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YMMV tropes for the British Game Show.


  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The British version lasted waaaaaaaaay longer than the American version, following in the pattern of other British adaptations of American game shows, such as Blockbusters and Wipeout. A clip of the "Snake Charmer" incident did make the rounds on "Outrageous Game Show Moments"-type Clip Show specials in the U.S., though.
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The original US version was replaced early in 1986 by Perfect Match, a knockoff of The Newlywed Game In 1995, original host Art James showed up as a (fictional) game show host in Mallrats, where he was the host of a blatant ripoff of The Dating Game.
  • Replacement Scrappy: Nick Weir and Mark Curry. While good hosts in their own right, they pretty much had no chance when following the legendary Roy Walker.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: The final season, with new host Curry, marked a move from the show's established weekly slot on ITV to the network's daytime lineup. Moving from weekly primetime to daily daytime meant the stakes were cheaper. Much cheaper.
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: While the current apps available in the UK (the Classic app, offering gameplay like that of the show, and Quest, where the players controls Mr. Chips in a more Candy Crush Saga-type game) are pretty good, the same can't be said of the board game adaptations- which the show really wasn't meant for.
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