This week Little Alex Horne has some special glasses, Russell Howard shows off his cricket-skills, and Asim Chaudhry mimes a laser-beam turtle.
Tonight the players are trying to please Greg Davies in order to win five dangerous items from their kitchens, including Tim Vine’s loose cupboard door, some ham Alice Levine has left out in the sun, and Liza Tarbuck’s food processor. The first task proper is to knock over some cricket stumps with a selection of different balls, only one of which is a cricket ball. Here we learn that Levine’s knowledge of cricket is akin to her knowledge of snooker and darts (none at all), while Howard is so impressive he could bowl for England (if some massive bowling shortage were to happen).
Next they had to draw the contents of a box, but they could only feel what was inside – they could not look inside the box or take anything out of it. They also scored a bonus point if they could identify the famous person linked to all the tasks. In this task we discover that Howard should stick to cricket, while Tarbuck has some great artistic talent.
After that was the team task, where one member of the team had to make a list of obscure animals, but they were unaware they had to mime these animals to their team mates. This was bad news for Chaudhry whose list mainly consisted of animals he made up, such as the eight-bollock cat and the anorexic elephant.
This was followed by the panel having to tuck as many things as possible into a headband, and then make a nine-inch pancake while wearing all the times, where Levine seems to forget the nature of the task altogether by shaking everything out of her headband. Lastly was the live task, where they had to gets some eggs into a target.
This episode has to be said felt slightly less impressive overall. Even though Howard’s cricketing performance was impressive, a lot of the performances felt sub-par. The main highlight was Chaudhry having to mime a blue dog, and another animal that resulted in Vine having to swear in order to answer it.
Taskmaster is on Dave at 21.00 on Wednesdays.