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Maywalk Sun 02-May-21 14:21:08

RADIO LINCS 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.

STEVE WRIGHT SHOW, RADIO 2
Wright: On which continent would you find the River Danube?
Contestant: India.

Wright: What is the Italian word for motorway?
Contestant: Espresso.

Wright: What is the capital of Australia? And it's not Sydney.
Contestant: Sydney.

THIS MORNING
Judy Finnegan: The American TV show 'The Sopranos' is about opera.
True or false?
Contestant: True?
Judy Finnegan: No, actually, it's about the Mafia. But it is an
American TV show,so I'll give you that.

BBC RADIO NEWCASTLE
Paul Wappat: How long did the Six Day War between Egypt and Israel last?
Contestant (after long pause): Fourteen days.

BOB HOPE BIRTHDAY QUIZ, LBC
Presenter: Bob Hope was the fifth of how many sons?
Contestant: Four

BBC GMR, PHIL WOOD SHOW
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?

DARYL'S DRIVETIME, VIRGIN RADIO
Daryl Denham: In which country would you spend shekels?
Contestant: Holland?
Daryl Denham: Try the next letter of the alphabet.
Contestant: Iceland? Ireland?
Daryl Denham (helpfully): It's a bad line. Did you say Israel?
Contestant: No.

crazyH Sun 02-May-21 14:24:15

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Chestnut Sun 02-May-21 14:31:16

I think if I were that thick I wouldn't have the nerve to take part in any quiz.

Amberone Sun 02-May-21 15:31:58

I remember hearing Chris Tarrant play a snip from an Australian radio phone-in quiz to win something like a Harley Davidson.

Presenter: How do you spell AC/DC?
Player: A.D.A.C
Presenter: No, how do you spell AC/DC?
Player: A.D.A.C
Presenter: No, one more time... how do you spell AC/DC?
Player: A.D.D.C
Presenter: No, one more time... how do you spell A..C...D...C?
Player: A.D.D.C

And so it went on for minutes....I think he finally got it right

NotSpaghetti Sun 02-May-21 15:34:50

It's hard to believe this is real...
grin

Redhead56 Sun 02-May-21 16:36:16

Very funny they must have brain freeze!

lemongrove Sun 02-May-21 16:43:27

Love them Maywalk

Grannybags Sun 02-May-21 16:54:33

不 Very good!

Aldom Sun 02-May-21 17:00:02

So many times I have noticed that contestants fail to see that the answer is actually in the question.

Patsy70 Sun 02-May-21 17:54:43

Hilarious. Thank you for giving me a chuckle Maywalk.

Kim19 Mon 03-May-21 04:10:26

Maywalk, you're ace. Thanks for these. The simple ones are always the best. Or......maybe I'm the simple one. Either way, absolutely terrific.

Bigred18 Mon 03-May-21 05:12:49

I'm always surprised at how thick sone contestants are. We get your The Chase over here (oz) and the lack of general knowledge certainly raises a smile or two. Mind you our own contestants sometimes aren't any smarter!

Kim19 Mon 03-May-21 06:31:22

BR, do you ever think the contestants are 'thick' on the questions you know the answers to? I've discovered that about myself. Seem to think if I know 'something' everybody else should know it too. Mind you the examples on here are extreme and wonderfully funny. Just shows what pressure can do to one. I once did a TVs quiz and was shocked later when I realised how many of the questions I faltered on when I completely knew the answer. Interesting stuff and not and experience I'd care to repeat apart from...... I did end up with some rather nice prizes.

FannyCornforth Mon 03-May-21 07:16:57

This is true. I've seen it.
Family Fortunes - I think that the host was Les Dennis...

Les:. Name a bird with a long neck

Contestant:. Naomi Campbell