Recently someone went through each episode and calculated the points from all the shows and in order Wayne Brady: 50,072,587,425 Ryan Stiles: 11,113,372,791.5 Colin Mochrie: 3,012,399,040.5 Chip Esten: 2,004,047,000 Greg Proops: 1,001,122,117 Brad Sherwood: 1,071,980.5 Denny Segal: 1,059,560 Karen Maruyama: 1,004,450 Kathy Greenwood: 59,810 Stephen Colbert: 12,000 Kathy Griffin: 5,000 Ian Gomez: 4,000 Jeff Davis: 3,300 Josie Lawrence: 3000 Whoopi Goldberg: 2,500 Patrick Bristow: 1,000 Robin Williams: 1,000 Kathy Kinney: 50
The cast members hate the Hoe-Down with a passion (host Drew Carey often jokingly introduced the game as, "Our favorite game in the whole wide world..."). Ryan Stiles hates it so much that many of his songs insult Carey, the Hoe-Down itself, or both.
A recording made on 9 September 2001 featured several Foreign Film Dub languages with Sid Caesar, all of which were used except the Italian (possibly for timing reasons) and the Arabic which was presumed dropped after the terrorist attacks on the USA of 11 September 2001.
Sid Caesar got an even bigger round of applause than what shows up in episode 503 "Salute to American Television" episode. When he stepped out, the audience apparently cheered for so long that the applause had to be cut short due to time constraints.
The show was cancelled by ABC in summer 2003 due to declining ratings. ABC aired remaining unaired episodes during the summer of 2004. Reruns aired on ABC Family beginning in 2002. These reruns were so popular that the producers cobbled together "new" episodes out of unused footage from the tapings. These episodes premiered on ABC Family in 2005.
Clive Anderson, the host of the British version, was asked to host this version as well, but declined because he neither wanted to move to or commute to Los Angeles. Ironically, he ended up doing so anyway, as the final season of the original British version of the show was filmed on the American set.
Despite the line "...and the winner gets to do a little something special with me" being said by Drew in some form in every show's opening introduction, the "winner" is often the one who sits behind the desk and does not participate in the final game with Drew.
The title, which refers to the improvisational style of the show, is a takeoff of the title "Whose Life Is It Anyway?", a 1979 Tony-award winning play about a quadriplegic artist. It was later made into a film starring Richard Dreyfuss.