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FunkQuest - FunkQuest is an interactive discussion show. Funksters get to pick their own questions... they just don't know what they are. FunkQuest is competitive. In each episode, one Funkster will go through to the next round, and one will be eliminated until we crown the champion Funkster for that season.

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FunkQuest - FunkQuest is an interactive discussion show. Funksters get to pick their own questions... they just don't know what they are. FunkQuest is competitive. In each episode, one Funkster will go through to the next round, and one will be eliminated until we crown the champion Funkster for that season.

    FunkQuest - Season 3 - Semi - Final 1 Barb Braendlein v Lisa Fey

    FunkQuest - Season 3 - Semi - Final 1 Barb Braendlein v Lisa Fey

    FunkQuest - Season 3 - SemiFinal 1 Barb Braendlein v Lisa Fey

    ​In this, the first Semi - Final of FunkQuest Season 3, both Barb and Lisa, ​are fighting to maintain their unbeaten status. However, only one of them can reach the final!

    Lisa answered question 1 after choosing the 'glasses of wine' icon. With no experience of the job she was assigned, after a great interview, to a boss who was really too busy to help his struggling apprentice.

    Barb confessed that, because of her broken foot and having to walk with crutches, the most exciting thing that was happening at the moment was being able to wash her hair.

    Lisa explained in her ​Question 2 that the thing that 'makes here roll her eyes' was someone saying 'Yes, but...' in answer to a request. The 'but' is usually a big one Why not just say no.

    Barb ​is not going to be jumping anywhere at the moment and especially not the ​queue, but she is not a queue jumper anyway. It ​annoys her when cars go fast to get in front of the line and try to merge in.

    ​The place Lisa would love to visit is one of the areas of the world which still contain Gorilla families, in the hope that she can get close while they ignore her.

    Barb chose the 'Shoes' icon for her third question, '​Which planet would you like to visit?' and not being that ambitious to go anywhere out of this world, staying on Earth works for her​.

    ​We can stop using more than we need, by not buying more than we need. Lisa has a great ​wardrobe idea and a way to give stuff away.

    Question 4, and Barb chose the 'Russia' icon, particularly appropriate as she has named her crutches, Boris and Natasha​. In answer to the question asked, she would like to invite her n​eighbours over for a drink as long as it's not alcoholic.

    ​Lisa chose the​'Paint' icon for her final question. It all depends on how important the thing is to make Lisa try, try and try again​. And if she can't do it she is not afraid to ​'Phone a friend'.

    For the final question of ​​Semi - Final 1, Barb told how she last stayed awake for more than 24 hours, when in college. As a travelling Jazz pianist with bands and singers she often had to stay up for a long time.

    • 16 min
    FunkQuest - Tag Team Challenge - Semi Final 2 - Barb and Phil v Lisa and Ginger

    FunkQuest - Tag Team Challenge - Semi Final 2 - Barb and Phil v Lisa and Ginger

    FunkQuest - Tag Team Challenge - Semi Final 2 - Barb and Phil v Lisa and Ginger

    ​Lisa and Ginger ​(​Orange team)were the first to go in this Semi-Final 2 Episode of FunkQuest Tag Team Challenge.

    Lisa, as head funkster of her team chose the 'Lion' icon. The question; ​ 'Who comes when you call?' was answered by Ginger​ and we found that she can make a variety of noises to call her dog. ​

    As Head funkster of the pink team, Barb chose the strawberry cake' icon and answered the question; 'If you died tomorrow who would come to your Funeral?' She ​had already thought about, and the usual 'close family' subjects were mentioned, as well as someone a bit more contenscious.

    Second ​question- and Lisa revealed her love of her first car. With it she became a real party animal.

    Phil answered the Pinks team question 2 - Living in Liverpool (England) he was already too close ​to the North Pole. He can't deal with being cold and travels to hot countries to stay warm. He has been known to wear 'Long​johns' beneath his suit at work.

    Ginger wishes that she could play the piano. ​The ability to play more than 'Chopsticks' would be great, especially ​when she comes across a stray piano.

    In his quest for warmth, it is only right that Phil has seen lots of 'famous land marks' from around the world. What are they? Watch the video to find out

    Lisa answered her question four- 'When was the last time you drank a pint of milk?' and exclaimed she belived she was 'lactose intolerant'. Milky drinks of any kind are out and now so is coffee. She is feeling great.

    ​The 'nervous girl' icon was Barbs 4th choice, which turned out to be very apt as she told the story of her first swimming lessons, which happened ​in an outside ​pool.

    Question 5 for the orange team was answerd by Ginger. The best thing about life for her is, being grateful every day for everything we have.​

    Final Question​ and the 'Skiing' Icon​ was chosen by Barb, answered by Phil. 'What irritates you about your neighbours?' 'The fact that I have​ them'. he said. To find out all the reasons he gives watch the video.

    • 18 min
    FunkQuest -Season 3 - Episode 4 - WT Hamilton v Zakary Haines

    FunkQuest -Season 3 - Episode 4 - WT Hamilton v Zakary Haines

    FunkQuest -Season 3 - Episode 4 - WT Hamilton v Zakary Haines
    ​Wayne (WT) and Zak are the last players, before the semi finals, in this short season 3.

    Wayne chose the 'guitar' icon for his first question 'How do you see yourself physically?' He sees himself as very sexy (ha ha). He went to the gym before covid 19 to burn off the calories he gets from drinking beer.

    Zac re​vealed he has moved house many times ​through his teenage years, he has been settled for the last 3 years. He doesn't like the new year, as it is during those cold months he used to move. He has however mastered the art of packing boxes.

    Question 2 - ​Wayne likes small gathering rather than big parties, as the conversations flow more easily and stories can be told again and again.

    Zak thought about a variety of ​Artists who could​ paint his portrait but chose Leonard de Vinci, because of the way he thought out of his realm and pushed himself differently in his era in time

    The 'squirrel' icon question; ​reminded Zac ​of the american magician 'Chris Angel'. His extreme stuff and pain toler​ance was considered 'dark magic'.

    In Wayne's third question, he told us that before Covid 19 he didn't binge on TV s​hows but now he is hooked on 'Dark' - a time travelling, mind bending​ ​series, much like 'L​ost'.

    Wayne revealed that his mind tends to go blank while he is driving, he travels a lot but forgets where he is as he drives.

    Zak is usually an easy going sort of bloke but when he was seventeen he showed courage, by complaining about the service he and his mates were getting at a diner.

    Zak's fifth question showed us that he was a footballer rather than an actor at school. He did enjoy participating in student radio at this time.

    The ​final ​question, ​came from the 'Nebular' icon. Wayne joked about the fact that if he was in the ​'Amazing Race​' - an​ american TV show - he and his wife would not reach the first leg of the race. He revealed that getting to an event, half an hour late, ​was a good thing​!

    • 18 min
    FunkQuest - Season 2 - Ann Smith- Crowning victory episode

    FunkQuest - Season 2 - Ann Smith- Crowning victory episode

    FunkQuest - Season 2 -Ann Smith- crowning victory episode
    Undefeated on any of her FunkQuest challenges, Ann Smith is most definitely the Grand Champion Funkster of FunkQuest Season 2.

    • 14 min
    FunkQuest -Season 3 - Episode 3 -Jean Bailey Robor v Laurie Herbers

    FunkQuest -Season 3 - Episode 3 -Jean Bailey Robor v Laurie Herbers

    ​Jean and Laurie are two more, brand new, players, trying to get the 'Funk Out' in ​Season 3 ​​of FunkQuest.

    Jean​ was first to choose an​ Icon - the ​Battleship' - a childhood reminder of a loved game. - Her question revealed that she had never learned to do CPR (cardiopulmo​nary res​uscitation) but it was on her' list to do' now she had grandchildren and babysitting duties.

    Laurie's worst boss; was a narcissistic shouter, who she reported to HR, after he shouted at her for something that wasn't her fault.

    ​In Jeans second question she told us of jumping the queue at a store by heading for the self serve section, where, she was pulled up by the man behind her who she hadn't noticed. Wearing masks could have made it worse, but a conversation, eased a long wait in the queue.

    Laurie chose the 'bouncy house' icon for her second question. She always likes to hear bad news first. If you hear the good news first, you are left ​to stew on the bad news after. Looking back on her life she realises that most times, things turn out alright.

    The planet Pluto is a bit of a conundrum. Laurie would like to visit Pluto just to prove it is a planet - but in the end she thinks that she would be dead long before she got there.

    The 'Accordion' icon was chosen by Jean and; her 'lucky charm' - was a 'mood ring'. This was a christmas present she had opened early, then re-wrapped so as not to be found out. All the rage at the time - the black faced ring changed colour with your mood.

    Question 4 was for Jean and if ​she was to be 'stuck somewhere in time' she would like it to be in the early ​20th century. As a fly on the wall she could watch how her parents used to live and work and perhaps manage to get back to ​the 21st century with a greater understanding of what they had to go through.

    Lauries question 5 revealed that she was a trier. Throughout her early life ​she had been put down by people telling her she was stupid or not smart enough, so she tried, tried and tried again and is now a teacher with a Masters degree.

    Never being able to make a gingerbread house Jean chose that Icon; with the question - 'When did you have to stay awake for 24 hours.' Her answer ​was at a 'youth club lock in' event. She stayed up mainly because she didn't want anyone to play a joke on her.

    • 17 min
    FunkQuest - TagTeam Challenge - Semi Final 1

    FunkQuest - TagTeam Challenge - Semi Final 1

    The FunkQuest Tag Team Challenge is a short competition for a few select FUNKSTERS- two semi finals and a Final. The team has 2 players one ​plays as the head funkster and is the decision maker for Icons chosen - the question that arises from that, can be answered by either player.

    In this game, the Orange team consists of Ann Smith and Leana Dell (who just happen to be Champion Funksters) ​and the Pink team of Vicki Wusche and Tom Evans.

    ​The 'guitar' icon was chosen by Ann, the ​question was answered by Leana who saw ​herself physically as 'not to bad for her age' and as good- looking as any 'second-hand fiddle'.

    The 'Waterfall' icon was chosen by Vicki and answered by Tom. After a short examination of the home he is living in now he answered that, over the years he has moved house about 8 times.

    Question 2 and Ann revealed that she prefers small parties to large gatherings. Although extrovert on the outside she is really a bit of a wallflower and quite shy.

    Vicki also chose to answer her question 2 and the artist which she would have paint her is her Grandaughter​, who, at the moment ​ only paints egg-shaped tubes with smiles. Vicki would be very happy to be remembered for her smile.

    Do​ the '10 Commandments' need another one. Ann suggested 'Always be Kind'.

    Tom was impressed by the magician Paul Foster Case. An american illusionist who seems able to travel through time.

    In answering question 4, Leana showed that not all Canadians are as complient as they seem, after she complained about the damage to a drawing desk she had ordered.

    When Vicki's mind goes blank its usually while she is tending her garden seeds and plants - this is a new hobby which has grown since Covid 19 lockdown.

    Final Question for the Orange team and Leana was allowed to choose the Icon. Ann ​answered the question 'Have you ever starred in a school play?' which seemed perfect for the canadian actor.

    Tom got to choose the 'eye of God' nebular Icon and the answer to 'Who is always late'? in ​Vicki's household is her husband Bob.

    • 18 min

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