13 Days of Xmas 2011 – Day 4: Holiday Hocus Pocus

Stephen Fry QI Christmas

Last year we did some more Brit Christmas TV fun, bringing you the monster-sized Christmas Whose Line Is It Anyway? episode from their second season. And led off from a bit out of the American version. So keeping with that them, we turn again to the best show the BBC thinks Americans aren’t smart enough to watch: QI.

Yes, it’s true: the BBC iPlayer is due to hit our shores any day now. And when it does, if you are a Anglophile worth a damn, get it. I know it’s iPad-only, but buy it anyway. Seriously. Otherwise, how will we prove to them that we can recognize good television? I mean, they were 100% right about how nobody gets Doctor Who over here…right? Rrright.

This magic-focused holiday party features Sir Stephen Fry, Alan Davies, Graham Norton, Lee Mack and…I dunno, some kid. I know him from somewhere…

By | 2017-09-24T22:34:30+00:00 December 16th, 2011|13 Days of Xmas|1 Comment

QI: Peter Cushing Lives in Whistable

Peter Cushing Lives in Whistable

Some of you have been around for a bit might recall the exchange from QI in which Alan Davies related an amusing story about Peter Cushing‘s place of residence plus a song that was written in Cushing’s honor. If you need a refresher, they do have a snippet at the beginning of this vid, but the full thing about Peter Cushing buying vegetables is here.

If you’re duly prepared, then proceed.

By | 2017-09-24T23:12:20+00:00 September 24th, 2008|Stimuli|2 Comments

Win QI: The B Series on DVD!

QI: Series 2 DVD cover art

It’s no secret that we think QI rocks. We nominated it this year for two Chazzies. We wish they would air it over here. Some in this country have even accepted Alan Davies as their personal lord and savior. If you’re one of those strange, sad creatures who does not know what the most intelligent panel show on television looks like, check out their official site. Or here’s some video bits online.

And now, the second series, the “B” series has hit DVD. Here’s what you need to know about this joyous product:

The new DVD features all twelve 30-minute episodes along with a raft of exclusive DVD extras, including bonus banter, bloopers and buzzers, as once again Ringmaster Stephen Fry towers over the happy chaos as some of the world’s funniest brains including Bill Bailey, Jimmy Carr, Jo Brand, Phill Jupitus, Clive Anderson and Sean Lock answer a bonanza of ingenious and witty questions concerning all things Quite Interesting.


By | 2017-09-24T23:21:11+00:00 March 14th, 2008|Contests|1 Comment

13 Days of Xmas – Day 12: Random Bits From Britain

Dead Ringers: Doctor Who

And now, for the penultimate day of 13 Days of Xmas, we throw the post open to great bits from our friends across the pond. We’re waiting for our friends the Brits to stage a Comedy Invasion like they invaded us musically a while back. We could really use it, folks.

From the Dead Ringers 2005 Xmas special, it’s Doctor Who at Christmas:

Direct link for the feedreaders.

By | 2017-09-24T23:23:29+00:00 December 24th, 2007|13 Days of Xmas|0 Comments