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[from Big Money]
Max Bygraves: Name something people take with them to the beach.
Bob Johnson: Turkey.
Max Bygraves: The first thing you buy in a supermarket.
Bob Johnson: [laughs] Uh, turkey.
Max Bygraves: A food often stuffed.
Bob Johnson: [laughs again] Turkey!
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Fun Show Even If There Were Some Stupid Answers At Times
14 March 2003 | by (England) – See all my reviews

The first person to comment on this show has very much explained the rules so I won't say any more on that except that this show was extremely entertaining and essential viewing in my household up until about 2002.

It has been hosted by the truly talented Bob Monkhouse, the great Max Bygraves and the entertaining Les Dennis. Some new guy took over in 2002 and it was relegated to an afternoon slot when I would be at work so I haven't watched it since 2002.

Some of the answers given by the contestants over time are truly amazing. I remember one question years ago- "Name something you can break." The first answer the contestant gave was, "a safe." Hmmm! The correct term is usually to crack a safe, not break a safe. More obvious answers would have been your bones or a cup or plate.

Another funny answer was this one. Les Dennis asked the contestant to name a spiked animal. Hedgehog had already been picked so I guess the next logical answer would have been porcupine. Did the contestant pick that? No, his answer was lizard. Hmmm!

But it was all good fun and like I said, essential viewing for a lot of people from '79-'02.

One final point. No-one representing this quiz show has every stopped me in the street asking to survey me. Hmmm!


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