The quiz show with the lists is only entertaining to watch when the teams have enough knowledge to bid high for lists and go for the money lists so as a viewer you can also play along and compete. In the first round of this week’s show we had two cowardly teams, but thankfully in the second half a new, competent team emerged.
So another week of lists to play along to at home…
13 April 2013
1. Performers at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert
This included presenters and commentators on the BBC live coverage of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert in 2012. Neither team bid much and the reigning Champions had to do a list of 8. On their second answer they said Take That, which was wrong – Gary Barlow sang his special Jubilee song but Take That weren’t there together.
2. Football Teams who won the English Premier League or Old First Division
Any football team since 1888 to 2012 who had won the top division or league of English football. Neither team had any football fans and so the Champions had to do a list of 8 again. On their 8th answer, although they vacillated between Blackburn Rovers and Leeds (both of which are right, of course), they said West Ham – who have never won. And so the reigning Champions lost both lists and the new Challengers, without having named a list or even wanted a list, now went on to the Money List.
* Money Game: Dustin Hoffman Films
The cowardly, incompetent new Champions didn’t even know any Dustin Hoffman films either. They managed to scrape together Rainman, The Graduate and Meet the Fockers for 3 answers and £5000 and then gave up.
1. States of the USA with the letter ‘O’ in their name
The new Challengers bid up to 12 and won this easily as a lot of American States have ‘O’ in them somewhere.
2. Highest Grossing Film Franchises
The 50 highest worldwide ticket grossing film franchises i.e. series of 2 or more films with a recurring character. The Champions decided to go for a list for once and bid for 13. They didn’t even say any of the obvious Marvel/DC Comics franchises and for their 5th answer said ‘Rambo’, which was not in the top 50 (it was in fact the 51st). And so there were new Champions.
* Money Game: Female Winners of Tennis Grand Slam Tournaments since 1960
Any woman who won the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon or US Open between January 1960 and the end of 2012 – accepting either maiden or married names. One of the contestants was a tennis fan who said he took two weeks off every year to watch Wimbledon, but didn’t appear to know any contemporary stars since the 1990s. They got to 12 and £25,000 easily and then gave up – not going for three more answers to get to 15 to £50,000. They hadn’t said people like Maria Sharapova, Martina Hingis or Kim Clijsters, concentrating mainly on winners in the 1970s and 1980s. But they’re a competent team and hope there will be more of a competition next week.