British general knowledge quiz show which spawned imitations around the world, notably in the USA.
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Nine contestants work as a team to answer general knowledge questions against the clock and amass prize money up to a total of £1,000 per round. After each round, the contestants vote for whoever they consider the worst player. That player is the Weakest Link and is forced to endure the humiliating Walk of Shame. This continues with a decreasing time limit until only two players are left. They play head to head to decide the victor. Only the final winner wins any money. The other eight players leave with nothing. Host Anne Robinson is on hand to provide scathing commentary on the players' progress (or lack thereof), armed with her legendary catch-phrase: "You are the Weakest Link: goodbye!" Written by Robert Hampton

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The show produced the iconic catchphrase "you are the Weakest Link, goodbye", which Anne Robinson would declare to the contestant voted out of each round. However, there have been occasions in which the strongest link was voted out, usually so the other players do not have to face them in the final, and in this instance, Robinson would take the side of the evictee and instead declare "you have been a great player, goodbye" See more »

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Host: Caroline, in science, of what is botany the study?
Caroline O'Shea: Bottoms?
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Edited into The Weakest Link: Insults and Exits (2001) See more »

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I Like It
9 December 2002 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

This is quite a good quiz show . I know everyone mentions the camp nastiness of quiz mistress Anne Robinson and she does a good job of the quiz mistress from hell but the most enjoyable part of the show is laughing at the muppet contestants who show themselves to be intellectually challenged :

Robinson: Brian Cox played what notorious serial killer in Michael Mann`s 1986 film Manhunter ?

Muppet : Robert De Niro

Robinson : What is the national anthem of New Zealand ?

Another Muppet : Australia forever

I didn`t make up these two answers by the way , they`re both genuine . Makes me wonder if anyone has been turned down by the show for being too stupid , and believe it or not a complete half wit occasionally goes home with the money


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