What? It was the name of a quiz show on the local radio at some point in the late ’80s and early ’90s. It was on radio Merseyside and it was chock full of scousers – for those of you who weren’t here for my SCT holiday – a scouser is a colloquial term for someone from Liverpool also known as a Liverpudlian.
This quiz was on Sunday lunchtimeish and I used to listen to it at my Great Auntie Betty’s where I had my Sunday lunch at the time.
It was hosted by Billy and Wally (Wally SOUNDED quite good looking) and took place in front of a live audience. Well liveish since it was the Sunday after the Saturday night before!
If a contestant got their questions right, often with a lot of clues there was a chance of winning something by way of a one arm bandit (a slot machine), which ‘displayed fruit’ and gave options of holding various kinds of fruit. An example would be the machine saying…
It’s a plum!
It’s a blemon! (No, that’s not a typo)
It’s a plum!
Hold your plums!
The show had a few catchphrases funnily enough ie,
‘Hold your plums’
‘Its a blemon’
‘Give us a clue Billy!’
Anyhoo, a friend forwarded this link to me yesterday and if you only click on one link today click this one – it is the far side of hilarious!
It kind of reminds me of a typical conversation with the mother in law, well, apart from the scouse accent and the laughter!