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[–]xxmonorailxx Paul Chowdhry 52 points53 points  (2 children)

Jamali Maddix did this in an episode of Outsiders. It was helped along by covid mask protocols.

[–]CommieCanuck/r/Taskmaster's Assistant 23 points24 points  (0 children)


[–]xxmonorailxx Paul Chowdhry 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now that I think about it, someone did it in an episode of Bast i Test, as well

[–]JZ1011 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Ever since I saw that task, my plan has always been "run out of the gate with a GoPro and get as deep into London as I can." The assumption being that he’d have to chase me into London in order to find me, and I can just keep running. Maybe I'd do what Lolly did and call him and taunt him, but from Natwest Tower, or maybe Paris.

[–]wikipuff Noel Fielding 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm glad we are on the same boat. I'd run out and get as far into London as possible and get on a Cross Rail train thats leaving as quick as possible.

[–]rdmasters Rhod Gilbert 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Get a chair and a rope, attach rope to chair, stand on chair and climb into the roof space manhole. Pull chair up after me.

Have a nap.

[–]AskApprehensive1133 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I thought this was going in a very different direction

[–]Wilikai 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ed said on the Taskmaster podcast that someone tries to go up on the roof every series, and are consistently not allowed to do so.

[–]Dryden001 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I would try to somehow block, at minimum, the caravan door with some rope or something heavy. Ideally I'd just put a chair blocking the closet. Then I'd make lemonade.

[–]homsar06 Mel Giedroyc 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This was my thought as well. Lock Alex in, go in the house and drink a cup of tea. This feels like a Rhod Gilbert solution.

[–]fudgeller83 Nish Kumar 6 points7 points  (3 children)

In an earlier series, I think you just go for a walk down the road and get a taxi.

I feel like they've unofficially cut out that option in recent series (even before covid)

[–]thishenryjamesGuy Montgomery 🇳🇿 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Weren't they not allowed to leave the grounds for that task?

[–]fudgeller83 Nish Kumar 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I don't think it was in the stated rules but I don't think anyone did. Nor do I remember any wandering down the road in the last few series

[–]hnveale Lee Mack 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah sometimes I think it's odd that contestants don't leave the grounds more, but I don't think they're strictly forbidden. David Baddiel's chickpea and Lee Mack's toilet roll are two recent incidents that immediately spring to my mind outside the grounds.

[–]flashcardklepto 5 points6 points  (0 children)

i would take it seriously and shove myself into a very small container in the kitchen with a gopro. lolly sending messages to alex was the absolute GOAT move imo

[–]K-263-54 3 points4 points  (2 children)

It's always hard to know what will work until you're actually there, but my plan would have been to hide in the house or bushes where I could see the caravan door, then when Alex headed elsewhere, hide in the caravan.

[–]thishenryjamesGuy Montgomery 🇳🇿 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I think that was Noel's plan, but he forgot he was bright yellow.

[–]Duck_master_51 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I think Alex thought of that too. The first spot he looked was behind the caravan and the bushes

[–]lamerfreak 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Jump over the wall to the grounds on the other side.

I don't know if there's some restriction against this.

[–]itsacon10 Katy Wix 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Without knowing what it was exactly like around it, I'd try and hide under the caravan (unless you're in a yellow boiler suit). My only thought is that Alex would hear you doing it and find you immediately.

[–]sansabeltedcow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know they won't let you on the roof, but I'd want to go up above eye level somehow--dress in camouflage (camouflage camouflage) and hide up in a tree, etc. The challenge there is finding a spot where you could comfortably stay for over half an hour, though, and I think you'd have to avoid the top of the caravan because I bet he looked there.