"I find the quiz aspect of this show to be overrated anyway."
—Paul Merton, Have I Got News for You
"Welcome to Whose Line Is It Anyway, the show where everything is made up and the points don't matter! That's right, the points don't matter, just like (insert humorous comparison here)."
— Drew Carey, Whose Line Is It Anyway?
David Mitchell: And what do points mean?
— The Unbelievable Truth (not an actual example of the trope, just mocking the fact that there's no prize for winning)
"So, with everything to play for, except a prize, of course..."
— Angus Deayton, Have I Got News for You
David Mitchell: Our final round is on the buzzer.
Tim Kay: Is it still all to play for?
David Mitchell: By “all”—“nothing”...
— The Bubble
Humphrey Lyttelton: So, with everything to play for...
[The entire panel and audience bursts into laughter]
Humphrey Lyttelton: I just remembered Samantha hasn't given us the score. Since 1981.
— I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, in 1997.
Stephen Fry: I think we can all agree that nobody in this universe understands QI's scoring system.
—QI, "International" (Series I)
Simon Hoggart: But there's one vital question left that science has yet to answer. How on Earth does Maraika, our lovely News Quiz assistant, cope with my unique scoring system and telepathically know how many points to award at the end of each show?
—The News Quiz: The Very Best of 2004