History Radio / JustAMinute

15th Oct '15 5:37:37 PM mlsmithca
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* NiceGuy: Nicholas is always hugely complimentary to all the panellists (and gets [[TakeThat viciously lampooned]] for it by Jack Dee in the "Just A Minim" rounds of rival show ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue''). However, there is the occasional instance where he returns their affectionate ribbing, or when things start getting...
* NoJustNoReaction: From the BBC TV series, on the topic of the host himself.
--> '''Sue Perkins''': There is nothing so erotic as the sight of Nicholas Parsons...
--> ''[Paul Merton [[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe holds down the buzzer]], shaking his head and mouthing "no"]''
--> '''Sue Perkins''': Intervention! Intervention! ...I've done it again Paul, I've done it again.
--> ''[Paul nods, as Sue facepalms.]''
--> '''Paul Merton''': There are limits, aren't there.
** It's made even funnier if you know that Sue is actually a lesbian.

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* NiceGuy: Nicholas is always hugely complimentary to all the panellists (and gets [[TakeThat viciously lampooned]] for it by Jack Dee in the "Just A Minim" rounds of rival show ''Radio/ImSorryIHaventAClue''). However, there is the occasional instance where he returns their affectionate ribbing, or when things start getting...
getting OffTheRails.
* NoJustNoReaction: From the 2012 BBC TV series, on the topic of the host himself.
--> '''Sue
himself. The moment in question becomes funnier when one notes that Sue Perkins is a lesbian:
-->'''Sue
Perkins''': There is nothing so erotic as the sight of Nicholas Parsons...
-->
Parsons...\\
''[Paul Merton [[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe holds down the buzzer]], shaking his head and mouthing "no"]''
-->
"no"]''\\
'''Sue Perkins''': Intervention! Intervention! ...I've done it again Paul, I've done it again.
-->
again.\\
''[Paul nods, as Sue facepalms.]''
-->
]''\\
'''Paul Merton''': There are limits, aren't there.
** It's made even funnier if you know that Sue is actually a lesbian.
there.
8th Oct '15 7:49:27 PM ATK
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* NoJustNoReaction: From the BBC TV series, on the topic of the host himself.
--> '''Sue Perkins''': There is nothing so erotic as the sight of Nicholas Parsons...
--> ''[Paul Merton [[YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe holds down the buzzer]], shaking his head and mouthing "no"]''
--> '''Sue Perkins''': Intervention! Intervention! ...I've done it again Paul, I've done it again.
--> ''[Paul nods, as Sue facepalms.]''
--> '''Paul Merton''': There are limits, aren't there.
** It's made even funnier if you know that Sue is actually a lesbian.
28th Sep '15 10:49:49 PM mlsmithca
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* LoopholeAbuse: There's actually nothing stopping you from buzzing during your own time, challenging yourself for a mistake before anyone else can, and winning a point ''whether the challenge is accepted or not''. This is only allowed [[RuleOfFunny because it's funny when it happens]], and no-one takes the game seriously enough to really abuse it.
** If somebody gets the subject with only a few seconds remaining, a common tactic is to just repeat the subject on the card over and over again before the whistle goes.

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* LoopholeAbuse: LoopholeAbuse:
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There's actually nothing stopping you from buzzing during your own time, challenging yourself for a mistake before anyone else can, and winning a point ''whether the challenge is accepted or not''. This is only allowed [[RuleOfFunny because it's funny when it happens]], and no-one takes the game seriously enough to really abuse it.
** If somebody gets the subject with only a few seconds remaining, a common tactic is to just repeat the subject on the card over and over again before the whistle goes. Paul Merton is especially fond of this approach.
22nd Sep '15 12:06:54 PM cwickham
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* SeriousBusiness: The show made a few headlines in the late noughties with complaints that there were too many challenges for repeating very small words or very brief hesitations, with proposals for rule changes such as deducting points for wrong challenges. Such changes were ultimately not implemented but it was noted that people stopped buzzing so much in episodes produced after the stories.
19th Sep '15 8:19:11 AM cwickham
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** If somebody gets the subject with only a few seconds remaining, a common tactic is to just repeat the subject on the card over and over again before the whistle goes.
16th Sep '15 9:26:54 AM cwickham
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* AmbiguousSyntax: A sometime tactic of Paul Merton, usually just to get a laugh:
-->[''The subject is "mutton dressed as lamb", and Sue Perkins has just resumed a description of such a person'']
-->'''Sue Perkins''': Boobs like spacehoppers-- [''buzz'']
-->'''Paul''': That's not true, boobs don't like spacehoppers! They see them as rivals!
5th Sep '15 10:53:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* MemeticSexGod: In-universe, a RunningGag is for players (especially female ones) to imply that Nicholas is this [[HiddenDepths when the cameras aren't running]]. He played this up himself when he guest hosted ''HaveIGotNewsForYou''. [[invoked]]
15th Aug '15 4:29:46 AM Kitchen90
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[[caption-width-right:316:The regular personnel from the early years. Clockwise from top left: Clement Freud, Derek Nimmo, Kenneth Williams, Nicholas Parsons, Ian Messiter.]]

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[[caption-width-right:316:The regular personnel from the early years. Clockwise from top left: Clement Freud, Derek Nimmo, Kenneth Williams, Creator/KennethWilliams, Nicholas Parsons, Ian Messiter.]]



A large number of people have appeared on the show, but there have been five "regular" players over the course of its history: Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Peter Jones, Clement Freud and Paul Merton...

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A large number of people have appeared on the show, but there have been five "regular" players over the course of its history: Kenneth Williams, Creator/KennethWilliams, Derek Nimmo, Peter Jones, Clement Freud and Paul Merton...
26th Jun '15 11:37:32 PM mlsmithca
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* RunningGag: Regular or recurring panellists who have had to speak on hundreds or even thousands of subjects over the years inevitably end up re-using some of the same jokes for multiple subjects.
** Gyles Brandreth has trotted out several jokes with considerable regularity over the years (some of which have ultimately been retired), whether the subject directly pertains to them or not (meaning he sometimes gets challenged for deviation or repetition of the same jokes):
*** Describing an incident when he went on stage to perform Shakespeare and was pelted with eggs by the audience, meaning he "went on as Theatre/{{Hamlet}}, came off as Omelette."
*** Explaining that he was once a Member of Parliament, "and then the people spoke."[[note]] He was voted in as MP for Chester at the 1992 General Election, and was one of the hundreds of Conservative members who lost their seats five years later.[[/note]]
*** Describing an assignment he had as an MP to investigate pornography, and explaining that he still has the raincoat, but his wife has sewn up the pockets.
** If a panellist gets the subject with two seconds or less left on the clock, the panellist who just lost the subject will frequently challenge for hesitation as soon as Nicholas says "starting ''now''." Nicholas almost never upholds the challenges, which are clearly intended for purely comic effect.
16th Jun '15 9:55:47 AM mlsmithca
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* TheCastShowoff: Kenneth Williams would often be given subjects that allowed him to show off his knowledge of history.
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