Thursday night saw the much-anticipated rumble in the Canterbury jungle as Nigel Farage and Russell Brand lined up against each other on Question Time.
And they barely said two words to each other.
Luckily, Britain's favourite thing to do during Question Time is make sure everyone on Twitter knows that they're watching it.
The clash of two big names and three other people threw the internet into a frenzy:
— Unnamed Insider (@Unnamedinsider) December 11, 2014
The show covered a range of topics, from Nigel Farage's salary...
I understand how Farage is so poor. Very expensive to commute from the 1940s each day.December 11, 2014
To recent breastfeeding scandals...
To how Ukip would fight to keep retain the soul of the NHS. Oh no, hang on...
That's Farage, there, calling for a return to the good old clearcut days of Communism and Fascism raging across the globe. #bbcqt— Hugo Rifkind (@hugorifkind) December 11, 2014
But even a discussion about men interrupting women didn't stop Nigel Farage from interrupting a woman:
"One of the things people really don't like on these programmes is men talking over women" Creagh 1-0 Russell #bbcqt— Sophy Ridge (@SophyRidgeSky) December 11, 2014
Oh, they've levelled out. Interrupting women, brand- 4, farage-4. #bbcqt— Santa M (@sazza_jay) December 11, 2014
Obviously the seating arrangement came up.
Then someone appeared to equate Twitter followers with social responsibility.
Justin Bieber's got 57 million followers. Yet hasn't shown the slightest interest in the Health and Social Care Bill. Bastard #bbcqt— Jamie (@jtlovell1979) December 11, 2014
Most people at home were just playing the QT drinking game:
Drink everytime Penny Mordaunt says "cock".— Ryan Barrell (@RyanBarrell) December 11, 2014
Sadly Penny Mordaunt didn't really fulfil expectations:
I can’t believe Penny Mordaunt has come on #bbcqt without realising they’ve booked her to say “cock” as many times as possible.— Caitlin Moran (@caitlinmoran) December 11, 2014
If you were wondering what Penny Mordaunt is doing for a bet tonight, it’s ‘wearing that blouse' #bbcqt— Michael Moran (@TheMichaelMoran) December 11, 2014
Lol at deliberate Parliamentary time waster Penny Mordaunt holding forth on why people might be turned off by Westminster politics. #bbcqt— Abi Wilkinson (@AbiWilks) December 11, 2014
Penny Mordaunt has looked at Twitter and learned how to bore people rigid with follower numbers. #bbcqt— fleetstreetfox (@fleetstreetfox) December 11, 2014
Dimbleby even seemed to get a bit annoyed with her rambling cutting down on Russell and Nige's air time.
This guy was too busy shouting at the politicians to listen to them answer his question about politicians shouting at each other:
Farage and Brand did spar a little bit with the comedian calling the Ukip leader a...
ABSOLUTELY SUPERB.December 11, 2014
PUNCH UP #bbcqt— fleetstreetfox (@fleetstreetfox) December 11, 2014
FIIIIIIIGHT! #bbcqt— Phil Dore (@thus_spake_z) December 11, 2014
But then he got fairly smacked down by an audience member...
Things escalated dramatically...
Inspired by the political arguments put forward on #bbcqt, I've spent the past few minutes screaming insults at my cat for no reason at all.— Nick Harvey (@mrnickharvey) December 11, 2014
Luckily the audience didn't disappoint and Bunny La Roche, formerly of the Socialist Workers' Party, started yelling at everyone:
Twitter explodes at blue haired woman in a zebra jumper shouting 'I'm coming to get you Farage!' #bbcqt— Kate Bottley (@revkatebottley) December 11, 2014
Do NOT mess with that lady from Canterbury #bbcqt— Greg Rutherford (@GregJRutherford) December 11, 2014
very enjoyable #bbcqt. Brand clear and vital. Farage accomplished. Audience brimming with lunatics.— Rick Edwards (@rickedwards1) December 11, 2014
Despicable waste of oxygen pic.twitter.com/7ZotxG41Sj— Tommy Robinson (@TRobinsonNewEra) December 11, 2014
Blue-haired lady's hit list.
2) This ladyDecember 11, 2014
But at least we got a few good soundbites for the morning news:
Even if some of the facts weren't quite true...
CITATION REQUIRED #BBCQT— DIMBLEBOT (@DIMBLEBOT) December 11, 2014
Oh, and there was that weird bit when 'Enoch Powell' and 'Timmy Mallet' started trending because of this chap...
I never thought Enoch Powell trending would be a good thing. #bbcqt— Jonny Geller (@JonnyGeller) December 11, 2014
In conclusion, people came away feeling dazed and as if nothing was really sorted out.
I genuinely feel like half of that whole thing was unanswered and I could do with another 30 mins of #bbcqt— ZOE LONDON ☮ (@zoelondondj) December 11, 2014
well that was exhausting. I feel oddly sullied. #bbcqt— Rebecca Front (@RebeccaFront) December 11, 2014
Well, that was depressing. And because we all watched it, next week they'll have the crying one off TOWIE and Jim Davidson. #bbcqt— fleetstreetfox (@fleetstreetfox) December 11, 2014
So #bbcqt completes its transformation into the Jeremy Kyle Show. That distant whirring sound is Robin Day's bow tie spinning in its grave.— Nicholas Pegg (@NicholasPegg) December 11, 2014
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I can actually feel my brain dribbling out of my ears. #bbcqt— Roisin O'Connor (@Roisin_OConnor) December 11, 2014