was a legend as the most intelligent man in Ireland
. He had topped such shows as Larry Gogan
's "Just a Minute Quiz
" and Bunny Carr
" for many years.
So the Irish board
suggested that he should enter into the regional heats for Mastermind
on the BBC
. He did, and won a place.
On the evening of the competition, Seamus entered from the crowd and placed himself on the famous Leather Seat
and made himself comfortable.
The lights dimmed and a spotlight pointed at his face. Magnus Magnusson
, What Subject are you studying?" "Irish History
", Seamus replied. "Very well", said Magnusson, " Your specialist subject is Irish History, Starting NOW.
In what year did the 'Easter Rising
' take Place?" Seamus responds.. "Pass" "OK", says Magnusson,
"Who was the Leader of the Easter Rising?" Seamus responds .. " Pass " "OK", says Magnusson,
"How long did the Easter Rising Last?" Seamus responds.."Pass"
Instantly, a voice shouts from the crowd," Good man Seamus.... Tell the fucking English