This could be the stupidest Pointless answer

Jennifer Read-Dominguez
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From Digital Spy

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.

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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.

*Face palm*

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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."

Another added: "Thanks to tonight's #Pointless, gonna spend this evening rewriting Pride & Prejudice to include a two-headed, three-armed alien."

Check out more hilarious reactions below...

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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