Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1988–1998)

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Clive Anderson ...
 Himself - Host (136 episodes, 1988-1998)
Richard Vranch ...
 Himself (104 episodes, 1988-1997)
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 Himself (92 episodes, 1989-1998)
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 Himself (71 episodes, 1991-1998)
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 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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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

Mark Cohen: Now I watch the trains, Lord, rolling down the track, I'm gonna get myself on that train, and I ain't going back. I'm gonna go from the top to the bottom, go down to the funnel, And then I'll be, can't see nothing, 'cause I'm in the train tunnel.
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Every edition of the show would end with the winner(s) reading out the credits in a style suggested by the host. See more »

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Best show on TV-PERIOD!
28 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

This show is hilarious! Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Tony Slattery, Josie Lawrence, Steve Frost, Mike McShane, and Paul Merton are all on my list of the funniest people alive! And Clive Anderson makes a great moderator-type host! A classic! Anyone who is thinking about ever doing improv should see it!


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