Unintended Knightmare references on TV: game shows

Other shows or games that remind you of Knightmare but aren't official derivatives.
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Re: Knightmare references

Post by Canadanne » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:49 pm

I caught the end of Strictly Come Dancing earlier, and was surprised to see Tess Daly wearing a dress that appeared to be made out of Lord Fear's old outfit. It was even missing the right sleeve!

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Post by Canadanne » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:45 pm

From this evening's Total Wipeout (another programme that could make good use of the catchphrase "Oooh, nasty")...

15:03 to 15:50. He talked so much, Amanda's life force ran out!!

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Re: Knightmare references

Post by Canadanne » Thu Dec 29, 2011 5:43 pm

Strange moment earlier when I heard Noel Edmonds say "Nightmare Dave" on Deal Or No Deal! (And oddly appropriate since today's contestant was a guy in drag!)

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Re: Knightmare references

Post by shadow6162 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:55 pm

Canadanne wrote:Strange moment earlier when I heard Noel Edmonds say "Nightmare Dave" on Deal Or No Deal! (And oddly appropriate since today's contestant was a guy in drag!)
Lol. Was that the pantomime special one?
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Post by Canadanne » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:10 pm

shadow6162 wrote:Lol. Was that the pantomime special one?
Yes it was (I think he was being an Ugly Stepsister).

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Post by Canadanne » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:22 pm

I've just been catching up on the Big Fat Quiz of the 80s, and I think I've spotted the perfect "son of Treguard" for when Knightmare comes back - Adam Buxton! You gotta have the right beard, after all. ;)

And Jimmy Carr can be Pickle!

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Re: Knightmare references

Post by Canadanne » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:48 pm

This lady in the Never Mind The Buzzcocks identity parade!

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Re: Knightmare references

Post by Drassil » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:10 pm

TV's Interceptor... Gibbet.

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Re: Unintended Knightmare references on TV

Post by Drassil » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:23 pm

During June 2014, Fifteen To One was in the same phenomenal position that Knightmare was in during August 2013: 1988 repeats on Challenge and a new celebrity episode on another channel in the same week. Tim Vine on Celebrity Fifteen To One was asked who went to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat. This was also asked on Knightmare, by Mellisandre to Douglas' team in Series 3. The team got it right. In other parts of their quest, though, they could have done with some T. Vine inspiration.

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Re: Unintended Knightmare references on TV

Post by Canadanne » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:51 pm

Just waiting for The Last Leg, and the end of Cats Does Countdown is on. I'm sure I just heard the following:

"How do you spell SHROUD?"
Susie Dent: "Not like that!"

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Re: Unintended Knightmare references on TV

Post by Drassil » Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:47 pm

Canadanne wrote:Just waiting for The Last Leg
We may have come close to having Knightmare mentioned on The Last Leg this year. There was an episode where they were due to cover the Prince Philip Australian knighthood fiasco, known as the #Knightmare on social media, but Nick Clegg was on and they must have extended his segment as the show (which, for those who don't know, is live) was in progress.

I'm hoping that Josh Widdicombe may still bring up Knightmare on The Last Leg at some point. He's tweeted about it, done Knightmare Live (05/08/2013) and, if this tweet from a fellow forum member is anything to go by, made reference to it on another (radio) programme last year.

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Post by Drassil » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:29 pm

I've been tuning into I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! in support of Yvette Fielding (a Saturday morning CITV presenter who later worked with a winning dungeoneer). Last Sunday's episode had a trial called Horror Flying Circus in which one blindfolded celebrity was guided by another celebrity along an obstacle-strewn path over a sheer drop. There was some confusion between left and right.

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Re: Unintended Knightmare references on TV

Post by Drassil » Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:49 pm

In one of the more recent episodes of Catchphrase, "Changing gears" was represented by Mr. Chips walking across giant cogs.

In Professor Branestawm Returns last week (on BBC iPlayer here), one of the characters designed a killer caravan where "handy rotating blades" come out from the inside walls.

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Re: Unintended Knightmare references on TV

Post by Canadanne » Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:47 pm

The word POOKAS came up on Countdown today. :) And IGNEOUS came up on Pointless!

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Re: Unintended Knightmare references on TV

Post by Pooka » Thu Jan 14, 2016 5:31 pm

Canadanne wrote:The word POOKAS came up on Countdown today. :)
Fantastic!
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