Funny: The Chase

TV Show

  • More often than not, a question and/or the answer choices will cause Bradley to crack up, including...
    • "Dump, floater, and wipe" are terms used in which team sport—Badminton, Volleyball, Water Polo. The contestant chose "Water Polo", basing her decision on "floater". The correct answer was "Volleyball", answered correctly by Chaser Shaun Wallace, who then quipped "I was the best dumper in town when I used to play volleyball."
    • The Celebrity Edition with newsreader Nicholas Owen, Holby City actress Laila Rouass, TV presenter Vanessa Feltz, and standup comedian Tim Vine featured two classic Bradley Walsh crackups.
      • Nicholas' first question in the chase against Mark Labbett asked for the name of a Van Morrison song: "Brown-Eyed Girl", "Blue-Eyed Girl", or "Boss-Eyed Girl". Walsh dissolved into laughter on the last one ("boss-eyed" being slang for when a person's eyes look in two different directions at once), prompting Mark to chastise him for giving away that it was a wrong answer. Nicholas knew it anyway.
      • Tim Vine's first question: What is the cartoon character Andy Capp known as in Germany—Dick Tingeler, Helmut Schmacker, or Willi Wakker? After saying "Dick Tingeler", Bradley had trouble reading the rest of the choices without laughing; this quickly spread to Tim and the Studio Audience. For the record, Tim chose "Dick Tingeler", while Mark chose "Helmut Schmacker". Neither chose the correct answer, which was "Willi Wakker".
    • "What songbird is known poetically as 'mavis'?" — Swallow, Starling, or Thrush. The contestant selects "Thrush", and says she thinks she's picked it up. This doesn't go unnoticed by Mark ("Is there a doctor in the house?") or the other contestants, and Bradley tries to keep a straight face:
      Bradley: The futile and immature people in the studio. Sincere apologies, that will not happen again; it's childish. (beat) Have you got some cream?
    • "In what sport does Fanny Chmelar compete for Germany?" — Swimming, Show Jumping, or Skiing. Just the sole pronunciation of her name causes Bradley and Chaser Anne Hegerty to giggle for quite a bit.note 
    • In the 1990s, the character Chef from "South Park" had a number one hit with which song?—Hot Spicy Sausage, Fresh Juicy Melons, Chocolate Salty Balls. Both the contestant and Chaser Shaun Wallace gave the correct answer—Chocolate Salty Balls. Shaun even cracked up a little during the question.
  • One episode had a contestant who was at least seventy. When Bradley asked the first question of the chase, she accidentally blurted out an answer before remembering that she was supposed to enter it on the keypad. She turned out to have the wrong answer... and so did Chaser Mark Labbett, who went for the answer she'd blurted out. Both Walsh and Labbett were astounded that she'd managed to wrongfoot the latter completely by accident. See it here.
  • Then again, Bradley doesn't always need the help, see here. Made all the funnier when the contestant pretty much has to announce the cut to a commercial break himself. And to top it off, after getting it right, he doesn't wait around in heading back to join the other players, causing Paul to burst into hysterical laughter.
  • Anne "reveals" her own middle name here.
  • The 30 September 2013 episode has a few. Like the guy who somehow got zero in the cashbuilder... then took his zero pounds to the table, stayed at zero pounds, then beat Mark and got to the Final Chase! Add the fact two players somehow took the high offer and WON and how the zero pounds guy got through with a full team... and well, Mark's reaction was just priceless.
  • Jonathan Ross during the 2014 celebrity run; forget chewing the scenery, he starts climbing the scenery. Funnier considering he'd been trash talking Shaun all game, took the high offer when his turn came, and won big.
  • The November 19, 2013 episode of the American version has a question about the country that produces bulgogi. Mark doesn't know the answer (Korea), but the contestant does... and so does Brooke.
    Brooke: I never thought I'd say this... I'm going to school you on some food.

Film

  • The Stinger. It's Charlie Sheen in the clown outfit that he wears during the Imagine Spot halfway through the movie. And he's doing the "I Love The Smell of Napalm" monologue (that he probably heard in Real Life as he was on the set of Apocalypse Now with his dad Martin).