Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1988–1998)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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In the mid-1990s, the series filmed occasional episodes in the United States. The popularity of these outings led to an American version of the series being launched in 1998. The final season of the British program was in fact filmed on the set of the American version. By that time, aside from the host the majority of the performers were American (including the musician), with only the occasional British performer guest-starring, whereas initially it had been very much the other way around. See more »

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Chip Esten: I have a little boy, you know his name is Tom. I was his daddy, but now I am his mom. I was a tough one, as tough as old Charles Bronson, Until I went to the hospital and they cut off my Johnson.
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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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TONY RULES
19 February 2003 | by (Anaheim, California) – See 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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