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A British show in which actors and comedians improvise sketches in various "theatre-sports"-type games, based on audience suggestions. The games might include singing a Hoedown about Tory ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Clive Anderson Clive Anderson ...  Himself - Host 136 episodes, 1988-1998
Richard Vranch Richard Vranch ...  Himself / ... 104 episodes, 1988-1997
Ryan Stiles ...  Himself 92 episodes, 1989-1998
Colin Mochrie ...  Himself 71 episodes, 1991-1998
Greg Proops ...  Himself 67 episodes, 1989-1998
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A British show in which actors and comedians improvise sketches in various "theatre-sports"-type games, based on audience suggestions. The games might include singing a Hoedown about Tory Politicians, acting out a soap opera as hamsters, becoming bizarre super-heroes, or making up a musical about the life of an audience member. Written by Mark Longmuir <longmuir@labyrinth.net.au>

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Make it up. Make it quick. Make it funny!

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Comedy | Game-Show

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UK

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English

Release Date:

23 September 1988 (UK) See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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(1 episode) | (135 episodes)

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Trivia

The animation of the opening titles the show eventually settled on is based on an Italian cartoon shorts series called La Linea (direct translation 'The Line'), which was very popular in Europe from the mid-seventies well into the nineties. It featured almost the exact same type of chalkboard 'single-line' drawn character, only with a round nose rather than pointy. See more »

Quotes

Colin Mochrie: "Objection!... Sustained!... This Courtroom is a Mochrie!"
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Crazy Credits

Every edition of the show would end with the winner(s) reading out the credits in a style suggested by the host. See more »

Alternate Versions

The series made its Canadian TV debut on the youth-oriented cable network YTV. As a result, some episodes were extensively edited in order to removed offensive language and innuendo. Some of the final episodes, which were taped on the same set as the US version, were broadcast as part of the American series. See more »

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TONY RULES
19 February 2003 | by lowerexpoSee all my reviews

The best thing about this show was Tony Slattery. He was the best improviser on the show, ever since he did he first show. He brought unpredictability to the show. He even did crazy impersonations, funny dances, and was not afraid to do anything. He even comes up with the best hoedowns.

Yes, Ryan and Colin are classic performers, but Tony was the real deal. He made me laugh the most. He defined Whose Line. Some word of advice to ABC: BRING TONY BACK.


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