This wasn't the episode of The Shield when Vic confesses to everything! It was still really good, though. And QI is very good. So five stars despite the dirty trick.
I need to start watching this show.
Rob Brydon justifies his entire presence in this episode. That said, he's still a self-impressed asshole who interrupts Stephen constantly to talk about how awesome his sex life is, and he sucks.
Here why this isn't the best episode of QI:
They have a particle physicist on the show who, not surprisingly, talks about particle physicists. Immediately, the comedians (Sean Locke in particular) start talking over him, because they become terrified when the camera isn't on them.
So it doesn't take long for the thing to just turn into "HURR HURR U KNOW STUFF U FAGOT", despite the fact that the entire fucking show's premise is that you might learn some (quite) interesting little facts you can take with you.
I like this show, but I hate most of the usual panelists.
@citrusmirakel: Here's something you might have missed:
Q.I. is a COMEDY quiz show.
Something else you might have missed:
Alan Davis and Sean Locke OFTEN make fun of themselves for not being terribly book smart, in almost every episode they're in. This gives Stephen a chance to admonish them like a grumpy headmaster in almost every show. It's practically a running gag, so if you've somehow managed to miss that, I fear you're the one who needs to put aside the "hur-hur" and figure out what exactly you're watching.
Also, as of this post, the link is dead. I updated it with the XL version of the show:
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Alan is pretty dumb, so he spends most of this episode sitting quietly like a baffled dog
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Honestly, while entertaining, a good episode of "Have I Got News for You" generally beats this show like a rented mule. Bad ones, however, do not.
I'm a big fan of David Mitchell and I like Would I Lie To You.
It's a stupid premise but I love that stupid fucking show for some reason.
I dig Mitchell's radio show, "The Unbelievable Truth."
I'm also addicted to "The News Quiz," "Just a Minute," and "Have I Got News for You."
I need a radio that gets the BBC here in the states 24/7, and not just the BBC World Service after midnight on my local NPR station.
I like Mock the Week too!
The greatest overall show was their compilation show two seasons ago. My favorite previously unaired clip from the episode:
oh, my god
i think i might be a little aroused
I wish it wasn't a bad thing in most of our society to like this show.
I love QI, but I thought the greatest show ever was Dr. Fad?
That was amazing.
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