Trying to answer stupid job interview questions | The Ranganation - BBC

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    A recent study suggests brain teasers in interviews are signs of a narcissistic and sadistic boss. How would The Ranganation fair with these questions?
    Romesh Ranganathan, joined by celebrity guests and the Ranganation, his very own focus group of 25 members of the public, takes a funny, topical look at modern Britain.
    The Ranganation | Episode 6 | BBC
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Comments • 252

  • George Henry Moore
    George Henry Moore 2 months ago

    I'd fill the bloody hole with water and make sure I wasn't around when it's filled up.

  • Jonathan Plaster
    Jonathan Plaster 2 months ago

    Hippo in a hole. Send an apprentice for a sky-hook. Brew a cuppa to think.

  • Evil Clever Dog
    Evil Clever Dog 2 months ago

    If I was a kitchen appliance, I'd be a toaster. The first thing I'd do is take a bath.

  • PtolemyJones
    PtolemyJones 2 months ago

    The person in the top left of the audience looks like Alice from the Brady Bunch from a distance.

  • Marc Stock
    Marc Stock 2 months ago

    I have to say, i was in the audience on this episode, and it was absolutely hilarious.

  • Gangsta Nerd
    Gangsta Nerd 2 months ago

    I know the answer to the first question. Hippos are swimmers. So I'd fill up the hole with water. People on this show are not so smart.

  • Darren
    Darren 3 months ago

    Shoot the hippo in the head, eat it and walk away.

  • Coruption12
    Coruption12 3 months ago

    Employers are retarded these days, even for the shit jobs they recruit like its the Apprentice.

  • Azim Ismail
    Azim Ismail 3 months ago +3

    Snapchat the hippo, go viral.

  • Sam T
    Sam T 3 months ago

    First question: cordon off the hole to prevent escape, fill it with water. It’s a hippo it’ll swim to the surface.

  • shifty
    shifty 3 months ago

    That first question did my head in. Dig a slope towards the hole

  • Owen Moores
    Owen Moores 3 months ago +2

    Hippo Question answer: fill the hole with water and let it rise
    Refrigerator answer: the door will be open if it’s on. The light turns off when it shuts

  • Hasib Mohebzadeh
    Hasib Mohebzadeh 3 months ago

    Add subtitles!!!

  • Sue B
    Sue B 3 months ago

    Is this comedian a Muslim? I've never seen or heard of him … until now.

  • Fin's Lounge
    Fin's Lounge 3 months ago +14

    If I see a hippo in a hole .... maybe those mushrooms I picked in the field weren't meant for a fry up

  • Zakiry
    Zakiry 3 months ago +1

    Tf is an arga

  • Jay Kay
    Jay Kay 3 months ago +4

    Where do you see yourself in 1 year..

    Dunno mate, I don't have 2020 vision

    • Jordan
      Jordan 3 months ago

      Ba Dum Tss!

  • D
    D 3 months ago

    Green turban. Brilliant.

  • Greg Dundee
    Greg Dundee 3 months ago

    Why did you apply for this position? BECAUSE I NEED MONEY!!
    ALSO, shoot the hippo, fill the hole in

  • Jake RS
    Jake RS 3 months ago

    So i could of wrote it...
    In percentages?
    Probably 100%i wrote it...😂🤣😂🤣

  • A Q
    A Q 3 months ago

    Hahahaha romesh’s mum wins!

  • Andy P
    Andy P 3 months ago

    fill the hole with water

  • I Am Invictus Destiny
    I Am Invictus Destiny 3 months ago

    Fill the hole with water 😂

  • Harsh Parekh
    Harsh Parekh 3 months ago

    Hippo: Fill water into the hole.

  • daniel anderson234
    daniel anderson234 3 months ago +1

    Isn't the point of saying one million sold worldwide the point of persuasion?, Gillette the best a man can get.....but is it though?, Poundshop razer's are better

  • Just Some Guy
    Just Some Guy 3 months ago +2

    "Where do you see yourself in 5 years"
    Me: "On the other side of this desk"

  • Gumardee coins and banknotes

    I would just say I have better things to do then answer stupid questions.

  • KingRhysBrown
    KingRhysBrown 3 months ago +1

    Dont see the point in a interview why not just tell them what they gotta do if they can do it gold star ur employed if not yeet

  • Ben Dev
    Ben Dev 3 months ago +1

    Just tell the Hippo that the hole has got a STD...

  • T J
    T J 3 months ago

    6 min 50 secs of dumb ass horse shit.

  • Ghufran Uddin
    Ghufran Uddin 3 months ago +1

    I had a job interview, and I ended up at the wrong one, it was quite awkward, because everything they asked, forced me to bullshit a level I've never done before.

  • hyndscs
    hyndscs 3 months ago +1

    Hippo falls in a hole? Depending on situation is either dig it out or lift it out bearing how dangerous they are in mind. Take appropriate actions

  • P8Fred
    P8Fred 3 months ago

    i dont understand these biritish 'comedy' talkshows....all the colors gayness hapiness excitement going on...but no real substance...its awful and disgusting

    • Steve Ross
      Steve Ross 3 months ago

      I may well be incorrect......but I'd say you're American.

  • Malcolm Abram
    Malcolm Abram 3 months ago

    Perhaps the stupidest interview question is 'Why have you applied to us?' Of course the plain fact that one needs a job and money never ever comes into the answer.

  • Mod 66
    Mod 66 3 months ago

    Just when I thought this programme couldn't drop any lower this is on it

  • experiment54
    experiment54 3 months ago +18

    Interviewer "if a hippo fell down a hole how would you get it out?"
    Me "fill the hole with water. Hippos can swim. And on a more serious note I'd close facebook and get on with my work"

    • Freya C
      Freya C 2 months ago

      @Darren barbaric and unnecessary. Hippos lives matter!

    • Darren
      Darren 3 months ago +1

      Shoot it in the head, eat it and leave. Easy.

  • Matt Gray
    Matt Gray 3 months ago

    Question one: Fill hole with water let hippo swim out

  • Tom Gallagher
    Tom Gallagher 3 months ago

    when asked about the one million sold line on amazon he should have just said "that was a marketing tactic, and it worked."

  • Kronk's Stronk Stonks
    Kronk's Stronk Stonks 3 months ago +10

    Where do you see yourself in five years?
    Hanging from my ceiling fan if i have to hear this stupid-ass question one more time in that period...

  • the babymomo
    the babymomo 3 months ago

    Ex banker is right

  • Gonxp Vids
    Gonxp Vids 3 months ago +1

    Holy diversity qouta, muslims, gays, black, white, brown, male, female, what else did they miss?

  • Recorrupted
    Recorrupted 3 months ago +1

    Why does wheeler dealer look like a racially insensitive Rob Schneider character lmao

  • eansba 88
    eansba 88 3 months ago +1

    Fill the hole with water.
    Take the lightbulb out, then you know the light is always off.
    Personally I'm a coffee pot, cuz my energy's contagious, but the best and obvious answer is the fire extinguisher, because of your ability to put out any "fires".
    Do I get the job?

    • eansba 88
      eansba 88 3 months ago

      @Rhiannon Millar hippos swim, homie. Plus any attempt at me personally getting close to the thing would result in my imminent death. Filling it up with water and letting it find it's own way out is much safer.

    • Rhiannon Millar
      Rhiannon Millar 3 months ago

      So you're going to drown it?

  • H B
    H B 3 months ago

    Who's "small town girl"?

  • Ellie Martinelli
    Ellie Martinelli 3 months ago +1

    Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Uhm... Well, if you hire me, hopefully still working for you, DUH!!!!! 🤯 I hate this question 🙄

  • Joseph Power
    Joseph Power 3 months ago

    The real answer to the first question is:
    You get your collection of loyal friends (who follow you everywhere) to help you take the hippo out of the hole.
    First, your friends who're vets get their dart rifles out and dart the hippo until it's taken enough sedative for it to be down for a few hours, then, you get the rest of the collection to get their shovels, wheelbarrows and spades out so they can dig a trench for the hippo to escape from. Of course, in the time your men are digging, your vet friends are watching the hippo carefully so it doesn't wake up and kill anyone.
    Once the trench is dug out, and the vets are happy the hippo will wake up soon, you walk away to a safe distance and watch as it runs off into the wilderness.

    • Joseph Power
      Joseph Power 3 months ago

      The alternate answer is, you kill the hippo and bury it. Then dig up the bones once it's decayed.

  • Lucretius
    Lucretius 3 months ago +9

    "Where do you seen yourself in 5 years time?"
    If i could tell the future i won't be looking for a job. (I could never find enough courage to say that)

    • KILLERxPRO99
      KILLERxPRO99 3 months ago

      Lucretius I’m definitely saying that 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Pasha Hart
    Pasha Hart 3 months ago +5

    The answer is fill the hole with water and turn it into a pond, put up a fence, charge people to come to your zoo.....

    • tinylilmatt
      tinylilmatt 3 months ago

      @Pasha Hart
      Haha I was thinking the same since they can swim

  • Fractal
    Fractal 3 months ago

    Fill the hole with water. The hippo can escape

  • Mr Corndog
    Mr Corndog 3 months ago

    If you're a foreigner, you'll take the British guys job because you're probably better educated.

  • Thomas Heylen
    Thomas Heylen 3 months ago +2

    Just get in the fridge and shut the door

  • GICking
    GICking 3 months ago +3

    Romeshs mum just acts like his mum. 😄

  • MC 0_0per
    MC 0_0per 3 months ago +4

    Hippo answer ' fill it with water' ffs!

    • tinylilmatt
      tinylilmatt 3 months ago

      @MC 0_0per 😂
      I wonder if he’d get the job with the “FFS” attitude

    • MC 0_0per
      MC 0_0per 3 months ago +1

      @Guitarstaraces What a muppet. They live in water, float on water and thats the bloody answer! What a melt

    • Guitarstaraces
      Guitarstaraces 3 months ago

      Hippos don't walk on water! FFS!!

  • A Jones
    A Jones 3 months ago

    Why's Tom's head look so big?

  • Paul B
    Paul B 3 months ago +66

    If I see a hippo in a hole, ill stop paying attention to distractions and keep doing my job.

  • Gander Suffiane
    Gander Suffiane 3 months ago +1

    Hippo in hole : fill hole with water

  • James Butler
    James Butler 3 months ago

    Tom Allen, massive head or tiny body?

  • Vivian Couper
    Vivian Couper 3 months ago +61

    I would never send a thank you email after an interview. I would not presume to waste their time with trivial nonsense. I would thank them for the interview at the conclusion of the interview and leave the ball in their court. The manager who would not hire someone who did not send the email (eager=desperate, organised= irrelevant busywork , well mannered= time-waster) has probably missed out on many good candidates. Who wants an inbox full of irrelevant pap?

    • K Marie
      K Marie Day ago

      I set a thank you e-mail to only one of the many jobs I applied/interviewed for. And that was the only job offer I got during that period! Not sure whether it was the e-mail that did it though haha

  • palmeristo
    palmeristo 3 months ago +2

    I would've filled up the hole with water so the hippo had a home. Boom problem solving lol

    • palmeristo
      palmeristo 3 months ago

      @IDOWU and a cocktail with the umbrella.

    • IDOWU
      IDOWU 3 months ago

      @palmeristo oh yeah good point, could give them some big armbands too

    • palmeristo
      palmeristo 3 months ago

      @IDOWU yes they can if they hold their breath

    • IDOWU
      IDOWU 3 months ago

      @palmeristo they cant float lol

    • palmeristo
      palmeristo 3 months ago

      @IDOWU should float to the top and have it's own little pool.

  • Kenny McCormick
    Kenny McCormick 3 months ago

    First one is fill it with water id say.