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Panel games [Jan. 8th, 2010|09:39 pm]
Douglas Spencer
Here in the UK, particularly on BBC2 Television or on BBC Radio 4, we have cosy little panel games where no-one particularly cares who wins, and the object of the exercise is just for the panel (and audience) to have a good time. I'm thinking particularly of games like "Have I Got News For You", "Argumental", or "QI".

Here at Spencer Towers we're wondering if there's anything similar coming out of the USA. The nearest equivalent we can think of is "Whose Line Is It Anyway" which made it to both sides of the Atlantic. Are there others?
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[User Picture]From: stevegreen
2010-01-10 08:33 pm (UTC)
It was certainly the case that whenever purplecthulhu and I "pulled a Merton" when last year's worldcon ran its own Just a Minute (Paul Cornell was in the chair), the US/Canadian audience was quite aghast. They seemed to imagine Brits were jolly good sports. Bugger that for a lark: Dave and I were both out to win.
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