I was at the recording of a magazine-style television programme. One of the guests, a member of an influential 1960s rock band, was talking about his earlier career as a child actor, in particular, playing Pip for the TV. The programme presenter said:
“Oh, you played Pip did you? Did you meet him in real life?”.
The programme went to a commercial break while everyone in the studio laughed about ‘the stupidest question ever asked’.