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  • Only Connect
  • hammerite
    Free Member

    Is it some kind of joke where only certain people understand the code they are speaking? Or am I just really thick?

    Victoria Coren is also far too smug for her own good too.

    RustySpanner
    Full Member

    I like it.

    It’s like Round Britain Quiz on Radio 4 – your brain acclimatises.

    I think ‘Stunningly gorgeous’ were the words you were searching for to describe The Blessed Victoria, BTW.

    zippykona
    Full Member

    The way she is eating that cake….
    Cluesmiths will win, purely on looks.
    It must have the lowest budget on telly.

    Cougar
    Full Member

    You’re really thick. HTH. (-:

    To be fair, these are the semi-finals so the questions are significantly harder than the regular series.

    zippykona
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    I got Desmond Dekker. Me me me.

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    Stoatsbrother
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    It’s just not for you, that’s all. Not everything has to be for everyone.

    It’s a combo of general knowledge, cryptic crossword type skills and knowledge of how the game works.

    I like it, but haven’t watched this series.

    She can afford to be smug, she’s the daughter of one of our greatest humorists, married to another, she got a first at Oxford, and has won two European Poker Tour Titles, once winning £500K.

    What have you got? 😉

    zippykona
    Full Member

    What have you got?

    A stiffy?

    Cougar
    Full Member

    I got Desmond Dekker. Me me me.

    I got that by the second clue, not knowing who the second clue was (though my suggested 4th was Diana Dors).

    hammerite
    Free Member

    Stoatbrother – none of your business!

    I like quizzes, a lot, but these the ones I tend to like are more general knowledge based.

    beej
    Full Member

    I got Dogme 95!

    GF got the first round music one with the “little” in the title.

    chiefgrooveguru
    Full Member

    The first rounds are way easier than further on in the competition – and I think you’d have to be a genius to not find it mind-boggingly confusing the first time you watch it anyway! VC-M is awesome.

    jamj1974
    Full Member

    Programme = dull. Presenter = dull. Presenters husband = dull.

    donald
    Free Member

    It’s our favourite program here – only another two to go in this serious 🙁

    jamj1974
    Full Member

    ^^ To be fair, I do not mind the programme – I do find both Mr & Mrs C-M almost unbearably smug though. Alan Coren however – he was a genius!

    davidtaylforth
    Free Member

    zippykona
    Full Member

    That was a joke. Wayfarers were far smarter then lost it on the round where even I can answer the questions.

    allan23
    Free Member

    Occasionally watch it but it does have a certain hint of middle class smugness about it that feels wrong.

    You can just imagine the entire audience getting passively irate at something really unimportant and blaming it on the poor or immigration 🙂

    atlaz
    Free Member

    Used to work with a bloke who is one of the numerous people who set questions on it. He was one of those people who love esoteric information and was clearly pleased that he was considered bright enough to set questions for Only connect.

    anotherdeadhero
    Free Member

    I can’t watch it – I find myself mesmerized by her enormous norks.

    vintagewino
    Free Member

    it’s a troubling programme. As noted, her norks are quite tremendous, but the smugness is unbearable.

    mtbfix
    Full Member

    was a joke. Wayfarers were far smarter then lost it on the round where even I can answer the questions.

    Incorrect answers in the last round lost them 2 points. I got 6 whole points this week.

    innit_gareth
    Free Member

    I get the impression that the smugness is purely tongue in cheek.

    gypsumfantastic
    Free Member

    I think ‘Stunningly gorgeous’ were the words you were searching for

    Best gastrocnemii on the idiot lantern

    Victoria Coren is also far too smug for her own good

    I heard that when he and David Mitchell tied the knot they had to have the house walls re-inforced to cope with the unprecedented levels of smugness it’d have to contain

    Edit: Her brother needs a good kicking, he’s supposedly a food critic and he can’t eat with his mouth shut. If I was a restaurateur I’d refuse him entry for that alone.

    kimbers
    Full Member

    I think its great TV

    VCM is great too

    im not smart enough to answer questions in the alter rounds thougH!

    edlong
    Free Member

    From the comments on the Guardian today, as for previous threads on here, it seems the whole world finds the missing vowels a lot easier at home than they seem to in the studio.

    This is a blow, as I had previously thought I was some sort of missing vowels genius and was trying to work out how this could possibly be of use.

    Northwind
    Full Member

    I like it, it’s got that same knowing wink that Pointless does. I especially like the Only Connect set, theme tune, and fake seriousness, “Twisted flax” “That squelch sound means it’s the onomatopoeia anagram round!”. It’s pure Going For Gold.

    Nobody’s ever going to play Street Only Connect though.

    outofbreath
    Free Member

    the smugness is purely tongue in cheek.

    Agree, smugness is T-in-C, the norks are sincere.

    jonba
    Free Member

    Is there a numberwang round?

    edhornby
    Full Member

    the connecting walls were properly difficult on the final, you can usually get a few on the earlier rounds

    (and yes they are one mighty set of shirt potatoes)

    deadlydarcy
    Free Member

    Yep, to be fair, those walls were proper bastards. 16 short words all beginning with the same letter. Even I panicked. 🙂

    copa
    Free Member

    Is there a numberwang round?

    Only if you manage to get two pink blocks in the Quizzlestick round.

    hammerite
    Free Member

    I happily watched University Challenge last night with the bloke from York with the long French Canadian name. But when Only Connect came on I had to flick through the channels, I settled on Newport County v Blackburn in the FA Cup on S4C. Welsh commentary makes more sense to me than Only Connect.

    martinhutch
    Full Member

    That was a cracking round of University Challenge. Liked the Only Connect final – wrong team won though. Couple of the ‘speed of working out’ on the earlier rounds was mind-boggling.

    thepurist
    Full Member

    Respek to the big G for that Noble gasses answer. I spotted groups on both walls that the teams missed. It’s gonna take all week for that dose of smugness to subside.

    zippykona
    Full Member

    That Noble gasses answer should win you every quiz show on telly.

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