Ian attempted to put Piers Morgan into Room 101 but it rejected him.
To mark the end of his run as presenter, Paul Merton opted to cast himself into Room 101 on Ian's behest ... but the picture was double-sided, with Ian on the other side. So they were both condemned to Room 101.
With this appearance, Ian Hislop became the only guest to appear twice on the show. His first appearance was in 1994 when Nick Hancock was the presenter.
Ian Hislop picked items for Room 101 that he knew Paul Merton liked, to see if he could get them in. Turned out he was misinformed about strawberries, as Paul wasn't bothered about them.
Nigel Havers attempted to add Conservatories to Room 101 despite fronting an advertising campaign for a particular brand earlier in his career.
The clip shown while Jenny was convincing Paul to get rid of Tottenham Court Road, was taken from Not The Nine O'Clock News.
Paul references his love for The Beatles.
For legal reasons, the name Starbucks was changed to Tarbucks.
The tan-o-meter ranges from current Michael Jackson to young Michael Jackson.
Stephen wanted to put "Room 101" into "Room 101" because it focuses on what people hate. Merton was in a quandary about what to do:
* If he put it , it would be like committing "Professional Suicide"
* If he didn't put it into Room 101 he would have to give it to Stephen and it would then become his.
Merton put it in - which made the picture go blank followed by Merton saying "I wish I hadn't done that"
The people of Leighton Buzzard weren't pleased, and protested about the use of their coat of arms.
For the first time, Paul Merton sat on the right (on-screen) and Julian on the left, because Julian dislikes the left hand side of his face, and doesn't like to have it to camera.
In the "Trainspotting" section, a Hornby Class 37 OO gauge model is brought up onto the table, with a book with a title something like "Complete Guide to BR locomotives - 71001-73999. That's the wrong book. That book has Classes 71, 72 and 73 in it, not Class 37s.
The French, Ventriloquists and Elvis Presley go into Room 101, there are now three items in there.