Cheating on a quiz show? That's sort of like plagiarizing a comic strip.— Paul Scofield
Mind-blowing Quiz Show quotations
My idea of relaxation is not lying down by a beach.
I have to move around, do stuff. Though I'm a massive quiz show person.
What was wrong with train toilet doors that just locked, instead of this multiple choice system? If anything goes wrong, you'll be sitting there while the whole toilet wall slowly slides away, unveiling you like a prize on a quiz show. For 500 points, a shitting woman!
If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ in color for a full hour, there would be a considerable number of stations which would decline to carry it on the grounds that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable.
I have learned a lot about good and evil - they are not always what they appear to be.
Do you have any idea how much an elephant drinks?
I have deceived my friends, and I had millions of them.
I'm hosting a quiz show, but I never considered myself a game show host.
I did a small, small thing in Quiz Show, where I was really just a glorified extra. But, you know, New York actor, few days on a film set: Great! I was probably making subway fare on the play that I was doing at the time. I always think of The Underneath as the first film that I ever did.
Doing TV shows helps me a lot in my screenplay writing and filmmaking, especially since my TV shows are in different formats: comedy sketches, talk shows, debate programs, art variety shows, quiz shows. These enable me to meet interesting people with interesting stories and to learn about interesting subjects, all of which I can reflect into film.
Early on, America took one path and went down the advertising road, and in the UK they founded the BBC and developed a different kind of public broadcasting. There was a point where TV was so beholden to commercial interest that people - civil society - actually rose up and said, "This is ridiculous: we have our soap-selling soap operas, cigarette-sponsored news broadcast; we have our rigged quiz shows - let's put some checks and balances here."
I'm still kind of a hapless character in my everyday life.
But when it comes to the writing, my influences are very old influences. I love American music of absolutely all stripes, including show tunes, advertising jingles, theme tunes from quiz shows, all kinds of American music.
My favorite thing in the world is a quiz show, 'University Challenge,' so you can see what kind of sad person I am.
If you look around the table and you can't tell who the sucker is, it's you.