History Trivia / WhoseLineIsItAnyway

13th Jul '17 3:35:03 PM Brandon
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* BannedEpisode: The "Wil Wheaton" episode was original taped in early 2015, and was supposed to air the following summer, but instead was pre-empted. The episode didn't air until summer of 2017, although it was shown overseas. It's never been stated why the episode was pulled from airing, but some fans speculate it's because of Will [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPQJVoHMTQE using the prop gun like he's about to commit suicide]] at one point (he's supposed to be acting like a hostage taker), and CW may have thought that humor was [[DudeNotFunny too dark for the show.]] Even Ryan remarks in-game, [[LampshadeHanging "That seems harsh."]]

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* BannedEpisode: The "Wil Wheaton" episode was original taped in early 2015, and was supposed to air the following summer, but instead was pre-empted. The episode didn't air until summer of 2017, although it was shown overseas. It's never been stated why the episode was pulled from airing, but some fans speculate it's because of the Helping Hands game where Will [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPQJVoHMTQE using the uses a prop gun like he's about to commit suicide]] at one point (he's supposed to be acting like a hostage taker), and CW may have thought that humor was [[DudeNotFunny too dark for the show.]] Even Ryan remarks in-game, [[LampshadeHanging "That seems harsh."]]
13th Jul '17 3:34:11 PM Brandon
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* BannedEpisode: The "Wil Wheaton" episode was original taped in early 2015, and was supposed to air the following summer, but instead was pre-empted. The episode didn't air until summer of 2017, although it was shown overseas. It's never been stated why the episode was pulled from airing, but some fans speculate it's because of Will [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPQJVoHMTQE using the prop gun like he's about to commit suicide]] at one point (he's supposed to be acting like a hostage taker), and CW may have thought that humor was [[DudeNotFunny too dark for the show.]] Even Ryan remarks in-game, [[LampshadeHanging "That seems harsh."]]
3rd Jun '17 12:17:36 PM nombretomado
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* ''Millionaire Show'': Only in the American version, the performers act out a parody of ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'', their characters holding to a theme. Unlike the real game show, however, there are only two lifelines and one of them is a helper in the audience (one of the performers) instead of polling the entire audience.

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* ''Millionaire Show'': Only in the American version, the performers act out a parody of ''WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'', ''Series/WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire'', their characters holding to a theme. Unlike the real game show, however, there are only two lifelines and one of them is a helper in the audience (one of the performers) instead of polling the entire audience.
3rd Jun '17 12:52:08 AM AaronHong
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* SocietyMarchesOn: Pretty much everything indicated by a TV-PG rating evolved in the decade between American installments, necessitating the use of the word "partner" in place of "girlfriend", and paving the way for a more lighthearted attitude toward dirtier jokes. Also, the cast is more diverse than ever before.

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Pretty much everything indicated by a TV-PG rating evolved in the decade between American installments, necessitating the use of the word "partner" in place of "girlfriend", and paving the way for a more lighthearted attitude toward dirtier jokes. Also, the cast is more diverse than ever before.
** There used to be a TakeThat or two to the idea of boy bands - nowadays, boy bands have grown into such a huge thing that the guys have sidestepped a lot of fan backlash by learning to differentiate them (Colin even knows about that one guy who left Music/OneDirection!)
8th May '17 3:33:50 PM themisterfree
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* TheCastShowoff: Wayne was given a showcase game to display his musical talents (usually "Song Styles" or "Greatest Hits") in [[OnceAnEpisode virtually every episode]] of the US version. This practice is actually OlderThanTheyThink; Mike [=McShane=] got the same treatment during his run on the UK version (though his game was "Bartender"). Chip was also a regular in "Bartender" in the UK--it became "his" game when they moved to the US, until they dropped it--but he usually sang along with Wayne as well, especially in "Greatest Hits".

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* TheCastShowoff: Wayne was given a showcase game to display his musical talents (usually "Song Styles" or "Greatest Hits") in [[OnceAnEpisode virtually every episode]] of the US version. (He also sang the theme song to another ABC series at the time, ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders''.) This practice is actually OlderThanTheyThink; Mike [=McShane=] got the same treatment during his run on the UK version (though his game was "Bartender"). Chip was also a regular in "Bartender" in the UK--it became "his" game when they moved to the US, until they dropped it--but he usually sang along with Wayne as well, especially in "Greatest Hits".
11th Apr '17 8:38:44 PM masterofthehouse
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* {{Defictionalization}}: Of a sort. It was only a matter of time until someone compiled a bunch of Hoedowns together to make [[https://youtu.be/hcJsYFdke1o "A Very Special Three-Hour Hoedown"]].
10th Apr '17 1:25:46 PM CosmicFerret
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* ''Film, (TV,) and Theatre Styles'': Performers act out a scene provided by the host, using various genres as given by the audience (SoapOpera, Creator/WilliamShakespeare, ''{{Baywatch}}'', ''Literature/HarryPotter'', [[RuleThirtyFour Porno]], etc.).

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* ''Film, (TV,) and Theatre Styles'': Performers act out a scene provided by the host, using various genres as given by the audience (SoapOpera, Creator/WilliamShakespeare, ''{{Baywatch}}'', ''Series/{{Baywatch}}'', ''Literature/HarryPotter'', [[RuleThirtyFour Porno]], etc.).
22nd Dec '16 10:55:18 PM creader
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* AdoredByTheNetwork: An unusual case. The show's ratings were never that good, and ABC would almost certainly have canceled it, but it had two things going for it: a ''ridiculously'' low production cost for even a single taping, which over about 6 hours could produce anywhere from 3-4 shows, and it was going up against ratings juggernaut ''Series/{{Friends}}'' - in a rare moment of insight, ABC executives realized that nothing they could put on in that timeslot would do any better, really, so they might as well put something cheap on. Also, being one of the most unique and different shows on at the time would bring in at least some viewers, as well as the "anything but ''Friends''" crowd.


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* FanCommunityNickname: Whosers.
* FanNickname: To separate it from its British counterpart in discussions, fans dubbed the first American series "Drew's Line Is It Anyway?"
23rd Nov '16 11:17:42 PM AaronHong
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** [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Alfonso Riberio]] gets to take part in one "Duets", and his rap style sounds an awful lot like Music/WillSmith.
23rd Nov '16 5:35:17 PM AaronHong
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** Interestingly, Wayne scores the trifecta in the fourth revival season with special guest AlfonsoRibeiro. Did you know Wayne's middle name is Alphonso?

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** Interestingly, Wayne scores the trifecta in the fourth revival season with special guest AlfonsoRibeiro.[[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir Alfonso Ribeiro]]. Did you know Wayne's middle name is Alphonso?
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