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Season 5 Episode 13

Elephants

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Aired Friday 10:00 PM Dec 14, 2007 on BBC Two
8.6
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This series' final episode contains unseen footage of the last series.

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  • Who thought compilation episodes could be this funny?

    9.7
    This is easily the best compilation episode of any show I've ever seen. It contains all sorts of clips that did not make the final cut of the episodes of series E, but those episodes were obviously not cut because they weren't funny. One can only guess as to why they didn't make it - it is probably to do with the fact that one episode is only about 29 minutes, even though they record about two hours of material.

    Anyway, there's some really good stuff in this last episode in the series, including the panelists eating spaghetti, a discussion about ejector seats on helicopters as well as the vision in your mind of Stephen Fry on a space hopper.

    The best bit of the show is the part in which Fry tries to get this out in one fluent sentence: "They say of the Acropolis where the Parthenon is, that there are no straight lines." I can guarantee your tummy will hurt from laughter. The quote can be found in the Quotes-section.

    The only reason this episode doesn't get 10/10 because Johnny Vegas annoys me. Too bad he will be back for series F.moreless
Jeremy Clarkson

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Charlie Higson

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David Mitchell

David Mitchell

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Jo Brand

Jo Brand

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Rich Hall

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Bill Bailey

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Stephen: They say of the Acroco-- Aproco--- Acropolis where-- where the Parthenon-on is... (He splutters) They say of the Acropolis where the Parthenon is...
      Jimmy: Use the magic word.
      Stephen: They say of the Acropolis where the Parthenon is, that they... (He stops, trying to remember what he wanted to say)
      Jimmy: Turns out, they didn't say anything at all?
      Stephen and Jimmy: They say of the Acropolis where the Parthenon is...
      Jimmy: Everyone!
      Bill: (singing) They say of the Acropolis where the Parthenon is!
      (Rob and Jimmy join in, Crowd claps along)
      Alan: Bloody hell, Stephen, this'd better be good!
      Stephen: (He howls with laughter) Moving on. So. The triglief is a remnant of the stone, eh, eh...
      Jimmy: Sorry, Stephen, I've just got a question: what did they say about the Acropolis where the Parthenon is?
      Stephen: They say... They say of the A--
      Alan: What do they say? What do they say?
      Bill: (Singing) He's gonna say, he's gonna say!
      Stephen: I can't breath, my tummy hurts!
      Jimmy: (Singing) What do they say...
      Bill: (Singing) About the Acropolis where the Parthenon is?
      Stephen: (Still laughing) Can I write it down? Read it, it says it there.
      Jimmy: You gotta tell us now!
      Stephen: They say of the Acropolis where the Parthenon is, that there are no straight lines!

    • Stephen: Now, what's the biggest banana republic in Europe?
      Phill: There's an elephant in the room.
      Stephen: How is an elephant connected to a banana republic in Europe?
      Phill: Well, I dunno, elephants like bananas... It's the only link I can come up with.
      Stephen: I fear...
      Phill: Iceland.
      Stephen: Iceland?
      Phill: Iceland.
      David: Ah, the elephant nation.
      Phill: They go mad for 'em. I-- Volcanoes, covered in elephants, guzzling... Oh! No wonder that Björk's weird. Growing up around all those elephants...
      Stephen: Phill... Phill Jupitus, this is-- You've put me in a really weird position here. Because there are no elephants involved, but the largest banana producing country in Europe is Iceland.

    • Jimmy: Parmesan is a weird food, cos it tastes delicious, it smells like the gym socks of a child with some sort of glandular problem.
      Phill: I find, it's actually the other way around.

    • Phill (eating a plate of spaghetti): Can I just say, this is the best quiz I've ever been on.

  • NOTES (1)

    • This episode started with Stephen Fry as Santa Claus and Alan Davies as a little boy on his knee, requesting a QI compilation show.

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