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They like to use people that a fair number of the audience will know who they are, as well as they like to have people that the actors can impersonate well. Which is why they keep using the same people, like Carol Channing and John Wayne.

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The episode that made me ask was the one where they have three props and whoever has the sword is braveheart, the binoculars Jimmy Stewart, and the canteen Carol Channing, and there was a sort of knowing look on Stiles' face, and something Drew Carey said suggested there was some kind of history, or a running joke or something, I s'pose.

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I've only ever seen it when I was in Canada, is it shown in the UK?

Apparantly. In fact, I believe the original version was British with Drew Carey traded in for Clive Anderson and a couple of Brit improv artists. That version had Ryan and Colin too, which is easily where the show's best moments were, no matter what side of the Atlantic it was on.

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Funniest moment I ever saw was Colin doing a hoedown (I think it was about Heart Disease), and after the first line, he just threw himself to the floor, as if he'd had a heart attack. I was in stitches for ages (as was Ryan, who had to follow it up and couldn't)

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I've only ever seen it when I was in Canada, is it shown in the UK?

Apparantly. In fact, I believe the original version was British with Drew Carey traded in for Clive Anderson and a couple of Brit improv artists. That version had Ryan and Colin too, which is easily where the show's best moments were, no matter what side of the Atlantic it was on.

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Original cast wasn't meant to be 'three regulars and a guest', or even with any regulars...John Sessions was in every episode of the first season (1988)...Ryan Stiles was the next permanent fixture, but not until 1995 or so...the CC episodes were still part of the British series, just filmed in Hollywood because ABC was filming the first season of their version at the same time.

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I've only ever seen it when I was in Canada, is it shown in the UK?

Apparantly. In fact, I believe the original version was British with Drew Carey traded in for Clive Anderson and a couple of Brit improv artists. That version had Ryan and Colin too, which is easily where the show's best moments were, no matter what side of the Atlantic it was on.

You know, being an American, I can admit this that the British version of Whose Line is better then the American just because of who was on there. Also, another great moment was when they were thinking of a TV Theme song and somebody said "George Washington & Hitler." And they DIDN'T DO IT!! That could've been the funniest thing ever.

It was Bill Cosby and Hitler. and they didn't do it, but it did lead to some very amusig jokes, including Ryan Stile's hoedown.

British version also featured Wayne Brady and Greg Proops, though not nearly as often as the American one. Our one was better on the whole though, if only because Drew Carey is rubbish at hoedowns :P

I thought Proops was on about as much on the British version as he was on the American version. Wayne Brady was only on a couple of episodes, though, same with Phil LaMarr (and he did those at about the same time MADtv started, I think).

Also, the best Colin Mochrie hoedown moment was the Colin Mochrie hoedown and Greg's verse.

"I love to sing like Colin, I really really do.

I really really really really really really do!

And when I sing like Colin, it makes me have great joy,

Because I... arrghh! (cracks up and does dinosaur impression)"

Meanwhile, the best hoedown verse ever was again done by Greg Proops, for the cricket hoedown....

"I'm a cricket player, I stand upon the pitch.

I wait for the ball to come, and then I give it a switch.

When the game is over, I retire for a beer.

And I know what you're thinking, and no, we're not."

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