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Top 10 Graham Norton Show Moments

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Let’s start the show! Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we are counting down our picks for the top 10 Graham Norton Show Moments.

For this list, we’ll be looking at the funniest and most memorable moments from one of the UK’s most popular chat shows.

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Let’s start the show! Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 moments from “The Graham Norton Show.”

For this list, we’ll be looking at the funniest and most memorable moments from one of the UK’s most popular chat shows.

#10: Baking Innuendos

During a New Year’s special, Graham managed to land a whole slew of celebrities on his couch, including Hugh Jackman, Billy Crystal, and the co-hosts of the highly successful “Great British Bake Off:” Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry. As it turns out, many of the comments these two star bakers have made over the course of their series can be interpreted as rather erotic. Naturally, Graham asked Hugh Jackman and Billy Crystal to read some of them with some rather raunchy mood music. Have you ever wanted to see Wolverine talk dirty to Mike Wazowski? Well, here it is in all its kinky glory.

#9: Nunchuck Skills

Rebel Wilson is a woman of many talents, and while she’s mostly known for her singing and acting, it turns out she’s also a ninja in training. After revealing that she’s pretty handy when it comes to wielding nunchucks, she goes on to put her money where her mouth is and floors everybody by showing off her skills. With an oddly fitting backing track and zero fear in her performance, it’s not hard to see why Kit Harington and Matt LeBlanc look so stunned. When you can make Joey Tribbiani and Jon Snow gape, then you know you’ve made a hell of an impression.

#8: Russell Crowe & the Red Chair

While promoting “Man of Steel” with his fellow cast members, everybody’s favorite Australian was given the chance to control the red chair section of Graham’s show. The premise is rather simple; audience members have to get a laugh with a story of theirs, but if they fail to do so, the host can pull a nearby lever and send them flying back in their seat. Eager to take control, Graham hands over the reins to Crowe, who shows no mercy and pretty soon bodies are sent flying. Are you not entertained?!

#7: Drunk Mark Wahlberg

It’s the episode that was probably an absolute nightmare for the show’s editors. Turns out the artist formally known as Marky Mark decided to have too much to drink before appearing on Graham’s show. At first, this just means he often talks over the other guests and is a bit uncharacteristically loud, so he might’ve gotten away with it… had he not decided to then get on Graham’s lap and start massaging his chest. Awkward, yet funny, it obviously didn’t bother the producers too much since Wahlberg’s gone on to make multiple appearances on future episodes. We guess let drunken bygones be bygones?

#6: Pine Nuts vs. Cumberbitches

We all know fans can go a little overboard sometimes, but you’d be hard-pressed to find more devoted followers than those of Chris Pine and Benedict Cumberbatch. While promoting “Star Trek: Into Darkness,” two of Hollywood’s biggest heartthrobs were asked about their fan bases, and not only did their hilarious nicknames come to light, it was also revealed that many fans were willing to travel great distances just to see the actors. Turns out that there were more Cumberbitches in the audience, but when you have a Pine Nut who took a direct flight from Japan just to get a glimpse of Captain Kirk, that shows a special kind of commitment.

#5: Seth MacFarlane’s Rogues’ Gallery

While interviewing the creator of “Family Guy” about his new comedy, “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” Graham couldn’t resist asking him to let loose a few of his signature voices. Not only do we get some classic lines from the Griffins, such as Brian and Stewie’s universally loved Cool Whip routine, we also get Seth’s impression of the famous “Taken” speech, with the part of Liam Neeson played by Kermit the Frog. He would reprise this yet again after some further prodding in another appearance, where MacFarlane gave us the treat of hearing some of Cyndi Lauper’s greatest hits… sung by Peter and Stewie Griffin. How’s that for karaoke!

#4: Rejected on National Television

While the red chair stories can be hit and miss, they always end on a laugh because they’re either genuinely funny or contestants are sent flying back in the chair. But none has ever been quite like this. Turns out the gentleman’s story involves a member of the audience who initially rejected his proposal for a date because it clashed with the show, and so he decided to go on live TV and ask her again. It may seem like a little much but it’s a rather sweet gesture… until it all comes apart when she rejects him again! Even superstars like Kylie Minogue and Simon Pegg were shocked and called her out on her actions.

#3: Emma Stone & the Spice Girls

When Emma Stone’s manic obsession with the 90’s pop group came to light during the press tour of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” it almost overshadowed everything else about the film. After sharing a fairly friendly story about how she became entranced by the Spice Girls as a child, Graham slowly begins to suggest that the Spice Girls are actually assembled backstage, to which Gwen Stacy nearly has a breakdown. The tension builds and builds… only to reveal that they’re not there at all, leaving a very let down Emma Stone and the rest of the guests laughing their heads off.

#2: Fresh Prince Reunion

After taking the Internet by storm with his live rendition of the classic “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song, Will Smith decided to up the ante with his next appearance on “The Graham Norton Show,” bringing along his son Jaden, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and even Carlton himself: Alfonso Ribeiro. Not only do we get the Carlton dance in all its glory, but the whole cast goes on to perform Apache by The Sugarhill Gang, hip thrusts and all. Even Graham gets a chance to bust a move and jump on it!

Before we reveal our number one pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

- Eyebrow Standoff
- Chris Pratt’s Perfect Essex Accent
- The X-Men & Blurred Lines

#1: The Fly

Turns out when surprises occur on “The Graham Norton Show,” things don’t get deterred; things get hysterical. When a fly invades the couch, the combined might of Chris O’Dowd, Kristen Wiig, and Steve Carell tries to kill it, but it manages to escape… until a very unfortunate Chris O’Dowd accidentally chews it after it lands in his glass. We’re not sure what’s funnier; Kristen Wigg's jump scare, Steve Carell’s killer instinct, or the look of horror on Chris O’Dowd’s face. It may have been unexpected, but it left everyone in fits of laughter.

Do you agree with our list? What do you think is the best moment on “The Graham Norton Show?” For new top tens published every day, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com.
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