Game show in which contestants try to guess well-known phrases or sayings from animated picture puzzles.

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Roy Walker Roy Walker ...  Himself - Presenter / ... 29 episodes, 1986-1998
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Game show in which contestants try to guess well-known phrases or sayings from animated picture puzzles.

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12 January 1986 (UK) See more »

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One of the most infamous episodes aired on November 18, 1994, in which one of the catchphrases was "Snake Charmer" and had an animated picture of Mr. Chips in a tuxedo and top hat dancing with a cane in front of a snake. Once two squares were removed from the picture, however, the way Mr. Chips was handling the cane gave the appearance of him pleasuring himself, eliciting laughs from the audience, contestants Marita and Sean, and host Roy Walker. Once the fourth square was removed, it showed the snake's head, who appeared to be "taking it" in the face (complete with its tongue lolling back and forth), causing the audience and Walker to roar with laughter. Once the complete picture was shown, contestant Shawn guessed the catchphrase correctly. See more »

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Roy Walker: Say what you see.
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During the credits (From 1996-2002) the shows mascot Mr Chips was seen. Initially, he was shown climbing a ladder and waving, but for later series, this was extended to include things like banging a drum, riding a bike, etc.. See more »

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Referenced in Phoenix Nights: Episode #1.1 (2001) See more »

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Excellent in its time
18 June 2008 | by k_mobius1See all my reviews

Energetic gameshow in which 2 contestants try to guess a well known phrase or title from what appears on the board to win a cash prize. The player with the most cash gets the Super Catchphrase, where they get to play for a luxury holiday.

Undoubtedly an entertaining show, if not for the animations but definitely for the light entertainment and wonderful atmosphere provided by the legendary Roy Walker.

When the show returned with a new look and a new presenter, it didn't feel the same but it was still a pretty decent gameshow with some surprisingly high-value prizes and cash to give away. Unfortunately, as time went on the show never gained the charm it once had, certainly not under its last daytime hail under former Blue Peter presenter Mark Curry. It's unlikely to return, but it will be remembered fondly for a while yet.


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