Taskmaster: Series 6, Episode 9 – The Bubble Brothers

Taskmastr Series 6 Episode 9
Taskmaster - Series 6 - Episode 9 - Russell Howard, Alex Horne, Alice Levine. (C) UKTV/Avalon/Andy Devonshire.

In the penultimate episode of the series Little Alex Horne reveals what he really thinks of Greg Davies in the form of song, Russell Howard pointlessly chews on some gum, and Tim Vine is let down by his safari suit.

This time the panel are playing for five pleasing things the same size as a cat, ranging from Liza Tarbuck’s large pile of poo, Asim Chaudhry’s cat-shaped pillow, and Alice Levine’s cat-sized Pavlova. The first task proper involved making the biggest bubble and to pop it with their noses. This was tricky for Levine who made a bubble using a bin bag, and thus had to tape a needle to her nose in order to pop it, but even trickier for Howard who tried using bubblegum – only to find out from Horne that it was actually normal gum. To make things worse, Tim Vine swore!

Next was a team task they had to perform a song from Taskmaster: The Musical, where Vine, Chaudhry and Tarbuck producing a song about finding family members, while Levine and Howard made a song in which Horne claims he wished he was Davies’s son. After that was the first “sneaky” task in the series, in the sense that it was one in which a single person did: Vine had to make an outfit out of items he purchased from a stationers, while everyone else had to guess the punning nickname he gave to the outfit.

After that they had to make a plastic bag weigh as much as possible and hang it from a hook for a minute without the bag breaking. This led to perhaps the best moment in the series when Vine was unable to weigh the bag because he lost the hook to the weighing skills. The hook in question being caught in the epaulette of his own safari suit. Lastly the live task involved picking up balls of differing size which had points written on them.

Vine was certainly the star of tonight’s episode. First was him swearing, then doing a task just for himself that resulted in him wearing paper and calendars, and lastly him being totally baffled by his missing weight hook, totally unaware that had it on him all the time. This sudden realisation is one of the great moments in the history of the programme.

Taskmaster is on Dave at 21.00 on Wednesdays.