Status: 02.10.2023, 04:45 a.m.
By: Elena Rothammer
In "The Quiz Champion" on ZDF, a lot of knowledge was again queried. But Bastian Pastewka later discovered a flawed question. This not only upset moderator Johannes B. Kerner, but also changed the entire course of the evening.
Berlin – On Saturday evening (30 September), "The Quiz Champion" once again brought together the cleverest quizzers. In the ZDF format, they compete against prominent experts in various fields. Bastian Pastewka (51) was responsible for the topic of "Film and Television". He took a close look at the questions and actually made a mistake that caused chaos for presenter Johannes B. Kerner (58) and throughout the show.
Bastian Pastewka uncovers mistakes in "The Quiz Champion": Johannes B. Kerner in panic
Beatrice Schröder, among others, competed this time in "The Quiz Champion", with which ZDF recently achieved good ratings. Actually, her question in the "Film and Television" section was already considered wrong and she had to quiz against her competitor in the final in the jump-off. But then Bastian Pastewka subsequently noticed a momentous mistake in a question: "'Nobody beats like Don Camillo' is not from the seventies. I know that's secondary here, but I'm just asking. Because the question was offensive after seventies. I just want to know that we don't somehow get a problem afterwards," he told Johannes B. Kerner.
In fact, the year was not decisive, but nevertheless the question is considered to be wrongly posed. "Now the only question is how we deal with the situation. In special cases, we have a notary," Kerner intervened, trying to get the "tricky situation" under control. "Mood is in the ass, I know, but I somehow didn't want that –," Pastewka also spoke up again, but was interrupted by laughter and clapping from the audience.
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The hotly debated question on "The Quiz Champion" was: "Which Italian played the lead role in films like 'My Name is Nobody' and 'No One Skins Like Don Camillo' in the seventies?" Beatrice Schröder's answer was Bud Spencer, who was Terence Hill. However, while "My Name is Nobody" was released in 1974, "Nobody Skin Like Don Camillo" was only released in 1984 and is therefore not from the seventies.
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In the end, the notary Dr. Jacobi had to be called in and confirmed that Pastewka's remark had been correct. "My gut feeling might be that the answer didn't depend on that, but I can't just assume that," the lawyer explained, adding: "That's why I would find it difficult to say now that we'll ignore it, but I would think that it would be more correct to ask the question again."
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In "The Quiz Champion", Bastian Pastewka subsequently discovered a mistake in a question – and plunged presenter Johannes B. Kerner and the entire production into chaos. © Screenshot / ZDF / "The Quiz Champion" & Screenshot / ZDF / "The Quiz Champion"
That's exactly how it was done in the end: Beatrice Schröder got a second question on the subject of "film and television" and was actually able to answer it correctly. With that, the jump-off was over and a single question decided her victory. Thus, the candidate won the title "Quiz Champion" and a prize of 100,000 euros.
Another TV highlight was also shown on TV a few days ago: The German Television Award was awarded – but the opening was mercilessly torn apart by the viewers. Sources used: ZDF / "The Quiz Champion" on September 30