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Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #150 on: November 28, 2019, 12:28:57 AM »
Pretty sure I've seen someone get it from the first clue. Can't remember when or who or what it was though. Thanks.

I think D-day markings got the correct answer mentioned but they didn't have the stones to stick with it.

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Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #151 on: November 28, 2019, 12:30:12 AM »
I say fifth, you say forth. Let’s call the whole thing a draw.

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Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #152 on: November 28, 2019, 10:10:03 AM »
I don’t think I’ve watched enough OC to realise that there’s a round 1/2 difference!

I think this is actually a bit of a flaw with the show – the difference between the first 2 rounds isn't obvious if you find yourself tuning out Victoria. Even the contestants frequently get confused. It's always bothered me that there isn't a clearer graphical distinction – something as simple as having the "?" square at the end of a sequence appear from clue #1 rather than suddenly popping up at clue #3 would help a lot. That's how I did it in my PowerPoint version anyway, and that is the definitive version.

Agreed.  There's also the ones where you could guess a valid sequence from the first one, or even the first two, just not the RIGHT sequence.

From making my own, I can vouch that it's not viable to always, or even usually, avoid valid alternative sequences that can stem from the opening clue (even in the ones I'd call "easy", there's usually technically another possibility, but you just have to think which way is most intuitive for the question-writer to take it – for instance, a sequence that includes a "4" is more likely to end in an answer with "1" than "7"). As a personal rule, though I assume the show tries to do the same thing, I try to make sure we're locked in to the only sequence it could plausibly be by clue #2 – irrespective of difficulty, it should never be the case that a perfectly knowledgeable contestant would still be forced to gamble for 3 points.

Oh yeah it is, even I can see where that's going (no pun intended), although I'd have to ask for the second clue in order to confirm which way round the sequence they're proceeding.

Connection, not sequence – they weren't cycling through cardinal directions. I think one was "Amazon (A to Z)", for instance.

Well, you're ahead of me on all three of those.  The only one I have any clue about is the first one, but the more I think about it the wronger I feel.

Okay, for 3 points...

CONNECTION:
- London 1969
- San Andreas
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-

SEQUENCE 1:
- Harry Hill
- Jonathan Wilkes
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- ?

SEQUENCE 2:
- Day
- Sissons
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- ?
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Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #153 on: November 28, 2019, 10:31:39 AM »
Like the idea of Only Connect, can't bear VCM - be good if the questions were asked by an robot or contraption of some sort.

You can watch most of Only Connect with the volume turned off. It makes it harder to check the answers in some of the rounds, and the music question is a bit trickier, but use your imagination.

Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #154 on: November 28, 2019, 10:32:54 AM »
It's a scramble for the mute button whenever she makes the contestants sing.

Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #155 on: November 28, 2019, 11:53:39 AM »

Okay, for 3 points...

CONNECTION:
- London 1969
- San Andreas
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-

SEQUENCE 1:
- Harry Hill
- Jonathan Wilkes
-
- ?

SEQUENCE 2:
- Day
- Sissons
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- ?

Grand Theft Auto

Jeremy Beadle (you've been framed)

Fiona Bruce (question time)

Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #156 on: November 28, 2019, 12:50:40 PM »
Grand Theft Auto

Jeremy Beadle (you've been framed)

Fiona Bruce (question time)

Was going with Beadle from the Harry Hill clue. The only sequence I could imagine him being part of. Only the three pointer for Bruce for me.
PS: You would at best get a disparaging look; at worst no points if you gave Fiona Bruce as the answer for Q3; rather than Bruce.

Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #157 on: December 12, 2019, 10:31:45 AM »
OK here's one I thought of last night

It's a 'round 1' so what the connection?

1. Lance Stater
2.
3.
4.


Not that hard bet someone gets it before I have to reveal no.2

Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #158 on: December 12, 2019, 10:47:02 AM »
Forklift truck drivers.

Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #159 on: December 12, 2019, 10:56:41 AM »
1. Lance Stater
2. Tommy Saxondale 
3.
4.

Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #160 on: December 12, 2019, 12:28:55 PM »
Own yellow classic cars.

Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #161 on: December 12, 2019, 12:35:51 PM »
Ding!

1. Lance Stater
2. Tommy Saxondale
3. The Doctor
4. Noddy

(actually, did they use this one in the show..?)

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Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #162 on: January 10, 2020, 10:53:06 PM »
Been watching some on iPlayer and there was an odd question.

Find the connection: St Paul, Macho Man Randy Savage, the T800 and Donkey Kong.







































Apparently they all changed from evil to good, villain to hero. I'm no expert, but if Randy Savage was a baddy wrestler at the start of his career, not many people know that. I didn't and it's not really something anyone associates him with. Also those two Terminators were different characters. Unsurprisingly, nobody got it right. All because somebody thought Macho Man Randy Savage famously fits that description.

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Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #163 on: January 11, 2020, 09:18:11 AM »
From a few weeks ago, the " what's the 4th one  matey? " round, I'm trusting every CABber watching guessed it ( giving exactly the example given, as I did) on the second 'un;

8 King Kong
7 Carol Cleveland
( The third example made the answer really obvious, although the team  whose question it was didn't get it.)

Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #164 on: January 11, 2020, 05:07:19 PM »
Apparently they all changed from evil to good, villain to hero. I'm no expert, but if Randy Savage was a baddy wrestler at the start of his career, not many people know that. I didn't and it's not really something anyone associates him with. Also those two Terminators were different characters. Unsurprisingly, nobody got it right. All because somebody thought Macho Man Randy Savage famously fits that description.

TV Tropes describes his "Heel-Face Turn" in 1987 as "Legendary".
Though apparently (I know nothing about WWE, I'm just going by said TV Tropes page) he had more than one turn, so probably not a great example for the question.

Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #165 on: January 11, 2020, 06:43:07 PM »
Also led to a lively discussion with my daughter as to whether something that happens in a succession of video games can really be considered 'character development'.

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Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #166 on: January 11, 2020, 07:04:25 PM »
Also, the Donkey Kong with the tie, who is the star of Donkey Kong Country and thus the protagonist, is not the same Donkey Kong that starred in eponymous arcade classic as the antagonist. He's his granson.

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Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #167 on: January 11, 2020, 09:35:10 PM »
probably not a great example for the question.

The Rock, Hulk Hogan and Stone Cold Steve Austin were all villains before turning into good guys. And they all turned evil again. Pretty sure every wrestler ever flipped and flopped.

Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #168 on: January 11, 2020, 11:09:10 PM »
From a few weeks ago, the " what's the 4th one  matey? " round, I'm trusting every CABber watching guessed it ( giving exactly the example given, as I did) on the second 'un;

8 King Kong
7 Carol Cleveland
( The third example made the answer really obvious, although the team  whose question it was didn't get it.)

A lot of media outlets are ruining that question over last week. Would go for the answer that retains alliteration as well.

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Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #169 on: January 12, 2020, 12:36:53 PM »
Oh yes, why's what's that then?

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Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #171 on: January 14, 2020, 03:20:44 PM »
Oh yes, why's what's that then?

As for why question is being ruined. A certain recently deceased and much loved celebrity taking over the position of 7 Carol Cleveland.

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Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #172 on: January 24, 2020, 01:46:20 PM »
Fucking sick of seeing the Forrests now. Every time they're on it looks like the couple have had a massive row moments before recording.

Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #173 on: January 26, 2020, 01:05:49 PM »
Ding!

1. Lance Stater
2. Tommy Saxondale
3. The Doctor
4. Noddy

(actually, did they use this one in the show..?)

5. Mornington Crescent - that’s just what ‘Only Connect’ is, no?

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Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #174 on: January 26, 2020, 02:04:28 PM »
From a few weeks ago, the " what's the 4th one  matey? " round, I'm trusting every CABber watching guessed it ( giving exactly the example given, as I did) on the second 'un;

8 King Kong
7 Carol Cleveland
( The third example made the answer really obvious, although the team  whose question it was didn't get it.)

I've seen what the third example was from a google (extrasensory perception), but even with EOLAN's additional third clue I'm at a loss. What were it?

Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #175 on: January 26, 2020, 02:54:22 PM »
Stuart Sutcliffe, for example, as suggested above, as the fifth Beatle, following eighth wonder of the world, seventh Python, sixth sense.

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Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #176 on: April 16, 2020, 04:06:11 PM »
Made another wall, because it was either that or do the work they pay me to do all afternoon.

https://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=28864

Also, there are some missing vowels quizzes.

https://onlyconnect.tv/

Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #177 on: April 16, 2020, 04:15:02 PM »
Made another wall, because it was either that or do the work they pay me to do all afternoon.

https://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=28864

Also, there are some missing vowels quizzes.

https://onlyconnect.tv/

The two I got connected I didn't guess the right answer to (would probably have been prompted for one of them on the show). Got the answer to the other two. Good Quiz

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Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #178 on: April 16, 2020, 05:07:35 PM »
Made another wall, because it was either that or do the work they pay me to do all afternoon.

https://www.puzzgrid.com/grid.php?id=28864

Solved the wall but only got 2 connections (NATO, beans). Indignant that it didn't accept "places in south america" but fair cop on the fucking bastard cats.

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Re: Only Connect (BBC4)
« Reply #179 on: April 16, 2020, 05:10:49 PM »
I've made some walls of my own, but they're all analogue. I cut up paper into 16 squares and make people (usually my parents) shuffle them about. No time limit, indefinite suffering.

Can't really do that over a forum so here's my first "Puzzgrid".