Taskmaster: Taskmaster's New Year Treat 2023
January 1, 2023 7:07 PM - Season 15 (Specials) - Subscribe

Amelia Dimoldenberg, Carol Vorderman, Greg James, Mo Farah and Self Esteem compete in this one-off event, featuring lots of dots and countless carp pellets, to win Greg Davies' eyebrows.
posted by Kyol (11 comments total)
Sometimes the non-comedian panels are a bit of a bust, sometimes they're a treasure. I think this one leans more towards the treasure side of things? Anyway, you might have missed this if you weren't paying attention.
posted by Kyol at 7:08 PM on January 1, 2023 [1 favorite]

the massage bits were hilarious - that Sir Mo just gave up on painting just to get his head rubbed!
posted by dorothyisunderwood at 5:25 AM on January 2, 2023 [2 favorites]

This was the best one-shot taskmaster to date! All five contestants were into the challenges and rose to the opportunity for humor with enthusiasm. Even their prize task submissions were top notch! We were cry-laughing all thru the live task at the end ... "Put the rocket in the pocket with the locket" 🤣
posted by jazon at 9:22 AM on January 2, 2023 [2 favorites]

I have no idea who Sir Mo is, but in the basis of this special, I'm 100% a fan now.
posted by meese at 5:31 PM on January 2, 2023

And yeah, the live task absolutely didn't _need_ to be in the form of Simon Says, given the actual instructions, but that added little extra bit of data absolutely must have overloaded one or two of them.
posted by Kyol at 6:17 PM on January 2, 2023 [1 favorite]

Watching Rebecca topple stiff-legged and stiff-backed to the ground in the lab, realize she had to crawl on the ground for the rest of her time, and then watching her pass beneath the tripwire was like a little three-act play (and much more enjoyable than any play I could imagine featuring a crawling woman on a quest for fish pellets).
posted by ricochet biscuit at 6:56 PM on January 2, 2023 [2 favorites]

They all would have been great in a full series!
posted by Swisstine at 10:49 AM on January 4, 2023

This was the best one of these that I remember. The contestants were all having fun, and more-or-less understood the show and tasks.
I'd watch any of them in a full series, but Sir Mo and Rebecca for sure need to come back!
posted by Acari at 12:56 PM on January 9, 2023

Missed this when it was posted, I am a huge Self Esteem fan so it was such a treat to see her in one of my favourite shows!
posted by ellieBOA at 7:53 AM on January 10, 2023

Full Reddit AMA here.

Season 15 two weeks today!
posted by ellieBOA at 12:22 PM on March 16, 2023

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