The BEST Episodes of Whose Line Is It Anyway? (US)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jul 26, 2019
"Whose Line Is It Anyway?" is the US edition of the UK show of the same name. It features some of the world's finest improvisational comics. Each week, the main four "improv" comics (and guest[s]) spontaneously play "Theatre Sports" with crazy scenes, weird quirks or improvised songs.
#1 - Chip Esten
Season 2 - Episode 39
Games played: Film, TV & Theater Styles, Duet, Song Titles, Newsflash, Hoedown, and Foreign Film Dub. Winners: Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie & Ryan Stiles.
#2 - Greg Proops
Season 5 - Episode 20
Colin anchors "Weird Newscasters," with a goofy white guy desperately trying to act street (Greg), an aging female Broadway performer doing a big song and dance number whose extensive plastic surgery begins to collapse (Wayne), and a very strict father whose deadbeat sons are in the studio and has decided it's time for them to get real jobs (Ryan); "Scenes from a Hat" are "like Oklahoma, musicals about various U.S. states," "sumo wrestlers in other professions," and "anecdotes dogs would tell if they appeared on talk shows"; "Film Dub" sets Greg, Colin, and Ryan in one day in the doctor's lab; Greg hosts "Party Quirks," with Wayne having a series of stormy love affairs from beginning to end with each person at the party, Colin a serious scientist testing how much annoyance people can stand before cracking, and Ryan a rat traveling through a maze to reach the cameras where he's given either cheese or an electric shock; "Hats." Greg wins, so the rest bumble through an abbreviated "Irish
#3 - Robin Williams
Season 3 - Episode 9
Games played: Hollywood Director, Duet, Party Quirks, Scenes from a Hat, and Props. Winner: Colin Mochrie.
#4 - Jeff Davis 2
Season 10 - Episode 19
Guest comic Jeff Davis.
#5 - Greg Proops
Season 4 - Episode 31
"Let's Make a Date" features Greg choosing from Wayne (smooth rap star blindfolded and handcuffed to the bed by his new girlfriend gradually realizing the evening is going wrong), Colin (deranged window dresser whose only friends are mannequins Wayne and Ryan who he has fun undressing and dressing after hours), and Ryan (horse whisperer calming and mounting the others who he thinks are wild stallions); Colin and Ryan do a film noir scene set in a maternity ward in "Narrate"; Greg, Ryan, and Colin play "Film Dub" set three years into an international space mission; Wayne sings "Songs of Retirement" with Ryan and Colin introducing songs in the styles protest and Scottish blues. Greg wins, so Colin and Wayne team up against Drew and Ryan for "Props."
#6 - Kathy Greenwood
Season 3 - Episode 38
Games played: Weird Newscasters, Song Styles, Action Replay, Party Quirks, and Hoedown. Winner: Kathy Greenwood.
#7 - Kathy Greenwood
Season 5 - Episode 6
In an alternative Wizard of Oz, Dorothy arrives to problems in Munchkin land, in Questions Only; Colin reports a Newsflash to Ryan and Kathy from a bodybuilding competition; Wayne and the gang don Afro wigs for a '70s disco Song Styles to Naomi, who works for UPS; Colin and Ryan combat nail biting in Infomercial; Scenes from a Hat are "if lessons in love and sex were taught in the style of Sesame Street," "Jeopardy! questions where the Whose Line contestants are the answers," and "bad things to say as you're about to kiss her." Kathy wins, so the rest step up for a police officer Hoedown.
#8 - Greg Proops
Season 5 - Episode 17
Multiple Personalities,with Greg, Wayne, and Ryan, is a safari in the deepest part of the jungle when the guides desert them, with a fly swatter being Richard Simmons, machete Elvis, and binoculars Scooby Doo; Colin reports back to Ryan and Greg from a Newsflash about various scenes of Richard Simmons; Richard makes his first appearance, as Wayne does a disco Song Styles to him (with the others participating without Drew directing them to); Ryan and Colin go on a luxury cruise to enjoy sunbathing, water sports, and entertainment, but their Living Scenery props are Wayne and Richard. Wayne wins, so Ryan and Colin become the properties of Richard and Drew (respectively) for Moving People.
#9 - Brad Sherwood
Season 1 - Episode 12
Games played: Let's Make A Date, Duet, Newsflash, Film, TV & Theater Styles, Telethon, and Hoedown. Winner: Wayne Brady.
#10 - Brad Sherwood
Season 4 - Episode 27
The show begins with a rousing game of Let's Make a Date in which Brad is a Puritan witch hunter who sees the devil everywhere, Colin is a pompous politician getting into a fight with his fiancee in the audience and Ryan is the head of Colin's angry ex-wfe sprouting from Colin's neck; "If You Know What I Mean," with Brad, Colin, and Ryan as hotel clerks; in "Duet," Brad and Wayne sing to Susie as the Rolling Stones; Title Sequence earns this episode its Too Hot title, when the audience suggests Cosby and Hitler, but instead, the guys perform the theme to Bill Cosby and the Insurance Agent; Scenes from a Hat, featuring how the cast of Baywatch would react to a real emergency, and if Tarzan and Tonto were roommates. Brad wins, so the rest sing the director Hoedown.
#11 - Kathy Greenwood
Season 5 - Episode 13
"Questions Only" features a robbery at a nudist colony; Colin and Ryan enjoy a ski resort, thanks to Kathy and Wayne, in "Living Scenery"; "Film Dub" has Kathy's car breaking down on the freeway, being helped by Ryan and Colin (driving down the interstate in a tank); "Party Quirks" has Wayne as various rock stars singing a benefit song for Colin's hair transplant, Colin as the Tickler terrorizing everybody in the studio, and Ryan as a bunch of kindergarteners posing for their yearbook photos; and Ryan and Kathy enjoy a piping hot breakfast after their wedding night in "Helping Hands." Kathy wins, so everyone else does the magician "Hoedown."
#12 - Chip Esten
Season 2 - Episode 12
Games played: Let's Make A Date, Song Styles, Props, Party Quirks, Hoedown, and Three-Headed Broadway Star. Winners: Wayne Brady & Ryan Stiles.
#13 - Brad Sherwood
Season 5 - Episode 4
In "Change Letter," a young man (Brad) and his girlfriend (Colin) are making out when her disapproving parents (Ryan and Wayne) walk in unexpectedly, with all "l"s required to be changed to "p"s; a disco "Duet" to Florence Henderson; Brad and Colin are two bakers on the night shift, with Ryan the incoming staff member, in "If You Know What I Mean"; "Dubbing" features Ryan's hunky pool boy tempts housewife Florence (voiced by Brad) when her hot-headed husband Colin arrives with a gift; Florence reprises Mrs. Brady in "Helping Hands," giving advice to Jan (played by Ryan/Colin) on how to attract boys. Florence wins, so she reads the credits as Mrs. Brady, with everyone else as the Brady Bunch kids snitching on their siblings.
#14 - Greg Proops
Season 5 - Episode 30
Highlight include: Make A Monster Dubbing Scenes From A Hat Greatest Hits: Songs of Sci-Fi Aritificial Winner - Wayne Brady Drew Game - World's Worst: Things to say or do on your 1st day in prison Credits Roll - Greg reads the credits as a dancing monkey.
#15 - Kathy Greenwood
Season 3 - Episode 35
Games played: Hollywood Director, Infomercial, Action Replay, Greatest Hits, and Props. Winner: Kathy Greenwood.
#16 - Kathy Greenwood
Season 4 - Episode 6
Colin anchors "Weird Newscasters," along with a trailer-trash woman telling her ex-husband at home what a great lover Colin is (Kathy), a nerdy, nearsighted teenager playing his first game of spin the bottle (Wayne), and John Wayne who thinks the studio's under attack (Ryan); Colin reports a "Newsflash" to Ryan and Kathy from the scene of amateur gross-out stunts; in a raunchy "Party Quirks," Kathy hosts various celebrities getting steamrolled (Wayne), someone who suspects that people are not the sex they claim and is finding out to be sure (Colin), and a hunky model in a photo shoot for the covers of romance novels (Ryan); Wayne, Colin, and Ryan do a post office "Show-Stopping Number." Kathy wins, so the rest do the "World's Worst" person to share a lifeboat with.
#17 - Jeff Davis
Season 5 - Episode 26
Jeff appears on "Let's Make a Date," choosing from (and these are taken directly from the screen) an excited teenage girl who decides she can't play the game without bringing her best friends on stage to do it with her (Wayne), an office nerd who just got his CPR certificate and wants to practice his resuscitation skills on everyone (Colin), and a witch who entices the beast to her magic sleeping stool then must find his true love to break the spell and turn him into a prince (Ryan); Colin dodges some skateboarders falling in "Newsflash," with Jeff and Ryan in the studio; "Scenes from a Hat" are "bad topics to open a conversation with," "professions where breaking into song is discouraged," "things that make the audience boo," and "mundane activities that may be improved by nudity"; "Songs of Norway." Jeff wins, so the rest sing the cheating "Hoedown."
#18 - Greg Proops
Season 1 - Episode 11
Games played: Let's Make A Date, Film, Theatre & TV Styles, Hats, Weird Newscasters, Greatest Hits, and Helping Hands. Winner: Colin Mochrie & Ryan Stiles.
#19 - Chip Esten
Season 2 - Episode 36
Games played: Superheroes, Let's Make A Date, Duet, Whose Line?, Scenes from a Hat, and Props. Winner: Chip Esten.
#20 - Greg Proops
Season 2 - Episode 10
Games played: Superheroes, Song Styles, Newsflash, Questionable Impressions, Hats, and Three-Headed Broadway Star. Winners: Wayne Brady & Ryan Stiles.
#21 - Kathy Greenwood
Season 4 - Episode 29
In Hollywood Director, Ryan's fiendish Spanish colonel rides in to kidnap Mexican girl Kathy, until Wayne's Zorro comes in, while Colin directs in the styles 1950s musical and performing in the "perfect" dark; James Bond themes get spoofed in Song Styles with Wayne singing to Doug the chemistry professor, with the other three as Bond girls; Colin reports a Newsflash back to Ryan and Kathy with bats; in Living Scenery, Wayne and Kathy are props to Ryan and Colin, who are two guys sunbathing and surfing at the beach; Scenes from a Hat includes "difficult things to say with a straight face," "announcements made over hell's PA system, and many suggestions for "rejected gift ideas that the Wise Men considered." Kathy wins, so the rest give examples of the World's Worst television commercial.
#22 - Jeff Davis
Season 5 - Episode 32
"Show No. 426" - Highlights include "Weird Newscasters," with Jeff as Christopher Walken doing a comedy routine, Wayne as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera in a cat fight and Ryan as a swinger on the prowl; "Duet," in which Jeff and Wayne sing big band style to Katrina, the movie theater popcorn popper; "Scenes from a Hat"; "Greatest Hits," in which Wayne and Jeff sing "Songs of the Motorcycle"; and Drew joins in for "Themed Restaurant," on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," THURSDAY, MAY 1 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
#23 - Brad Sherwood
Season 2 - Episode 17
Games played: Weird Newscasters, Duet, Whose Line?, Party Quirks, Scenes from a Hat, and Hoedown. Winner: Wayne Brady.
#24 - Greg Proops
Season 1 - Episode 15
Games played: Weird Newscasters, Song Styles, Hats, Sportscasters, Foreign Film Dub, Greatest Hits, and Hoedown. Winner: Wayne Brady.
#25 - Denny Siegel
Season 1 - Episode 8
Host: Drew Carey Seating Order: Wayne Brady, Denny Siegel, Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles. “Let’s Make A Date”: Denny is the contestant who must choose between Wayne (Amorous Italian Opera Singer), Colin (Gradually Turning into a Pig), and Ryan (Gets an Electric Shock Every Time He has an Impure Thought). “Song Styles“: Wayne, accompanied by Laura Hall, sings to Tricia, a swimming lesson teacher from the audience, in the style of Louis Armstrong. “Props”: Wayne & Colin play against Denny & Ryan. “Party Quirks”: Denny hosts a party for guests Wayne (Pinball in a Machine), Colin (Chicken with Its Head Cut Off), and Ryan (The Films of Alfred Hitchcock). “Greatest Hits”: Colin & Ryan are selling Songs of the Butcher. Wayne, accompanied by Laura Hall, sings the disco song ‘Tenderize This’, Ray Charles’ cousin Buddy’s song ‘Who’s Got the Pork’, and the Ska song ‘Wieners, Legs and Chops’. Winner: Colin Mochrie & Ryan Stiles. “Helping Hands”: Ryan (with Colin’s arms) hoping to get a promotion is trying to impress his boss, Drew, by inviting him to his barbecue. Credit Reading: None