And the Bradley Walsh-fronted ITV quiz show has done it again, as fans were left shocked by a revelation from both Walsh and a contestant named Gary – as both confessed that they have never watched The Simpsons.
Considering that the animated series has been running continuously since 1989 and is available to watch in so many places, not to mention the fact that many of its quotes have entered popular culture over the years, it was a bit of a surprise to viewers that neither of them had ever seen it.
While facing down Chaser Mark 'The Beast' Labbett on the show, Gary was asked: "Which of these catchphrases from The Simpsons is said during the opening sequence?", with the options being: "Eat my shorts!", "D'oh!" and "Why you little!" (The correct answer was "D'oh!")
Gary, unsure of the answer, told Walsh: "I don't really watch The Simpsons, Brad", to which the host replied: "No, me neither".
Gary ended up getting the answer wrong, as did Labbett, although he was more surprised by his mistake and said: "And how many hundreds of times have I seen that?"
Many fans were shocked that nobody had got the answer to the question correct, taking to social media to question the incident:
— Steve Lowe (@SenorApple2014) February 10, 2021
Well I'm astounded Mark didn't know the Simpsons question #thechase
— Tee Cullee (@culleyTC) February 10, 2021
— tasha (@tashalou89) February 10, 2021
Walsh recently had a light-hearted tiff with another Chaser, Anne Hegerty, after she jokingly accused him of helping out a contestant.
After he put a particular emphasis on the word "maze" while reading out a question about a palace, Hegerty said: "I love the extremely subtle way you went 'MAZE', just to make sure she knew it" – prompting an immediate denial from the host.
Who knew The Chase could cause so much controversy?
The Chase airs weekdays at 5pm on ITV, while The Simpsons is available to watch on Disney+.
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