Tuesday, August 5, 2008 3:44:09 PM
Right - Numberwang is a sketch in 'That Mitchell and Webb Look` which is a popular show in the UK. This is a fake commercial from the same show.
It is a parody of the type of gameshow that is getting more popular these days where the rules are convoluted, confusing and complicated, often getting in the way of the fluidity of the show. An example in the UK would be the godawful Jasper Carrot fronted show Goldenballs.
They also did a parody of The Weakest Link called The Hole in the Ring where they got Anne Robinsons persona spot on. The host played by Robert Webb stumbled over pronunciation, mumbled the questions and made pathetic attempts to insult the contestants, just like Anne does.