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"National Humility"

So you think your country's great do ya?
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Quiz show featuring nationalistic contestants who are asked questions specially designed to undermine their over-patriotic sentiments.

"Kevin from the UK - for five hundred Euros, what nationality was the first explorer to reach the South Pole, a full month before Scott managed it?"
"Er, British?"
"No, you dunce, Norwegian."

Special editions of the show could feature xenophobic public figures from all over the world going head-to-head in displays of ignorance about how great the rest of the world is.

-alx, Sep 20 2001

King Offa http://answering-is...rg/Hoaxes/offa.html
I'd never heard of him, maybe you've not either. [-alx, Sep 20 2001, last modified Oct 17 2004]

Example http://thelede.blog...graphy-lesson/?_r=0
[Ling, Jul 31 2013]

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       Interesting example you chose. Captain Scott visited the shipyard that built his Antarctic research vessel, the Discovery, in Dundee. He famously remarked that it was the finest ship ever built in England.
lewisgirl, Sep 20 2001
  

       I can see that this show isn't going to reach american syndication.
[ sctld ], Sep 20 2001
  

       Well, America *IS* great. Don't think a measly little game show could undermine THAT. :)
arghblah, Oct 01 2001
  

       Well, America *IS* great. Don't think a measly little game show could undermine THAT. :)
arghblah, Oct 01 2001
  

       Hilarious!
awesomest, Jul 30 2013
  

       (a) I don't think anyone who has heard of Scott does not know that he was beaten by Amundsen   

       (b) In any event, it's well-known that the French invented everything.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 30 2013
  

       The show that would be popular in the US is one showing that despite tremendous cultural and possibly genetic shortcomings, most people in the US are still better than their foreign counterparts in foreign lands. Better in _some_ way, hopefully hilarious and TV worthy.
bungston, Jul 30 2013
  

       Why? If he'd taken along a few sheep or pigs to be slaughtered and eaten as necessary, how would that be?   

       Incidentally, Scott's party failed to bring dogs, but ate some of their horses.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 30 2013
  

       You don't hear much about the party that accomplished their journey by eating their members.   

       Members of the party, that is.
bungston, Jul 30 2013
  

       Apparently, in the Brazilian rainforest the humility is about 98%
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 31 2013
  

       No one should be more Nationalistic than the President of a country... Link.
Ling, Jul 31 2013
  

       //You don't hear much about the party that accomplished their journey by eating their members.//   

       <Insert Chris Christie joke here.>   

       Then again, that would probably be an ethical step up from business-as-usual for the Republicans.
RayfordSteele, Aug 01 2013
  

       never mind a dunce, kevin would have to be brain dead to give that answer on that show. You'd need a better question writer.   

       You're Norwegian aren't you? Anything else you want to bang on about, apart from death metal and fiords? Thought not.
notripe, Aug 13 2013
  
      
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