Quiz show parodies

I don’t watch a vast number of quiz shows on TV anymore (apart from Only Connect), although  “UK TV Quiz shows” was my chosen specialist subject on ‘The People Versus’ back in about 2000.

I do enjoy a good quiz show parody though, and they don’t come along all that often.

Here are my favourites, all very different and marvellous in different ways. Enjoy.

1. The Two Ronnies’ Mastermind is very funny although it does lose momentum a bit towards the end

2. Adam and Joe’s Quizzlestick is pure genius, and if this leaves you confused, then read the UKGameshows review

3. Alex Zane’s Cleverness Game is my favourite, although the cruellest to the contestants…

4. I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue: The Quiz of Quizzes is perhaps less well known, but very amusing indeed (although possibly not an ISIHAC classic).

Have we missed any good ones?

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  1. David McGaughey
    David McGaughey says:

    I agree about the Alex Zane one – ‘Balls of Steel’ was a pretty weak show but that was an absolute gem – was watching it just the other day.
    Well of course, there’s the Young Ones on University Challenge, and I have a vague memory of Joey on Friends going on some game show

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  2. admin
    admin says:

    Thought about adding Numberwang – but watched several episodes (including the history of Numberwang) and it somehow didn’t seem funny to me anymore.

    But then, that’s Numberwang.

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