History Radio / ImSorryIHaventAClue

11th Jan '17 11:12:25 PM PaulA
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The panellists combine the names of films to make puns. Really, that's it. Puns can be literal (such as ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half_a_Sixpence_(film) Half A Sixpence]]'', ''TheDirtyDozen'' and ''Film/TheExorcist'' being combined to make ''Half A Dozen Eggs''). The meaning of the title can be used rather than the words. (Such as ''Series/AlloAllo'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boom!_(1968_film) Boom]]'' and ''Film/FarewellMyLovely'' combining to make ''A Short, Meaningless Relationship''. Or ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'' and ''Film/FlashGordon'' combining to make ''Would You Mind Accompanying Me To The Station''?) Then there are the truly ''magnificient'' puns, such as Barry combining ''Film/{{Superman}}'', ''Film/KellysHeroes'', ''TheFrenchConnection'', ''Al Capone'', ''Film/FantasticVoyage'', ''Man With the X-Ray Eyes'', ''Literature/ThePrincessAndThePea'', ''Film/NightmareAlley'' and ''The Duchess and the Dustman'' to make ''[[Film/MaryPoppins Superkellyfrenchaltasticexpeaalleyduchess]]''. Used to be very popular, but the last time it popped up was in 1995.

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The panellists combine the names of films to make puns. Really, that's it. Puns can be literal (such as ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half_a_Sixpence_(film) Half A Sixpence]]'', ''TheDirtyDozen'' ''Film/HalfASixpence'', ''Film/TheDirtyDozen'' and ''Film/TheExorcist'' being combined to make ''Half A Dozen Eggs''). The meaning of the title can be used rather than the words. (Such as ''Series/AlloAllo'', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boom!_(1968_film) Boom]]'' ''Film/{{Boom}}'' and ''Film/FarewellMyLovely'' combining to make ''A Short, Meaningless Relationship''. Or ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies'' ''Film/LordOfTheFlies'' and ''Film/FlashGordon'' ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' combining to make ''Would You Mind Accompanying Me To The Station''?) Then there are the truly ''magnificient'' puns, such as Barry combining ''Film/{{Superman}}'', ''Film/KellysHeroes'', ''TheFrenchConnection'', ''Al Capone'', ''Film/TheFrenchConnection'', ''Film/AlCapone'', ''Film/FantasticVoyage'', ''Man With the X-Ray Eyes'', ''Literature/ThePrincessAndThePea'', ''Film/XTheManWithTheXRayEyes'', ''Film/ThePrincessAndThePea'', ''Film/NightmareAlley'' and ''The Duchess and the Dustman'' ''Film/TheDuchessAndTheDustman'' to make ''[[Film/MaryPoppins Superkellyfrenchaltasticexpeaalleyduchess]]''. Used to be very popular, but the last time it popped up was in 1995.
29th Nov '16 3:45:31 PM CumbersomeTercel
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-->[''In the Mystery Illness round, Barry's complaint is that he is turning into Ricky Gervais'']
-->'''Graeme''': He was alright until he left ''TheOffice'', then something weird happened...

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-->[''In the Mystery Illness round, Barry's complaint is that he is turning into Ricky Gervais'']
Creator/RickyGervais'']
-->'''Graeme''': He was alright until he left ''TheOffice'', ''Series/TheOffice'', then something weird happened...
9th Nov '16 12:35:03 PM Tabs
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* InvisibleGuestStar: One notorious segment had Humph repeatedly mention that they had a celebrity guest, who would be playing Mornington Crescent with the rest of the panel. When the game in question rolled around, one of the regulars won on their first turn, denying the celebrity a chance to make a single move. Humph apologised, and added "We would like to go on and ask you a few things about what you're doing currently, Sir Alec, but we do have to hurry on to the next game."[[note]]The story has been prone to distortion over the years, likely down to Humph subsequently claiming that the celebrity was never actually named, but the quote naming him as Alec Guinness is direct from the show.[[/note]] "Guinness" left without saying a word, and Radio 4 was allegedly hit with a large number of complaints over his treatment.



* Politeness Judo: Occasionally, when the other team announce that their work for Sound Charades is a book / film / TV series, Graeme will casually ask "What's it called?"

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* Politeness Judo: PolitenessJudo: Occasionally, when the other team announce that their work for Sound Charades is a book / film / TV series, Graeme will casually ask "What's it called?"



-->'''Graeme''' [''speaking with a "pirate voice"'']: Radar - an attack by pirates.
-->'''Graeme''': Doodah - a cool pirate.
-->'''Graeme''': Bazaar - Barry the pirate.

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-->'''Graeme''' [''speaking with a "pirate voice"'']: Radar - an attack by pirates.
-->'''Graeme''':
pirates.\\
'''Graeme''':
Doodah - a cool pirate.
-->'''Graeme''':
pirate.\\
'''Graeme''':
Bazaar - Barry the pirate.


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* SchizoTech: In the one-time game "Dragon's Den", the teams try to introduce "money" and "wheels" in a medieval setting, when buses, circular saws, and credit cards have been invented.
-->'''Tony''': Currently at the moment, you've got all these planes flying around the area, completely unable to land.
9th Nov '16 11:32:48 AM Tabs
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3rd Oct '16 5:36:21 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Quote... Unquote'' is one of the show's recurring targets, which frequent jokes about how unfunny it is[[note]]Which stems from Radio 4's scheduling shuffle in the mid-90s, which saw ''Clue'' and ''TheNewsQuiz'' move and ''Quote Unquote'' promoted to the 6:30pm slot[[/note]].

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** ''Quote... Unquote'' is one of the show's recurring targets, which frequent jokes about how unfunny it is[[note]]Which stems from Radio 4's scheduling shuffle in the mid-90s, which saw ''Clue'' and ''TheNewsQuiz'' ''Radio/TheNewsQuiz'' move and ''Quote Unquote'' promoted to the 6:30pm slot[[/note]].
24th Aug '16 6:16:44 AM DaibhidC
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* OverlyLongGag: The lengthy analogies introducing "One Song to the Tune of Another", which build up to a TakeThat at Colin Sell.

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* OverlyLongGag: OverlyLongGag:
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The lengthy analogies introducing "One Song to the Tune of Another", which build up to a TakeThat at Colin Sell.Sell.
** In one round of Mornington Crescent, Jack was asked for ajudication, and said he'd check the rules. We then got the sound of footsteps going down a corridor, a door creaking open, a book being rustled, the footsteps again, and a cheer from the audience as Jack presumably returned to the stage ... to tell the teams "It doesn't say."
24th Aug '16 5:58:56 AM DaibhidC
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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 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.

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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 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.
since. In the 2015 tour of the live show, Sandi Toksvig took the chair for some dates.
24th Aug '16 2:45:04 AM Adept
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** Tim Brooke-Taylor's impression of Lady Bracknell from ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'', in particular the famous "A HAAAAANDBAAAAG?!" line.

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** Tim Brooke-Taylor's impression of Lady Bracknell from ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'', ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'', in particular the famous "A HAAAAANDBAAAAG?!" line.
2nd Aug '16 4:17:43 AM Morgenthaler
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The chairman gives a profession for a film club, book club, or song book, and the panellists make puns based on the profession, changing around the titles of films/books/songs in order to fit this particular profession. (Such as the bakers' film club -- [[Film/BenHur Bun Hur]], [[Film/CitizenKane Citizen Cake]] and [[TheLastTemptationOfChrist The Last Temptation Of Crust]].) Graeme [[RunningGag invariably]] makes a pun on ''Film/BringMeTheHeadOfAlfredoGarcia''. Still played often, usually as the closing game of the show.

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The chairman gives a profession for a film club, book club, or song book, and the panellists make puns based on the profession, changing around the titles of films/books/songs in order to fit this particular profession. (Such as the bakers' film club -- [[Film/BenHur Bun Hur]], [[Film/CitizenKane Citizen Cake]] and [[TheLastTemptationOfChrist [[Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist The Last Temptation Of Crust]].) Graeme [[RunningGag invariably]] makes a pun on ''Film/BringMeTheHeadOfAlfredoGarcia''. Still played often, usually as the closing game of the show.
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