The toughest thing about gameshows is when a topic comes up that you just don’t have the foggiest about. For Wednesday night’s contestant her dreaded subject was football, but she needn’t have worried – her boyfriend had come up with an ingenious plan.
When Tasha and Jo went on Pointless, Tasha’s boyfriend Alex gave her a solid piece of advice: when in doubt, answer Henrik Larsson.
And it certainly was a stellar recommendation. The show was looking for any goal-scorer in Euro 2000, and the girls went on to win a jackpot of £2,250 with an answer of none other than “Henrik Larsson” – which was both right and pointless.
That moment when Henrik Larsson wins you the Pointless jackpot! 🍀🇸🇪🍀 pic.twitter.com/T4zfHI3ofD
— ByTheMinute ⏱ (@ByTheMins) January 11, 2017
People just can’t get over his winning advice.
Lassie on #pointless there quality 😂. Any scorer at euro 2000 "Henrik Larsson" my boyfriend said if any football question comes up say him
— Hambo (@paulhamill88) January 11, 2017
— Matthew Watts (@theDiablo_96) January 11, 2017
It really is a hilarious get – who knew that Alex would be so on the money.
That Henrik Larsson pointless answer is well funny 😂
— curtis (@Curtis__B) January 11, 2017
Henrik Larsson might be the best ever #pointless winning answer ever
— Lucy Horsfall (@Lellahat) January 11, 2017
Others think it makes perfect sense, because obviously a legend like Larsson should be the answer to any question.
@FritzAGrandAuld Henrik Larsson is the answer to every question that matters. Fact.
— Internet Bampot (@TinternetBampot) January 11, 2017
UNBELIEVABLE SCENES ON POINTLESS!
If in doubt, say Henrik Larsson. pic.twitter.com/9y2BHb1bky
— Carrot Relish (@ChrisTreloar) January 11, 2017
If ever in doubt, just answer Henrik Larsson.
— Ahsan (@Ahsi_7) January 12, 2017
Just goes to show you: Henrik Larsson is THE answer.
— Ewan McTaggart (@ewanmct) January 11, 2017
Well, maybe not any question…
Wow 2 girls won Pointless by just guessing Henrik Larsson as an answer….wish the same tactic would work for exams…
— Sukhhhhh (@SukhKhatkar) January 11, 2017
We also love the fact that there was such a killer story behind the answer – it’s basically like Slumdog Millionaire, but far less exotic.
That had to be one of my favourite ends to Pointless ever. "I have a footballer …Henrik Larsson" Brillant!!
— Ruth Gleghorne (@ruth_gleggy) January 11, 2017
So next time you’re asked a tricky question, why not take a punt and answer Henrik Larsson?