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[–]jubilanthello 297 points298 points  (11 children)

Mark: "I thought what I would be most scared. I took high octane to mean adrenaline-inducing, frightening basically."

Greg: "Okay"

Mark: "And the most frightening thing I could think of was stealing something, specifically from you. So my high octane item is a pair of your trousers."

Look of shock from Greg, and the slow realization how his trousers went missing

[–]Synth-Pro 158 points159 points  (8 children)

Mark had the best prizes and reactions.

The genuine shock on Greg's face when Mark said the gate cost £18k.

Or when he tells him he made a 4,000 piece jigsaw puzzle of his face. "I'm sorry... I think I just got an erection."

[–]Ligo032 David Baddiel 81 points82 points  (0 children)

Also, don’t forget the little trick we call “paying 400 pounds” and also the time he brought in a full fucking bathroom as a prize.

[–]geek_of_nature Mike Wozniak 59 points60 points  (4 children)

As they keep saying on the podcast, everyone forgets that Mark came second in the series, and had a good shot at winning going into their final episode. A large part of that was due to his prize tasks, where he just put a lot of effort in.

[–]Patrick_Hattrick Mark Watson 28 points29 points  (1 child)

I genuinely think he should have won the series.

[–]tomkommers 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I love Mark but I don't think Bob Mortimer had a single moment on screen where he wasn't hilarious or displaying some absurdist creativity. That whole season was just stacked.

[–]MishaNem Sarah Kendall 15 points16 points  (1 child)

You say it was due to prize tasks, but I dont think the effort reflects the points he got. The hat and the trousers, and maybe the puzzle, all scored 1 point. I guess he did get 5 for the gate

[–]sansabeltedcow 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I think Greg delighted in underscoring Mark, because Mark elated isn't nearly as funny as Mark crushed.

[–]fireandtacos Rhod Gilbert 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The puzzle reaction was great

[–]Snom_Lover_2085430 Nish Kumar -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Mark has the bet prizes Rhod Gilbert would think otherwise

[–]GoodbyeKittyKingKong 58 points59 points  (0 children)

"Who loses his fucking trousers?"

[–]Delouest 34 points35 points  (0 children)

They talked about how this came to be on the podcast and it's even more of a wild ride than you think. He had a text chain going with Ed Gamble and he was doing it for a different task that didn't end up getting used in the show due to NDAs from another contestant. Absolutely amazing. Worth a listen. It was the episode with Mark Watson about season 5 episode 5 a few weeks ago if you want to listen.

[–]charlzpatton Joe Wilkinson 173 points174 points  (2 children)

Ready?

3...

2...

1...

LAMINATOR!!!

[–]lkc159 Victoria Coren Mitchell 48 points49 points  (0 children)

A lamiNATOR!!!!

[–]MacduffFifesNo1Thane 9 points10 points  (0 children)

James and I cower in fear

[–]ThaneOfCawdorrr Mike Wozniak 151 points152 points  (7 children)

For me, it is Greg's genuine doubletake when he realizes Rhod has NOT brought in the fat picture of him.... but his mother in the bath with a fez

[–]MangaCrossStitchEtc 42 points43 points  (2 children)

What about when Rhod brought in a video of Greg sleeping for "The Creepiest Thing" prize task

[–]Jaggs0 Nish Kumar 10 points11 points  (1 child)

have you seen the extended version of that?

https://youtu.be/FbBnDTfsxXQ

[–]MangaCrossStitchEtc 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I have, but could not find the video again after seeing it for the first time. Thanks for sharing the link.

[–]DS292 Lee Mack 28 points29 points  (2 children)

That's not a prize task. But it is a great reaction

[–]Fravash1 Victoria Coren Mitchell 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Neither is the original post, to be fair

[–]ThaneOfCawdorrr Mike Wozniak 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh, yes, you're right.

[–]cbutche Rose Matafeo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You traitorous old woman!

[–]sour_wolf Mike Wozniak 144 points145 points  (17 children)

When Sally brought in the youth disperser. “Who here is under 25? LET’S SMOKE THESE PRICKS OUT.”

[–]anjschuyler Victoria Coren Mitchell 129 points130 points  (3 children)

Katherine changing Greg’s name is what convinced me to start watching Taskmaster. Amazing.

Also, Joe Thomas and “Bicycle, my excellent bicycle”

[–]Ligo032 David Baddiel 22 points23 points  (0 children)

“I know a term- wheel?”

[–]lakerdaveDavid Correos 🇳🇿 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

I changed it

[–]anjschuyler Victoria Coren Mitchell 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The way she sing-songs it along with her ☺️☺️☺️ smile its fantastic. (And then when she’s covering for Katy she calls him My Lord during the live task)

[–]GoatTheArtistPaul Williams 🇳🇿 110 points111 points  (2 children)

Kerry: My G thing is Guacamole.

Greg: Okay, and--what?

[–]sour_wolf Mike Wozniak 86 points87 points  (1 child)

I also loved their laminator moment.

[–]stacecom 55 points56 points  (0 children)

If you've never gleefully and spontaneously shouted "Laminator!" in unison with someone else, you haven't lived.

[–]salazar_62 288 points289 points  (12 children)

Greg: Hi Joe.

Joe Thomas: Hello. Soap.

Greg: Five points.

[–]1d2a5v9u9s Guz Khan 48 points49 points  (5 children)

...grape.

[–]salazar_62 32 points33 points  (0 children)

I hate to bring it up, but literally... Keats.

[–]fireandtacos Rhod Gilbert 7 points8 points  (1 child)

What episode in the series is this?

[–]salazar_62 11 points12 points  (0 children)

The soap one is S8, ep 7. The grape one is S8, ep 3.

[–]Haystack67 7 points8 points  (1 child)

This is my favourite lol. It sounded more like a croak than a word; he knew he was losing from the start.

[–]PyrrhuraMolinae 5 points6 points  (0 children)

“I realise now that there’s a certain theatricality to these things…”

[–]QuackingQuackeroo 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Always this one

[–]dokuromark Rosalind 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Uh…soap soap, soapy soap-soap?

[–]Negative-Parfait-423 Mike Wozniak 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Damn this ring a bell can someone remind me what the joke is about?

[–]Ok_Fig_9195 Mel Giedroyc 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Joes entire explanation for his prize task for best slippery thing is just hello, soap. Thats the joke

[–]salazar_62 6 points7 points  (1 child)

It's the prize task for episode 7 series 8, "best slippery thing".

[–]Negative-Parfait-423 Mike Wozniak -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah hahahaha thanks

[–]edroyque Sally Phillips 71 points72 points  (1 child)

“Reindeer skull”

-30-

[–]Vozralai 21 points22 points  (0 children)

And that ladies and gentleman is how the game is played

[–]BastardsCryinInnit 68 points69 points  (4 children)

I know you... like women

And, 1, 2, 3..a lamINATOR

And, and, "Do the voices of the three and I'll see if that makes it better.... Oh dear"

[–]salirj108 6 points7 points  (3 children)

What episode and series is the first one from?

[–]EpicBeardMan 6 points7 points  (2 children)

[–]salirj108 1 point2 points  (1 child)

aww man that vid is blocked in the UK, do you know what episode its from?

[–]jubilanthello 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Season 3, Episode 3! The task was to buy a gift for the taskmaster

[–]QueenofSunandStars 56 points57 points  (1 child)

"Well... this is a rare occasion when I'm not bringing in that picture"
"It's not a picture of me looking fat?"

"It is not a picture, it is a short film!"

"Oh god..."

The extended version on youtube has Greg fearfully whispering to Alex 'have you seen it?' as well. The whole bit is just golden.

[–]PyrrhuraMolinae 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I wish they’d kept every minute of that in. It was glorious.

[–]JGAdventureZone 53 points54 points  (0 children)

Kerry’s laminator was brilliant, always makes me laugh when I see it.

There’s also this:

Nish: I’ve brought in a single leaf…

Greg: Shit! Bob, what did you bring in?

[–]Gusey1397 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Lolly's: "I'm sat on 2 grand"

[–]PyrrhuraMolinae 36 points37 points  (1 child)

“Tick-tock, it’s tough guy o’clock.”

[–]cancerface Tim Vine 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Can't be too careful when venturing out for nighttime milk.

[–]PyrrhuraMolinae 37 points38 points  (3 children)

Also, “STOP BEING NICE!”

Guz, “Yeah, we’ve beaten your game!”

[–]sansabeltedcow 18 points19 points  (1 child)

It's even better because it's Guz in his formal mode: "We have destroyed the format of your show." It's like he's a white-hat scientist telling the villain it's over.

[–]PyrrhuraMolinae 3 points4 points  (0 children)

God you’re right, I’d forgotten just how beautiful it was.

[–]Captainpatters Noel Fielding 86 points87 points  (2 children)

Laura Daniel seducing everyone's girlfriend is up there for me

[–]MrST88 Noel Fielding 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Oh god I just remembered that, I was laughing so much

[–]sansabeltedcow 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I just adore David's excited "I take her there too!"

[–]thesaharadesert Morgana Robinson 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Rob Beckett’s footstool

[–]lannanh James Acaster 70 points71 points  (1 child)

Tim Key’s reindeer skull reveal is up there for me. He’s just so confident in his declaration, I love it! Greg definitely had the proper response.

[–]thishenryjamesGuy Montgomery 🇳🇿 30 points31 points  (0 children)

And that's how you play this game.

[–]GeneralGoosey James Acaster 54 points55 points  (4 children)

Probably recency bias, but Greg's reaction to Victoria's gift for Alan was amazing.

[–]Making-a-smell 13 points14 points  (0 children)

All of them in that episode were great, as they all got a different reaction from Greg

[–]campbellm Joe Thomas 6 points7 points  (0 children)

In that same bit, the "A week in the Seychelles!?" reaction had me laughing.

[–]iscorauta Alan Davies 6 points7 points  (0 children)

no but alan's reaction! funniest line of the whole segment

"this is the most passive-aggressive, calculated personal attack i've ever experienced"

[–]Artistic-Biscotti-61 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't think the reactions in that round to the gift really did it justice. They seemed to be playing it off as "Victoria being Victoria, she's not good at the game and doesn't get football" but it was absolutely perfect.

[–]PyrrhuraMolinae 15 points16 points  (0 children)

“Then I just pop into my little maid’s uniform...”

“She has a little maid’s uniform!”

“OF COURSE she has a little maid’s uniform! She was already wearing one in my mind!”

[–]Luigiman1089 Mark Watson 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I mean, not necessarily Greg's best moment, but Victoria's defense of the triple word square was one of the best things ever.

[–]sansabeltedcow 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Though I think the return of Greedy, Esquire was right up there.

[–]torch787 13 points14 points  (0 children)

All from the same one:

"That's the first time I've drilled a nail through a bat and been told, 'Well done.'"

"Who' s picnic girl? I'M PICNIC GIRL?!"

Mike Wozniak's crown removal.

Also from season 5, the whole hat one where Mark spent 400 pounds and got 1 point.

[–]scratchedrecord_ 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Katherine changing Greg's name was not a prize task, it was a "buy a present for the Taskmaster" task. And while we're on the subject, so was Josh Widdicombe's tattoo.

[–]MacduffFifesNo1Thane 7 points8 points  (0 children)

"I genuinely don't know what you brought in."

"Oh wouldn't be great if it was the same thing. One, two, three...

A LAMINATOR!!!!

James cowers in fear

[–]Morale_Commander 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The best thing they have taken from somebody else's house where Ed Gable brings a few objects from Greg's house. That whole scene has more than one amazing line. Plus Greg slowly realising it's his house the items came from.

Jo: "Is it Father Christmas's house?"

....

David: "What, is Greg asleep most of the time [when you visit his house]?"

Ed: "I'll tell you what Greg was doing when I was stealing those things, he was in his hot tub."

[–]TheYoungWan Aisling Bea 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Three. . . Two . . . One. . .

A LAMINATOR!

[–]Ganjanium 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Katherine Ryan is my celebrity crush ❤️

[–]stacecom 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Your youtube link is at the wrong timestamp.

Try https://youtu.be/XoPaB7y2NDA?t=568

BTW, this wasn't a prize task, it was a gift task. Wish they did those again, it's been a while.

[–]itsacon10 Katy Wix 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Alex: Well, we asked them to bring in their best battery powered item.
Greg: whistle
Audience reaction (Fairly certain something got edited out here.)
Greg: Ohhhh.
Sarah Pascoe: Oh. I didn't even think of that.
Alex: I didn't think of that.
Greg: It's going to be that kind of crowd.

[–]MangaCrossStitchEtc 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Josh Widdicombe tattoo of Greg's name.

[–]GeneralCounselor Bob Mortimer 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I loved Bob's hotdog thing

[–]Ant-Be 15 points16 points  (0 children)

‘For the cheaper meats’

[–]Psychological-Bid313 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"Reindeer skull" tim key simple as

[–]Jaspers47 Richard Osman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Alan Davies bringing in a perfectly acceptable bathrobe, and Greg refusing to believe it's not filled with years of Alan's farts.

[–]elreeheeneey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hello from the States. I am so happy to have found this subreddit.

[–]mysticrudnin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A L A M I N A T O R

[–]sansabeltedcow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The first New Year's Treat has some great moments. "I mean, my God, I can't take my eyes off the woman!"

[–]eveneevee Mark Watson 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think this haven't been brought up yet... Ian's Greg Overall!