Worst quiz show


#141

i’ll be off


#142

if alexander armstrong isn’t a tory I’ll eat my hat


#143

Pointless is the perfect quiz really isn’t it? Rewards intelligent obscure answers if you know them but you can still play along if you don’t. Superb.


#144

he says this ‘I’m not greatly impressed by party politics but I am by individual people. I’m a centrist, and very suspicious of any tribalism.’

which is rich white man code for ‘I’m a massive tory’


#145

he’s also very good friends with george osborne


#146

maybe we should compile a list of quiz shows that aren’t tory, might be easier


#147

tipping point


#148

Supermarket Sweep


#149

The ideal quiz show wouldn’t have a host, contestants, or even a studio, it would just be a screen of questions followed by correct answers, maybe read out loud so the vision-impaired can take part.


#150

Countdown is quite Tory but the Countdown community is largely left-leaning.


#151

Going for Gold


#152

Did you see that fucking garbage Telegraph article by Gyles Brandreth about how quizzing is the last safe space for nerdy men? Awful. Made me vom in my mouth a bit. There was a really good Facebook post responding to it that I’ll try and find.

If anything, the whiteness of quizzing is worse than the gender bias in my experience.


#153

Fun House


#154

Anyone who thinks Goldenballs is worst has obviously never seen this. Incredible television.


#155

It’s that new one, Impossible. It’s so awful, the host is like a personality vacuum, the premise is just wasting time and they even have a celebrity version when they could put a nice repeat of something good on.

Love Only Connect.


#156

eggheads is kind of good and lighthearted though.

Plus the smiley one and the boring one are great.


#157

but anyway, the worst one is definitely only connect which is a shame because the contestants always seem pretty nice just the woman who hosts it is really smug and cringey


#158

Any quiz > any reality show wannabe famous bollocks.


#159

i own two copies of the goldenballs board game. pretty much guaranteed to ruin any family gathering.


#160

I’ve got it somewhere too! Someone bought it for me in a charity shop once cause they owed me a fiver and I took that and an Elvis Costello vinyl single instead of the cash. I’ve never taken it out of the box.