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I found this on Chris's quiztime site and although its quite long its worth the read.

The Wrong Answer!

 

UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE (BBC2)

Jeremy Paxman: What is another name for 'cherrypickers' and 'cheesemongers'?

Contestant: Homosexuals.

Paxman: No. They're regiments in the British Army who will be very upset with you.

 

BEG, BORROW OR STEAL (BBC2)

Jamie Theakston: Where do you think Cambridge University is?

Contestant: Geography isn't my strong point.

Theakston: There's a clue in the title.

Contestant: Leicester

 

BBC NORFOLK

Stewart White: Who had a worldwide hit with What A Wonderful World?

Contestant: I don't know.

White: I'll give you some clues: what do you call the part between your hand and your elbow?

Contestant: Arm.

White: Correct. And if you're not weak, you're...?

Contestant: Strong.

White: Correct - and what was Lord Mountbatten's first name?

Contestant: Louis.

White: Well, there we are then. So who had a worldwide hit with the song What A Wonderful World?

Contestant: Frank Sinatra?

 

LATE SHOW (BBCMIDLANDS)

Alex Trelinski: What is the capital of Italy?

Contestant: France

Trelinski:France is another country. Try again.

Contestant: Oh, um, Benidorm.

Trelinski: Wrong, sorry, let's try another question. In which country is the Parthenon?

Contestant: Sorry, I don't know.

Trelinski: Just guess a country then.

Contestant: Paris .

 

THE WEAKEST LINK (BBC2)

Anne Robinson: Oscar Wilde, Adolf Hitler and Jeffrey Archer have all written books about their experiences in what: prison, or the Conservative Party?

Contestant: The Conservative Party.

 

BEACON RADIO ( WOLVERHAMPTON )

DJ Mark: For Pounds 10, what is the nationality of the Pope?

Ruth from Rowley Regis: I think I know that one. Is it Jewish?

 

UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE

Bamber Gascoigne: What was Gandhi's first name?

Contestant: Goosey?

 

GWR FM ( Bristol )

Presenter: What happened in Dallas on November 22, 1963?

Contestant: I don't know, I wasn't watching it then.

 

RTE RADIO 2FM ( IRELAND )

Presenter: What is the name of the long- running TV comedy show about

pensioners: Last Of The ..?

Caller: Mohicans.

 

PHIL WOOD SHOW (BBC RADIOMANCHESTER)

Phil: What's 11 squared?

Contestant: I don't know.

Phil: I'll give you a clue. It's two ones with a two in the middle.

Contestant: Is it five?

 

RICHARD AND JUDY

Q: Which American actor is married to Nicole Kidman?

A: Forrest Gump.

 

RICHARD AND JUDY

Leslie: On which street did Sherlock Holmes live?

Contestant: Er . . .

Leslie: He makes bread . .

Contestant: Er . .

Leslie: He makes cakes . . .

Contestant: Kipling Street ?

 

LINCS FM PHONE-IN

Presenter: Which is the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world?

Contestant: Barcelona

Presenter: I was really after the name of a country.

Contestant: I'm sorry, I don't know the names of any countries in Spain.

 

NATIONAL LOTTERY (BBC1)

Question: What is the world's largest continent?

Contestant: The Pacific

 

ROCK FM ( PRESTON )

Presenter: Name a film starring Bob Hoskins that is also the name of a

famous painting by Leonardo Da Vinci.

Contestant: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

 

THE BIGGEST GAME IN TOWN (ITV)

Steve Le Fevre: What was signed to bring World War I to an end in 1918?

Contestant: Magna Carta.

 

JAMES O'BRIEN SHOW (LBC)

O'Brien: How many kings of England have been called Henry?

Contestant: Er, well, I know there was a Henry the Eighth ... er ... er

... three?

 

CHRIS SEARLE SHOW (BBC RADIOBRISTOL)

Searle: In which European country is Mount Etna?

Caller: Japan

Searle: I did say which European country, so in case you didn't hear

that, I can let you try again.

Caller: Er ... Mexico ?

 

PAUL WAPPAT (BBC RADIONEWCASTLE)

Paul Wappat: How long did the Six-Day War between Egypt and Israel last?

Contestant (after long pause): Fourteen days.

 

 

 

THE VAULT

Melanie Sykes: What is the name given to the condition where the

sufferer can fall asleep at any time?

Contestant: Nostalgia.

 

LUNCHTIME SHOW (BRMB)

Presenter: What religion was Guy Fawkes?

Contestant: Jewish.

Presenter: That's close enough.

 

STEVE WRIGHT IN THE AFTERNOON (BBC RADIO 2)

Wright: Johnny Weissmuller died on this day. Which jungle-swinging

character clad only in a loincloth did he play?

Contestant: Jesus.

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***Melanie Sykes: What is the name given to the condition where the

sufferer can fall asleep at any time?

Contestant: Nostalgia.

 

That was hilarious - thank you for the giggles!

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Nice ones bob very funny indeed...

 

JAMES O'BRIEN SHOW (LBC)

O'Brien: How many kings of England have been called Henry?

Contestant: Er, well, I know there was a Henry the Eighth ... er ... er

... three?

:biggrinbounce:

Steve

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Just a few from the show 'Family Fortunes'... I even remember some of these from shows I watched...

 

for those who may never have seen it they say 'we asked 100 people to name ?????..' ... and the family contestants have to guess the top answers :D Strange folk eh :D

 

A type of bean: "Lesbian.."

 

A mode of transport that you can walk in: "Your shoes.."

 

Someone or something whose existence has never been proven: "Hitler.."

 

A number you might have to memorise: "Seven.."

 

A famous Arthur: "Shakespeare.."

 

Something that comes in pairs: "Rabbits.."

 

A way of toasting someone: "Over a fire.."

 

A slang word for a girl: "Slag.."

 

Something made of wool: "A sheep.."

 

Something a train-spotter would have in his pocket: "A magnifying glass.."

 

A way to prevent snoring: "Put a pillow over his face.."

 

Someone who works early hours: "A burglar.."

 

Something made to be wheeled around: "A hammer.."

 

A famous Dick: "Carrot.."

 

A vocalist known by only one name: "Michael Jackson.."

 

Something associated with Liverpool: "The Yellow Brick Road.."

 

Something you hide in your socks when you go swimming: "Your legs.."

 

A popular TV soap: "Dove.."

 

A non-living object with legs: "A plant.."

 

A habit people try to give up: "Spitting.."

 

Something you open other than a door: "Your bowels.."

 

Something with a red light on it: "a Dalek.."

 

A type of record: "A floppy disk.."

 

An occupation where you need a torch: "A burglar.."

 

A famous royal: "Mail.."

 

A bird with a long neck: "Naomi Campbell.."

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Priceless :spin: :spin: :spin:

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Sorry if I've repeated any already mentioned but here's a few more :biggrinbounce:

 

NATIONAL LOTTERY

Eamonn Holmes: There are three states of matter: solid, liquid and what?

Contestant: Jelly.

 

RICHARD ALLINSON SHOW (RADIO 2)

Allinson: What international brand shares its name with the Greek goddess of victory?

Contestant (after long deliberation): Erm, Kellogg's?

 

BLIND DATE (ITV)

Girl: Name a book written by Jane Austen.

Boy: Charlotte Bronte.

 

 

OWEN MONEY SHOW (BBC RADIO WALES)

Owen Money: In 30 seconds, name as many well-known politicians as you can.

Caller: Er, Tony Brown. And Nigel Benn. (Silence.)

 

THE VAULT

Gabby Logan: What is the county town of Kent?

Contestant: Kentish Town?

 

DOG EAT DOG (BBC1)

Ulrika Jonsson: Who wrote Lord of the Rings?

Contestant: Enid Blyton

 

DAVE LEE TRAVIS SHOW (BREEZE FM)

DLT: In which European country are there people called Walloons?

Contestant: Wales.

 

NATIONAL LOTTERY

Eamonn Holmes: Dizzy Gillespie is famous for playing . .. what?

Contestant: Basketball.

 

NOTTS AND CROSSES QUIZ

Jeff Owen: Where did the D-Day landings take place?

Contestant (after pause): Pearl Harbor?

 

JANICE FORSYTH SHOW (BBC RADIO SCOTLAND)

Janice Forsyth: What is the currency in India?

Contestant: Ramadan.

 

DARYL DENHAM'S DRIVETIME (VIRGIN RADIO)

Daryl Denham: In which country would you spend shekels?

Contestant: Holland?

Denham: Try the next letter of the alphabet.

Contestant: Iceland? Ireland?

Denham (helpfully): It's a bad line. Did you say Israel?

Contestant: No.

 

PHIL WOOD SHOW (BBC GMR)

Wood: What 'K' could be described as the Islamic Bible?

Contestant: Er . . .

Wood: It's got two syllables . . . Kor . . .

Contestant: Blimey?

Wood: Ha ha ha ha, no. The past participle of run . . .

Contestant: (Silence)

Wood: OK, try it another way. Today I run, yesterday I . . .

Contestant: Walked?

 

 

BREAKFAST SHOW, RADIO 1

Chris Moyles: Which 'S' is a kind of whale that can grow up to 80 tonnes?

Contestant: Ummm .. .

Moyles: It begins with 'S' and rhymes with 'perm'.

Contestant: Shark.

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