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Episode Discussion: S09E11 "Intimacy & Infancy" 
20th-Nov-2011 09:35 pm
Welcome, my children, to this week's Episode Discussion Thread!

Stop tiddling your winks, it's time to get to discussing!

My random thoughts:

- My, wasn't this the episode of the Rare Panelist! Ronni has probably been on the show most, but only a handful of times, but isn't this really the first time we've seen Dave Gorman on the show since Series A, back at the dawn of this millennium?

- This was a fine satisfactory episode, thankfully with that wonderful balance of funny people who may or may not happen to know a lot, rather than knowledgeable people who may or may not be funny. I did enjoy Dave Gorman's presence quite a bit, and hope he becomes more regular. Lee Mack to me always seems like a bit of a prat, and Ronni seems to agree. I don't mind his presence, though, and it was good to have Ronni (and her accents) again.

- I'm surprised this wasn't a Children in Need special. Are we going to get one this series?

- And remember, be careful where you aim your duck!
21st-Nov-2011 05:49 am (UTC)
I love Ronnie and her quaint 'little old lady from colonial times' voices. I love how Stephen just handed it over as if to say 'I'll just let the master go to work'.

I also found that this episode had a good balance of humour in it. I can't think of any outstanding moments of utter hilarity but I remember laughing a lot through the episode. I did enjoy Dave Gorman's presence a lot-he was both knowledgeable in the strangest of subjects and had a bit of a charming wit.
21st-Nov-2011 06:32 am (UTC)

I may be biased because I think Ronni is brilliant and a really good example of what a brilliant female comedian looks like (as with Jo and Sandi).

Also I am incredibly partial to Dave Gorman because I have a huge crush on him AND he tweeted me this morning hahah.

I actually like Lee a lot, esp. on Would I Lie To You?, and I think part of his comedy is the fact that he partially "plays dumb" in order to get a rise out of people.

But yeah, loved this ep. Watched it twice already. Thank god for YouTube.
21st-Nov-2011 02:36 pm (UTC)
It took me a while to get warmed up to Lee Mack, but I really like him now and he is always surprisingly good when presenting HIGNFY (... and of course when involved in a rant match with David Mitchell or when getting a rise out of Stephen Fry.)

Your icon reminds me that I'm currently still in mourning for Seven Day Sunday! (How could they not renew it, those bastards!)
21st-Nov-2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
Ugh I know. I listen to old episodes way too often. Chris Addison is one of my favorite comedians ever! Can't wait till his QI ep comes up next week!
21st-Nov-2011 07:27 am (UTC)
I love Ronni but I felt like she had the problem of not getting to say enough.

I thought this was a children in need special, albeit in a different way. I mean the topic did concern children.

Everybody was on good form, though, so it was a highly enjoyable episode. I loved the 3-seconds hug thing, it's so true - even with a true friend it takes special circumstances to stay in a hug for longer than that.
21st-Nov-2011 09:32 am (UTC)
Children in Need did a Nevermind the Buzzcocks special instead (they had Pudsey there and were advertising the number on there).

I liked this episode, but I'm going to have to watch it again since I was doing two things at the same time when it was on and missed parts of it :I
21st-Nov-2011 11:46 am (UTC)
I actually really liked this episode - as someone said, I can't quite remember a moment of absolute hilarity, but it kept me smiling the whole way through. The guests were all lovely this week too. I don't usually like Lee Mack much on QI (he usually draws so much attention to himself and plays up on the 'stupid Northerner' stereotype, which annoys me), but he was a bit quieter this week and I liked him a lot more for it. Dave Gorman was great, and Ronni is one of my favourites. ♥ The tiddly-winks was good fun, and the spontaneous hugging is one of my favourite QI moments already; how sweet was that?
21st-Nov-2011 12:44 pm (UTC)
LOVED this episode. Made me laugh lots. I think I nearly died when Lee asked Stephen what a long yellow thing around the neck means during the yellow hanky discussion xD

I need to watch it again. On to Youtube!
21st-Nov-2011 05:37 pm (UTC)
Ronnie Ancona and Lee Mack are old friends and have worked together a lot. Probably gives her licence to be critical. I haven't watched this episode yet. Sounds good :)
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