Did Lee Mack refuse to help a tangled hang glider because he was rude to him? – Would I Lie to You?

Did Lee Mack refuse to help a tangled hang glider because he was rude to him? – Would I Lie to You?


I once refused to help a hang glider
who had become tangled in a tree, because, two hours earlier,
he had been rude to me in a car park. David’s team. I love it.
How high up in the tree was he? He was about two thirds
the way up of the tree. You probably want to know
the height of the tree, don’t you? Yes, please.
The height of the tree was about how high he was plus a third. So he wasn’t two thirds
of the way up the tree, he was three quarters? He was… No. If he was two thirds
of the way up the tree, then the height of the tree
was how high he was plus a half. That is a fair point, innit? He’s made you look an idiot. Where was the car park? The car park was just near a cliff. Right, yes. What was the altercation
that you had with him? He took the last space,
that I considered my space, because I got to the space
in the car park, and I did that thing where I was waiting,
with my hazard lights on. Yes. When he came round the corner,
and just, as the person pulled out, he pulled straight into the space. I got out the car,
I would say menacingly, I approached his car,
he got out the car, er, bigger… ..and I said, forget it,
then, you know. If that’s your attitude. Did he get his equipment out, then? No. He’d already belittled me enough. Where was this tree?
What were you doing when you came across this tree with him in it?
Well, I was just going for a stroll, with my wife. And you heard a noise,
did you hear him or see him first? Er, I heard him first.
You heard him, and what was the sound that you heard?
You’re talking to your wife… Well, can you imagine
a kite hitting a tree? Times that by 50,
and then add a human, that is what it sounded like. “Ow!” Obviously, I took the
smart arse approach, and I went, “Oi, I think you’ll find
I was going to park there.” Erm, what did he say? He went, “Help!
“Can you…? Argh, help!” And I couldn’t see him at first,
because it was just a sort of mess of tree and hand glider
and, er… What sort of tree was it, Lee?
It was a big one. No, no, trees have names,
don’t they? Oh, Brian, the big tree. Was it an oak or
a birch or an ash…? Yeah. The species of tree. I’m going to go for oak. But was it an oak? No. Look, I’m walking along,
with my wife… Argh, crash, bang, wow! “Is that an oak?” That’s not how
conversations go, is it? You’re going, there’s a man
in a tree, fighting for his life! A man in a tree, shouting,
“Help, help, help me, “help me…” “Help, help, I’m stuck
in an oak, I think!” And what did you,
what did you say to him, as he shouted help?
“That’s not an oak! “You’re confusing me now,
when I have to relay “this on ‘Would I Lie To You?’,
I’ll get all confused! “And it’s your fault!” “I don’t know, I think
it might be a sycamore, “can you just help me?” Sycamore?! Yeah, when he fell out,
he went like that, all the way down. And what did your wife
have to say about this? My wife said, “We must help him.” And I said, “I refuse,
I absolutely refuse.” And she just went along with that?
Nope, she climbed that tree. She climbed that tree. With her bare hands? No, no, she’s got human hands. She climbed that tree,
and luckily she had some nail scissors, and she slowly
started cutting at the many, many, er, bits of
tangled up bits around him, until eventually she managed
to help him get down. Did she carry…?
So the hand glider had strings, like a parachute, did it?
Sounds like a parachute, doesn’t it? Yes. I should point
out… I should point out, I’d walked away, and this is just
the story that my wife recounted. And then when did
you next see your wife? I still haven’t seen her since. So, what did she…? He was a very good-looking
Spanish guy, apparently. All right. Super. Well, this is definitely true. Right, yes. Do you believe this? No. Is it a lie? Yeah. Lie. Lie, lie. Yeah, I think we think it’s a lie
because of what he said. Lee, was it the truth
or was it a lie? Of course it was a lie!

86 comments

  • Mobeen Zaffar

    FIRST

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  • Jocelyn Vega

    lee’s face while david explained the math to him was such a mood

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  • S B

    You are a beast, Jon. So quickly after the broadcast. Thank you for this.

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  • Adam

    I feel like such an idiot for still not understanding David’s maths correction….

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  • Terry Gause

    The show would be so much better if Rob would leave the funny banter to the funny people.

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  • Warren Q

    Yes, very quick and very clever, David. But am I right in saying that he was incorrect in stating that according to Lee's explanation he's 3/4 of the way up?

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  • SJ Metanoia

    Lee got the maths right?? I don't understand how David was right?

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  • Natasha Lysette

    Lee and his quick wit… I had to take it back and listen to the part about his wife's hands again.

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  • Insolentish

    His phrasing on the math was still technically correct. It just left room for confusion and misinterpretation

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  • AlexTea202

    it seems im the only fucking sane person here. i havent seen anyone explain this maths with any sense. 2/3 or 3/4 cannot equate to the same thing without a common denominator – and even then it would not add up to thirds or quarters. it would be around sevenths and eighths.

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  • Angus Parker

    This whole video is a perfect example of just how quick-witted Lee is…incredible 👏

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  • Alexander G

    Well, I've just wasted an hour trying to get my head around David's maths. I feel like an utter idiot, but thanks to the commenters on here, I finally got it. Thank you everyone!
    Here is the simplified answer:

    Lee simply meant 2/3 of the tree + 1/3 more of the whole tree. Ie: 3/3 =the total height.

    However David (humorously) interpreted it to mean 2/3 + '1/3 – of two thirds'. That would be 3/4. As such, he corrected Lee by stating that the height would be 2/3 + 'a half of 2/3' ie:1/3. That would come to 3/3 =1.

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  • CollectioNeo

    "No she's got human hands" really made me laugh! He's lightning fast!

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  • nirobu

    Wow. That sycamore part was quick as hell. Either he anticipated that someone (i.e. Rob) would react to it and had an answer prepared or Lee's mind just thinks of a joke that quickly.

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  • PinkChucky15

    I’ve missed Lee’s crazy stories so much.

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  • All Videos

    This guy is too quick

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  • jillhbaudhaan

    Where's Rachel Riley when you need her?

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  • JJCunningCreeper

    That's two episodes in a row now…
    First with adding 2 numbers and now fractions

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  • Griff Fourn

    The maths explained:
    Lee says the man represented by + was 2/3 up the tree.
    #
    #
    #
    # +
    #
    #
    #
    #
    #
    But when asked how tall the tree was, Lee said how high he was plus 1 third, referring to the final third of the tree.
    # —
    # > this section
    #—/
    # +
    #
    #
    #
    #
    #
    David suggest the 1/3 is 1/3 of the 2/3
    #
    #
    #
    # +
    #
    # |
    # |/ 1/3 of the 2/3 which would be:
    # / #
    # / #

    So then the final height would be
    David's tree Lee's Tree
    #
    # #
    # #
    #+ #
    # #
    # #
    # #
    # #
    # #

    David suggests it's 2/3 up the tree plus a half. Meaning half of the 2/3 of the tree.
    #
    #
    #
    # +
    #
    # |
    # |/ 1/2 of the 2/3 which would be: #
    # / #
    # / #

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  • Shiv Masand

    Never have I been more interested in math

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  • MARI

    I dint get the sycamore reference ?!

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  • Ahnaf Farabi

    I think this is how David interpreted it as:

    The man is 2/3 of the way up the tree. Lee's statement of "1/3" was interpreted by David as 1/3 of the height of the tree the man has already gone up by i.e. 2/3 × 1/3 which is 2/9. Now adding 2/9 to 2/3 gives us 8/9 which is the height of the whole tree. Then if want to find how high up the man is as a fraction of the tree you do 2/3 ÷ 8/9 you get 3/4.

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  • Bella Together

    3:38 "With her bare hands?", "No, no, she's got human hands." 😂😂😂 brilliant – even David clapped!

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  • outsidespace

    3:12 i didnt realise johnny vegas was a hang glider

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  • lynnisstrange

    I should know by now not to watch this while drinking tea !!

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  • lynnisstrange

    I watch it on bbc iPlayer then again on utube for the comments. I’ve not been disappointed 😁

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  • Garry Forbes

    Poor Lee. They give him such unbelievable stories to tell.

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  • i hate shrek 3 it makes no fucking sence

    I'm also laughing because 80% of the commentaries are doing the math thing thanks to david

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  • Marianopiano

    David's gonna be so much fun when his daughter's in third grade, isn't he

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  • adrian lloyd

    I think you'll find it was a plane tree.

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  • Andrew Roberts

    Pretty sure the maths is wrong, no?

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  • Vuyolwethu Mtyapa

    Silent laughing at 2am to avoid waking everyone up. The human hands comment killed me.

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  • Alex

    Mark and Sophie

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  • Fraz

    Peep Show nostalgia

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  • Cyriuxa

    Quick math there from David.

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  • Mckenzie-Graye Evans

    Lee Mack is hilarious.😂😂

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  • Owen Simpson

    Other than Bob Mortimer there's no story funnier than Lee's and his quick witt

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  • Darlene

    It really doesn't matter if its true/false. It's how Lee can weave a story.

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  • Håkon

    Some of the best Mack ever!

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  • pratapn70

    "He'd already belittled me enough" was sheer genius by Lee

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  • Fraser Gibson

    I knew it was a lie from the start, Lee never gets one that's true

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  • S H

    Omg until about 2 mins in I thought they were talking about a sugar glider !!! Like those possum things!! I was like waiting for the joke about him stealing the spot to end. Lol I’m dumb

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  • furz kolio

    Lee is so quick

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  • Andrew Baker

    Lee Mack is brilliant! 1 of the funniest men

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  • Godot

    Glad to see Mark and Sophie have patched things up

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  • Domhnall Organ

    Lee Mack was on fire in this episode 😂

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  • Amy Jd

    Lee is such a comedic genius his wit is quicker than the speed of light😂

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  • Dalibor Okoro

    Is the good looking Spanish man part after Jon's story cos that makes much more sense after watching that video.

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  • Cameron Brooks

    If he was 2/3 up a tree, the the height of the tree was how high we was plus 1/3. Not 1/2. 1/3.

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  • Thomas Brown

    Lee Mack is so damn sharp jesus. He has one of the fastest comedy brains I've seen.

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  • Abe Normal

    Does Michaela Strachan say anything in this episode, if she did I didn't notice. Just lately on Wilty there are guests that don't seem to be part of the show, anyone else noticed this or am I not paying attention because I'm usually hungover while viewing clips or episodes

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  • Abush Shebo

    quick maffs

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  • cin n

    Lee was so on his game for this one, this is the quickest I've ever seen him.

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  • ghostdogblack4747

    What sort of tree was it lee just love the way he says that

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  • Sam Junger

    It’s David Mitchell’s bird from peep show

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  • Reece Scrowston

    I absolutely love Lee Mack he's incredibly funny along with the guy on his left Jon Richardson.

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  • Duck Bitch

    Lee is probably the most witted human on planet earth

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  • hak525

    If the tree was as high as him as third, then his height is already 2/3 of the tree's height

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  • Vivek Raghuram

    Glider's height = x, tree's height = y. Lee says x = (2/3)y which means y = (3/2)x or 1.5x so the tree is x + (1/2)x in height.

    Or, the glider is 2 units high (out of 3) and the tree is 1 unit taller than the gliders height i.e half the glider's height

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  • Ethan Zhao

    I actually believed it, it seemed like a believable story

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  • Shanice Morgan

    Me: *looking through the comments to help me with David's math *

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  • Aisa Fahimi

    Has lee ever said the truth on this show?

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  • Anirudh Sridhar

    Wouldn't it still be 1/3rd of the overall tree taller?

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  • I Do Monologues

    1.25 for old wilty speed.

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  • Trent Hill

    I loved how Jon clapped. I feel like Jon was the only one who recognized the error in Lee's logic and was glad to see David call him on it.

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  • Ann

    "Help, I'm stuck in an oak, I think." 😂

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  • Joe Kane

    "OLIVIA, GET YOUR OSCAR OUT!"

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  • Sketch Armslong

    This was a far better performance than Olivia Coleman's Oscar winner

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  • Daniel de Burgh

    And now she has an oscar

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  • Maverick Watch Reviews

    Ok, let's put this tree height thing to rest shall we? Lee said "How high he was plus a third" So is Lee measuring how high up the man was IN the tree or how high(tall)the man was himself? So if the man was 2/3rds the way up a tree another third would make up the whole tree height. BUT if Lee is using the man's own height(which we don't know) as the last 3rd of the total way up the tree we still don't get the total height of the tree. So we still don't know how tall the tree was since we don't know how tall the man was.

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  • Joe

    The maths pissed me off

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  • Mercedes

    Lee is so bloody quick witted!

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  • BROKENVIBES

    3:40

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  • imogen m

    the amount of times ive watched this trying to figure out the maths is uncanny and i still can not understand it

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  • Ibrahim Saleh

    Producer: 2 comedians are enough 4 a good show.
    Sponsor: 5 extra celebs laughing at every joke makes it a better show.

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  • JerrBear K122

    I’m sorry but David is wrong Lee said the man was 2/3 of the way up the tree already. So 2/3 which is how high the man was + 1/3 equals one whole tree. (3/3 = 4/4) it’s just different kinds of measurements for the grand total. You’d never compare Thirds to quarters or half’s in that way. Sorry to be so serious about it but it bugged me when they said lee was wrong when he wasn’t. At least about how measurements work😅😅

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  • Janinho897

    been watching WILTY since a couple of months now, and seriously, this show is def good enough to watch it a looot, and i thiiink.. this is my favorite clip. this is so good, it would probably break my heart if it would turn out that it was skripted.

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  • Ger -

    No, no she’s got human hands 🤣🤣

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  • Pushkar Chintaluri

    Per Lee's math:

    How high he was = (2/3) x H-Tree
    Plus a third = (1/3) x How high he was = (1/3) x (2/3) x (1/3) x H-Tree = (2/27 x H-Tree)
    Final Tree Height = H-Tree (2/3 +2/27) = 20/27 (H-Tree) — which is garbage.

    What David Suggests:

    How high he was = (2/3) x H-Tree
    Plus a half = (1/2) x How high he was = (1/2) x (2/3) x H-Tree = (1/3) x H-Tree
    Final Tree Height = (2/3) x H-Tree + (1/3) x H-Tree = H-Tree — which is accurate.

    I've gotta say, this particular story has the fastest wit ever displayed on WILTY. With this math joke, the sycamore joke, the bear hands joke… it is dizzying array of wit. Kudos.

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  • Obmot

    I think it's a lie because of…. what he said.

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  • Dayumhesgood

    Mitchell got it wrong. The way Lee described it meant the hangglider woild have been 7/9 up the tree not 3/4

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  • GirlEnchanted

    damn the maths involved with that tree and the guy can easily be an exam question lol

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  • Alrukitaf

    They both got the maths wrong – you have to know the height of the tree compared to his height to be able to make any of those kind of statements.

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  • Kweef

    Rob “With her bare hands”
    Lee “no she has human hands”

    How does he think of this on the spot?? The mans a genius

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  • Kim Z24

    I wish someone would look at me the way David looks at Lee at 2:10

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  • GoWithTh3Flow

    This was a masterclass in quick wit from Lee

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