Talk:QI

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If anyone knows the exact wording of the "who is the goalkeeper of Arsenal?" sequence in the first Christmas special, I think it deserves to be added.

     - Have done the full General Ignorance for that episode: 86.16.154.174 22:56, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Does anyone know whether the answer "WE ARE" to the "Lords of Shouting" question triggered the klaxon and incurred a penalty as a predictable joke?

No, it didn't. Stephen actually awarded them five points each.

Citing sources necessary?Edit

Hi, I'd really like some help and clarification about this. With posting quotes that are directly transcribed from the episode itself or a recording of said episode (and from no other sources), is it required that we cite the episode itself - even though the quotes are under the header of the episode number and/or title - and its broadcast date?

If it is indeed required, how exactly are the sources meant to be cited? I've gone through many of the citation pages, and I'm just plain lost.

The best way to start is to look at the template for a Television show article: Wikiquote:Templates/TV shows. Although this template assumes the show in question is a drama rather than a panel show, it does show you how best to set out the quotes. QI is in fact not a badly set-out article at the moment, in comparison to some TV show articles.
Although a printed source is the best, because anyone else can check, there probably are no readily checkable printed sources for most TV shows, and I think most editors on Wikiquote would be realistic about what can be cited as a source. If you can remember a quote but not place the precise episode, just list it under 'Unidentified episode'; someone else may know, or it may turn up on a repeats channel, or the DVD may be released (series one is already out). Fys. “Ta fys aym”. 12:52, 21 November 2006 (UTC)
Hey, thanks for the information. I've checked out the template you linked to, and that's what I've been following for contributing to the page. I just wasn't sure if we had to cite where exactly we got the quotes for - for example, I've been taping each episode on its BBC Two broadcast for watching back for my own pleasure (at least until the DVD of Series D is released) - and so I wasn't sure if we had to refer to a specific episode's broadcast date.

PenicillinEdit

Stephen Fry said that penicillin was discovered by a Mr. du Chenne (s). He noticed that camel riders rubbed mould from their leather saddles onto their inner thighs. The mould had a healing effect on skin sores caused by chaffing. Penicillin was "rediscovered" five years later by Fleming. I'm trying to find out where this story was sourced. And in fact if there is a site one can go to find more reference and/or info on any or all of the facts the show reveals

-May 2012

more information can be found in the following site

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QI_(B_series) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Duchesne http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_penicillin

Votes for deletion?Edit

I'd like to suggest here that this page on the TV series QI is voted on for immediate deletion, as being a subject fit to be deleted from Wikiquote for being an example of insufferably irrelevant trivia, and the more the better.

IP Address as shown 13 Sept. 2012

A case could be made based on the Wikiquote:Quotability guideline. However, there seem to be a lot of people around here who believe that anything which is sufficiently silly must be timelessly brilliant. ~ Ningauble (talk) 14:50, 16 September 2012 (UTC)
Last modified on 16 September 2012, at 14:50