I like QI and Alan Davies' shtick, but, dare I say it, it would be nice if (most) TV didn't treat anything remotely intellectual as a threat. It's fun on QI as it's part and parcel of the routine, but outside of BBC4 (and even then that can be pretty annoying - see the endless fucking royal documentaries) and a few other shows there's an almost fear of it. Reflective of the audience they might say. Yes, that audience's fear (for want of a better word) is the point.
I don't hate him, he's there for a reason. But (and I might be making this up) I'm pretty sure there was a least one episode with him, Jo Brand and Johnny Vegas having something of a "stupid-off" for the entirety. Which kinda misses the point when you're on one of the most intellectual entertainment programs* there is.
If someone constantly makes 'jokes' then you'll find that most of them aren't funny and it comes across as desperate attention seeking. Oh and Alan Davies is the worst thing about QI and not very funny at all, even though he thinks he is.
None of them are as thick as they can pretend to be, but it's not like the "drrrrr-smart-ideas-intimidate-me" crowd aren't appeased by 90% of the rest of television out there.
*In before someone pointing out that it's like, not even that smart etc.
Edited by RedSparrows at 09:52:48 07-05-2014