You know that moment at school when the teacher told you to stop laughing but you couldn't stop and then when you managed to finally contain yourself, you looked at your friend and burst out laughing again? Yeah, that.
Well, viewers of Pointless will know that feeling all too well because during a recent instalment of the BBC quiz show, a contestant got Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice confused with science fiction novel Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy – despite studying journalism at university.
During a literature round, host Alexander Armstrong asked contestants to guess the novels which feature particular character groups and contestant Max identified "Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect and Zaphod Beeblebrox" as starring in Jane Austen's 1813 romance novel.
Taking to Twitter, one viewer wrote: "They have Pride and Prejudice on the board and you go for totally the wrong one, are you kidding me?! #Pointless," while someone else said: "Literally pissed myself laughing at the journalism student that thought Zaphod Beeblebrox was in Pride and Prejudice #Pointless."
They have Pride and Prejudice on the board and you go for the totally wrong one, are you kidding me?! #pointless- Laura Holland (@LauraHolland) May 1, 2017
Literally pissed myself laughing at the journalism student that thought Zaphod Beeblebrox was in Pride and Prejudice #pointless- Rena (@startipsy) May 1, 2017
Another added: "Thanks to tonight's #Pointless, gonna spend this evening rewriting Pride & Prejudice to include a two-headed, three-armed alien."
Thanks to tonight's #Pointless, gonna spend this evening rewriting Pride & Prejudice to include a two-headed, three-armed alien.- Margo (@MargoJMilne) May 1, 2017
Check out more hilarious reactions below...
Journalism student, thinks Ford Prefect was a character in Pride And Prejudice.- Enough Of That (@AndyGilder) May 1, 2017
His English teacher must be so proud #Pointless
Contestant on #pointless reckons Zaphod Beeblebrox may have been a character in Pride and Prejudice.- Christopher Wickham (@c_wickham) May 1, 2017
Watching today's episode of #Pointless. Wow, Pride and Prejudice with Zaphod Beeblebrox would be quite hoopy indeed.- James. (@archivesofjames) May 1, 2017
Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect and Zaphod Beeblebrox characters in Pride and Prejudice?- Margaret Graham (@MarGraham) May 1, 2017
Oh dearie, dearie me...
To conclude: It is a truth universally acknowledged... that the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything... is 42.
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