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14th Feb '18 10:43:43 AM antster1983
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** The audience spontaneously claps and cheers at the announcement of Mornington Crescent, and in recent years has also started doing this for "One Song to the Tune of Another".

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** The audience spontaneously claps and cheers at the announcement of Mornington Crescent, and in recent years has also started doing this for "One Song to the Tune of Another".Another", "Pick-Up Song" or any time Jeremy Hardy is called upon to sing.
18th Jan '18 2:03:05 AM jormis29
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** Creator/DavidMitchell's first attempt at "One Song to the Tune of Another"[[note]]"A Whiter Shade of Pale" to the theme from ''Series/TheMuppetShow''[[/note]] prompted the response of [[UpToEleven "I miss Jeremy."]]

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** Creator/DavidMitchell's Creator/{{David Mitchell|Actor}}'s first attempt at "One Song to the Tune of Another"[[note]]"A Whiter Shade of Pale" to the theme from ''Series/TheMuppetShow''[[/note]] prompted the response of [[UpToEleven "I miss Jeremy."]]
13th Jan '18 9:47:41 AM DaibhidC
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The teams construct a sentence, taking one word each, with the goal being not to complete the sentence. If the chairman judges that a full stop has been reached, he'll honk his horn (ever since Jack took over, this has been replaced by a gong). Occasionally, each panellist gets a word that they'll have to "seamlessly intergrate" into the story. Common ploys involve forming the sentence "and yet strangely" to force a player to describe something multiple times, or someone -- frequently Tim -- saying "comma" to buy time. On at least one occasion, Humph made it even harder by adding an extra rule, that all the words had to start with the same letter.

Nowadays, this is rarely played, being replaced with Letter Writing, which plays along the same principles with two major additions. One -- instead of assembling a sentence, the teams are "writing letters" between one famous personality to another. The other team then composes a reply. Two -- as you may have figured out, this is played in teams of two rather than both the teams saying words. This simplifies stalling, and someone -- frequently Graeme -- will often say "and" to force their teammate to come up with as many adjectives as they can. This version is still played frequently.

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The teams construct a sentence, taking one word each, with the goal being not to complete the sentence. If the chairman judges that a full stop has been reached, he'll honk his horn (ever since Jack took over, this has been replaced by a gong). Occasionally, each panellist gets a word that they'll have to "seamlessly intergrate" integrate" into the story. Common ploys involve forming the sentence "and yet strangely" to force a player to describe something multiple times, or someone -- frequently Tim -- saying "comma" to buy time. On at least one occasion, Humph made it even harder by adding an extra rule, that all the words had to start with the same letter.

Nowadays, this is rarely played, being replaced with Letter Writing, Writing (or 84 Chicken Cross Road), which plays along the same principles with two major additions. One -- instead of assembling a sentence, the teams are "writing letters" between one famous personality to another. The other team then composes a reply. Two -- as you may have figured out, this is played in teams of two rather than both the teams saying words. This simplifies stalling, and someone -- frequently Graeme -- will often say "and" to force their teammate to come up with as many adjectives as they can. This version is still played frequently.
5th Dec '17 7:13:27 PM nombretomado
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Also known as ''Wuthering Hillocks''. The panellists name movies, songs, books and so on that didn't quite work, always puns on some existing work. (''[[TalesOfTheUnexpected Tales of the Expected]]'', ''[[DeathInVenice Deaf In Venice]]'', ''[[ShakespeareInLove Shakespeare In Hove]]'', et cetera.) Last popped up in 2005.

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Also known as ''Wuthering Hillocks''. The panellists name movies, songs, books and so on that didn't quite work, always puns on some existing work. (''[[TalesOfTheUnexpected Tales of the Expected]]'', ''[[DeathInVenice ''[[Literature/DeathInVenice Deaf In Venice]]'', ''[[ShakespeareInLove Shakespeare In Hove]]'', et cetera.) Last popped up in 2005.
22nd Nov '17 6:49:49 AM antster1983
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-->'''Tim:''' Catamaran... Slinky...
-->'''Graeme:''' ''(Buzzes in)'' While I was waiting for my girdle, I bought a catamaran called Slinky.
-->'''Jack:''' Again, it's another personal anecdote. Sorry, it's back to you, Tim.
-->'''Tim:''' Brylcreem... castanet... polyunsaturared... monastery... kilogram...
-->'''Jack:''' You realise that we're filming this and we'll show it as part of your obituary.
-->'''Tim:''' [[TakeThat Kill... Jack.]]
21st Nov '17 12:11:30 PM john_e
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** In "Word For Word" (the "word disassociation game" where they have to say a word completely unrelated to the last one), Barry would sometimes challenge by claiming that two words put together were [[AGoodNameForARockBand the name of a sixties rock band]].

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** In "Word For Word" (the "word disassociation game" where they have to say a word completely unrelated to the last one), Barry would sometimes challenge by claiming that two words put together were [[AGoodNameForARockBand the name of a sixties rock band]]. This would sometimes be further elaborated on with Barry being challenged to sing one of their songs.
21st Nov '17 11:49:45 AM john_e
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The chairman asks a question to one of the panellists. They suggest a possible answer, the chairman gives the real answer, and so on. Usually, after everyone's had a go, the rest of the questions are free-for-all, where anyone may give their answer. Sometimes played under the name ''Household Hints''.

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The chairman asks a question to one of the panellists. They suggest a possible answer, the chairman gives the real answer, and so on. Usually, after everyone's had a go, the rest of the questions are free-for-all, where anyone may give their answer. Sometimes played under the name ''Household Hints''.
Hints'' or ''What's the Problem?''.


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* ChalkOutline: In a round of ''What's the Problem?'':
-->'''Jack:''' 'Trace around it with chalk.' \\
'''Graeme:''' 'What should I do if I find a corpse in the lounge?'
14th Sep '17 7:23:30 PM TargetOnMyBack
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* SmurfettePrinciple: When Sandi Toksvig first appeared in the 1990s, she remarked how proud she was to be 'in the [[SarcasmMode long line of women]] who have appeared on the show' (she was the third, and the show had been running for about twenty years at that point). This provoked considerable laughter from the audience, and a sort of 'oooh' noise from Tim Brooke-Taylor.

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* SmurfettePrinciple: When Sandi Toksvig first appeared in the 1990s, 1997, she remarked how proud thrilled she was to be 'in the [[SarcasmMode long line of women]] who have appeared on the show' (she was the third, and the show had been running for about twenty years at that point).five years). This provoked considerable laughter from the audience, and a sort of 'oooh' noise from Tim Brooke-Taylor.
27th Jun '17 9:42:24 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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The chairman was Humphrey Lyttelton, a jazz trumpeter (the thinking being that improvisational comedy owed a lot to jazz), who created the persona of a curmudgeonly DeadpanSnarker who would rather be doing something else. ''Anything'' else. The regular panelists for most of the show's history were Barry Cryer, Creator/WillieRushton, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden (the third Goodie, Bill Oddie, was in the first two series). After Rushton's death in 1996, the fourth panelist became a rotating position[[note]]Jeremy Hardy usually appears once a series, and some of the more frequent guests have included Rob Brydon, Stephen Fry, Andy Hamilton, Tony Hawks, Paul Merton, David Mitchell and Sandi Toksvig[[/note]]. Because of the show's pedigree, and the fact that the regulars have the final say in who the guests are, being asked to appear on the show is seen as an honour (and many have turned down the opportunity for fear they might ruin it).

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The chairman was Humphrey Lyttelton, a jazz trumpeter (the thinking being that improvisational comedy owed a lot to jazz), who created the persona of a curmudgeonly DeadpanSnarker who would rather be doing something else. ''Anything'' else.else [[note]]except playing the trumpet[[/note]]. The regular panelists for most of the show's history were Barry Cryer, Creator/WillieRushton, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden (the third Goodie, Bill Oddie, was in the first two series). After Rushton's death in 1996, the fourth panelist became a rotating position[[note]]Jeremy Hardy usually appears once a series, and some of the more frequent guests have included Rob Brydon, Stephen Fry, Andy Hamilton, Tony Hawks, Paul Merton, David Mitchell and Sandi Toksvig[[/note]]. Because of the show's pedigree, and the fact that the regulars have the final say in who the guests are, being asked to appear on the show is seen as an honour (and many have turned down the opportunity for fear they might ruin it).
20th May '17 5:56:18 PM nombretomado
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* CreepyMonotone[=/=]DullSurprise: Humph sometimes used this for laughs, such as giving the teams praise in a wooden tone that suggested he was wearily reading out a prescripted line. Probably the best example is when he used Anne Robinson's catchphrase in a round parodying ''TheWeakestLink'' but without any of the viciousness:

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* CreepyMonotone[=/=]DullSurprise: Humph sometimes used this for laughs, such as giving the teams praise in a wooden tone that suggested he was wearily reading out a prescripted line. Probably the best example is when he used Anne Robinson's catchphrase in a round parodying ''TheWeakestLink'' ''Series/TheWeakestLink'' but without any of the viciousness:
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