It came on today’s instalment of the BBC quiz show which was hosted by Alexander Armstrong with help from Richard.
The scenes unfolded during a question concerning 2017 tennis Grand Slam semi-finalists.
Pointless contestant Michael needed to produce an answer which would score 77 or less on the board.
He told Alexander: “I feel like he might be quite obvious but let’s hope he’s lower than I need to get through. Novak Djokovic.”
However, when Alexander turned to see if Michael had scored below the red line it transpired the answer wasn’t valid at all.
“I’m afraid an incorrect answer, that takes your score up to 126,” Alexander told the pair.
Richard then interrupted to tell Michael how “unlucky” his timing on the question had been.
He explained: “I’m not sure we’ve ever had a tennis question where he hasn’t been a nailed-on, very high scoring answer, Novak Djokovic, but famously even worse than Andy Murray, had a terrible 2017.
“He was injured, out-performed, didn’t reach a single semifinal in any of the grand slams so it’s an unlucky time to choose an obvious answer, I’m afraid.”
Michael’s wrong answer made way for another pair, Kelly and Joelle, to make it through to the next round.
After triumphing in the head-to-head, the two of them got all the way to the finale.
They went for Breakfast Films as there final category, and had to name pointless cast members from the films, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Breakfast Club or Breakfast on Pluto.
Kelly and Joelle struggled with coming up with names, as they could only initially think of Audrey Hepburn and Molly Ringwald.
When there time was up, Alexander asked them to give him a third answer but the sisters were speechless as they couldn’t think.
However, Joelle then mentioned Kevin Bacon as a last resort, which turned out to be an invalid answer.
While their other two choices were correct they both received points and so the pair didn’t walk away with the prize money.
Another contestant on today’s show caught Alexander’s attention for a peculiar reason.
Player Jay, who was on the programme with his wife Wondra, had some very unusual teeth in that he was wearing fangs.
“You have a very fine pair of fangs there, Jay,” Alexander remarked before asking if they were real.
Confirming a friend had made them for him, Jay elaborated: “Honestly, they’re just veneers.”
Pointless airs weekdays at 5.15pm on BBC One.
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