Intresseklubben

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Intresseklubben
Intresseklubben Title Card.png
Title card
Genre Comedy
Presented by Johan Wester
Starring Anders Jansson
Guest panellists
Theme music composer Howard Goodall
Country of origin  Sweden
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 26 (24 aired/airing on TV and 2 were released only on the Internet through SVT Play)
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Anagram Production
Broadcast
Original channel SVT1
Original run 8 September 2012 (2012-09-08) – present
Chronology
Related shows QI (UK)
QI (Dutch version)
QI (Czech version)
External links
Website

Intresseklubben is a Swedish panel show, aired in Sveriges Television since September 2012, based on the QI format. Three seasons of a total of 26 episodes have been aired, the third season started on 1 November 2014 and the season finale aired on 20 December.[1]

The show is hosted by Johan Wester, with Anders Jansson as a permanent panelist.

Format[edit]

The format is largely based on the QI format, just as in the original there are four panellists (three guest panellists and one permanent panellist). The panellists are mostly comedians, but people from other fields have also appeared, such as astronaut Christer Fuglesang, rally co-driver Tina Thörner, clergyman K.G. Hammar and politicians Maria Wetterstrand and Gudrun Schyman. Each panellist has a buzzer that they can use to attract attention, usually the buzzers are themed to the episode's theme.

The questions asked are often deliberately misleading or very difficult to answer, and sometimes they are very simple questions about something everyone thinks they know the answer, when in fact the obvious answer is incorrect. Panellists can earn one point by giving the correct answer or one point for an answer which is incorrect but interesting; however, they will lose ten points for answers that are not only incorrect, but also painfully obvious. When this happens an alarm sounds and the incorrect answer is flashed on the screens behind the panel. The main objective is not necessarily to answer all questions correctly, but rather to get an interesting and funny discussion going about the topics presented.

The "General Ignorance" round is not played in Intresseklubben, instead each episode usually ends with a special round where panellists need to categorize various things or guess what belongs with what. Examples include the game "Boy, girl, or dish" played in the episode "Abnormt" in season 1 where panellists had to guess if a name in Spanish was a boy's name, a girl's name or a Spanish dish. In episode "Blötdjur" the game was called "Wet, wetter, or Anders Jansson?" and the panellists had to guess which of several options contain the highest percent water. For example we learned that Lake Don Juan, which is the saltiest lake in the world, contains a lower percentage of water than a human - only about 56%.

Production[edit]

Intresseklubben is filmed in front of a live studio audience of around 400 people at the Scandic Star hotel in Lund. Each episode takes roughly 70 minutes to record, but is then edited down to fit into a 30 minute timeslot. Research for one season takes roughly 6 months to complete, some of it is borrowed from QI, but roughly 80% is fresh research done for Intresseklubben.[2]

Episodes[edit]

Season A[edit]

Just like in the British original QI the seasons follow the letters of the alphabet, and all episodes in season A have a title starting with the letter A. Eight episodes were broadcast on TV and an additional two were released exclusively on the web through SVT Play.

Episode Title (English translation) Guests Winner Original Broadcast
1 Arvsynd (Ancestral sins) Johan Glans
K.G. Hammar
Babben Larsson
K.G. Hammar 8 September 2012
2 Abnormt (Abnormal) Johan Glans
Babben Larsson
Tina Thörner
Babben Larsson 15 September 2012
3 Astralt (Astral) Peter Apelgren
Christer Fuglesang
Babben Larsson
Babben Larsson 22 September 2012
4 Animalia (Animals) Johan Glans
Annika Lantz
Göran Rosenberg
Johan Glans 29 September 2012
5 Alarmerande (Alarming) Petra Mede
Babben Larsson
K.G. Hammar
K.G. Hammar 6 October 2012
6 Kontinenter på A (A-continents) Babben Larsson
Måns Nilsson
Christer Fuglesang
Christer Fuglesang 13 October 2012
7 A-laget (The A-team) Babben Larsson
Annika Lantz
Per Naroskin
Anders Jansson 20 October 2012
8 Anstötande (Offensive/Explicit) Henrik Dorsin
Annika Lantz
Ann Heberlein
Ann Heberlein 27 October 2012
9 Atletiskt (Athletic) Victoria Dyring
Babben Larsson
Tina Thörner
Victoria Dyring 27 October 2012 (Only on SVT Play)
10 Ansträngande (Straining/Effortful) Johan Glans
Göran Rosenberg
Annika Lantz
Johan Glans 27 October 2012 (Only on SVT Play)

Season B[edit]

The second series, consisting of 8 episodes covering the letter B, was recorded in August 2013 and aired on SVT1 during September and October the same year, plus 2 specials during the Christmas times.[3]

Episode Title (English translation) Guests Winner Original Broadcast
11 Blötdjur (Molluscs) Johan Glans
Ann Heberlein
Annika Lantz
Johan Glans 7 September 2013
12 Blommor & bin (The birds and the bees) Annika Lantz
Kattis Ahlström
Jesper Rönndahl
Jesper Rönndahl 14 September 2013
13 Bostad (Residence) Babben Larsson
Maria Wetterstrand
Kristoffer Svensson
Maria Wetterstrand 21 September 2013
14 Bombastiskt (Bombastic) Annika Lantz
Göran Everdahl
Suzanna Dzamic
Annika Lantz 28 September 2013
15 Bedrägligt (Deceptive) Karin Adelsköld
Babben Larsson
Gudrun Schyman
Babben Larsson 5 October 2013
16 Blandat (Miscellaneous) Alexandra Pascalidou
Babben Larsson
Kristoffer Appelquist
Babben Larsson 12 October 2013
17 Baktanke (Ulterior motives) Babben Larsson
Martin Ingvar
Pia Johansson
Anders Jansson 29 December 2013
18 Bot & bättring (Cures & improvements) Johan Glans
Annika Lantz
Ann Heberlein
Ann Heberlein 5 January 2014

Season C[edit]

A third season, this time about the letter C, was recorded in June 2014 and aired during the autumn 2014.[4] New guests in the C-season included comedians Marika Carlsson and David Batra, radio host Kodjo Akolor and high jumper and Olympic gold medallist Stefan Holm. The season premiere aired on 1 November.[5]

Episode Title (English translation) Guests Winner Original Broadcast
19 Celebriteter (Celebrities) Babben Larsson
Annika Lantz
David Batra
Annika Lantz 1 November 2014
20 Celibat (Celibacy) Jesper Rönndahl
Emma Knyckare
Ann Heberlein
Jesper Rönndahl 8 November 2014
21 Chock (Shocking) Babben Larsson
Kodjo Akolor
Josefin Johansson
Kodjo Akolor 15 November 2014
22 Camping (Camping) Annika Andersson
Hans Rosenfeldt
Claudia Galli Concha
Hans Rosenfeldt 22 November 2014
23 Charkuteri (Charcuterie) Marika Carlsson
Annika Lantz
Babben Larsson
Anders Jansson 29 November 2014
24 Civilisation (Civilization) Babben Larsson
Stefan Holm
Annika Lantz
Babben Larsson 6 December 2014
25 Celler (Cells) Kattis Ahlström
Anders Johansson
Marika Carlsson
Hans Rosenfeldt[fn 1]
Anders Johansson 13 December 2014
26 Celebrera (Celebrate) Josefin Johansson
Jesper Rönndahl
Helena von Zweigbergk
Jesper Rönndahl 20 December 2014
  1. ^ Anders Jansson was absent for this episode.

Season D[edit]

A D-season is being planned and is due to air in the autumn 2015.[6]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Intresseklubben är tillbaka i höst" (in Swedish). SVT.se. Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  2. ^ "Så här gör vi Intresseklubben" (in Swedish). SVT.se. Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  3. ^ "Intresseklubben kommer tillbaka i höst" (in Swedish). SVT.se. Retrieved 2013-09-07. 
  4. ^ "Intresseklubben är tillbaka i höst" (in Swedish). SVT.se. Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  5. ^ "Marika Carlsson, Stefan Holm och Kodjo tävlar i höst" (in Swedish). SVT.se. Retrieved 2014-09-30. 
  6. ^ "Intresseklubben är tillbaka med säsong D" (in Swedish). SVT.se. Retrieved 2015-01-26.