Taskmaster: Series 6, Episode 6 – We Met at Mealtimes

Taskmaster Series 6 Episode 6
Taskmaster - Series 6 - Episode 06 - Russell Howard. (C) UKTV/Avalon/Andy Devonshire.

This time, Little Alex Horne gets a glitter beard, we discover why Asim Chaudhry became vegan last week, and ask: “What have you done?”

With the players fighting for the best things that they themselves invented, although in reality Greg Davies judges only two of them to have invented something: namely Liza Tarbuck’s cacti shoes and Tim Vine’s stage spade, the first proper task was to make the best snow globe. These globes included Alice Levine making a room-sized globe that included some “face meat” and Chaudhry using a condom and a balloon filled with cream.

Next was a team task, where they groups had to knock over some rubbers ducks onto their sides armed only with a melon, but they couldn’t leave from a red carpet that was a couple of yards away. Both teams figured out to jump closer while holding the carpet, but with mixed results. After that was a quick task – to make a big announcement. These ranged from Vine making a big sign saying “Announcement” outside Bristol Airport, while Russell Howard shouted at some dogs in India, which didn’t listen to him.

This was followed by making the slowest and most dramatic parachute fall for a wooden spoon, that involved Vine making a war movie, Levine arming herself with staple guns and Howard talking about some upper-class girl guides. Finally was the live task, where they had to guess how many things they could get right in a given category.

There was some cunning play in this episode, especially in the announcement one where Chaudhry revealed that he made his announcement in last week’s episode, plus Vine’s lateral way of approaching the task. There was an aspect of repetition with the rubber duck task however, which felt similar to one in Series 4 where they had to knock off rubber ducks of some walls.

Taskmaster is on Dave at 21.00 on Wednesdays.