"To buzz-in in this round, you have to do a little wee."
A Game Show
that originated in Great Britain whose premise was to ask "How much humiliation will you endure to win some amazing prizes?" Hosted by brash comedian Jimmy Carr
, contestants were required to answer rather simple questions while being distracted
in various ways, such as being thrown around by wrestlers
, having live geese eat feed off your body while lying face up in your underwear, and buzzing-in by sticking your fingers in mousetraps, stopping a fan with your face, or even urinating in a toilet onstage. Make it through three rounds of this (and non-stop harassment by Carr) and you win some lovely prizes! However, the game doesn't stop there... Carr asks you one more set of questions, and for each one you get wrong, one of your prizes gets destroyed (or, in case you've won a car, some part of said car gets vandalized).
Lasted two seasons in the United Kingdom, then two more in the United States on Comedy Central
(also hosted by Carr, but toned down a bit), and has spawned several foreign versions.
Tropes specifically played with during the "Bonus Round":
- Anvil On Head: Subverted in the "Rope Burn" game; the anvils fall on your prizes instead. In the US version, a 1,000-pound barrel of cement was occasionally used as well.
- Carry a Big Stick / Drop the Hammer: The losers do, if you win a car.
- Conveyor Belt-O-Doom: A wrecking ball awaits at the end if your prize gets there before you answer the question.
- Forced to Watch: The entire point. Naturally, the first missed question will almost always result in an Oh Crap.
- Generic Graffiti: Applied to your car, and usually pointing out one of the things you revealed to everyone at the beginning of the show.
- Money to Burn: If the prize is £5,000 cash, £1,000 gets thrown on a wildly-burning fire if you miss a question. An alternate version has the money placed in toasters (see below).
- Stuff Blowing Up: Your prizes, at random, via Plunger Detonator.
- Unwinnable by Design: This endgame, in which your opponent started shoveling your £5,000 into the cement mixer immediately upon the round beginning, thus making it impossible to save your entire prize.
- A similar round required you to answer five questions, each of which allowed you to save £1,000 from a toaster before it went up in flames. The first toaster turned on represented the last question you were asked - even if you breezed through the first four with no problem, the money in this toaster was likely half gone by the final question.
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