and Alan Davies
were originally cast as the leaders of the "clever" team and the "stupid" team, respectively. Michael Palin
was asked to be the host, but he didn't feel he was right for the role. After Fry and Davies settled into their roles, the idea of having two teams was discarded. See more
[during a round about the sinking of the Titanic
Is it true that someone dressed as a lady to escape detection?
Yes, apparently it is true because it was women and children first.
I thought you said "someone dressed as a *baby*"
[putting on posh accent
"Yes, goo-goo indeed. I have a lollipop and I have no control over my urinary functions. I am, in fact, an infant. And I know you think I'm Lord Albermal, but I am in fact a little baby. With a beard. Yes, goo-goo, gaa-gaa. And Madam, may...