Compare and Contrast — Eight Out of Ten Cats Does Countdown Does The Phantom Tollbooth

Pattern Recognition or Pareidolia–What’s the difference? Difficult to tell. Instead of theorizing, I’ll just try recognizing. Let’s have a fun little exercise, boys and girls and otherwise! Spin the wheel… cast a spell… correspond and comprehend… contrast and compare…

Eight of Ten Cats Does Countdown vs. The Phantom Tollbooth

Milo – Sean Lock
The Humbug – Jimmy Carr
King Azaz – David Mitchell
The Mathemagician – Jon Richardson
Princess Rhyme – Susie Dent
Princess Reason – Rachel Riley
Faintly Macabre – Carol Vorderman

(Not bad. I wonder if this would work as a regular feature. Bit in-jokey. Still I might give it another try. How about The Last Leg vs. Treasure Island? Maybe not. Time will tell. We shall see what we shall see. But why not?)

Anyhow, these are some decent matchups, I think. Obviously it doesn’t cover everyone on either side, but that would be impossible. Could be interesting to try anyhow though, if you’ve got some time to spare.

For a bonus point: Can you think of anything important I’ve missed?

Start the clock…


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