzer back then, hadn't we?" and footsteps are heard again. -->'''Paul:''' [[LampshadeHanging You may be sitting at home, wondering where your license money goes...]] ** There's also a round called NoBudget, where the panellists have to think up "cut-price" version of well-known media, such as ''[[Literature/WutheringHeights Wuthering Hillocks]]'' or ''[[SherlockHolmes The Chihuahua of the Baskervilles]]''.

* ThrowItIn: Humph would occasionally misread something, and the improvisation by the panellists in response to this would usually be thrown in. ** In another episode, Jack misread "Tobacconist's Film Club" as "Tobogganist's Film Club", before Graeme pointed out his mistake. The round turned into a mix of smoking puns and winter sports puns. ** The sound once dropped significantly in the middle of a joke. Jack asked "Did the sound just drop then, on that?", and got answers of "Yes" from the panel and some of the audience. -->'''Jack:''' Oh good. I like to make sure, because otherwise [[BlackComedy Barry thinks he's having a stroke.]] -->'''Barry:''' I wish...
10th Nov '15 10:39:08 AM Anddrix
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* [[invoked]]DudeNotFunny: In one episode, Humph messes up one of his lines. The cast respond to it by pretending to treat him like a doddering old man. The audience generally reacts with laughter, but when Barry [[BlackComedy rubs it in]] by saying "Your trumpet went very well at the auction!", there's a pretty huge audience groan to signify he's gone too far.
6th Oct '15 11:45:31 AM szaleniec1000
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** Creator/DavidMitchell's first attempt at "One Song to the Tune of Another" prompted the response of [[UpToEleven "I miss Jeremy."]]
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** Creator/DavidMitchell's first attempt at "One Song to the Tune of Another" Another"[[note]]"A Whiter Shade of Pale" to the theme from ''Series/TheMuppetShow''[[/note]] prompted the response of [[UpToEleven "I miss Jeremy."]]
2nd Oct '15 4:26:51 PM nombretomado
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** In one round of ''Closed Quotes'', the quotes came from an interview with OzzyOsbourne. Humph censored the more explicit words by honking his horn.
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** In one round of ''Closed Quotes'', the quotes came from an interview with OzzyOsbourne.Music/OzzyOsbourne. Humph censored the more explicit words by honking his horn.
26th Aug '15 4:42:50 PM nombretomado
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** It can become something of a RunningGag for one particularly downbeat song to be used as the tune for several completely inappropriate sets of lyrics; "The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves" has been used for "I'm Too Sexy", "The Gummy Bear Song" and the theme tune from ''TheMuppetShow''.
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** It can become something of a RunningGag for one particularly downbeat song to be used as the tune for several completely inappropriate sets of lyrics; "The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves" has been used for "I'm Too Sexy", "The Gummy Bear Song" and the theme tune from ''TheMuppetShow''.''Series/TheMuppetShow''.
8th Aug '15 2:07:59 PM john_e
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* {{Defictionalization}}: [[http://www.nomic.net/deadgames/mornington/dunx/ Mornington Nomic]] is an attempt to construct an actual, playable version of "Mornington Crescent".
4th Aug '15 2:57:10 PM LeeM
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The teams take a clean song and make it absolutely filthy by strategic censoring. Still pops up occasionally, but definitely not as common as it used to be.
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The teams take a clean song and make it absolutely filthy by strategic censoring. Still pops up occasionally, but definitely not as common as it used to be. be. A similar idea had been used in ''Radio/ImSorryIllReadThatAgain''.
4th Aug '15 1:10:52 PM john_e
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* BrickJoke: One show has a round in which Jack asks "Where's the Gents'?". Barry buzzes in and answers ("Down the stairs, second on the right"), and Jack goes on to introduce the next round, ''Mornington Crescent''. Halfway through that round, deep in a discussion of the minutiae of the rules, Tim asks Jack for an adjudication -- and the sound of a flush is heard, followed by Jack hurrying back up the stairs to the game.
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