Shit Lookalikes: Some lad from University Challenge and the yodelling guy from Focus

When I’m completely confused by the questions asked on University Challenge, I find myself staring at the students taking part. I usually come up with one of two things. First one is “God, I really loathe most students” and the second one is usually “Oi! Doesn’t s/he look like…”. It was the latter what happened last night when St. John’s College, Cambridge took on Pembroke, Oxford… I primed myself for some yodelling and serious organ wig-outs…

You see, some lad called O’Leary, batting for St John’s, appeared on my screen and I was immediately transported to Focus, a Dutch prog band who wowed the beards back in the ’70s on The Old Grey Whistle Test… look!

O’Leary looks like Thijs van Leer from Focus! For those who need further TV trivia, Focus are the band who provide the theme music to Steve Coogan’s Saxondale… and here it is…

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