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  • Contestants seem to love trying to make Anne laugh:
    • In the American version, Carrot Top had been voted out one round, and walked out of nowhere to say he rejoined the show, proceeding to make Anne laugh.
    • One of the earliest (possibly the first) instance of a contestant actually getting Anne to laugh was on the first comedian's special when Rob Schneider said he wanted to get to know the "sexy link." This lead to this exchange when he was voted off.
      Anne: Do you still think I'm sexy?
      Rob: Yes.
      Anne: Good, because I still think you're stupid.
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    • Marc Price succeeded spectacularly by telling Anne, "If I could just get you to say, 'Who's your mommy?' just once-" and everyone lost it.
    • In one American celebrity edition, Kathy Najimy came dressed up as Anne and impersonating her. After the first round's voting, she was the first person Anne called on by simply saying, "Kathy," and she mirrored her mannerism and said back, "Anne," with a completely straight face. Anne chuckled for a good five seconds.
  • The "Puppet" version, wherein Soo delivered a lot of Take Thats to everyone else (And Anne), voted for Nev because he needed to book the table on the restaurant, saying she voted for the Leprechauns because they had two brains.
    • Of course, the Leprechauns also said that they only had one brain in between both of them.
    • Zippy got a question wrong. (The answer was Pearl Harbor) and didn't even name an actual port city. Because he was doing all the talking, Anne walked over and zipped his mouth shut so George could say something. When she unzipped Zippy's mouth, she said "This isn't permission to speak", and when Zippy thanked her, she held up a finger and said "AH!".
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    • Anything that came out of Roland Rat's mouth.
    • Anne says that Jelly and Jackson (who had at that point got all their questions right) knew the answers because they broke into a library at night, they tell her that it's because they live in a library.
    • Nev voted for The Leprechauns (or "Lepikons", as he wrote) because he thought they were stinky. Onion, angered, threatened to take a bite out of Nev's other ear.
Anne: Why did you vote for the Leprechauns?
Nev: Stinky.
Leprechauns: WHAT?!
  • Anne asks Soo if the rumors regarding "hanky-panky" between her an Sooty are true. She answers that there might be a bit of "hank and pank".
  • Nev constantly flirting with Anne.
  • In the UK version, one time the contestants were revealing their votes in one round, three contestants in a row voted off "Elaine", but the next contestant, Gwynfor also blurted out "Elaine" but his card indicated he voted off "Ray". As the following contestant, who happened to be Elaine, started to reveal her vote, also for "Ray", the audience burst into laughter, as the camera did a Double Take on Gwynfor, and zoomed in on his card, while Anne proceeded to give him a very annoyed look.
  • Every interaction between Anne and William Shatner in the special Star Trek episode.
    • Also from the Star Trek special,
    Anne: Who can no longer klingon?
    Anne: (to John DeLancie) This is your "Q" to leave. You are the weakest link. Goodbye!
  • The Doctor Who themed episode is full of hilarious moments.
    • The Anne Droid from Bad Wolf gives the intro before Anne comes up to the stage, unplugs her, and then gives the intro.
    • K9 is a contestant. Yes, as in the character K9, not the actor who played him (it's still John Leeson behind the mic, though, so he's technically competing). Sadly, because K9 and his various props over the years have a lovely habit of just breaking down willy-nilly and this one was made from a leftover prop dating back to the seventies, the actors were told to vote him off first. And though the rules say you can't put your own name down, K9 still votes himself off.
    • David Tennant introducing himself is funny and adorable.
    David: Hello, my name is David Tennant. I'm 925 years old, and I'm from Gallifrey.
    • They ask Nicholas Briggs (the voice of the Daleks and Cybermen) a question about golf. He dithers for a moment, then lifts up his ring modulator and says "Daleks do not play sports!"
    • John Barrowman leading a rousing rendition of the Doctor Who theme song.
      • To further elaborate, Anne asked him to sing the Dr. Who theme tune. John obliged, then David started joining in with the underlying bass theme. Intercut scenes reveal that John did sing more for Anne.
    • The main cast rigged the votes to knock out all the actors who were just there for Series 2 guest appearances and reduce the group to the big names. Even though the crowd was favorably biased to see Tennant and Barrowman duke it out in the final round, Noel Clark got them voted out so he could stick around for the endgame. And out of all the stars of the 8, Camille Coudri, who plays Jackie Tyler, Rose Tyler's saucy mother, ended up being the winner after dodging several rounds of votes aimed at her!
  • Perhaps the ultimate fluff on The Weakest Link came from one Andy Roddick, who panicked and said the awful answer heard round the world.
  • The first WWF edition:
    • Booker T is asked what French word is used to request a second performance. He answers "oui-oui" when it's "encore". He's voted off and Anne says "you are the weakest link, au revoir".
    • Lita gets a question about George Bush wrong and afterwards Anne asks "does the name George Bush ring any bells?" Lita replies "on the one dollar bill maybe"note  and then immediately realises what she's just said. She called back to this during her Confession Cam after being voted off.
    • Trish Stratus is asked a question about Richard Nixon, pauses for over a minute before replying "I'm from Canada, I don't know" - and Anne can be heard Corpsing as she gives the correct answer.
    • Anne asks Stephanie McMahon where her muscles are. Stephanie gestures to her chest and says "I got two big ones right here."
  • From another WWE episode: Anne asked "Stone Cold" Steve Austin why they should know him. Austin takes a moment to clear his throat and answers, "What?" The other wrestlers and the audience cracks up laughing and applauding.
    • Another hilarious moment is when Stone Cold is asked why he voted off D-Von Dudley instead of Debra:note 
    Stone Cold: I'm not that stupid. I may not get too many answers right today but if I vote against my wife, it'd be the dumbest thing I've ever done.
    • Anne then gets a moment of her own when Stone Cold is voted off.
    Anne: The bottom line is... because I said so... You are the weakest link. Goodbye!
  • A UK celebrity edition featuring Chantelle Houghton. Anne asks Chantelle a question beginning with "In Celtic mythology...", causing the girl to throw her hands up as if to say "you seriously expect me to get this?" What makes it even funnier is that she got the question right.
  • This question:
    Anne: Complete the title of the well-known play: The Iceman... what?
    Contestant: Melts.note 
  • From the newsmakers edition after the first round, Todd and Darva get into a fight and Anne has to intervene
    • Then later on Kato mistakenly thought the Boy Scouts of America motto was the motto of Alcoholics Anonymous.
  • And then there was the US episode in which all the contestants dressed like Anne, prompting this comment:
    Anne: It is truly embarrassing to stand among you. I might even sue.
  • In the reboot, one player gets voted out and refuses the leave prompting Jane to leave her podium to force him off stage, which makes the contestant walk off voluntarily. In his interview, he revealed he just wanted to see what would happen if he refused to leave.
  • This answer from the reboot:
    Jane: What "B" is a man tending to if he's trimming his Van Dyke?
    Contestant: Bush.note 

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