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Famous First Words Page

Last Updated
17 Jul 2007

On the BBC Radio 4 show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, one of the rounds includes suggestions for the possible first words of famous people, either living or appearing on Celebrity Squares. Here are some of the teams' suggestions, along with some of my suggestions. If you have any ideas you would like included, please e-mail me here, and I will add the best ones (with full credit to you of course)

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Ian Paisley: ...and furthermore... Leeds
11 May 1998
Loyd Grossman: Who would live in a womb like this? Leeds
11 May 1998
Tony Blair: You're right Mum - Labour does leave you knackered! Leeds
11 May 1998
President Clinton: Nurse - would you mind putting your hand on this? Leeds
11 May 1998
Lord Irving: This wallpaper's got to go! Leeds
11 May 1998
William Hague: I'm always going to look like this! Leeds
11 May 1998
Colonel Tom Thumb: Over here! Leeds
11 May 1998
Mrs Thatcher: Now we are a baby Leeds
11 May 1998
David Frost: So what's it like to be my Mother then, you must be very proud... Leeds
11 May 1998
Winston Churchill: I'm always going to look like this! Leeds
11 May 1998
Robin Cook: This is the best I'll ever look! Leeds
11 May 1998
Bernie Ecclestone: Over here! Leeds
11 May 1998
Charlton Heston: I parted the waters myself! Leeds
11 May 1998
Paula Yates: Paula! What sort of a name is Paula?! Northampton
23 Nov 1996
Mrs Thatcher: No, no, I'll cut the cord & open myself. Northampton
23 Nov 1996
Mrs Thatcher: Now we are a grand-daughter! Northampton
23 Nov 1996
Michael Barrymore: I'm out! Northampton
23 Nov 1996
David Frost: Hello, Good Evening and Talcum. Northampton
23 Nov 1996
John Major: Mum - Get off this trapeze! Northampton
23 Nov 1996
Michael Howard: I'm not coming out until I've served my full term! Northampton
23 Nov 1996
John Redwood: Sorry! Wrong planet! Northampton
23 Nov 1996
Saddam Hussein: That was the battle of all Mothers! Northampton
23 Nov 1996
Jeremy Beadle: ...and you thought it was just indigestion! Northampton
23 Nov 1996
Julian Clary: Never again! Northampton
23 Nov 1996
Mary Whitehouse: Surely, there must be a better way than this! Northampton
23 Nov 1996
Clint Eastwood: Go ahead punk - cut my cord
Tom Jones: No nurse, that's not the umbilical cord!
Mary Whitehouse: How disgusting! I shouldn't be allowed to see something like this at my age
Mrs. Thatcher: No U-turns!
Magnus Magnusson: I've started, so I'll finish
Larry Grayson, on receiving his first doll: Seems like a nice toy
Orson Welles, on eating his first meal: Probably the best strained prunes in the world
Hercule Poirot: I know who did it...
The triplets born to the wife of PC Reg Garbutt of Penge: Hello, Hello, Hello
Cyril Smith: Go on then nurse - pick me up
Paul Daniels: Amazing! I disappeared from the cabinet of swords, and reappeared here!
10 Mar 1990
Mrs Thatcher: We are a grand-daughter
10 Mar 1990
Jeremy Beadle: What she doesn't know is I've left a stink bomb in there!
10 Mar 1990
Carol Thatcher: Mark, I don't care which of us is the eldest, but south is that way
10 Mar 1990
Denis Thatcher: You must have got something better than milk!
10 Mar 1990
Frank Carson: ...and the second Irishman said...
10 Mar 1990
Judge Pickles: If you think this will get you out of going to jail, I'm not coming out
10 Mar 1990
Thomas Torquemada: Still won't confess, eh? Well, we'll try that again!
Gazza: Divn't slap me - let me cry first
George Bush: Watch my arse!
Clint Eastwood: Go ahead punk. Cut my cord
Harry Houdini: Ta-daaa!!
Claire Rayner: Feed me!
Norman Lamont: I can only come out in the hours of darkness
Charlton Heston: I'll break the waters, if you dont mind
Madonna: I've heard of tinned milk, but this is ridiculous
John Major: Hello. I'm over here
David Frost: Hello, Good Evening and Talcum.
19 Oct 1991
Sigmund Freud: Oy. That's scarred me for life
19 Oct 1991
Clement Freud: Goo-Goo. Oh...Repetition of Goo
19 Oct 1991
Barbara Cartland: Dada...entered the room, his manly shoulders silhouetted against the...
19 Oct 1991
The Queen (to the midwife): ...and tell me, have you been doing this job for long?
19 Oct 1991
Ben Elton: Ben-Ben loves his choo-choo. Yes indeed, ladies and gentlemen, but choo-choos arrive on time and were waiting at the station. They're not there, but...
19 Oct 1991
Michael Aspel: Mr. Henderson, you thought you were just delivering a baby, but This Is My Life!
19 Oct 1991
Princess Di: Do you want me to cut the cord?
19 Oct 1991
Jacques Delors: Hello Mother (actually he said it in French, which is ?Allo Mere Delors?)
19 Oct 1991
Archimedes: I'm filthy - where's the bath?
19 Oct 1991
Neil Kinnock: ...and thirdly...
19 Oct 1991
Pavarotti: Mama-Mia, it's raining out
19 Oct 1991
Mark Thatcher: Where am I?
19 Oct 1991
Harvey Proctor: SLAP Ooh, I liked that!
19 Oct 1991
The Dalai Lama: Here we go again...
14 Sep 1987
Arthur Scargill: I'm out. EVERYBODY OUT
14 Sep 1987
P.K. Botha: Black legs? That can't be right
14 Sep 1987
The Editor of the Daily Mail: MY NINE MONTHS OF HELL IN LOONY LEFT WOMB
14 Sep 1987
Jimmy Carter: Ah spose it's to early to be bawn again?
14 Sep 1987
Alan Whicker: Whaa Whaa Whaa Whaa Whaa Whaa Whaa Whaa Whaa
11 Feb 1989
David Coleman: Extraordinary! Two minutes, thirty eight point five seconds
11 Feb 1989
Mark Thatcher: Where am I?
11 Feb 1989
Paul Raymond: Cor, I ain't 'alf thirsty mum, I fancy a large one!
11 Feb 1989
The Dalai Lama: As I was saying...
11 Feb 1989
Adolf Hitler: Ziss isn't Poland!
11 Feb 1989
Mr McDonald (the hamburger king): Hey! Those dirty nappies give me a great idea...
11 Feb 1989
Little Richard: Goo goo ga ga goo-bop-a-luma Oxford
20 Jun 1992
Elton John: Gimme a hat! Gimme a hat! Don't look at my head! Don't look at my head! Oxford
20 Jun 1992
Robert Maxwell: Trust me Oxford
20 Jun 1992
John Major: This is a very exciting way to be born, Mother, but they've taken away the safety net Oxford
20 Jun 1992
Oliver Reed: Is that surgical spirit, nurse? Oxford
20 Jun 1992
Tom Jones: No nurse, that's not the umbilical cord Oxford
20 Jun 1992
Michael Winner: Cut! I'd like to go again love - lots more screaming this time Oxford
20 Jun 1992
Gerald Kaufmann: I must call home Oxford
20 Jun 1992
Noel Coward: A womb with a view... Oxford
20 Jun 1992
Frank Sinatra: This is positively my last appearance Oxford
20 Jun 1992
Oedipus: I'll be back Torquay
30 Jun 2003
That Geordie bloke off Big Brother: Day One, and I've been evicted Torquay
30 Jun 2003
Hans Blik: No. Didn't find anything there either Torquay
30 Jun 2003
Alfred Hitchcock: BOO!! Torquay
30 Jun 2003
Jeffrey Archer: I've just been found under a gooseberry bush Torquay
30 Jun 2003
Sting: Da-doo-doo-doo Da-da-da-da Torquay
30 Jun 2003
Tequin Whittock: COUGH Torquay
30 Jun 2003
Vinnie Jones: Just try smacking me Torquay
30 Jun 2003
Rolf Harris: Can you see what I am yet? Torquay
30 Jun 2003
Phillip Larkin: Oh! Thanks for nothing! Torquay
30 Jun 2003
Gordon Brown: Hang on - before I decide if I'm in or out, there are five tests to be met Torquay
30 Jun 2003
Leslie Phillips: Well hello nurse! Torquay
30 Jun 2003
Anne Robinson: Well, who's packet of three had more holes than St Andrews? Torquay
30 Jun 2003
Boutros Boutros Gali: For heaven's sake, don't let the stuttering priest do the christening Torquay
30 Jun 2003
Andrew Lloyd-Webber: What do you mean "I wouldn't feed him if I were you"? Torquay
30 Jun 2003
Rick Parfitt of Status Quo: Where are the other two chords? Torquay
30 Jun 2003
Patrick Moore: Do you know, this is the first time I've seen Ma's Torquay
30 Jun 2003
Alan Whicker: Whaa Whaa Whaa Whaa Whaa Whaa Whaa Whaa Whaa
22 Jan 1990
David Coleman: Extraordinary! Two minutes, thirty eight point five seconds
22 Jan 1990
Mark Thatcher: Where am I?
22 Jan 1990
Paul Raymond: Cor, I ain't 'alf thirsty mum, I fancy a large one!
22 Jan 1990
The Dalai Lama: As I was saying...
22 Jan 1990
Adolf Hitler: Ziss isn't Poland!
22 Jan 1990
Mr McDonald (the hamburger king): Hey! Those dirty nappies give me a great idea...
22 Jan 1990
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