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Old 08-09-2020, 08:11 PM   #976
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Once again, there are 20 participants so any incorrect answers are worth 20pts.

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1) Name a bloody NOVEL released by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Shaun - The Poison Belt
Niamh - The Land of Mist
Cal - Rodney Stone
Rob! - The Parasite
Mitchell - A Case of Identity
Strictly Jake - A Duet, With an Occasional Chorus
Jake - A Duet, With an Occasional Chorus
Smithy - Rodney Stone
Calderyon - The Land of Mist
AnnieK - The Sign of the Four
Denver - The Tragedy of the Korosko
Cherie - The Firm of Girdlestone
Jessica - The Firm of Girdlestone
Matthew. - The Doings of Raffles Haw
Liam- - The Land of Mist
Tony Montana - The Poison Belt
Babayaro - The White Company
MB - The Refugees

MTVN - The Tragedy of the Korosko
Black Dagger - The Final Problem


I'm going strict here, because I did clarify they had to be novels and short stories published in periodicals (Victorian magazines). Every duplicate answer scores 1 except 'The Land of Mist' with 2pts.

2) Name an American sitcom that was released after 2010

Shaun - Living Biblically (2018)
Niamh - Cristela (2014-15)
Cal - Mike & Molly (2010-16)
Rob! - Bless the Harts (2019-)
Mitchell - Marlon (2017-)
Strictly Jake - Melissa and Joey (2010-15)
Jake - **** My Dad Says (2010-11)
Smithy - Duncanville (2020-)
Calderyon - Silicon Valley
AnnieK - The Good Place
Denver - Superior Donuts (2017-18)
Cherie - Mery Happy Whatever (2019)
Jessica - The Jellies! (2017-)
Matthew. - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015-19)
Liam- - Crowded (2016)
Tony Montana - Life in Pieces (2015-19)
Babayaro - Broad City (2014-19)
MB - Saint George (2014)
MTVN - Santa Clarita Diet (2017-19)
Black Dagger - Vice Principals (2016-17)


An entirely pointless round, which seemed unlikely since Jessica thought Breaking Bad was a sitcom

3) Name an Eastenders character that had a dramatic death

Shaun - Ethel Skinner
Niamh - Andy O'Brien
Cal - Tony King
Rob! - Paul Coker

Mitchell - Andy Hunter
Strictly Jake - Ethel Skinner
Jake - Roy Evans
Smithy - Arthur Fowler
Calderyon - Jane Williams

AnnieK - Ethel Skinner
Denver - Billy Jackson
Cherie - Ethel Skinner
Jessica - Audrey Trueman
Matthew. - Nick Cotton
Liam- - Jack Dalton
Tony Montana - Ashley Cotton

Babayaro - Billy Jackson
MB - Margaret Midhurst
MTVN - Shakil Kazemi

Black Dagger - Andy Hunter


3pts for Ethel, 1pt for Andy and Billy.

4) Name a poet laureate of the United Kingdom

Shaun - John Masefield
Niamh - Ted Hughes
Cal - Alfred Austin
Rob! - Nahum Tate
Mitchell - Carol Ann Duffy
Strictly Jake - John Masefield
Jake - Henry James Pye
Smithy - Carol Ann Duffy
Calderyon - Laurence Eusden
AnnieK - Carol Ann Duffy
Denver - William Wordsworth
Cherie - Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Jessica - Colley Cibber
Matthew. - Thomas Warton
Liam- - Ted Hughes
Tony Montana - Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Babayaro - Ted Hughes
MB - Andrew Motion
MTVN - Alfred Austin
Black Dagger - Colley Cibber


Plenty of unused Pointless answers here: Nicholas Rowe, Robert Bridges, Cecil Day-Lewis, John Betjeman, John Dryden and Thomas Shadwell. 1pt for every shared answer except Carol and Ted with 2pts each.

5) Name a prominent Science Fiction author

Shaun - Scott Westerfeld
Niamh - Wayne Barlowe
Cal - Stephenie Meyer
Rob! - Anne McCaffrey
Mitchell - Jules Verne
Strictly Jake - Aldous Huxley
Jake - George Orwell
Smithy - George R.R. Martin
Calderyon - Louis Henri Boussenard
AnnieK - William Gibson
Denver - Orson Scott Card
Cherie - C J Cherryh
Jessica - Pittacus Lore
Matthew. - Michael Moorcock
Liam- - Molly Gloss
Tony Montana - Larry Niven
Babayaro - Andreas Eschbach
MB - Lyuben Dilov
MTVN - Yoshiki Tanaka
Black Dagger - Neal Stephenson


An extremely broad question warrants another pointless round of answers.

6) Name an historical moment that played out live on TV

Shaun - Live 8
Niamh - Conor McGregor becoming the first double champ in UFC history live in New York
Cal - San Francisco Earthquake 1989
Rob! - Princess Diana's funeral
Mitchell - Blue Peter's 60th anniversary

Strictly Jake - Live 8
Jake - 89th Academy Awards
Smithy - Lady Gaga's 2009 VMA Performance
Calderyon - Fall of the Berlin Wall
AnnieK - The Pope's visit to England, 1982
Denver - Tanya Branning calling Ian Beale "Adam" during the Eastenders Live episode
Cherie - Harry and Meghan's wedding
Jessica - Barack Obama's Inauguration
Matthew. - An orange is chucked at Vanessa Layton-Macintosh as she is evicted from the Big Brother 6 house on live television
Liam- - Sinead O'Connor ripping up a picture of the Pope on SNL
Tony Montana - Charles and Diana's wedding
Babayaro - Leon Jackson winning the x factor
MB - Katheryn Bigelow becoming the first female director to win at the Oscars
MTVN - 2012 Olympics opening ceremony
Black Dagger - Super Saturday, London 2012 Olympics


Sorry for going for the same event of actual significance as you Jake, perhaps we should have gone for an orange being thrown

7) Name a Netflix original show that's lasted for more than one season

Shaun - One Day at a Time
Niamh - High Seas
Cal - She's Gotta Have It
Rob! - Flaked
Mitchell - Haters Back Off
Strictly Jake - Final Space
Jake - Big Mouth
Smithy - Santa Clarita Diet
Calderyon - The Hook Up Plan
AnnieK - Master of None
Denver - Elite
Cherie - Dirty John
Jessica - 3%
Matthew. - Dear White People
Liam- - The Kominsky Method
Tony Montana - Luke Cage
Babayaro - Kingdom
MB - Harvey Girls Forever!
MTVN - Neo Yokio
Black Dagger - Hemlock Grove


According to my research, 'Dirty John' first aired on Bravo and the USA Network before heading to Netflix, sorry Cherie. Similarly, 'Final Space' first aired on TBS and then Adult Swim, sorry Jake. I was so ready to point out to Marc that both the American and British 'Kingdom's were not Netflix originals, but it turns out there's a bloody South Korean one.

8) Name someone that Ant and Dec beat to win 'Best Entertainment Presenter' at the NTAs (at least once)

Shaun - Michael McIntyre
Niamh - Fern Britton
Cal - Fern Britton
Rob! - Graham Norton
Mitchell - Fern Britton
Strictly Jake - Paul O'Grady
Jake - Michael McIntyre
Smithy - Justin Lee Collins
Calderyon - Alan Carr
AnnieK - Bradley Walsh
Denver - Fern Britton
Cherie - Philip Schofield
Jessica - Holly Willoughby
Matthew. - Noel Edmonds
Liam- - Gary Lineker
Tony Montana - Jonathan Ross

Babayaro - Paul O'Grady
MB - Fern Britton
MTVN - Justin Lee Collins
Black Dagger - Alan Carr


Paul, Justin, Alan and Michael score 1pt. Fern Britton scores a surprising 4pts.

9) Name a book written by Roald Dahl

Shaun - Danny, Champion of the World
Niamh - My Uncle Oswald
Cal - The Enormous Crocodile
Rob! - Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Mitchell - The Giraffe, The Pelly and Me
Strictly Jake - Revolting Rhymes
Jake - The Gremlins
Smithy - Fantastic Mr Fox

Calderyon - The Enormous Crocodile
AnnieK - The Twits
Denver - Esio Trot
Cherie - Boy: Tales of Childhood
Jessica - Kiss Kiss
Matthew. - Lamb to the Slaughter

Liam- - The Enormous Crocodile
Tony Montana - Danny, Champion of the World
Babayaro - The Magic Finger
MB - My Year
MTVN - Switch Bitch

Black Dagger - Esio Trot


If you aren't pointless, you only score a point

10) Name one of Shakespeare's plays where a character's name is not in the title

Shaun - The Comedy of Errors
Niamh - The Comedy of Errors
Cal - The Merry Wives of Windsor
Rob! - The Winter's Tale
Mitchell - The Tempest
Strictly Jake - The Merry Wives of Windsor
Jake - The Comedy of Errors
Smithy - The Taming of the Shrew
Calderyon - The Two Noble Kinsmen
AnnieK - The Tempest
Denver - The Two Noble Kinsmen
Cherie - As You Like It
Jessica - Double Falsehood
Matthew. - The Comedy of Errors
Liam- - The Taming of the Shrew
Tony Montana - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Babayaro - The Comedy of Errors
MB - The Merry Wives of Windsor
MTVN - The Comedy of Errors
Black Dagger - Twelfth Night


Whilst I appreciate the risk of going for something with dubious authorship, there's no proof that Shakespeare wrote 'Double Falsehood' and therefore I cannot accept it, sorry. Tempest, Taming and Noble Kinsmen score 1, the Windsor slags score 2, and The Comedy of Errors a whopping 6.

Scores

Rob! - 0
Tony Montana - 3
Calderyon - 5
Smithy - 5
AnnieK - 6
Liam- - 6
Matthew. - 6
MB - 6
Denver - 8
Jake - 8
Cal - 9
MTVN - 9
Babayaro - 10
Niamh - 14
Shaun - 14
Jessica - 22
Black Dagger - 24
Cherie - 25
Mitchell - 28
Strictly Jake - 29
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Old 08-09-2020, 08:12 PM   #977
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well thank you for robbing us both of a point, you ****ing lanky dog
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Old 08-09-2020, 08:14 PM   #978
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Fern Britton can stick her 4 points up her arse tbqh!
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Old 08-09-2020, 08:17 PM   #979
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Old 08-09-2020, 08:18 PM   #980
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I'll get working on some bonus questions for the last round later, I'm tired
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Old 08-09-2020, 08:18 PM   #981
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Old 08-09-2020, 08:19 PM   #982
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Old 08-09-2020, 08:21 PM   #983
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Only went for Fern as I quite like her, not anymore! #teamphilvickery and Arthur Conan Boyle can go **** himself too
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Ah shiiitttt that Top Answers was a bit of a disaster

I thought Terry Pratchett is so loved and wrote so many books he'd be right up there

And I thought the Tempest is studied in schools and has a nice short title so that'll be popular
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