Q | Season 5 | May 18, 2012 | 6:05

Cultural Hall of Shame: Man Candles

With Mother's Day wrapped up, and Father's Day around the corner, Elvira welcomes "man candles" (candles with "manly scents" like "Riding Mower" and "2 x 4") into Q's Cultural Hall of Shame, despite the misgivings of Wessex singer-songwriter Frank Turner.

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