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Jenny
1150873.  Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:20 pm Reply with quote

BBC America broadcast half a dozen episodes of QI, but I assume they didn't attract enough of an audience as they haven't returned.

 
Efros
1150896.  Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:18 pm Reply with quote

They seemed to quite random as well IIRC.

 
QualifiedIntermediary
1165033.  Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:56 pm Reply with quote

Hopefully I am not too late to this conversation but if it hasn't already been mentioned HBO (Cable Network) would likely be a good place for an American Qi. HBO is almost entirely void of ads, except for certain parts, and typically you can say whatever you want.

Its in a way like how the simpsons could make fun of Fox and not worry about being cancelled. Lots of free reign. Hopefully that wasn't a terrible analogy.

Just a thought.

 
Prof Wind Up Merchant
1172038.  Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:03 pm Reply with quote

Welcoming those who I have not said hello to.

 
spursystarman
1218422.  Wed Dec 28, 2016 5:00 pm Reply with quote

daleinoi wrote:
Anishtotle wrote:
jjm239 wrote:
No offense to Americans (yeah right), but they don't really deserve QI...


Maybe "deserve" is a little harsh? I think it must be said that certain elements will certainly be lost on an American audience...plus they will just fill the show with ads and endorsements.

I can see it now: Carson Daily, US Qi master - "fingers on buzzers for the general ignorance round....brought to you by Gatorade!!!"


... really?

1) Most American shows don't get the kind of ad revenue that leads to incessant sponsorships. QI, much as I love it, would not be college basketball.

2) Do you think Americans are inherently incapable of enjoying British humor? If the former, please explain the success of Craig Ferguson, James Corden, and John Oliver (to name a few off-hand).

Good example of US vs UK english there. As a Brit, I've never heard of the (clearly US expression) "[it] would not be college basketball". Maybe you can tell us foreigners what it means!

 
Jenny
1218433.  Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:25 pm Reply with quote

I am an expat Brit who has lived in the USA for the last fourteen years. College basketball has a huge following on our side of the Atlantic, so I think he just means QI would never be as popular and therefore wouldn't garner the ad revenues.

 
spursystarman
1218440.  Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:00 pm Reply with quote

Thanks for that. I also spend time in the US (my astronomy group is based there) but not for what one would call extended periods. Just never heard the expression before. Ta.

 
'yorz
1218446.  Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:21 pm Reply with quote

I don't think it's an expression, just a comparison.

 
Mr Smith
1239860.  Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:57 am Reply with quote

Hello everyone!

 
tetsabb
1239875.  Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:12 am Reply with quote

Hi Mr Smith!

 
Jenny
1239904.  Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:03 am Reply with quote

Hi and welcome :-)

 
Paul-R
1254914.  Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:27 am Reply with quote

Have just joined this forum, tried to sign, got this error message:

Quote:
The End
We'd like to thank all of you for your participation in the Petition Online community and how you used it to change the world. Sadly, the continued cost and maintenance of the site has made it no longer viable, especially with other alternatives out there.

If you still have an issue that you want to make progress on, we heartily recommend that you start a petition at Change.org.

Sincerely,
The Petition Online Team


Although, to be fair, I've not forgiven the Americans for that little tea incident. I don't think we should give them QI until they agree to convert Starbucks from coffee shops into tea houses, as an act of penance. :)

 
tetsabb
1254920.  Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:33 am Reply with quote

Since when does Starbucks' stuff count as 'coffee'?

 
fwk
1254923.  Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:37 am Reply with quote

I'm not a coffee drinker. Does Starbucks qualify for coffee flavoured?

 
Efros
1254929.  Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:46 am Reply with quote

tetsabb wrote:
Since when does Starbucks' stuff count as 'coffee'?


Never in my experience, I do remember paying five quid for a Starbucks 'coffee' in Heathrow at 3 am, this was in 2000, so you probably need an overdraft to finance it now.

 

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