Build the Tallest Tower Made of Lemons | Full Task | Taskmaster

8. sep.. 2020
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Russell Howard, Tim Vine, Alive Levine, Liza Tarbuck and Asim Chaudhry attempt to build the tallest tower made of lemons in this full task from series 6.
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In this Broadcast Award-winning, BAFTA and Emmy Award-nominated entertainment show, Taskmaster tyrant Greg Davies (Man Down, Cuckoo), with the help of his loyal assistant Alex Horne (The Horne Section and the show’s creator), sets out to test the wiles, wit and wisdom of five hyper-competitive comedians.
Comedians that have risked life, limb, and dignity in the hope of making the Taskmaster proud so far include: Frank Skinner (The Frank Skinner Show), Mel Giedroyc (The Great British Bake Off), Romesh Ranganathan (Asian Provocateur), Hugh Dennis (Outnumbered), Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones’ Diary), Rose Matafeo (Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner 2018), and Russell Howard (The Russell Howard Hour). Unaware of what awaits them in each wax-sealed envelope, only one competitor can become the victorious owner of His Royal Task-ness’ golden head and be crowned the next Taskmaster Champion.

  • They should just cut both ends for proper balance and stack them up Edit: guess i didnt get that 5x times weld only

    Zee ValentineZee Valentine2 timer siden
  • This is not a good one. Everyone is screaming PYTHAGORAS at their screens!

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  • Break the bowl and use the shards as nails

    whatthemusicknowswhatthemusicknows2 dager siden
  • Could you not just cut the sides to make a flat surface and them stack them?

    I Found MyselfI Found Myself3 dager siden
  • My solution: you can use what’s in the bowl to make your tower. So put the bowl on the floor, go to the shed, get a ladder. Gently put a leg of the ladder into the bowl. The ladder is now in the bowl, hence you have made a 3 meter tower using what’s in the bowl. Rhod Gilbert would have gone straight for that I reckon :)

    Nathan GloverNathan Glover3 dager siden
  • I feel like using the knife to support was cheating and the diagonal tower should have been measured based on height, not length. I take lemon stacking very seriously.

    Aidan303Aidan3034 dager siden
  • I would have stacked a few under the bowl then stack the lemons up as far as possible in the bowl.

    Disabled DabberDisabled Dabber4 dager siden
  • fellow with the longish hair did pretty caveman-ish

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  • Ihope Channel 4 do Champion of Champions again after series 10

    Alexander MillsAlexander Mills5 dager siden
  • Ä0

    Pygmalion SoftwarePygmalion Software6 dager siden
  • With the term 'wield', there's no dictionary definition that would define it as only making 1 cut. If you just never let go of the knife, that would still be wielding it once. And even if you did define it as making one cut, you could act like you're cutting 2 lemons at a time but as you cut through the first, move it out of the way, and push the second lemon in while adding a 3rd to the queue. As long as you haven't "finished" the cut, you've used it for less than 1 cut. Either way, you could keep cutting until you have 2 flat sides on every lemon and stack them. Perhaps save the time of having to get another knife.

    iczyjeiczyje11 dager siden
  • Cut one lemon to have a flat bottom. This lemon will be the base of the tower. Cut a conical hole into the top of that same lemon. The next lemon sits pointy end into the bottom lemon and also has a conical hole cut in its top. Continue this method. My idea is to make them tesselate or nest inside one another. 🍋 bon appetite.

    nonamecatnonamecat12 dager siden
  • Alice is lovely.

    John WrightJohn Wright16 dager siden
  • Why did none of them turn the bowl over and build on top of it

    Ethan KeatingEthan Keating20 dager siden
  • Put the bowl upside down, cut the tops and bottoms off of the lemons, then stack the flat surfaces together on top of the bottom of the bowl. Stonks.

    Ivan RubbleIvan Rubble22 dager siden
  • Just top and tail and stack.

    Kez A JayKez A Jay26 dager siden
  • I love Alice's energy so much "We're both drunk, it doesn't matter."

    Scorpious KrimsonScorpious KrimsonMåned siden
    • I've been wanting to hear her say those exact words for a long time, but in my dreams the bowl was filled with keys, not lemons.

      kimaboekimaboe10 minutter siden
  • Cut a small semicircle chunk out of the side of each lemon to use as a platform, then just stack them with the cut open side down.

    Jahred HarrisonJahred HarrisonMåned siden
  • tim just shooting lemon juice at his genitals for a hot minute

    Caz HenleyCaz HenleyMåned siden
  • So you can go get other tools, use your cellphone etc in this show...kinda defeats the challenge, doesn't it?

    Alexandra VladmetsAlexandra VladmetsMåned siden
  • heh

    LemonLemonMåned siden
  • They could have just cutted the extremities of the lemons to make them more easily stackable ahah

    Ruben La RochelleRuben La RochelleMåned siden
  • WHAT. So you could just line the lemons up beside each other and the horizontal distance would have been measured?!

    Calum CooperCalum CooperMåned siden
    • @vbddfy euuyt Ok cool man you do you

      Calum CooperCalum CooperMåned siden
    • I so miss seems almost to have lost its joie de vivre

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  • Alice Levine gradually having a full-on meltdown and saying “I’m havin’ a loooovely time” is amazing 😂😂😂😂

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    • Alice Levine gradually having a full-on meltdown and saying “I’m havin’ a loooovely time” is amazing 😂😂😂😂

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  • slice 5 lemons in half so you don't have to argue about the definition of "wield," place their flat surfaces down to make a sturdy base, and build a pyramid on top! first Taskmaster clip I couldn't watch all the way because I kept yelling "NO YOU IDIOTS"

    Chelsea Wildflower Loftin WeylerChelsea Wildflower Loftin WeylerMåned siden
  • It said you could only use what was in the bowl, making me think that grabbing that extra knife went against the rules?

    Aidin AndrewsAidin AndrewsMåned siden
  • did anyone else notice the "highest tower" part? not Tallest, but Highest, which means they could have stacked 2 lemons on top of the roof to have the "Highest tower" & rode the technicality

    Mr DoodMr DoodMåned siden
    • Alice shoulda won. Not just because she's a hot redhead.

      vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuytMåned siden
  • Would anyone else turn the bowl upside down and build a tower off the base of that?

    Henry ParkerHenry ParkerMåned siden
  • That’s bull talent not longest

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  • NEVER WASTE A LEMON! All of the attempts were shamefully bad and not funny enough. STOP WASTING STUFF IN THE TASKS

    Ton MusicaTon MusicaMåned siden
  • They really should do a 🇸🇪🇬🇧 country battle with this show. Like we do constantly between 🇸🇪🇳🇴in all sports related.

    Marcus OlofzonMarcus OlofzonMåned siden
  • My thought was to put a couple of lemons on the knife then stab it into the celing

    GnomeDeGuerreGnomeDeGuerreMåned siden
  • His tower was supported by the bowl, it wasn't free-standing.

    The ScribeThe ScribeMåned siden
  • Okay NOworld I'll watch this clip again.

    hahaha430hahaha430Måned siden
  • I would of flipped the bowl upside down then make a lemon pyramid on the under flat side of the bowl facing up😂

  • "not enough to sting but enough to make you think"

    LazyLazyMåned siden
  • You got to think what the fuck is going through their brains😂😂😂. Under a time limit must change eveything then just think fuck it lets go for entertainment. I love this show you think you would do great but i bet i wouldn't. probably just talk to alex

    Legends-of MattyLegends-of MattyMåned siden
  • Alice Levine gradually having a full-on meltdown and saying “I’m havin’ a loooovely time” is amazing 😂😂😂😂

    Joseph BleasdaleJoseph BleasdaleMåned siden
  • I so miss seems almost to have lost its joie de vivre

    MrsGisawesomeMrsGisawesomeMåned siden
  • I need alices best bits pleassseeeeeeee !!!

    PoppyPoppyMåned siden
  • Ahh yes, good old Alive Levine.

    The sandwichThe sandwichMåned siden
  • Alice shoulda won. Not just because she's a hot redhead.

    Mia SmithMia SmithMåned siden
  • So if you cut a bit off both the top and bottom so it's like a grenade shape you could stack atleast 6 upright before the balance was off

    SquishedPeaSquishedPeaMåned siden
  • 9 inches. That'll make your eyes water

    hogy33hogy33Måned siden
  • I would have peeled them and used the lemon boats for more stability

    Tobias EiksundTobias EiksundMåned siden
  • Alice not only made the tallest tower, but she also made the prettiest one. The most "tower" like structure than anybody else. She's definitely the winner here.

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  • I tasted this whole clip 🥴

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  • cut the ends of the lemons to make flat surfaces so you can stack them. You can cut all the lemons with a single wield of the knife.

    SilverspecsSilverspecsMåned siden
    • That wouldn't change how tall the lemon tower is, it would just be sitting on top of an upside down bowl is all.

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    • and stack them on top of the upside down bowl thats what i was thinking

      Tyler BarleyTyler Barley6 dager siden
    • @Arcordia only she got another knife

      KonsultarvodeKonsultarvodeMåned siden
    • That's what the last person did

      ArcordiaArcordiaMåned siden
  • Why does Tim Vine look so natural in a comedy Safari outfit? He could wear that for Xmas dinner and I doubt anyone would question it

    carpiicarpiiMåned siden
  • The old "there are extra construction tools hidden in the lemon" trick.

    GuanoLadGuanoLadMåned siden
  • Uuuhh....line up all the lemons and cut all the ends off in 2 cuts by working down the row and stack the newly flattened features

    fool apprenticefool apprenticeMåned siden
  • Why did nobody turn the bowl upside down, and build it on the top of it? Surely get some inches just there

    aiia10aiia10Måned siden
    • aiia10 The bowl wasn’t in the bowl.

      icturner23icturner23Måned siden
  • Alex!!! When is series 10 starting?

    kidneystone53kidneystone53Måned siden
  • I think my tower would've ended up similar to Alice's

    Sam W.Sam W.Måned siden
  • Alice is a smart one. THE Knife can only be wielded 5 times, so goes and gets a different knife. I love it. Also wielding means to pick up and use, so technically if you pick up the silver knife and use it but then never put it down it's still the first wield

    Magna RyuuMagna RyuuMåned siden
  • No one flipped the bowel over and used it as a base.

    Rob ElliottRob ElliottMåned siden
    • @Tu Yiren you'd only need to co up 2 high (4 lemons) and they would have had a higher height from the table than anyone else.

      Rob ElliottRob ElliottMåned siden
    • well it had a small bottom so would be hard to balance lemons on it

      Tu YirenTu YirenMåned siden
  • There is no knife and no toothpicks in the bowl. What in the bowl are only lemons. Using a knife or toothpicks in the structure of tower should disqualify.

    İsmail Civelekİsmail CivelekMåned siden
    • Chester Rougton - part of the task read “you may only wield the knife 5 times,” as well as providing a knife on the table. It was implied in the task that a knife was allowed.

      Keaton BellistonKeaton BellistonMåned siden
    • Keaton Belliston but Alice’s tower was built by cutting lemons with knives. I don’t think she would have found the toothpicks or been able to build a high tower without a knife. Nevertheless great show and highly entertaining! :)

      Chester RougtonChester RougtonMåned siden
    • The toothpicks were in one of the lemons, so they were in the bowl. The knife point is fair, but I can see that point being waived since it wasn’t exactly an advantage to use it (Tim Vine’s just collapsed when the knife was added).

      Keaton BellistonKeaton BellistonMåned siden
  • What does Tim say in the beginning? Tim: "Lemons" Alex: "yeah" Tim: "havadam?"

    The Paranoid AndroidThe Paranoid AndroidMåned siden
    • @stewartthehuman thank you!

      The Paranoid AndroidThe Paranoid AndroidMåned siden
    • how have I done.

      stewartthehumanstewartthehumanMåned siden
  • If I were doing this task I'd hold the knife throughout the process and use it as many times as needed, because that's one wield.

    GeneralityGeneralityMåned siden
  • I would have put the bowl of 🍋 🍋 🍋 on my head, and stood on the table.

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  • It's clear to me none of them owned Lego as a child. No one built a pyramid.

    BoneWulfeBoneWulfeMåned siden
    • A lego pyramid? what a waste. Space 1999 style spaceships are the thing to build with lego or I could excuse a vehicle that uses every single wheel you have but a pyra... yawn, I fell asleep just thinking about it.

      rjk69rjk69Måned siden
  • Regardless of what’s a tower, only the vertical axis can be the height. If you’re going to measure it diagonally you may as well measure it horizontally.

    icturner23icturner23Måned siden
    • Peter Taylor Somone has mentioned that elsewhere but I still think it’s height is the vertical measurement. That from its base to its roof is something else.

      icturner23icturner23Måned siden
    • What about the tower of Pisa?

      Peter TaylorPeter TaylorMåned siden
  • Why didn't they make an air tower

    Joshua TneeJoshua TneeMåned siden
  • "We both drunk it doesn't matter"

    Kallam JuninthoKallam JuninthoMåned siden
  • Didn’t the task say you can only use what’s on the table?? So getting a new knife would break that rule.

    wowalinbiewowalinbieMåned siden
    • NinjaCell And that actually means that Lisa/Leeza’s tower was no good, and Tim’s.

      icturner23icturner23Måned siden
    • It said that you may only use what's in the bowl for the tower. No mention of the table. Alice's loophole was clever.

      Rikard PetersonRikard PetersonMåned siden
    • No, it says the tower can only made out of what's in the bowl, ie the lemons and the hidden cocktail sticks. Obviously you can use the knife to shape the material, but you can't use the knife as building material. And that also means any other knife is fair game too

      NinjaCellNinjaCellMåned siden
  • That Greg is always hitting on women no matter their age

    Mandy SandyMandy SandyMåned siden
  • Was Russel booing himself at the end?

    Jonas HamillJonas HamillMåned siden
  • I get so excited when there's a taskmaster upload!

    Cheshni JeenaCheshni JeenaMåned siden
  • I inhaled water when Alex said "Russ and Ass." Oh god. Funniest thing I've heard all day.

    Dynamic AeroDynamic AeroMåned siden
    • I wonder if he ever got bullied with that. Kids are mean. 😂

      Mia SmithMia SmithMåned siden
  • in my opinion if you don't put the knife down, that's one wield. if i recall correctly the definition of wield is "to have and be able to use"

    littlesnowflakepunklittlesnowflakepunkMåned siden
    • @X I'm refering to the ruels as they were stated in the beginning.

      Anders ThunAnders ThunMåned siden
    • I concur. You could also just hold the knife still and move the lemons over the upturned blade to cut

      InsolentishInsolentishMåned siden
    • @Anders Thun ah but they were allowed to use other objects to support the tower, so the knife isn't part of the tower, but instead merely supporting the tower, like the bowl was

      XXMåned siden
    • Actually they were only allowed to use what was in the bowl. So they weren't allowed to use the knife at all for making the tower anyway.

      Anders ThunAnders ThunMåned siden
    • I thought the same thing, but I guess their definition was different

      Nick CoadNick CoadMåned siden
  • I love these challenges where there is a twist. "There is strength in arches!"

    Lndsey MSPLndsey MSPMåned siden
    • Why not just cut the lemon in half, not length wise but the other way and the lay the first them all flat side down on top of each other. The pointy bit will stick in the flat bit and hoooooopefully it will stand up? But who am I kidding. When does the task ever go according to plan.

      churchsnakechurchsnake6 dager siden
    • Joe’s face when he realised he could make arches is what I live for

      Gary KingGary KingMåned siden
    • @David Mann True 😂💞

      Lndsey MSPLndsey MSPMåned siden
    • @Lndsey MSP Unintentional wit can often be much funnier!

      David MannDavid MannMåned siden
    • @David Mann Lmao it would've been great if it was on purpose (it's not sadly)

      Lndsey MSPLndsey MSPMåned siden
  • They defined "tower" but not "tallest", which does not mean "longest".

    fingerbottomfingerbottomMåned siden
    • @STELLAR! the leaning tower of lemons

      Martin PMartin P4 dager siden
    • @STELLAR! Yeah, the problem here is that if diagonal counts (supported by the bowl) then completely horizontal would count (supported by the table). Height is height. It's a measure of vertical rise from one point to another point above. You don't measure the height of Mt. Everest from the base DIAGONALLY up to the peak. You measure the height from the base "directly below" the peak - and you do that with mathematical formulas.

      feverpafeverpaMåned siden
    • Yeah this kind of thing turns me off from the show. You can't make the show all about technicalities and get the technicalities wrong 80% of the time

      toast_recontoast_reconMåned siden
    • @STELLAR! umm, nope If his lemon tower counter "on the slant", the by the same criteria the US interstate is 46876 miles "tall"

      Marvin KitfoxMarvin KitfoxMåned siden
    • @icturner23 we are literally talking about lemon towers on a comedic show and you are treating it like rocket science. I think a more basic mindset is applicable here. Frankly I believe an entire construction debate is absurd.

      STELLAR!STELLAR!Måned siden
  • "Make the highest tower using only what's in the bowl." 1. Put stuff in bowl 2. Build tower with stuff 3. ??? 4. Profit

    XeiWinTohXeiWinTohMåned siden
    • 1. Put tower in bowl 2. Profit

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  • Poor Asim. And you know that someone’s done something really stupid during a task when Alex is the one who starts asking the questions instead of Greg 😂

    Jayk1406Jayk1406Måned siden
  • Why did he win?? A Towner is measured vertically not diagonal, the leaning tower of pisa isn't the same height now innit. Straight bullshit

    PanPanMåned siden
  • This would be a good task for Phil Wang cause there isn't A LIME!!

    Natalie B.Natalie B.Måned siden
  • The secret ingredient is blood!

    thesimpsons17thesimpsons17Måned siden
  • What i was thinking of was peeling the lemons and stapling the ends of the peels together and then stapling that long strip of lemon peel to something else so it would stay vertical - that would count as a tower, wouldn't it?

    xBoBox333xBoBox333Måned siden
    • It would, but there were no staples in the bowl so they couldn't be part of the final tower. Having said that, I think it would depend on Greg's mood because the knife wasn't in the bowl and two people used it structurally.

      Adam RobinsonAdam RobinsonMåned siden
  • The description calls her Alive Levine as of 20 minutes after upload.

    Jameson MooreJameson MooreMåned siden
    • @Tanish Patil In some ways it could be said she's more alive than she is Alice.

      GuanoLadGuanoLadMåned siden
    • 6 hours and she's still Alive!

      Erie SaraErie SaraMåned siden
    • 4 hours and she’s still alive levine

      nathan wackettnathan wackettMåned siden
    • This statement is correct, I see no problem here

      I’m the one who brought the beansI’m the one who brought the beansMåned siden
    • It has been 3 hours already, and i mean, they’re not wrong..

      Batja SternalBatja SternalMåned siden
  • 30..... thousand Perfect

    Galax SpaceGalax SpaceMåned siden
  • When life gives you lemons... *Build a tower with it.*

    Dit KindDit KindMåned siden
  • Step on top of 1 lemon, with 1 hand holding another lemon being stretched vertically over your head. This is after drenching yourself in lemons and also drinking some of it? LOL idk its too early for this.

    TheGameCountre 3714TheGameCountre 3714Måned siden
  • The "vegan jenga" bit is too funny.

    TottiKarottiTottiKarottiMåned siden
    • Idk I kinda liked Russel the most to me he's pretty funny

      Evie LuvonEvie LuvonMåned siden
    • Freaka Zoid Russell is the only TM contestant so far I actively dislike (a couple of others who leave me cold, but that’s about it). Pleased that his berkness was called out throughout the series, especially by Liza.

      kisbiekisbieMåned siden
    • @Freaka Zoid periodt

      DeathllyhallowsDeathllyhallowsMåned siden
    • I mean jenga is already vegan. I guess it more edible.

      Permagamer OgPermagamer OgMåned siden
    • It's not a very good joke, but Russell's rarely are. Good to see him called out by the superior comedian there. :)

      Freaka ZoidFreaka ZoidMåned siden
  • :D

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  • Just enough to make you think

    UnacceptableUseUnacceptableUseMåned siden
  • As much as I love Alice’s pet names for Alex, Acaster’s refusal to acknowledge him is so much funnier. I’ve never understood the whole wield thing because to me that would equal 5 times that you’ve picked them up and put them back down. It’s clearly not how they were operating though. Poor Russell with that cut. I’ve experienced it and ouch.

    Miranda HesterMiranda HesterMåned siden
    • @icturner23 yeah wtf

      Mia SmithMia SmithMåned siden
    • No, ‘wield’ certainly doesn’t mean ‘pick up’. They’d at least have to brandish to be wielding, even if it didn’t require them to use it.

      icturner23icturner23Måned siden
    • I think they would have allowed it if they just had came up with it, my first thoughts too

      Janne JacobsJanne JacobsMåned siden
  • Alex must be sad as all the towers are taller than him

    SiddharthSiddharthMåned siden
    • @Baiko No he is tiny, they have to put him really close to the camera otherwise you wouldn't even see him.

      rjk69rjk69Måned siden
    • Greg calls him little, but he's still taller than any of the contestants from that series (well, same height as Tim Vine)

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    • 😂 Quality!

      MiaMiaMåned siden
  • This is my second least favorite task. I just don't like the ones where the winner is the one who figures out the only useful solution.

    Wii U and MiiWii U and MiiMåned siden
    • @Cricket England that was exactly the other task that I was thinking about in regards to how people read the card and how that impacted the choices they made to do the task. Too bad he couldn’t paint a rainbow to save his life.

      Miranda HesterMiranda HesterMåned siden
    • Wii U and Mii The person who found the toothpicks wasn’t the winner, so that makes no sense.

      icturner23icturner23Måned siden
    • @icturner23 I was talking about how toothpicks were in the bottom lemon, not the bowl used as a support tool.

      Wii U and MiiWii U and MiiMåned siden
    • The winner didn’t do that here, though. He just put some lemons in a bowl and for some reason Alex decided to call not-the-height of the lemons the height.

      icturner23icturner23Måned siden
    • So I guess you didn’t like Mark Watson paining a rainbow..

      Cricket EnglandCricket EnglandMåned siden
  • When life gives you lemons, make a tower!

    TemeziiiTemeziiiMåned siden
    • No, you scream at life to take its damn lemons back

      Nigel Van Suspicious SalmonNigel Van Suspicious SalmonMåned siden
    • Play vegan Jenga!

      KirstenKirstenMåned siden
  • Pickle

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    • Tomato

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    • Tomato

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    • Chilli

      Thomas MaynardThomas MaynardMåned siden
    • Watermelon

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    • @カルマ Lemon

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