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Whose Line is it Anyway?

Season 1 1998 - 1999
TV-PG

  • 1998-08-06T01:00:00Z on The CW
  • 25 mins
  • 7 hours, 32 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy, Family, Game Show

"Whose Line Is It Anyway?" is the US edition of the UK show of the same name. It features some of the world's finest improvisational comics. Each week, the main four "improv" comics (and guest[s]) spontaneously play "Theatre Sports" with crazy scenes, weird quirks or improvised songs.

20 episodes

1x01 Greg Proops

  • Series Premiere

    1998-08-06T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Host: Drew Carey Seating Order: Greg Proops, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles. “Let’s Make A Date”: Greg is the contestant who must choose between Wayne (Old Blues Player), Colin (an Excitable Dog), and Ryan (Auctioneer). “Sound Effects”: Ryan provides the sound effects for Colin who is an ambulance driver on his first emergency call. “Hats”: Greg & Wayne play against Colin & Ryan in the World’s Worst Dating Service Video. “Greatest Hits”: Colin & Ryan are selling Songs of Accounting. Wayne, accompanied by Laura Hall, sings the disco song ‘D-I-V-O-R-C-E—I-R-S’, the swing era song ‘Your Love Has Bankrupted Me’, and the early rock-n-roll song ‘Deduct This’. “Party Quirks”: Greg hosts a party for guests Wayne (In a Slow-Motion Fight Scene), Colin (Accident Prone Circus Performer), and Ryan (Foal Being Born). Winner: Wayne Brady. “Foreign Film Dub”: Drew & Wayne perform a scene from the Farsi language film ‘Vanished on the Breezes’ with English translation voice overs by Greg & Ryan. Credit Reading: None

1x02 Brad Sherwood

  • 1998-08-13T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Host: Drew Carey Seating Order: Brad Sherwood, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles. “Let’s Make A Date”: Brad is the contestant who must choose between Wayne (Charismatic Politician Running for Governor), Colin (Thinks Brad is Absolutely Repulsive), and Ryan (Astronaut with an Alien Inside Him). “Film, Theatre & Television Styles”: Colin suspects his rival, Ryan, of cheating in a fly fishing competition. Styles are: Western, disaster, and porno. “Duet”: Brad & Wayne, accompanied by Laura Hall, sing to Alicia, a student of music from the audience, in the style of a swing song. “Weird Newscasters”: Brad (as Chuck Sirloin) anchors the evening news with co-anchor Colin (Kid Showing Off in Class), Wayne (as Frank Clam Chowder, a Teenager Who Can’t Believe He’s Being Dumped) on Sports, and Ryan (as Al Nino, who is Getting Younger and Younger) with the weather. “Moving People”: Colin is an outlaw robbing Ryan’s stagecoach, but neither can move so audience members Kathy and Lacey must provide their every move. “Scene to Rap”: Brad & Wayne start the Summer Camp Rap and are joined by Ryan & Colin. Winner: Ryan Stiles. “90 Second Alphabet”: Drew is in a restaurant complaining to Ryan, a temperamental waiter. Starting with the letter G. Credit Reading: None

1x03 Greg Proops

  • 1998-08-20T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Host: Drew Carey Seating Order: Greg Proops, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles. “Let’s Make A Date”: Greg is the contestant who must choose between Wayne (The Greatest Lover in France), Colin (Going Through All the Stages of Getting Drunk), and Ryan (Pig Farmer from Arkansas). “Scene to Rap”: Greg & Wayne start the Hospital Rap and are joined by Ryan & Colin. “Hats”: Greg & Wayne play against Colin & Ryan in the World’s Worst Dating Service Video. “Weird Newscasters”: Greg (as Packed Thickly) anchors the evening news with co-anchor Colin (Can No Longer Hide His Love for the Anchorman), Wayne (James Brown) on Sports, and Ryan (The Anchor’s Angry Neighbor) with the weather. “Greatest Hits”: Colin & Ryan are selling Songs of the Bus Driver. Wayne, accompanied by Laura Hall, sings the Michael Jackson song ‘You’re not on My Route’, the country-western song ‘Fssssst’, and the 80’s funk song ‘I Gotta Flat Tire, I Gotta Flat Tire’. Winner: Greg Proops & Ryan Stiles. “News Flash”: Drew is a reporter in the field (green screen), while Greg & Ryan ask him questions about the old King Kong like scenes that plays behind him. Credit Reading: None

1x04 Brad Sherwood

  • 1998-08-27T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Games played: Weird Newscasters, Duet, Animals, Props, Moving People, Party Quirks, Scene to Rap, and Foreign Film Dub. Winner: Colin Mochrie.

Games played: Let's Make A Date, Song Styles, Daytime Talk Show, Props, Film Dub, Sportscasters, Hoedown, and Sit Stand Bend. Winner: Colin Mochrie & Ryan Stiles.

Host: Drew Carey Seating Order: Brad Sherwood, Kathy Kinney, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles. “Let’s Make A Date”: Kathy is the contestant who must choose between Brad (Stressed Out Hairdresser), Colin (Giving Birth), and Ryan (Loudmouthed Sports Fan in the Bleachers). “Sound Effects”: Ryan provides the sound effects for Colin who is the Lone Ranger and has found out that outlaws have hijacked a speeding train. “Daytime Talk Show”: Brad (as Carl Trichinosis hosts “Swine Talk” about the three little pigs with guests Ryan (as Thomas Guide, runs the neighborhood watch in the area) and Kathy (as Prudence Pig, the mother of the two pigs whose houses were blown down), while Colin asks questions from the audience (as the Big Bad Wolf’s brother) “Props”: Brad & Colin play against Kathy & Ryan. “Helping Hands”: Brad must learn from Ryan (with Colin’s arms) who is a love sick Italian pizza maker how to make pizza. “Hoedown”: Brad, Kathy, Colin & Ryan sing the Getting Your Pizza Late Hoedown with the assistance of Laura Hall on piano. Winner: Ryan Stiles. “90 Second Alphabet”: Ryan is Zorro who finally catches up with Drew Carey, the villain. Starting with the letter Q. Credit Reading: None

1x07 Greg Proops

  • 1998-09-24T01:00:00Z — 22 mins

Games played: Daytime Talk Show, Song Styles, Moving People, Props, Party Quirks, Hoedown, and Foreign Film Dub. Winner: Wayne Brady.

1x08 Denny Siegel

  • 1998-12-10T02:00:00Z — 22 mins

Host: Drew Carey Seating Order: Wayne Brady, Denny Siegel, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles. “Let’s Make A Date”: Denny is the contestant who must choose between Wayne (Amorous Italian Opera Singer), Colin (Gradually Turning into a Pig), and Ryan (Gets an Electric Shock Every Time He has an Impure Thought). “Song Styles“: Wayne, accompanied by Laura Hall, sings to Tricia, a swimming lesson teacher from the audience, in the style of Louis Armstrong. “Props”: Wayne & Colin play against Denny & Ryan. “Party Quirks”: Denny hosts a party for guests Wayne (Pinball in a Machine), Colin (Chicken with Its Head Cut Off), and Ryan (The Films of Alfred Hitchcock). “Greatest Hits”: Colin & Ryan are selling Songs of the Butcher. Wayne, accompanied by Laura Hall, sings the disco song ‘Tenderize This’, Ray Charles’ cousin Buddy’s song ‘Who’s Got the Pork’, and the Ska song ‘Wieners, Legs and Chops’. Winner: Colin Mochrie & Ryan Stiles. “Helping Hands”: Ryan (with Colin’s arms) hoping to get a promotion is trying to impress his boss, Drew, by inviting him to his barbecue. Credit Reading: None

1x09 Greg Proops

  • 1998-12-17T02:00:00Z — 22 mins

Host: Drew Carey Seating Order: Greg Proops, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles. “Superheroes”: Fruit & Vegetable Man (Greg) must solve the world’s frizzy hair crisis with the help of his super friends; Ice Hockey Kid (Ryan), Irate Film Director Boy (Colin), and Playful Licking Puppy Boy (Wayne). “Song Styles“: Wayne, accompanied by Laura Hall, sings to Jennifer, a student of English literature from the audience, in the style of Luther Vandross. “Weird Newscasters”: Colin (as Wolverine St. Jack John) anchors the evening news with co-anchor Greg (as Twice Nightly, A Gremlin), Wayne (An Emotional Preacher at a Funeral) on Sports, and Ryan (as Jigs McKenzie, who is Being Attacked by Ferocious Animals) with the weather. “Greatest Hits”: Colin & Ryan are selling Songs of the Life Guard. Wayne, accompanied by Laura Hall, sings the gospel song ‘Shark! Shark! I Think I See a Shark’, the salsa song ‘Son of a Beach’, and the lounge song ‘Blublublubluu’. “Party Quirks”: Greg hosts a party for guests Wayne (Aging Rapidly), Colin (The Many Roles of Charlton Heston), and Ryan (Eagle Struggling to Pick Up Heavy Things). Winner: Greg Proops. “Questions Only”: A tourist hotel is about to turn into the towering inferno with Drew, Wayne, Colin & Ryan. Credit Reading: None

1x10 Denny Siegel

  • 1999-01-07T02:00:00Z — 22 mins

Games played: Questions Only, Song Styles, Newsflash, Sound Effects, Weird Newscasters, Scenes to Rap, and Hoedown. Winner: Denny Siegel.

1x11 Greg Proops

  • 1999-01-14T02:00:00Z — 22 mins

Games played: Let's Make A Date, Film, Theatre & TV Styles, Hats, Weird Newscasters, Greatest Hits, and Helping Hands. Winner: Colin Mochrie & Ryan Stiles.

1x12 Brad Sherwood

  • 1999-01-21T02:00:00Z — 22 mins

Games played: Let's Make A Date, Duet, Newsflash, Film, TV & Theater Styles, Telethon, and Hoedown. Winner: Wayne Brady.

1x13 Denny Siegel

  • 1999-01-28T02:00:00Z — 22 mins

Games played: Questions Only, Song Styles, Dead Bodies, Sound Effects, Weird Newscasters, Hoedown, and Sit Stand & Bend. Winner: Colin Mochrie & Ryan Stiles.

1x14 Brad Sherwood & Ian Gomez

  • 1999-02-04T02:00:00Z — 22 mins

Games played: Let's Make A Date, Moving People, Weird Newscasters, Greatest Hits, Party Quirks, and Helping Hands. Winner: Colin Mochrie & Ryan Stiles.

1x15 Greg Proops

  • 1999-02-11T02:00:00Z — 22 mins

Games played: Weird Newscasters, Song Styles, Hats, Sportscasters, Foreign Film Dub, Greatest Hits, and Hoedown. Winner: Wayne Brady.

1x16 Brad Sherwood

  • 1999-02-18T02:00:00Z — 22 mins

Games played: Superheroes, Weird Newscasters, Scenes From A Hat, Props, Greatest Hits, and Helping Hands. Winner: Colin Mochrie & Ryan Stiles.

1x17 Stephen Colbert

  • 1999-02-25T02:00:00Z — 25 mins

Games played: Weird Newscasters, Scene to Rap, Moving People, Props, Greatest Hits, Party Quirks, and Hoedown. Winner: Stephen Colbert.

1x18 Denny Siegel

  • 1999-03-11T02:00:00Z — 25 mins

Games played: Questions Only, Song Styles, Newsflash, Hey You Down There!, Party Quirks, Scene to Rap, and Helping Hands. Winner: Colin Mochrie & Ryan Stiles.

1x19 Brad Sherwood

  • 1999-03-18T02:00:00Z — 25 mins

Games played: Weird Newscasters, Duet, Sound Effects, Props, Narrate, Telethon, and Sit Stand & Bend. Winner: Colin Mochrie & Ryan Stiles.

1x20 Greg Proops & Denny Siegel

  • 1999-03-25T02:00:00Z — 25 mins

Games played: Weird Newscasters, Multiple Personalities, World's Worst, Props, Party Quirks, Hoedown, and 90 Second Alphabet. Winner: Greg Proops & Ryan Stiles.

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