A game show where contestants aim to score the fewest points possible by guessing the least popular answers given by people in polls on various subjects.
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Alexander Armstrong ...  Himself - Presenter 1,116 episodes, 2009-2019
Richard Osman ...  Himself - Assistant 1,116 episodes, 2009-2019
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A game show where contestants aim to score the fewest points possible by guessing the least popular answers given by people in polls on various subjects.

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The Pointless trophy is five inches tall. See more »

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Richard Osman - Assistant: Well done if you got that at home.
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Inconsistent in tone
13 May 2017 | by DavidYZSee all my reviews

This is a BBC quiz show that began in 2009 and is still running.

In this show, teams of two compete to give correct answers that none of the hundred members of the public gave - those are pointless answers. For example, if the question is "Name a country beginning with B", then Benin might be a pointless answer, whereas Brazil would be a high score. In each round, a team is eliminated.

The host Alexander Armstrong wastes a lot of time with irrelevant chat between him and the contestants. Even worse is the annoying, arrogant banter between him and his assistant Richard Osman. The rounds vary to a ridiculous extent in that it often quickly changes from very serious, high-brow topics (such as constellations) - to silly things (such as nursery rhymes). Osman is a serious geek one minute - then making fun of Armstrong or a contestant the next. It should either be a serious high-brow quiz or trivial messing around - not jolt from one to another in the same episode like it often does.

There is also a celebrity version, as well as an American version and several European versions.


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