November 12, 2006

University Challenge: Warwick v Emmanuel College, Cambridge

Dear All,

Need to drum up more publicity.

See me on Monday 20th November @ 8:30pm on BBC2.

You know it make sense to watch it. It will be a hoot!

Yours egoistically,

Bugadoo


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  1. Bugadoo

    Saw you on Uni Challenge last night. Legend!!!!!!!! You definately knew your stuff….and you definately know how to move….Bugaboo!

    21 Nov 2006, 18:40

  2. Thanks Bugadoo. I think I was glad to answer a question correctly, and this just came out in the form of hand movements. Looking back at it several times, it is starting to make me cringe, but then University Challenge needs a bit more livening up. Hopefully there will be more of the same next time!

    23 Nov 2006, 12:39

  3. Thanks for the feedback, Andrew. This will boost my ego somewhat, although two of my answers were inspired by missignals by Emmanuel Ingelsby, who I think got more points than any of us individually (still need to count).

    By the way I was at the selection process of the 2002/2003 team at the Students’ Union, which you beat everyone very convincingly, answering 67/80 questions right. You will be glad to hear that the selection process was only 20 questions this year – hence this this how I slipped through the net! I was in the same year and course as John Skinner (2nd year Maths), although after graduation I am in the middle of a PhD at the MOAC Centre at the old Senate House.

    Andrew, we did rather well, but without you what could we do?

    23 Nov 2006, 12:57

  4. giurfa gurfa

    hi Prakash – we love you and your groovy moves. We don’t ussua;;y watch university challnege but when we saw you bopping away we could’nt switch iver. You were much more entertaining then ingelsby – and when I asked my girlfriend who she woulld rather go out for a drink with she replied patel!

    giurfa bee scientist

    28 Nov 2006, 17:45

  5. Thanks for the support giurfa. It did seem a great thing to do at the time (my thoughts at the time were ‘Yes! I managed to get an answer right’ ) and watching myself on TV embarassing myself made me cringe a few times, but the show needed a bit of misplaced enthusiasm. And my wave at the end, I wasn’t going to wave as if we’ve been beaten! I hope you will watch the next round in Februrary…

    30 Nov 2006, 18:59

  6. Nina

    Hi Prakash

    Me and my boyfriend were watching you – we think you were great- you need to bottle some of that enthusiasm and sell it- you’ll be a millionaire within 2 weeks!!!!

    Look forward to seeing those groovvvy moves in Feb!- Hope you dont let us down, we’re rooting for you!!

    30 Nov 2006, 23:11

  7. Hi Nina,

    I lurve your incredible speling and punctuation. Keep it up!

    Prakash + Bugadoo Bear

    03 Dec 2006, 21:19

  8. giurfa

    Patel ..what can we say! your’re performance on university challange was legendary. You actually got out of your chair and danced. I can’t believe paxman let you get away with it. Well done you lived up to your reputation as the hippest univesity challange contestant of all time. Keep on swinging. Whens the next round?

    Giurfa and Girlfriend – bee scientists

    06 Mar 2007, 19:29

  9. Miss Bond

    Patel! My friend Jairaj and i love you so much! your majorly impressive comeback made me cry! YOU ARE A HERO NEVER CHANGE! oh and if you do another victory dance please could you wiggle your bottom at the camera for us! xxxxxxxxx

    20 Mar 2007, 21:33

  10. Andrew

    I can’t remember the last time I jumped off my sofa to cheer—but your team’s performance in University Challenge when you beat that incredibly smug team in the round before last made me shout out loud!! Fantastic!! I can’t remember the team, but they really thought they were going to win so easily, but you lot won it back. Well done!! Hope you make it to the final.

    28 Mar 2007, 08:58

  11. Hi there Andrew.

    Of all the teams we’ve faced, the first round team were probably the most disappointed team for not beating us. They had taken part in an intercollegiate tornament prior to their appearance, whilst we had hardly any quiz practices with the team together.

    So winning that match was so sweet as it was completely unexpected – I was glad just to get onto TV.

    28 Mar 2007, 19:05

  12. claire

    prakash patel me and my friends love you your like thee bestest there is in university challenge we adore you!! take care

    18 Apr 2007, 15:50

  13. Thanks Claire. I hope my enthusiasm for University Challenge came across on TV.

    22 Apr 2007, 22:00


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