quiz show hosted by Anne Robinson
that is a strange amalgamation of 15 to 1
(number of contestants), Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
(music and set) and Big Brother
(contestants are voted out by their peers), with the added bonus of extremely low prize money and a 45 minute running time. A show where it is statistically very likely to go away at a loss (only the winner gets anything at all), with the additional disincentive of making up to nine enemies.
Since I created this writeup, The Weakest Link went on to be a transparently BBC-orchestrated "media phenomenon", the show promoted to a prime-time slot and endless pointless column inches dribbled out about its supposed popularity. Oh, and every fuckwit on God's green earth began to parrot its catchphrases incessantly. Kill your television.