Hot on the heels of The Chase, now the BBC2 quiz show Only Connect has featured the Wombles.
In the ‘Dandies v Gaffers’ episode broadcast on 29 September 2017, one of the first-round questions revealed four maps with places highlighted.
The Gaffers team wrongly guessed “Straits”, while the Dandies tried “Companies named after geographical features”.
Presenter Victoria Coren Mitchell explained: “Now, I think the key to this is recognising any one of these geographical features. If you recognise any of them, you might get it. Stop me when you know what I’m talking about. You were looking at pictures of Alderney, Wellington, Tobermory…”
“…and Orinoco. They are Wombles,” finished Victoria. “Amazing that we’ve got to series 13 and we haven’t had Wombles in pictures of maps before. But that’s it. Wombles.”
Funnily enough the next episode, on 6 October, has a team named ‘Wombles’ made up of AFC Wimbledon supporters, competing against a team of darts players called Arrowheads.
For those unsure why I got excited, see https://t.co/GeeAVDWkJB …
— Neil Matthews (@DrNeilMatthews) September 29, 2017
They're Wombles aren't they? #onlyconnect
— Frederic Heath-Renn (@flahr) September 29, 2017
GOT THE WOMBLES QUESTION!!!!!! #onlyconnect
— Dr Owain Connors?? (@OwainConnors) September 29, 2017
— Liz Whiting (@lizziewriting) September 29, 2017
He said "Wombles" in the way one would if they discovered they had an infestation of them. #onlyconnect
— beemoh (@beemoh) September 29, 2017
A while ago I came up with my own OC questions. That exact Wombles on maps one was an idea I had!
I failed to get it last week.
— ?Tom(b)? (@elbows_selbo) October 6, 2017