The latest edition of Pointless saw father and son duo Tony and Paul go through to the final round of the BBC hit.
Having beat all the other teams, the Pointless pair chose their topic wisely when the opportunity to focus on sport came up.
The category was titled Wayne Rooney’s records, and one of the options in the list was other top scorer football players.
The teammates fought to get a Pointless answer but sadly none of their picks were successful.
The best was Michael Owen, who managed to get a frustrating six points, but Richard was keen to point out one of the pair had already mentioned a winner in their brief chat.
He said with a wry smile: “Which one of you in the 60 seconds mentioned Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – because one of you did?”
“Me,” Paul answered with a laugh, completely unprepared for what the presenter was about to say next.
“That would have just won you the jackpot of £2,000,” Richard revealed.
Paul put his face into his hands in defeat, unwilling to believe how close he’d come to taking home the cash prize.
“So well done,” Richard then teased, before jibing Tony for stopping his son from giving the winning answer.
“Good work dad,” Richard said. “I’m glad it wasn’t the other way round.”
But Tony couldn’t resist hitting back at the presenter, as he shot back: “Thanks Richard. That’s gonna be a long train journey back.”
Turning red, Richard stuttered: “You can handle it.”
“He won’t!” an annoyed Paul cried out in jest.
Referring to Liverpool player Alex and a host of other names who achieved the elusive pointless status, Richard went on: “All of these were 19 when they scored their first goal for England.”
“But 60 seconds is not enough, your brain just goes I know that,” he lamented.
“Sometimes it’s not to be!” Richard added.
Yesterday’s edition of the show saw viewers kicking off on Twitter over one contestant’s hilariously wrong answer about playwright William Shakespeare’s animal characters.
“Priceless!” one person called it.
Pointless continues Monday at 5.15pm on BBC One.