History Series / QI

9th Dec '17 6:08:25 PM Generality
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* EyeRemember: Discussed in "Opposites" particularly the historical origins of the trope.
28th Nov '17 7:17:49 AM Divra
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** At least one example was tailored to a particular contestant with an overly predictable shtick; Jo Brand answered a question about the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Disappointment Great Disappointment]] with "[[AwfulWeddedLife have you been talking to my husband?]]", only for that exact phrase to flash up on the board.

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** At least one example was tailored to a particular contestant with an overly predictable shtick; Jo Brand answered a question about the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Disappointment Great Disappointment]] with "[[AwfulWeddedLife have you been talking to my husband?]]", only for [[TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat that exact phrase phrase]] to flash up on the board.
6th Nov '17 2:50:26 PM TwilightLord
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** Stephen once mentioned that eating a diet of ''only'' rabbit will kill you. The rest of the panel proceed to constantly misinterpret this as "if you eat rabbit, you will die", despite Stephen's many attempts to correct them that it's only if you eat ''nothing but'' rabbit.
6th Nov '17 2:48:03 PM TwilightLord
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** Stephen occasionally says "It's good that you're trying" in a rather patronising tone whenever a panelist gives a particularly stupid (or just downright weird) answer to a question.
2nd Nov '17 11:15:51 PM Generality
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** In "Organisms", Sandi asks what animal is the most effective hunter, and the panelists, knowing it's the O series, immediately start naming animals with names beginning with O, all of which get the klaxon. The correct answer is considerable stretch of the format: dragonflies, which belong to the order Odonata.
30th Oct '17 1:01:22 AM PaulA
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** Even though he's also an actor and comedian, Ben Miller decided to rely mainly on his [=PhD=] in quantum physics in the episode "The Future," much to his fellow panelists' dismay.

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** Even though he's also an actor and comedian, Ben Miller decided to rely mainly on his [=PhD=] education in quantum physics physics[[note]]He was on his way to earning a [=PhD=] but abandoned it to puruse a career in acting[[/note]] in the episode "The Future," Future", much to his fellow panelists' dismay.
30th Oct '17 12:59:02 AM PaulA
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** Even though he's also an actor and comedian, Ben Miller decided to rely mainly on his education in quantum physics[[note]]He was on his way to earning a [=PhD=] but abandoned it to puruse a career in acting[[/note]] in the episode "The Future," much to his fellow panelists' dismay.

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** Even though he's also an actor and comedian, Ben Miller decided to rely mainly on his education [=PhD=] in quantum physics[[note]]He was on his way to earning a [=PhD=] but abandoned it to puruse a career in acting[[/note]] physics in the episode "The Future," much to his fellow panelists' dismay.


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* NonverbalMiscommunication: In "Organisms", Cariad Lloyd attempts to indicate "taking bribes" with a hand-gesture behind the back at waist level accompanied by a NotSoInnocentWhistle. None of the others have any idea what her intended meaning is, with guesses ranging from the flatulent to the nakedly sexual.
30th Oct '17 12:53:32 AM bombadil211
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** Even though he's also an actor and comedian, Ben Miller decided to rely mainly on his [=PhD=] in quantum physics in the episode "The Future," much to his fellow panelists' dismay.

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** Even though he's also an actor and comedian, Ben Miller decided to rely mainly on his [=PhD=] education in quantum physics physics[[note]]He was on his way to earning a [=PhD=] but abandoned it to puruse a career in acting[[/note]] in the episode "The Future," much to his fellow panelists' dismay.
29th Oct '17 11:52:49 PM PaulA
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* HypocriticalHumor: "We never use euphemisms, and we think that people who do are complete front-bottoms."

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"We never use euphemisms, and we think that people who do are complete front-bottoms.""
** In the episode "Ologies", Claudia Winkleman pauses before attempting to answer a question to request that she be spared the klaxon even if she forfeits, because she finds the sound nerve-wracking. The producers agree to the request -- by sounding the klaxon and displaying their answer on the screen where the forgeit answer usually appears.
29th Oct '17 11:09:41 PM PaulA
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** In early episodes, Stephen Fry had a stack of cards on his desk with the episode's forfeit answers printed on them, and when the klaxon sounded he would hold up the corresponding card to demonstrate that the question-setters had genuinely anticipated the answer. Or rather, in practice what happened was that when the klaxon he Stephen would spend a chunk of valuable running time shuffling through the cards to find the right one so he could hold it up, which probably explains why the cards were abandoned.

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** In early episodes, Stephen Fry had a stack of cards on his desk with the episode's forfeit answers printed on them, and when the klaxon sounded he would hold up the corresponding card to demonstrate that the question-setters had genuinely anticipated the answer. Or rather, in practice what happened was that when the klaxon sounded he Stephen would spend a chunk of valuable running time shuffling through the cards to find the right one so he could hold it up, which probably explains why the cards were abandoned.
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