View Poll Results: Whats your favorite round? (regualar ones only)

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  • Headliners

    1 1.67%
  • Spinning the news

    1 1.67%
  • If this is the answer, what is the question?

    13 21.67%
  • Scenes we'd like to see

    45 75.00%
  1. Post #1
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    Kingy_who's Avatar
    March 2009
    2,424 Posts


    Mock the week, a panel show originaly broadcasted by the bbc, with Dara o' Briain as the host and Russell Howard, Hugh Dennis, and Andy Parsons as the regular panel.



    These rounds appear in most shows.

    Headliners
    This round is played by all panellists. In this round, a photo of someone famous in the news is given, along with the initial letters of a newspaper headline. The panellists have to eventually guess what the headline is, though they initially come in with comic suggestions until Dara prompts someone to give the correct answer.

    Spinning the news
    This game takes place in the ''Performance Area''. In the first series all six players took part, but from the second series onwards, only four take part. On the screen is a ''Random News Generator'' with several topics on it. A topic is picked at random, and one of the players has to perform a stand-up comedy piece about the topic it has landed on.

    Until series three, Dara would judge whether the audience had laughed enough at the routine, and decide whether or not the person was allowed to sit down. The first team to have all their players sat down would win. If one player from each team was left standing, sudden death would come into effect. A random topic was picked and both players had to talk about it. The team of whoever got the biggest laugh would win. Since series three, this has been removed, and the biggest laugh now decides the winner.

    Since series two, Dara has changed the name of this round each episode, sometimes as a reference to a recent event. Examples of this include ''Dara's Supercasino: Make-a-Joke Roulette", ''Four By One Joke Relay'', ''Don't Stop 'til You Get a Laugh'', ''Lady Gag Gag'', ''Colonel Gaggafi'' and ''The Three Mocketeers'' as well as the ''NHS Revolving Door of Happiness'', as a reference to a recent headline that read ''"NHS Revolving Door of Terror"''. Something similar also happened in series 8, with the name ''Mock You, I won't do what you tell me'' (mocking the lyrics of Killing in the Name) in episode 1.

    In series 7, the game was played differently with one panellist from Hugh's team (Frankie Boyle in the first episode and the guest panellist in the episodes following this) and the entire opposing team playing the game with the exceptions of episodes 11 and 12 where only three people played.

    If this is the answer, what is the question?
    This round is played by everyone. A choice of six categories is given to one of the guests, covering topics such as sport, health, home affairs, world news, the environment, and politics. Once they have chosen a topic, an answer is revealed and all players have to guess what the question was, the panellist who chose the category goes first at 'guessing' the question. This alternates being the first round with "Headlines", and similarly to that round they begin by thinking of comical questions before concluding with the real answer.

    Scenes we'd like to see
    This is the final round in the show and takes place in the ''Performance Area''. All players participate in this round. The screen presents an unlikely scenario, for example "Things the Queen didn't say in her Christmas speech" or "Unlikely lines from the final ''Harry Potter'' book", and the players must act out what would happen if it did ever occur. Players participate by taking turns walking to the microphone and acting out the scenario.
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  2. Post #2
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    DOG X9282's Avatar
    June 2007
    748 Posts
    It was so much better before Frankie Boyle left.
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  3. Post #3
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    July 2007
    3,113 Posts
    If this is the answer, what is the question? has got to be my most enjoyable round of the show :mario:

    I was due to see Russell Howard live on his 'Big Rooms & Belly Laughs' tour, but what do you know, the night of the show Russells people have him leaving from Heathrow, and what do you know, the show was cancelled due to the cancellation of flights. :mad:, however, the show has been rescheduled for an unannounced date this year.
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    If this is the answer, what is the question? has got to be my most enjoyable round of the show :mario:

    I was due to see Russell Howard live on his 'Big Rooms & Belly Laughs' tour, but what do you know, the night of the show Russells people have him leaving from Heathrow, and what do you know, the show was cancelled due to the cancellation of flights. :mad:, however, the show has been rescheduled for an unannounced date this year.
    Russel Howard is awesome; I saw him live in Newcastle once. Too bad he recycled half of the stuff from on stage in Mock the Week.
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  5. Post #5
    General Stanley's Avatar
    November 2009
    320 Posts
    John Bishop isn't to bad but I agree, Mock the week is missing something without Frankie Boyle. :(
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  6. Post #6
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    Hemroid_Man's Avatar
    July 2007
    1,194 Posts
    Get rid of the unfunny ginger bald guy and get Boyle back in. He made it funny.
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    June 2007
    7,037 Posts
    I think they should get Milton Jones in to replace Frankie Boyle, he is brilliant.

    "We came across the mass grave of over 1000 snow men. Luckily afterward, it turned out to just be a field of carrots.
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  8. Post #8
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    R4iden's Avatar
    March 2008
    1,446 Posts
    Be loving this show, it just isn't as good now Frankie left.
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  9. Post #9
    Ubercharged's Avatar
    August 2008
    891 Posts
    Not seen in quite a while, didn't know that Franky had left. :frown:

  10. Post #10
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    lemongrapes's Avatar
    February 2009
    2,609 Posts
    Why did he leave? Did he give up or get fired cos of all the 'rude' shit he said.
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    Why did he leave? Did he give up or get fired cos of all the 'rude' shit he said.
    illness/family
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    June 2007
    7,037 Posts
    /focus more on his Solo work and his tours.
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  13. Post #13

    October 2009
    2,847 Posts
    I always loved Scenes we'd like to see.
    It's sadly not the same without Frankie Boyle though. :frown:
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  14. Post #14
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    November 2005
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    I always loved Scenes we'd like to see.
    It's sadly not the same without Frankie Boyle though. :frown:
    But without Frankie, Dara can be more funny.
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  15. Post #15
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    microsnakey's Avatar
    November 2008
    1,293 Posts
    I love it. But frankie boyle nooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
    I liked his dark humour
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  16. Post #16
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    ChestyMcGee's Avatar
    August 2008
    25,070 Posts
    Andy Parsons is retarded. I don't even know why he's on the show - he's probably the least funny person in existence.
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  17. Post #17
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    smurfy's Avatar
    October 2007
    21,354 Posts
    Frankie said he left because the censorship was too tight for him and he didn't like how they couldn't joke about dark things like wars and deaths and stuff.
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  18. Post #18
    Mort and Charon's Avatar
    April 2009
    1,919 Posts
    The highlight has got to be Hugh taking the piss out of the Royals. I'm in stitches every time. Got to agree , Andy Parsons is crap.
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  19. Post #19
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    The Mighty Boat's Avatar
    April 2009
    9,485 Posts
    I miss Frankie. :(

  20. Post #20
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    Dr Magnusson's Avatar
    July 2008
    2,693 Posts
    Frankie said he left because the censorship was too tight for him and he didn't like how they couldn't joke about dark things like wars and deaths and stuff.
    So all those horrible jokes he made, that was the stuff that got through censorship?

    Holy shit D:

  21. Post #21
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    codenamecueball's Avatar
    May 2009
    8,637 Posts
    Andy isn't too bad, it takes him time and he dosen't pump out as many jokes as the rest but when he does, their usually pretty good
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  22. Post #22
    th3cactusplant's Avatar
    January 2010
    466 Posts
    For me Scenes we'd like to see is by far the best round

  23. Post #23
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    markg06's Avatar
    September 2006
    10,894 Posts
    Shame Frnakie left though I thought that female comedian on yesterday was rather nice.

  24. Post #24
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    Dennab
    November 2007
    2,328 Posts
    I love it. But frankie boyle nooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
    I liked his dark humour
    I'm seeing him in my (small) town soon :smugdog:

  25. Post #25
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    June 2007
    7,037 Posts
    I'm seeing him in my (small) town soon :smugdog:
    Don't sit anywhere near the front, for the love of god no. He will just come down upon everyone in those front rows like a ton a racist bricks.

  26. Post #26
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    NeoTurtle's Avatar
    July 2007
    9,640 Posts
    Reminds me of Good News Week, but it sounds better.

  27. Post #27
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    Dennab
    February 2007
    5,354 Posts
    Great show, Frankie Boyle didn't make or break it though. Andy Parsons isn't nearly as you guys make out.