QUESTION 1: Name the three commentators at the beginning of the original 1996 version of Three Lions.
Baddiel: “Hanson, Brooking, Hill.”
Skinner: “And the guy who says, “Good old England” I believe is [Mexican commentator] Jesús Bracamontes.
Correct. Alan Hanson, Trevor Brooking, Jimmy Hill
QUESTION 2: What breakfast cereal does Ian Broudie have in his kitchen in the video?
Baddiel: “Sugar Puffs?”
Skinner: “I’m going to say Corn Flakes.”
Correct. Kellogg’s Corn Flakes
QUESTION 3: What is the headline on the front of David’s newspaper?
Baddiel: ““England’s going to blow it away?””
Incorrect. Front page: “It’s Twins. Pamela’s healthy bouncing pair.” Backpage: “England’s going to throw it away.”
Skinner: I’ve never noticed that!
QUESTION 4: Complete the following work-in-progress lyrics. “Three Lions on a shirt /Just near where it says Umbro…”
Baddiel: [Sings]. “Do it for Millichip Bert. [Sir Frederick Albert Millichip, FA Chairman 1981-1996 – Football Ed]. Something, something, rhymes with Umbro.”
Partial credit. The answer on the card is, “The white one shows the dirt/The grey one not as much though”
Skinner: “When you get old your memory gets so bad you can really laugh at your old jokes.”
QUESTION 5: What number did Three Lions reach in the German charts?
Skinner: “I was quite chuffed seeing them on the balcony singing “Football’s Coming Home””.
Baddiel: “I think they just thought [affects German accent], “We’ve von ze tournament so ve vill have ze song.””
QUESTION 6: Q Magazine once said, “Folk memory will eradicate the memory of David Baddiel’s singing as effectively as…”
Baddiel: ““…it has eradicated the memory of corpse-robbers during the Blitz.” I’m almost proud to be insulted at such a high level. Will people now say, “That’s a bit harsh on corpse robbers?””
QUESTION 7: What football song was at number 10 when Three Lions 2010 entered the charts at number 21 in May of the same year?
Skinner: “The Leeds United song to celebrate their promotion.”
Correct. Leeds Leeds Leeds (Marching On Together).
Baddiel: “There was a football song called “Sunderland Are Back In The First Division”. I’ve always loved the sheer straightforwardness of the title.”
QUESTION 8: Which football song did Noel Gallagher pick as the greatest ever in NME’s World Cup special?
Baddiel: “I imagine World In Motion.”
Incorrect. He said, “They’re all shit”.
Baddiel: “That’s a trick question.”
Skinner: “That’s all right. That’s allowed.”
QUESTION 9: How much of the John Barnes rap from New Order’s World In Motion and now the Mars advert can you do?
Baddiel: “’You’ve got to hold and give/And do it at the right time.’ And I imagine if you’re John Barnes, eat a Mars and eat another Mars.”
Skinner: “The advert seems to be saying, “We can take very athletic men and make them quite fat.””
QUESTION 10: Now do any of Dizzee Rascal’s rap from this year’s unofficial England song.
Skinner: “We’re going to SA/We’ll learn how to play/We’ll play it right/We’ll play it tight/We’ll be at the back/We’ll play with Jack.”
“Come on England/We need to sort it out/Put the champs down, pull your finger out, leave the Wags alone/Set aside your ego, we’re tired of bragging about 40-odd years ago/We need a victory, quick, fast.”
Total score 5.5/10
Baddiel: “That’s pretty good”
Skinner: “There were some tough questions. Breakfast cereal? I don’t watch those videos on a regular basis whatever your readers might think.”
Skinner and Baddiel host World Cup podcasts this summer at www.absoluteradio.co.uk with Sony Ericsson