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Nightmare Fuel / That Mitchell and Webb Look

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  • Most of The Quiz Broadcast sketches in both Series 3 and 4. The test card girl at the beginning on every sketch is also worth of a mention, as she is shown wearing a gas mask writing a depressing phrase on the blackboard (including messages such as "mummy won't wake up"), whilst Bubbles the clown is shown looking miserable.

It gets Harsher in Hindsight given the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. The UK government gave daily press briefings in which the Prime Minister and two other senior officials would stand at adjacent lecterns just as in the sketch. One of the slogans written on the lecterns is "STAY AT HOME", functionally the same as "REMAIN IN DOORS". It's made worse by Mitchell's host character having hair like Boris Johnson.


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