Rewatching Taskmaster 4x05 and I’ve noticed two things:
1) As pointed out by Ed on TMP, Alex only wears a tie for Mel Giedroyc, in this episode he wears a little red bolero tie and it is adorable.
2) In the “impressive throw” task, Mel dubs the mannequin “Bernardo”. If I remember correctly in the mannequin task in S10 the mannequins name was Bernard. Another nice callback to go along with the Knappett.
Taskmaster series groups and the vibes they give off.
(heavily inspired by these posts.)
This will be very bias based on what I see them as and which comedians I like.
Series 1: Social experiment and test subjects. A diverse cast of characters who have almost nothing in common and, although get along, have no reason to actually go further than that. It's like a slow test to see what extent the mind cracks and who it will crack for,
Series 2: Five teachers having a breakdown. (you'll see that having a breakdown is a running theme.) They seem like they work together but are all a little suspicious of each other, they hold grudges but it's all in good favour. They seem under stress.
Series 3: People trapped in an escape room. There's always one who thinks they'll never escape, one who goes the complete wrong direction, another who's just a little too energetic and accidently holds them back, one who knows too much about random things and another that focuses on getting them out. It seems like you're looking at five people all trying to solve a puzzle but different puzzles at different times, Paul is trying not to cry in a corner, Al and Dave are decoding wall scribbles, Sara is SURE that this golden pineapple is a clue and Rob is at least one puzzle piece behind the rest but has already solved the NEXT clue they need.
Series 4: Community of neighbors. They all live in the same apartment like a weird Friends situation. They are all so different but Mel asked to borrow some toilet paper, dragged Hugh into their friendship and they all kind of interact with such ease and go out to dinners once a month to discuss their jobs and everything. Hugh hosted a barbecue once and they got Noel talking about how life is cool while in a freezing cold kids paddle pool. (they weren't sure if he was getting some kind of hypothermia or if he was drunk...)
Series 5: Group projects with conflicting ideas. Nish, Aisling and Sally all had different ideas for what to do for the group project and somehow they all got confused and are now doing three different things without knowing it. Mark is just trying to help and every time he thinks that maybe 'this isn't what Nish or Sally is doing' he dismisses it as him being confused. Bob knows but doesn't care. Might as well try their hand at three different things and take the best grade each project gives us.
Is no one gonna talk about how mel giedroyc and lou sanders in unforgivable have like, an evolved female version of the freaky homoerotic power imbalance between greg davies and alex horne in taskmaster
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#the great british baking show #mel giedroyc#the bbc #is funded by the government #and is arguably #an advertisement for british culture #it's a stretch #but i'm going to say this just barely fits the brief of this blog