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51 TamH7019th Sep 2012 08:36:45 AM , Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Hate to hijack the QI thread again with more Rich Hall squeeing but just got hold of "How the West Was Lost."

Different sort of format from "The Dirty South." He has a pet to tag along. A straight man. So cute.

Or he did before he left him at the side of a lonely dirt road.

edited 19th Sep '12 8:37:59 AM by TamH70

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Jethro made out as much as I could of it, except the fish part.. "fiskgryta", which would be "fish-stew". tongue

Watched the Stephen Fry live clip posted above. So that's why Douglas Adams chose 42! That simple!

[up] Don't mind the squeeing at all, because Rich is awesome. I still haven't gotten around to watching "How the west was lost", but I'm going to do that as soon as I can.

edited 19th Sep '12 9:30:01 AM by kayrivette

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53 C0mraid19th Sep 2012 09:40:18 AM from Here and there
[up][up][up] Fry was a regular on the WLIIA radio show. He appeared once or twice on the tv show. I doubt he's been on 8 out of 10 Cats, it and WILTY are the second tier of comedy panel shows.
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^Ah fair enough, I like both of those shows but I agree that they're not quite as interesting as QI.

So what other shows does Stephen Fry show up in?

edited 19th Sep '12 9:25:50 PM by ShadowScythe

55 deathpigeon19th Sep 2012 11:04:33 PM , Relationship Status: One True Dodecahedron
56 Yuanchosaan19th Sep 2012 11:13:25 PM from Australia , Relationship Status:
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The marvellous Jeeves and Wooster and Blackadder.

edited 19th Sep '12 11:13:58 PM by Yuanchosaan

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[up][up] oh, ABO Fa L is one of my favourite shows! smile
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58 C0mraid20th Sep 2012 08:17:26 AM from Here and there
[up][up][up][up] I like the later show myself, but people who are regulars on one of the more popular shows don't tend to turn up in either.

Fry was the star of Kingdom which was quite good but not at the same standard of any of the other series mentioned here. There was also Absolute Power which didn't appeal to me. He did a documentary about manic depression which very good followed by one about AIDS. He's also done lighter stuff like Stephen Fry in America.

A Bit of Fry and Laurie is probably the sketch show that has had the smallest number of dud sketches that I've ever seen. It should get more praise.
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the "A word, Timothy"-sketch is probably one of my favourite moments. It reminds me so of my teenage years...

Fry has also done Last Chance to See, which is a follow-up on endangered species after Douglas Adams did a radio show with the same name. It was interesting, even though I'll admit I haven't seen all the episodes yet.
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New episode, but it appears I won't be able to watch the XL version for a while. Anyways, it was interesting that they had three women on the panel at the same time, for the first time. and Stephen said "I like titties"
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61 TamH7022nd Sep 2012 05:30:00 PM , Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
I didn't notice the General Ignorance bit on the show while I was watching the XL version.

Is disappoint.
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So, they've seriously done away with General Ignorance then :(
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63 C0mraid23rd Sep 2012 08:07:08 PM from Here and there
It's got a good chance at returning next series. Few of the minor format changes to the show have lasted.
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What? Why did they remove General Ignorance? That's like the best part of the show. Wailing klaxons for everyone!
65 TamH7024th Sep 2012 01:47:52 AM , Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Agreed. Perhaps Alan Davies got fed up with always losing points when he got things comically wrong@?
66 C0mraid24th Sep 2012 02:10:25 AM from Here and there
[up] Actually I think he has become somewhat frustrated with purposely setting off the klaxons. It's part of his job to that he has to give the obvious answer sometimes but he seems increasingly reluctant to do so.
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I'm hoping C0mraid is right and that GI will return again next season.

And yeah, Alan has gotten "better" (because some people might not agree that it's an improvement) like that. I wouldn't mind if he did drop intentionally giving the wrong/obvious answers, unless it was meant to setup or make a joke. But I guess someone has to...

edited 24th Sep '12 7:28:10 AM by kayrivette

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68 karasu9124th Sep 2012 10:37:20 AM from Sol 3 (Gaia), Milky Way , Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
He seems to be gunning for Genius Ditz, whether production seems determined to have him as a Butt-Monkey. So yeah, joke must get old for him...
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69 C0mraid24th Sep 2012 11:01:42 AM from Here and there
I think they just prefer that WRONG ANSWER flashes up on screen before the correct answer is given, as opposed to Stephen saying "Of course we were hoping you'd say...". Still it would be nice to see Alan play on his own merits, he can be an amusing ditz and get things right.

The problem with QI is that there's always one minor thing wrong with each series. They manage to fix it but then another flaw pops up, be it too nitpicky questions, too easy questions, too many non comedian guests and now no GI.

edited 24th Sep '12 11:12:37 AM by C0mraid

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Maybe it isn't just Alan — so far this series, the klaxon has rarely been set off, and then it's pretty much always in response to predictable "joke" answers (or Victoria Coren's dream answer). Alan and the panelists never say the first serious answer that comes to mind anymore, so GI isn't as much fun as it used to be. I don't think there were many GI klaxons during Series I, so it hardly seemed like a separate, let alone particularly tricky round.

Alternatively, the researchers are running out of commonly-held myths and old wives' tales to debunk... if that's possible.
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Of course the regulars have learned this lesson... the hard way usually. The obvious/wrong answers blaring on the screens are of course for the viewers' sake, but since people won't fall into those traps anymore they'll have to do it in some other way. I do hope GI will return still, but I can see why it doesn't have as much of an "impact" anymore. Any suggestions on solving this issue, without having the panelists play dumb?

I'm a little bit glad that the klaxon is set off more rarely though, for personal reasons: if my roommate watches QI while I'm trying to sleep I don't hear it through the wall as often.

The Making of QI from last season or so.

edited 26th Sep '12 9:33:12 AM by kayrivette

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72 Yuanchosaan27th Sep 2012 03:20:11 AM from Australia , Relationship Status:
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I'm watching the Series I Christmas special. I swear every word Brian Blessed says bellows is pure gold.

edited 27th Sep '12 3:20:40 AM by Yuanchosaan

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73 Doryna11th Oct 2012 04:42:17 PM from North Carolina , Relationship Status: YOU'RE TEARING ME APART LISA
Perpetually confused...
Is it just me, or has there been a gratuitous dig at Jeremy Clarkson in almost every episode this series? Wonder when his episode will show up? Well, if it shows up because he hasn't put his foot in his mouth again, anyway... evil grin
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I love QI to bits.

But one of the recent episodes, J-Places... was fucking awful. Just terrible. I wish they'd shut the hell up and got on with it. And Sandi Toksvig is the worst guest ever. Every time she's appeared I've hated her. Eventually I just had to bail out.

There have been times I haven't sat through a whole episode (obviously), but I've never done so because I thought it was so bad.

Anyone feel the same way?

edited 29th Oct '12 5:51:37 PM by Medicus

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75 TParadox31st Dec 2012 06:53:14 PM , Relationship Status: Sinking with my ship
I'm not very surprised that an episode they couldn't be bothered to actually title appropriately wouldn't be up to snuff.

Is their seasonal run fairly regular? Like, Month X to Month Y every year? I just got started about a month ago, and I'm starting to worry about how I'll remember to look for it again when they go on hiatus and come back. They held the XL version of Jingle Bells for a week to pad out a break.

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