History Trivia / WhoseLineIsItAnyway

10th Jun '18 8:55:26 AM wardenda
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** U.S. version: Zig-zagged. Repeats no longer air on ABC Family or any station, and the vast majority of the series hasn't been released on DVD and there's been no news of further DVD releases in several years. On the plus side, nearly every episode of the US version has been made available for streaming through the [[http://cwseed.com/shows/whose-line-is-it-anyway/ CW website.]][[labelnote:Note]]However, the CW Seed site is missing the following episodes: 1.04, 1.05, 1.07, 1.17, 2.11, 2.14, 2.23, 2.30, 3.09, 3.11, 3.15, 3.22, 3.24, 3.28, 3.35, 3.39, 4.07, 4.25, 4.26, 5.08, 5.10, 5.15, 5.19, 5.23, 5.25, 5.29, 6.06, 6.08, 7.08, 7.09, 7.20, 7.21, 8.02, 8.03, and 8.18, plus the one-hour "Best of Whose Line" special.[[/labelnote]]

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** U.S. version: Zig-zagged. Repeats no longer air on ABC Family or any station, but are now on the UP Network, a network usually known for Christian programming (so much so it actually airs a content disclaimer before the show airs, bleeps even the mildest swears, and blurs "revealing" outfits), and the vast majority of the series hasn't been released on DVD and there's been no news of further DVD releases in several years. On the plus side, nearly every episode of the US version has been made available for streaming through the [[http://cwseed.com/shows/whose-line-is-it-anyway/ CW website.]][[labelnote:Note]]However, the CW Seed site is missing the following episodes: 1.04, 1.05, 1.07, 1.17, 2.11, 2.14, 2.23, 2.30, 3.09, 3.11, 3.15, 3.22, 3.24, 3.28, 3.35, 3.39, 4.07, 4.25, 4.26, 5.08, 5.10, 5.15, 5.19, 5.23, 5.25, 5.29, 6.06, 6.08, 7.08, 7.09, 7.20, 7.21, 8.02, 8.03, and 8.18, plus the one-hour "Best of Whose Line" special.[[/labelnote]]
1st May '18 9:31:38 PM nombretomado
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* ''Quick Change'': [[IThoughtItMeant not about costumes in any way]]. Two performers act out a generic scene, but the third can call out 'Change' ([[JerkAss as many times as he likes]]) and force whoever is speaking to [[VerbalBackspace think up a replacement line for what he just said]].

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* ''Quick Change'': [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant not about costumes in any way]]. Two performers act out a generic scene, but the third can call out 'Change' ([[JerkAss as many times as he likes]]) and force whoever is speaking to [[VerbalBackspace think up a replacement line for what he just said]].
7th Feb '18 2:02:03 PM mouschilight
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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine:
** After Creator/PhilLaMarr and Debra Wilson appeared in the last UK season, we've had more ''Series/MadTV'' alumnus like Nicole Parker on ''Series/TrustUsWithYourLife'', and now Keegan Michael Key on the 2013 revival.
** Did you know Aisha Tyler and Gary Anthony Williams were both in ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks''?
** Before appearing on ''Whose Line?'', Gary was in an indie comedy film called ''Take 22'', which also featured Archie Hahn from the British version.
** [[Music/OzzyOsbourne Jack Osbourne]] appeared here after being in ''Series/TrustUsWithYourLife'' once. Sadly they didn't get Kelly at the same time.
** Happens again when Aisha brings in Sheryl Underwood from her other show ''The Talk'' (of special note, another co-host from that show is Jack and Kelly's mom ''Sharon Osbourne''!)
** One time they get [[{{Film/Bridesmaids}} Wendi McLendon-Covey]], whom Ryan actually knows in RealLife, making this trope literal!
7th Feb '18 12:41:47 PM TomServo
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** The Irish Drinking Song ends with Colin delivering the last line, which was usually a bizarre non-sequitur. It's a good thing it was the last line of the game, because the other three guys would always break up in laughter.
3rd Feb '18 10:53:30 AM nombretomado
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* CreatorBacklash: Jim Sweeney admitted a few years ago on MySpace that he never really cared much for Whose Line. He explained that while it was fun to do, true improv should never be seen more than once, as would be the case for live shows. He said that Whose Line loses its quality if you watch reruns because you already know what's going to happen, and there's no spontaneity.

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* CreatorBacklash: Jim Sweeney admitted a few years ago on MySpace Website/MySpace that he never really cared much for Whose Line. He explained that while it was fun to do, true improv should never be seen more than once, as would be the case for live shows. He said that Whose Line loses its quality if you watch reruns because you already know what's going to happen, and there's no spontaneity.
2nd Jan '18 6:18:31 PM nombretomado
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** The Scott Porter episode led to one for HeroClix.

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** The Scott Porter episode led to one for HeroClix.''TabletopGame/HeroClix''.
26th Dec '17 8:27:11 PM Dark
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!!'''Point Totals'''
If you're curious, these are the point totals for 1998 to 2006, as tabulated by xMrChuckles on Reddit:
* Wayne Brady: 50,072,587,425
* Ryan Stiles: 11,113,372,791.5
* Colin Mochrie: 3,012,399,040.5
* Chip Esten: 2,004,047,000
* Greg Proops: 1,001,122,117
* Brad Sherwood: 1,071,980.5
* Denny Segal: 1,059,560
* Karen Maruyama: 1,004,450
* Kathy Greenwood: 59,810
* Stephen Colbert: 12,000
* Kathy Griffin: 5,000
* Ian Gomez: 4,000
* Jeff Davis: 3,300
* Josie Lawrence: 3000
* Whoopi Goldberg: 2,500
* Patrick Bristow: 1,000
* Robin Williams: 1,000
* Kathy Kinney: 50
26th Dec '17 5:49:00 PM bt8257
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* BreakthroughHit: This program essentially launched Wayne Brady's career.



* EnforcedMethodActing: Unavoidable, due to the nature of the show. Many of the reactions from the performers are unexpected.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: Unavoidable, Inevitable, due to the nature of the show. Many of the reactions from the performers are unexpected.


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* StarMakingRole: This program essentially launched Wayne Brady's career.
17th Sep '17 8:17:30 AM AaronHong
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* ''Mixed Messages'': Introduced in the 5th revival season. This one's the love child of ''Two Line Vocabulary'' and ''Playbook[=/=]Every Other Line'', with three players acting out a scene while two of them get all their dialogue from the texts of two audience volunteers.
18th Aug '17 9:15:15 AM Gosicrystal
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* AccidentallyAccurate: InUniverse. The Newsflash using clips from ''Film/BasketCase'' included the part with Belial doing a GroinAttack, leading to Jeff and Ryan misleading Colin into thinking it was "a giant monster with a big penis." In the actual movie, [[spoiler:Belial is responsible for a rape scene, of which [[FreezeFrameBonus a snippet makes it into the Newsflash]].]]
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