History Series / QI

4th Apr '18 7:56:43 AM cwickham
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* PutOnABus: Sean Lock was a regular panellist from Series A until Series J, when he decided to retire from panel shows. Rich Hall (another of the few guests to have appeared on every series until that point) also stopped appearing on the show that year, although in his case TheBusCameBack for one appearance in Series O.
27th Feb '18 9:57:06 PM Kirayoshi
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** In "Oddballs", after getting two klaxons in rapid succession, Jimmy Carr asks, "Does someone get paid when that sound effect goes off?" Cue another klaxon and the screen flashing "YES".
--->'''Jason Manford''': They've been waiting fifteen years for that gag!
24th Feb '18 2:06:05 PM nombretomado
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** When discussing game theory in "Games", Stephen brings up John Nash, who won a Nobel Prize for his work in that field before suffering the terrible tragedy of [[Film/ABeautifulMind being played by]] RussellCrowe.

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** When discussing game theory in "Games", Stephen brings up John Nash, who won a Nobel Prize for his work in that field before suffering the terrible tragedy of [[Film/ABeautifulMind being played by]] RussellCrowe.Creator/RussellCrowe.
21st Feb '18 5:58:18 AM bravo104
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** The show claims that the Hundred Years' War started when Eleanor of Aquitaine left Louis VII of France and married Henry II of England. Rather odd, given that the Hundred Years' War happened more than two centuries after Louis and Eleanor divorced, and was declared by the ''English'' monarch, Edward III.
13th Feb '18 3:45:00 AM Ryulong
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* [[invoked]]ScienceMarchesOn: The K series episode "Knowledge" is based on this concept. After the panel is asked the infamous question "How many moons does the Earth have?", they discuss the issue that what we believe to be true at this point in time can be proven false by new data in several years time. Stephen then revealed that the scores would be adjusted for this episode to make up for the theoretically now correct answers the panelists had given in prior years. Jimmy Carr gets 43.58 points, Jo Brand gets 84.73, the Audience gets 23.24, while Alan is awarded 737.66 points. Creator/GrahamLineham, who made his first appearance in the show that episode, doesn't get any points, at which he feigns offense. Predictably, Alan wins that day...with a score of 689.66.[[note]]Without the score adjustments, Jo would have won that day with a score of +1 point, while Alan would have floundered at -48.[[/note]]

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* [[invoked]]ScienceMarchesOn: The K series episode "Knowledge" is based on this concept. After the panel is asked the infamous question "How many moons does the Earth have?", they discuss the issue that what we believe to be true at this point in time can be proven false by new data in several years time. Stephen then revealed that the scores would be adjusted for this episode to make up for the theoretically now correct answers the panelists had given in prior years. Jimmy Carr gets 43.58 points, Jo Brand gets 84.73, the Audience gets 23.24, while Alan is awarded 737.66 points. Creator/GrahamLineham, Graham Lineham, who made his first appearance in the show that episode, doesn't get any points, at which he feigns offense. Predictably, Alan wins that day...with a score of 689.66.[[note]]Without the score adjustments, Jo would have won that day with a score of +1 point, while Alan would have floundered at -48.[[/note]]
13th Feb '18 3:35:02 AM Ryulong
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*** Sandi Toksvig's tenure as host continues this trend. In "Origins and Openings" after a discussion on origami, during which she presents the panelists with pieces of origami:
--->'''Sandi''': And, Alan, what is this? ''[holding an origami whale]''\\
'''Alan''': That's a blue whale.\\
'''''KLAXON'''''\\
'''Sandi''': No, THIS, is a blue whale. ''[produces a different '''blue''' origami whale]''\\
'''Alan''': Oh, of course.
9th Feb '18 11:51:06 PM Ryulong
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9th Feb '18 11:50:34 PM Ryulong
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** In a Series L episode, Stephen directly asks Alan what mammal has the most cells in its body, and Alan answers "blue whale" and is awarded the "Blue Whale Bonus" for getting the answer right. However, this is the "Lucky Losers" episode, and the winner that day will actually be the person with the ''lowest'' score.



* [[invoked]]ScienceMarchesOn:
** In the 11th-series episode "Knowledge", the "How many moons are there?" question is discussed, as a lead in to a discussion of how what we believe to be true at this point in time can be proven false by new data in several years time. Stephen Fry pointed out that given the number of facts discussed on the show over the years that have been proved wrong since the episodes aired, Alan Davies and recurring panellists Jo Brand and Jimmy Carr, as well as the studio audience, had their scores from past years audited and were given overdue points. [[spoiler: As a result, although he hit several klaxons, Alan Davies came in first with over 600 points.]]

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* [[invoked]]ScienceMarchesOn:
** In the 11th-series
[[invoked]]ScienceMarchesOn: The K series episode "Knowledge", "Knowledge" is based on this concept. After the panel is asked the infamous question "How many moons are there?" question is discussed, as a lead in to a discussion of how does the Earth have?", they discuss the issue that what we believe to be true at this point in time can be proven false by new data in several years time. Stephen Fry pointed out then revealed that the scores would be adjusted for this episode to make up for the theoretically now correct answers the panelists had given in prior years. Jimmy Carr gets 43.58 points, Jo Brand gets 84.73, the number of facts discussed on Audience gets 23.24, while Alan is awarded 737.66 points. Creator/GrahamLineham, who made his first appearance in the show over the years that episode, doesn't get any points, at which he feigns offense. Predictably, Alan wins that day...with a score of 689.66.[[note]]Without the score adjustments, Jo would have been proved wrong since the episodes aired, won that day with a score of +1 point, while Alan Davies and recurring panellists Jo Brand and Jimmy Carr, as well as the studio audience, had their scores from past years audited and were given overdue points. [[spoiler: As a result, although he hit several klaxons, Alan Davies came in first with over 600 points.]]would have floundered at -48.[[/note]]
7th Feb '18 9:09:34 PM Ryulong
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** Sandi, in her tenure as host, has begun to loudly proclaim, "Moving on!" when the banter goes far off in one direction.
7th Feb '18 8:59:13 PM Ryulong
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* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Victoria Coren, in her first appearance, admitted that she had an anxiety dream the night before airing where she was on the show and Stephen Fry asked her, "Why was [[Literature/AliceInWonderland the March Hare]] so important to the Aztecs?" Flustered, she answered "Did they worship it?" which gave her the forfeit of "Worship It". Later in the show, Stephen gets to ask her the very question after the QI Elves did some digging, and discovered that the Aztecs worshipped rabbits, specifically jackrabbits which are a type of hare.

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* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Victoria Coren, in her first appearance, admitted that she had an anxiety dream the night before airing where she was on the show and Stephen Fry asked her, "Why was [[Literature/AliceInWonderland the March Hare]] so important to the Aztecs?" Flustered, she answered answered, "Did they worship it?" which gave her the forfeit of "Worship It". Later in the show, as the final question, Stephen gets to ask her the very question after the QI Elves did some digging, and discovered that the Aztecs worshipped rabbits, specifically jackrabbits which are a type of hare.
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