QI | They Say Of The Acropolis Where The Parthenon Is...

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Wadda they say, wadda they say? An all-time favourite moment. 26 September: On this day in 1687, the Parthenon was badly damaged by gunpowder. Follow QI on Twitter ▶ http://twitter.com/qikipedia Follow QI on Facebook ▶ http://facebook.com/officialQI Follow QI on Instagram ▶ http://instagram.com/theqielves Subscribe on YouTube ▶ http://youtube.com/theqielves For more visit ▶ http://qi.com This clip is from Series E, Episode 1, 'Engineering' with Stephen Fry, Alan Davies, Bill Bailey, Rob Brydon and Jimmy Carr.


OneHundredPercentAus : I love how Bill Bailey just starts randomly chanting "Fight fight fight fight" about halfway through! 

Nikesh Patel : I come here when I feel sad

stiimuli : StephenFry.exe has stopped working and must be restarted.

jarnomiedema : I love how, at 1:50, the camera shakes a little.. Everybody was having a good laugh, including the cameraman..

Hvymtl fan : "I can't breathe... My tummy hurts!" Bless you, Stephen Fry.

GiftedMonster : Funny how Stephen says there are no straight line when he can't seem to deliver one either!

SamShuffla Brice : the amount of times I've watched this and it still makes me laugh

Secret Steve : "You're all rotters and I hate you"

The Unknown SCP : 0:45 "Bloody hell Stephen, this better be good!"

Donach mc kenna : I feel this should be a Noel Coward song, "They say of the Acropolis where the Parthenon is, No lines are straight, do you know why that is?"

CrowsRedemption : I love unplanned moments like that, the way they took it off Stephen, and bill started to sing, then jimmy then finally rob and Alan, I can say this is in my top 5 favorite moments of QI

damarh : why are British comedians so naturally funny, they don't even try, they're like bloody kids.

NormanMatchem : First time I seen this, I CRIED laughing! I had friggin tears! That was months ago, if not a year, and even now, my jaw hurts now from smiling. EPIC STUFF!

MusketWalrus : Best episode and moment of any QI ever, I watched it on the bus on my phone and someone thought I had had a mental breakdown because I was crying with laughter.

heyysimone : they almost broke stephen haha

OrangeJews1138 : So they have the early seasons in HD, but only release the small clips? That's just cruel.

Robertson Thirdly : Acropolis and Parthenon are both key words for my world civ unit, looking forward to telling people what they say...

Natsuhiboshi : This will never get boring. It will never fail to make me laugh until I have tears in my eyes.

rhysepoos : This is actually a very good way of teaching people. I don't think I'll ever forget what they say about the acropolis (where the Parthenon is).

Katherine Price : This is proof that British TV is better than American (and this is coming from an American)

puppetsock : This show makes me think that at any moment within British society, a panto could spontaneously start. And if not a panto, then a musical.

Potted Aloe : I think Stephen Fry's weep-laughing throughout his panel bullying him is the thing that really lifts this to the next level :D

dannyboy12357 : the perfect cast

Bryan Braddock : This and Stephen's prep school tailor are my favorite bits.

DIL : I love how they turn it into a musical :D

Marc Weeks : Two down-votes?  Really?  If Stephen Fry laughed--practically dying in the process--then it's, by definition, funny as hell.

12yearsfromnow : somebody should make a musical version on Itunes

Alan Canon : Last week I was talking to a complete stranger at a pub in my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, very far from London, and mentioned Qi. My new friend said "I LOVE Qi!" and immediately launched into the Acropolis Where the Parthenon Is song, with me coming in only a quarter second behind.

Yonkage : 1:19 the repeated "He's going to say!" is like from monty python and the holy grail.

Warren K Smith : Best Qi moment ever. Still leaves me in stitches. Every. Single. Time

Reverse Films : This is one of the best QI moments ever

Merletastic : The classic, the absolute classic!

2charliep : I'll just leave this here, the collective noun for comedians = riot. A riot of comedians.

My Happy Dae : I post this on some form of social media at least once a year. It's my absolute favorite moment from the show.

Adam Nair : The most classic moment of all the classic moments lol

Luke Rogers : The lone "they..." by Stephen will forever make me laugh.

Apprentice Wizard : The purest form of humour

HollyBlueAgitated : *[sad Stephen noises]* _oh, moving on!_

Thomas Edgerley : Honey, we broke the Stephen!

Fallen Sway : Haha this is now one of my happy places I can't help but feel better when I hear Steven Fry exclaim "oh my tummy hurts", just instant smiles.

Hat Yakker Fisherman : Second only to the Giant Tortoise in qi comic wonderment

AuntieWelly : Wot-evaaah

Dontknow : Always brings a tear to my eyes when watching this, so hilarious and superb for the comedians.

mattwestuk1 : Rob Brydon, Bill Bailey, and Jimmy Carr on the panel...poor old Stephen never had a chance!

BLACK TIN IBIS : This might be, genuinely, the funniest video on youtube by volume.

Vult mog : Did anyone catch the subtle back-reference to this in the latest L series episode? Nobody took the bait though :(

kop363 : Teamwork at its best!

Name of the Rose : That was one of the strongest straight lines ever!

Zeus Barnacle : Stephen, you lovely man. Get well soon.