(theme music plays; rotator spins to set)
Greg: It’s the 4th quarter and it’s time for something we call General Ignorance. It’s where everything you know should’ve been incorrect. The Points are twice as much like the last round, and obvious but dead wrong guesses are now worth minus 20. This however, will decide the game. Question #1: Where was the first modern Olympics held? (screens fade in to Olympic flag)
(George buzzes in)
(HS Secret square alarm; lights flicker on & off) (“ATHENS” flashes on screens)
Greg: And that’s a minus 20, but it’s somewhere in England. (screens fade back)
(Lew buzzes in)
Lew: Perhaps London?
Greg: You got it, the 1st one was in 1866 before Greece had arrived. Question #2: Who said, and I quote: “Winning isn’t everything, It’s the only thing?”
(George buzzes in)
George: Mr. Lombardi.
Greg: Uh, George…(HS Secret square alarm; lights flicker on & off) (“VINCE LOMBARDI” flashes on screens) You got another minus 20. What is wrong with you?
George: Oh, nothing wrong. I’m good. (audience laughter)
Greg: It’s just what the writers had in mind. Anybody else up for 10 points?
Anthony, Lew & Tom: No.
Greg: So they pass and get no points. Let me tell you who it was, it was by another coach, this time in Los Angeles named Henry Russell Sanders of UCLA who came up with the term. Question #3: (screens fade in to solar system) What color is the planet….Mars?
(Tom buzzes in)
Greg: How’d you guess? It’s the right answer. Well done, tom, tell us.
Tom: Supposedly, Red was not the color of Mars, but Beige is the color & it’s just a red spot on the planet.
Greg: See, now we’re playing General Ignorance. Last question of the day: The very first video game was….what?
(Anthony buzzes in)
Anthony; Space Wars?
Greg: I have to check with our judge…yeah, Space War! Is the real answer, you were close enough, it was developed by an MIT student named Steve Russell before Pong had arrived. (screens fade in to show’s logo) You know, I was hoping for overtime, but it’s only a half-hour program. So we find out who…won…what, in 3rd place, and winning a Special Olympics bronze medal…with minus 40 is George Gray. (applause) In 2nd place, and getting a silver fork from a nearby IHOP in San Bernadino…(audience laughter) With minus 15 points, Anthony Clark. (applause) and in 1st place, with 2 boxes of Golden Grahams…and 20 points each…our co-winners today, Lew Schnieder and Tom Arnold! (applause; theme music flourish) So that about does it for QI, I would like to thank our fine panelists, our great staff, A studio audience and you at home. Until then, It’s not wheter you win or lose, but how you get jock itch from letting your girlfriend steal first base. (audience laughter) Have a good day, folks.
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