History Series / QI

10th Feb '16 6:12:28 PM eowynjedi
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** In "Messy", there's a great deal of fun had discussing what women (and men) of the 18th and 19th centuries kept in their muffs.
8th Feb '16 6:49:45 PM madius
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* TheCastShowoff: Stephen starts showing a passion for performing illusions from series J onward.
5th Feb '16 9:13:30 AM Morgenthaler
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** Subverted by the occasional double bluff though, such as "How many brains did ''TheManWithTwoBrains'' have?" [[spoiler:Two, duh.]]
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** Subverted by the occasional double bluff though, such as "How many brains did ''TheManWithTwoBrains'' ''Film/TheManWithTwoBrains'' have?" [[spoiler:Two, duh.]]
31st Jan '16 11:59:22 PM jormis29
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* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: Used in a series J episode where [[ItMakesSenseInContext Stephen and the entire panel ask the audience to join them in dropping their trousers to stare at each other's crotches.]]
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* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: Used in a series J the "Justice" episode where [[ItMakesSenseInContext Stephen and the entire panel ask the audience to join them in dropping their trousers to stare at each other's crotches.]]
31st Jan '16 4:13:14 PM Tabs
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-->'''Alan Davies''': The red squirrel can't live with the grey squirrel. -->'''Stephen Fry''': [[WaxingLyrical Ebony and ivory are together on my piano key... board, so why can't they be?]] -->'''Alan Davies''': [[SidetrackedByTheAnalogy What, you mean a kind of squirrel-fur keyboard]]? -->'''Rob Brydon''': That's barbaric. Are you saying you want pianos clad in the pelt of a squirrel?
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-->'''Alan Davies''': The red squirrel can't live with the grey squirrel. -->'''Stephen squirrel.\\ '''Stephen Fry''': [[WaxingLyrical Ebony and ivory are together on my piano key... board, so why can't they be?]] -->'''Alan be?]]\\ '''Alan Davies''': [[SidetrackedByTheAnalogy What, you mean a kind of squirrel-fur keyboard]]? -->'''Rob keyboard]]?\\ '''Rob Brydon''': That's barbaric. Are you saying you want pianos clad in the pelt of a squirrel?squirrel?\\ \\ '''Stephen Fry''': The total weight of microbes in the ocean is equivalent to 240 billion African elephants. (...) 35 elephants made out of microbes for everyone on the planet, so each of us have got 35 elephants made of microbes surrounding us.\\ '''Matt Lucas''': I never knew - you learn a lot on this show - I never knew that the ocean was made out of 35 thousand billion elephants. I've really been educated.\\ '''David Mitchell''': No wonder elephants are endangered, when you think of the number who've been drowned, to create a mat of them under the sea. That's probably why the trunks - they were trying to evolve snorkels.\\ '''Stephen Fry''': Oh dear. I can see that I've not explained myself very well.
24th Jan '16 11:12:32 AM cwickham
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*** Although on the third attempt a little later on in the same show (the question was which country worshipped jackal-headed dogs and the forfeit was "[[AC: what, egypt, you mean?]]") another panellist set it off instead.
20th Jan '16 11:31:23 PM jormis29
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* ConspiracyTheorist: While discussing Moon Landing conspiracies, Sean Lock proposes his own theory: NASA killed Michael Jackson. NASA spent a lot of money on a literal Moonwalk, and were angry that when people hear Moonwalk, they think of Michael Jackson. Lock also mentions that the date of Michael's death was close to the 40th anniversary of the moon landing.
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* ConspiracyTheorist: While discussing [[MoonLandingHoax Moon Landing conspiracies, conspiracies]], Sean Lock proposes his own theory: NASA killed Michael Jackson. NASA spent a lot of money on a literal Moonwalk, and were angry that when people hear Moonwalk, they think of Michael Jackson. Lock also mentions that the date of Michael's death was close to the 40th anniversary of the moon landing.

* GovernmentConspiracy: The episode on "Hoaxes" debunked a number of conspiracy theories about the Moon landings.
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* GovernmentConspiracy: The episode on "Hoaxes" debunked a number of [[MoonLandingHoax conspiracy theories about the Moon landings.landings]].
20th Jan '16 10:23:59 PM Kirayoshi
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** Any time Adolf Hitler is mentioned during the show, odds are better than good that someone will say, "The more I hear about him, the less I like him!"
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** Any time Adolf Hitler is mentioned during the show, odds are better than good that someone will say, "The more I hear about him, this guy, the less I like him!"
20th Jan '16 10:19:25 PM Kirayoshi
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** Any time Adolf Hitler is mentioned during the show, odds are better than good that someone will say, "The more I hear about him, the less I like him!"
19th Jan '16 12:44:52 PM cwickham
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Standing for "Quite Interesting", the show is hosted by Creator/StephenFry and always includes [[Series/JonathanCreek Alan Davies]] on the panel. Apart from Davies, the panel varies from week to week, but there are a number of recurring guests on (including Jo Brand, Rich Hall, BillBailey, Creator/JimmyCarr, [[Series/TopGear Jeremy Clarkson]], [[Series/MockTheWeek Dara Briain]], [[NeverMindTheBuzzcocks Phill Jupitus]], Sean Lock, DavidMitchell, [[Series/WouldILieToYou Rob Brydon]], [[Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway Clive Anderson]], Jack Dee, Sandi Toksvig and Creator/RossNoble). While the panel is mainly composed of comedians, they will have other famous people on like Sir Terry Wogan, [[Literature/CompleteWorldKnowledge John Hodgman]], Creator/BrianBlessed, [[Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway Greg Proops]], Creator/DavidTennant, Creator/DanielRadcliffe, [[Literature/BadScience Dr. Ben Goldacre]], and Creator/CarrieFisher.
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Standing for "Quite Interesting", the show is hosted by Creator/StephenFry and always includes [[Series/JonathanCreek Alan Davies]] on the panel. Apart from Davies, the panel varies from week to week, but there are a number of recurring guests on (including (the pool of frequent guests has changed over time but currently includes Jo Brand, Rich Hall, BillBailey, Creator/JimmyCarr, [[Series/TopGear Jeremy Clarkson]], [[Series/MockTheWeek Dara Briain]], [[NeverMindTheBuzzcocks Phill Jupitus]], Sean Lock, DavidMitchell, [[Series/WouldILieToYou Rob Brydon]], [[Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway Clive Anderson]], Jack Dee, Sandi Toksvig Creator/RossNoble, Sue Perkins and Creator/RossNoble).Sarah Millican). While the panel is mainly composed of comedians, they will have other famous people on like Sir Terry Wogan, [[Literature/CompleteWorldKnowledge John Hodgman]], Creator/BrianBlessed, [[Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway Greg Proops]], Creator/DavidTennant, Creator/DanielRadcliffe, [[Literature/BadScience Dr. Ben Goldacre]], and Creator/CarrieFisher.
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