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Comedy Catchphrase Quiz

Quiz 147 – Round 6 – Comedy Catchphrases

Comedy catchphrase quiz – Which UK TV comedy shows made the following catchphrases famous?

1. “I don’t believe it!”

One Foot in the Grave

2. “I have a cunning plan…”


3. “Yeah but no but yeah but…”

Little Britain

4. “Good moaning”

‘Allo ‘Allo!

5. “Oooh! Betty!”

Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em

6. “Thank you very much, Jerry!”

The Good Life

7. “Smeghead”

Red Dwarf

8. “No… no… no… no… yes!”

The Vicar of Dibley

9. “Go on, go on, go on…”

Father Ted

10. “Lovely Jubbly”

Only Fools and Horses


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Comedians Quiz

Quiz 109 – Round 5 – Comedians

Comedians Quiz – Which famous comedians are responsible for these jokes and one-liners?

1. “Two cannibals were eating a clown. One said to the other, “Does he taste funny to you?””

Tommy Cooper

2. “I’ve just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I’ll tell you what, never again.”

Tim Vine

3. “They laughed when I said I was going to be a comedian… They’re not laughing now.”

Bob Monkhouse

4. “Just because nobody complains doesn’t mean all parachutes are perfect.”

Benny Hill

5. “I’m playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order.”

Eric Morecambe

6. “I’ve always wanted to go to Switzerland to see what the army does with those wee red knives.”

Billy Connolly

7. “A man can sleep around, no questions asked. But if a woman makes 19 or 20 mistakes, she’s a tramp.”

Joan Rivers

8.  “We’d like to apologise to viewers in the North…it must be awful for them.”

Victoria Wood (Written by Victoria Wood but line delivered by Susie Blake – accept either answer)

9. “I have kleptomania. But when it gets bad, I take something for it.”

Ken Dodd

10. “I like my coffee like I like my women. In a plastic cup.”

Eddie Izzard


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Quiz 100 – Round 6 – Classic Comedy

1. What was the name of Frank and Betty’s daughter in ‘Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em’?


2. What type of car did Basil Fawlty repeatedly hit with a branch after it broke down on the way to pick up food from André’s restaurant?

Austin 1100

3. In the second episode of ‘Blackadder Goes Forth’, entitled ‘Corporal Punishment’, Blackadder faces a court-marshal for shooting General Melchett’s beloved pet pigeon. What was the name of the bird?

Speckled Jim

4. According to the ‘Are You Being Served?’ theme tune, on which floor were ‘shirts, socks, ties, hats, underwear and shoes’?

First Floor

5. Which four actors played the four main parts in ‘The Young Ones’?

Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer and Christopher Ryan

6. What was the name of the eldest Boswell child in ‘Bread’?


7. What was the surname of drunken Father Jack in ‘Father Ted’?


8. Name the actors who played the two entertainment managers, Jeffrey Fairbrother and Squadron Leader Clive Dempster, in ‘Hi-De-Hi!’

Simon Cadell and David Griffin

9. In which year was ‘Only Fools and Horses’ first broadcast?


10. What was the name of Rigsby’s large black and white cat in ‘Rising Damp’?



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Quiz 36 – Round 3 – Comedy

1. Who played the character of Betty to Michael Crawford’s Frank Spencer in the 1970s sitcom ‘Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em’?

Michele Dotrice

2. Which stand-up comedian ran 43 marathons in 52 days in 2009 in order to raise money for Sport Relief?

Eddie Izzard

3. Which member of the Monty Python team was born first?

John Cleese (Born 27th October 1939)

4. Name the two team captains on the long-running BBC comedy panel show ‘Have I Got News for You’?

Ian Hislop and Paul Merton

5. Which musical comedian wrote the music and lyrics to the musical version of Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda’?

Tim Minchin

6. The television series ‘Jeeves and Wooster’ was based on books by which author?

P.G. Wodehouse

7. Which 1924 farce involves the leading character of Judith Bliss and her family?

Hay Fever (Noël Coward)

8. What was the name of the Kenny Everett character famous for the catchphrase ‘It’s all done in the best possible taste’?

Cupid Stunt

9. Who played Hyacinth Bucket’s long-suffering husband in the BBC comedy ‘Keeping Up Appearances’?

Clive Swift

10. Which comedian said, “I must be an anorexic. An anorexic looks in the mirror and sees a fat person. And so do I”?

Jo Brand