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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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23 September 1988 (UK)  »

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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 »

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Tony Slattery: [World's Worst things to see while flipping through channels] It's Anne Diamond!
Ryan Stiles: [in a trance] No, I won't turn the channel Satan
Greg Proops: [as an Alien] Citizens of Earth, remain in your homes
[cracking up]
Greg Proops: send me-
[buzz]
Ryan Stiles: They're nipples, identical nipples!
Mike McShane: It's the OJ Simpson trial, year 2550!
Greg Proops: [goes up as Clive, immediate buzz] OHHHH!
Mike McShane: Hi, welcome to the serial killer home shopping network, and look at these knives!
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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 »

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This made me pee my pants.
29 July 2003 | by (Orlando, USA) – See all my reviews

That's right, I said it. I normally wouldn't be this honest, but this is the internet, so no one knows who I am anyway. Mike McShane said something about a German U-boat once, and I was already laughing so hard, that did it. I couldn't hold it in anymore. Luckily, I was watching it alone in my room at the time, so no one saw (this was when I was still in high school and in my parents house). I don't see how you couldn't laugh at this show. To do improv is a truly hard thing, but these people pull it off. One of the greatest shows EVER.


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