History Series / Countdown

29th May '16 7:08:56 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''Countdown''''' is based on a [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench French]] game much more straightforwardly titled ''The Numbers and Letters'' (''Des chiffres et des lettres'').

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'''''Countdown''''' ''Countdown'' is based on a [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench French]] game much more straightforwardly titled ''The Numbers and Letters'' (''Des chiffres et des lettres'').
29th May '16 7:08:30 AM Mdumas43073
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No relation to the 1968 Creator/RoberAltman film, the Australian music show, the American news show ''CountdownWithKeithOlbermann'', or the weekly comic series that was later retitled ''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis''.

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No relation to the 1968 Creator/RoberAltman Creator/RobertAltman film, the Australian music show, the American news show ''CountdownWithKeithOlbermann'', or the weekly comic series that was later retitled ''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis''.
29th May '16 7:08:20 AM Mdumas43073
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No relation to the American news show ''CountdownWithKeithOlbermann'', the Australian music show ''Countdown'', or the weekly comic series that was later retitled ''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis''.

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No relation to the 1968 Creator/RoberAltman film, the Australian music show, the American news show ''CountdownWithKeithOlbermann'', the Australian music show ''Countdown'', or the weekly comic series that was later retitled ''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis''.''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis''.
28th Feb '16 12:58:33 AM Gimere
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* FunWithAcronyms: CECIL is the ''Countdown'' Electronic Computer In Leeds. (Unfortunately, it is now somewhat of a NonIndicativeName, given how the program has sinced moved from what used to be YTV, to the ex-Granada studio block in Manchester, and most recently to the new MediaCityUK complex across the river in Salford.)

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* FunWithAcronyms: CECIL is the ''Countdown'' Electronic Computer In Leeds. (Unfortunately, it is now somewhat of a NonIndicativeName, given how the program has sinced moved from what used to be YTV, to the ex-Granada studio block in Manchester, and most recently to the new MediaCityUK [=MediaCityUK=] complex across the river in Salford.)



* NeverWorkWithChildrenOrAnimals: On a crossover show with ''Series/EightOutOfTenCats'' Jimmy Carr's attempt to distract the panel with [[http://youtu.be/Qo0lbWhHLys two baskets of kittens]] quickly went south when he couldn't control them.
2nd Jan '16 3:53:00 PM Gimere
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!!GameShow Tropes in use:

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1st Oct '15 5:48:43 AM Gimere
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* MissingEpisode: A pair of episodes were allegedly produced as a contingency in the event of cricket coverage running shorter than anticipated and were never aired.



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13th Sep '15 4:05:27 PM nombretomado
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No relation to the American news show ''CountdownWithKeithOlbermann'', the Australian music show ''Countdown'', or the weekly comic series that was later retitled ''CountdownToFinalCrisis''.

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No relation to the American news show ''CountdownWithKeithOlbermann'', the Australian music show ''Countdown'', or the weekly comic series that was later retitled ''CountdownToFinalCrisis''.''ComicBook/CountdownToFinalCrisis''.
3rd Aug '15 8:37:56 AM Doogie2K
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* GoldenSnitch: Invoked in one of the ''8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown'' editions, where the team of Bob Mortimer and Lee Mack (trailing 54-0) seemingly arbitrarily persuade host Jimmy Carr (with some help from Joe Wilkinson) to make the final conundrum worth 100 points. [[spoiler: They still manage to lose the conundrum anyway.]]

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* GoldenSnitch: Invoked in one of the ''8 Out of 10 Cats ''Series/EightOutOfTenCats Does Countdown'' editions, where the team of Bob Mortimer and Lee Mack (trailing 54-0) seemingly arbitrarily persuade host Jimmy Carr (with some help from Joe Wilkinson) to make the final conundrum worth 100 points. [[spoiler: They still manage to lose the conundrum anyway.]]]]
* HotterAndSexier: The ''Series/EightOutOfTenCats'' version naturally features much more ribald humour and uncensored profanity.
20th Jul '15 10:28:53 AM biscuitlion
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* BonusRound: Occasionally seen on ''8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown''. So far, bonus rounds have included a pub quiz, penalty shoot out, and drawing a life model.
28th Jun '15 4:39:45 PM Gimere
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* CrossOver: Being as iconic as it is, the game has appeared in ''other'' shows as part of some kind of task notably to embarrass Creator/AntAndDec on ''Saturday Night Takeaway'', and as a shopping budget task on ''BigBrother''.

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* CrossOver: Being as iconic as it is, the game has appeared in ''other'' shows as part of some kind of task notably to embarrass Creator/AntAndDec on ''Saturday Night Takeaway'', and as a shopping budget task on ''BigBrother''.''Series/BigBrother''.
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