Taskmaster Series 9

By | September 4, 2019

Wednesdays, 9pm,
Dave and UKTV Play

It’s time to go again! The comics (from left to right in this picture):

  • Katy Wix
  • David Baddiel
  • Jo Brand
  • Rose Matafeo
  • Ed Gamble

Who will win and will the tasks be up to standard?

23 thoughts on “Taskmaster Series 9

  1. David

    Really Interesting video here “The Incredible Storytelling Of South Korean Reality TV”- focuses on The Genius:

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  2. Danny Kerner

    The Chinese theme from season 8 has been abandoned in favour of the original theme. This means it does have a connection relating to the crystal maze. Must of been testing the waters or he was giving a hint as this went out prior to the announcement.

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    1. David B

      Eh? I think this whole thing has been completely overblown. There’s been a different art style in every different series, and I think they were just tying in series 8’s manga painting with other Asian influences.

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      1. Danny Kerner

        Yeah, but the seal logo was also adapted. this was an unusual additional change. Understand the artwork but this was an unnecessary change.

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  3. Matt Clemson

    It’s Taskmaster, this probably won’t surprise anyone, but: The phone number works.

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    1. Brandon

      I love it when a cheap joke like that actually works. They could have used one of Ofcom’s “drama numbers”, but they actually went to the effort of setting up a proper thing. Tom Scott did something similar in one of his videos on the Matt and Tom channel

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  4. Chris M. Dickson

    Is anyone from these parts planning to attend the Taskmaster picnic and subsequent tour of Chesham, as announced in the Taskmaster book, this Saturday?

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    1. Matt Clemson

      I’m pondering it, but I don’t drive and public transport is nontrivial.

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        1. Chris M. Dickson

          From context: at least you, Dan and a good couple of hundred people all turned up – maybe even a few hundred. (I wasn’t there, sadly for me.) Little Alex Horne appeared to give out many signed “I completed Task 185” cards and to appear in photos. There was a mass attempt at keeping an inflatable watermelon in the air. What else happened?

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          1. Matt Clemson

            Far more people arrived than were anticipated, it appears; we walked a long way through Chesham to a back alley with a bunch of garages, were told that there were far too many people to fit, and walked back to the park again. From overhearing and looking at the map, we were at the back of the football ground, it sounds like the intent was to go into the hospitality suite.

            Back at the park, Alex then signed books and posed for photos for over three hours, while we all socialised. And at one point a particularly wonderful fan turned up in the sweltering heat with a bag full of Callipos and strong lager, and offered them around, which I think was the most perfectly Taskmastery moment of all.

          2. Matt Clemson

            I’ve seen an unofficial tweet claiming that they were expecting maybe a hundred and got nearly a thousand, I’d love to see official numbers; it was utterly packed.

            There was talk that the inflatable watermelon attempt was a world record attempt – and I did notice Alex putting feelers out to Guinness earlier in the week – but I’m not clear if it was formally tracked.

    1. David B

      Unless I’m missing something, or unless things are being edited out, there are still tasks involving blindfolds where either (a) it doesn’t say in the rules you can’t take off your blindfold, OR (b) it DOES say you can’t take off your blindfold but it DOESN’T say you can’t move them so that they’re still on your head but not covering your eyes.

      I don’t think anyone’s tried this in any of the nine series.

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      1. Brandon

        Surely it’s only a matter of time before someone does,where there will be a hilarious argument with Greg. In a more serious show a big loophole like this would annoy me, but the best tasks I Taskmaster often have to be solved with lateral thinking like that.

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