They say the show ain’t over until the fat lady sings, but in the case of this series of University Challenge, it ain’t over until another team winds up facing the wrath of Wolfson Cambridge, AKA Team Monkman.
It’s well known how much humour the man can inject into such a potentially dry and joyless show; every small utterance is delivered with comedic gusto, except you know that no writing was involved. He’s an natural in his unnaturalness and a human antidepressant; I laughed nearly every time he spoke.
See below for my mostly Monk-themed tweets; there’ll only be more to follow when he returns next week.
|Emmanuel Cambridge Vs. Wolfson Cambridge (27.03.17)|
8:03pm: Monkman: a God Amongst Monkmen.`8:04pm: Monkman's made special effort tonight with his hastily scissored fringe.8:05pm: Monkman has the look of a man who's delighted to be sitting on his spike.8:07pm: Thomas Moore Moore Moore...how do you like it? How do you like it?8:07pm: Has Monkman worn the same outfit for every show?8:07pm: I'm gay for Monkman.8:09pm: Hill's back with his Joe Brown hair.8:15pm: Imagine sitting next to Monkman. Imagine being in the same room as him. Imagine his voice vibrating your eardrums.8:17pm: I have to say
@Bobby_Seagull's looking particularly dapper this evening.8:19pm: My nan used to have a Barton-Singer in her sewing room.8:19pm: Cosgrove can be found in the dictionary, under 'nonchalant'.8:20pm: Monkman favours a fake collar over an actual shirt.8:22pm: Monkman has the face of a man who regrets sucking that lemon.8:24pm: Chaudhri has the expression of a man who's smug about the poo he secretly hid in Paxman's fridge.
8:27pm: Chaudhri reminds me of Doug.
8:28pm: Monkman is my religion.8:30pm: Sad at the loss of Seagull. Delighted at the promise of more Monkman. Bittersweet.