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Desc:Includes feats of strength with Brian freaking Blessed.
Category:Religious, Accidents & Explosions
Tags:stephen fry, QI, yeti, brian blessed
Submitted:Bort
Date:01/01/12
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Comment count is 12
cognitivedissonance
Sean Locke looks far too much like my father.
deadpan
Your father's Frank Gorshin?

cognitivedissonance
Sort of a more square, British looking Frank Gorshin, yes. Sort of a Sean Locke, yes.

Squeamish
Only two minutes in, and Brian's talking about sex.

I love this man.
The Mothership
This is a great show.
charmlessman
It really is. It's too bad it's too cerebral for America.

Innocent Bystander
This is the best show.

Konversekid
To be honest, it's inaccessibility into the US market is probably preventing an American version with some outrageously characterized question master, which only offers essentially the same questions as this on.

Bort
In America we tried "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn"; look how that turned out.

I can't even imagine whom we could cast as an American Stephen Fry or an Alan Davies. And the closest thing we've got to Brian Blessed is Joe Don Baker. It's just not meant to be.

cognitivedissonance
John Hodgman has offered to do it, and Stephen Fry has given his blessing.

The reason it won't be shown in the US is remarkably mundane: too many music cues. The BBC has special music rights privileges that other networks don't, that have been in place for 50 years, so they can do anything they like with music.

dementomstie
I think that a gif of Alan swinging the phonebooks around must have been created by the time this finished airing. It's extremely fun to watch and would make a fantastic loop.
Jet Bin Fever
That bit about the ice skates and the fated lead poisoned expedition was truly excellent.
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