H says that part of the reason Pointless is so good is that to watch it at 4.30 on a weekday you need to have bunked off work early, which gives it an extra frisson. Actually, I doubt H has ever said 'frisson' in his life, but something along those lines.
A couple of weeks ago I was looking after my mum's cat (again). I was on my own - I'd been sitting quietly working at my computer - and I put on Pointless, and after a while I realised the cat was standing looking at me in amazement. As far as the cat was concerned I had gone mad - one minute sitting quietly and sensibly like a cat, the next minute laughing and calling out like the monkey he always suspected I was.