Out of the Question (game show)

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Out of the Question
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Genre Chat and game show
Written by Aleisha McCormack
Directed by Peter Lawler
Presented by Glenn Robbins
Theme music composer Leonardo Esposito & Jordan Roach
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 16
Production
Executive producer(s) Nick Murray
Glenn Robbins
Producer(s) Toni Malone
Location(s) HSV studios
Editor(s) Jason Felmingham
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 30 minutes (including commercials)
Release
Original network Seven Network
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 31 January – 26 November 2008

Out of the Question is an Australian chat and game show hosted by comedian Glenn Robbins. The show features Robbins quizzing celebrity guests on current events and popular culture. Each episode is recorded at Melbourne's HSV-7 digital studios at Melbourne Docklands within 48 hours of its airing.[1][2][3]

The show premiered on Thursday 31 January 2008 at 8:30 pm on the Seven Network.[4] Despite lacklustre prime time ratings for the initial batch of seven episodes, a new series began airing from 29 September 2008 at a later 10:30pm timeslot.[5]

Format[edit]

Each week, several celebrity guests compete against each other in a three-round quiz revolving around current events and popular culture. In between questions, lighthearted discussion often takes place about the subject of the question. The first season featured three guests per episode, with each guest answering questions individually; the second season expanded the number of guests to four, with guests competing as pairs.

Robbins asks the guests a series of questions in turn for the first two rounds, while in the final round each guest or pair can buzz in at any time to answer. Each correct answer earns them a point, but in practice points are generally given out at Robbins' own discretion. The guest or pair with the most points at the end of the show wins and gets their name engraved on an Out of the Question trophy.

List of episodes[edit]

Episode number Airdate Guests Winner Ratings
(Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth)
#1 31 January 2008 Fifi Box
Ed Kavalee
Tony Moclair
Ed Kavalee 1,170,000
#2 7 February 2008 Fifi Box
Tony Moclair
Peter Rowsthorn
Tony Moclair 997,000
#3 14 February 2008 Ed Kavalee
Ross Noble
Chrissie Swan
Ross Noble 812,000
#4 21 February 2008 Fifi Box
Lawrence Mooney
Peter Rowsthorn
Lawrence Mooney 761,000
#5 28 February 2008 Ed Kavalee
Kate Langbroek
Tony Moclair
Kate Langbroek 710,000
#6 6 March 2008 Danny Bhoy
Fifi Box
Tony Moclair
Fifi Box 765,000
#7 13 March 2008 Ed Kavalee
Lawrence Mooney
Santo Cilauro
Ed Kavalee 671,000
#8 29 September 2008 Tony Moclair
Julian Morrow
Fifi Box
Lawrence Mooney
#9 6 October 2008 Kate Langbroek
Fifi Box
Carl Barron
Lawrence Mooney
Kate Langbroek
Fifi Box

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