And this one was reportedly cut from the recording:
Bob: We asked 100 people to name a dangerous race (as in the different horse races)
The New Years 1983 edition had a question along the lines of 'Name something wicked that you've always wanted to do'. Not all of the answers were revealed, and when they were, the bottom answer given was 'Shoot your neighbour'
Bob: This is the warm hearted British public for you... on New Year's Eve!
During the initial face-off of that same question above, one of the contestants said 'peeking under a Scotsman's kilt'. What makes this even funnier was that A—both families were from Scotland, and B—two of the members of the opposing family (one of them being the captain) were wearing kilts.
Another one had the question 'Name a form of transport you wouldn't want to travel on'. As with the above, not all the answers were given, and once they were, British Rail was given as the bottom answer.
Bob: Aren't we proud of our British institution?
At the start of one episode when he was introducing the families, one of the girls said that they would like to run an assault course (or something on the lines of that), leading to this.
One episode had the question "Name something that uses micro-chips". One of the two contestants buzzes in with the answer "Fish fryer" before catching himself and realizing just what he had said, prompting the audience to burst into a fit of laughter and having Bob looking at the camera with a huge WTF expression.
Bob:*goes over and hugs the man, still laughing* I love you... oh my God... *after a little more laughing* An answer like that can get you badly battered, I'll tell you that...
Topped off with Bob not even bothering to ask the computer for the answer - the X just comes on silently.
Max Bygraves (1983-85)
1983: The "Turkey" incident is perhaps one of the best known incidents from this show, even to Americans. It was actually a ham-fisted attempt at cheating; the contestant's headphones weren't working, so he heard his teammate give "Chicken" to one question, and kept answering "Turkey" because he figured it would get some points as well.
"Name something you do when visitors are expected." Sounds simple enough, right? Except that the contestant had an incredibly thick accent, and Max couldn't quite understand him, assuming his answer was "a Northern expression." The answer given? "Bake." As in "bake a cake."
Les Dennis (1987-2002)
An odd example:
Les: Name something people take from hotels as a souvenir.
Les: Name a game you can play in bed. (contestant buzzes-in) I Spy. (Les, the contestants, and the audience all laugh) Les: I Spy! (The board reveals "I Spy" asthe number one answer; Les makes a Flat "What." expression as the audience whoops and cheers)
Les: We asked 100 people to name a famous "Arthur." (buzz-in) Les: Kenny! Kenny: Er...Shakespeare. Les: Arthur Shakespeare...?
Apparently The X-Files isn't that big across the pond...
Les: We asked 100 people to name something associated with The X-Files. (Long, awkward pause as no one buzzes in. The audience starts laughing.) Les: We could show you an episode while we're waiting for an answer...(noticing the male contestant looking at the female contestant)...what are you looking at her for? You can't ask her advice! You're playing against her! (buzz-in) Les: Oh! Mel! Mel: Television! (Les and the audience laugh.)