The BEST Episodes of Whose Line Is It Anyway? (US)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jul 6, 2020
Network: ABC (US)
"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 - Kathy Greenwood
Season 3 - Episode 35 - Aired May 10, 2001
Games played: Hollywood Director, Infomercial, Action Replay, Greatest Hits, and Props. Winner: Kathy Greenwood.
#2 - Kathy Greenwood
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 21, 2002
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.
#3 - Kathy Greenwood
Season 3 - Episode 27 - Aired Apr 12, 2001
Games played: Questions Only, African Chant, The Millionaire Show, Scenes from a Hat, and Hoedown. Winner: Kathy Greenwood.
#4 - Greg Proops
Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired Jun 27, 2003
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
#5 - Kathy Greenwood
Season 3 - Episode 28 - Aired Apr 19, 2001
Games played: Let's Make A Date, Scene With an Audience Member, Props, Greatest Hits, and Foreign Film Dub. Winner: Wayne Brady.
#6 - Chip Esten
Season 2 - Episode 39 - Aired May 18, 2000
Games played: Film, TV & Theater Styles, Duet, Song Titles, Newsflash, Hoedown, and Foreign Film Dub. Winners: Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie & Ryan Stiles.
#7 - Greg Proops
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 4, 1999
Games played: Superheroes, Song Styles, Newsflash, Questionable Impressions, Hats, and Three-Headed Broadway Star. Winners: Wayne Brady & Ryan Stiles.
#8 - Kathy Griffin
Season 5 - Episode 29 - Aired Aug 8, 2003
Game 1 Press Conference: Colin as the 1st man to make love on the moon. Game 2 Sound Effects: Audience members Valerie and Anne help Ryan and Colin storm Frankenstein Castle Game 3 Irish Drinking Song: Graduation Game 4 Party Quirks Game 5 Helping Hands: It's Kathy's wedding and Colin and Ryan are the wedding planner Artificial Winner: Colin Drew Game Themed Restaraunt: The Wizard Of Oz Credits Roll - Kathy Griffin as the waitress at a late night coffee shop running down the items on the menu to a table full of drunks & everyone else as the drunks.
#9 - Kathy Greenwood
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 3, 2001
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.
#10 - Kathy Greenwood
Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired Dec 19, 2001
Kathy lets fiance Wayne "Meet the Parents": her dominatrix mother (Ryan) and her Rain Man father (Colin); "Song Styles" returns to the West Side Story theme first introduced last season, and the four act out "When You're a Goat"; in "Weird Newscasters," Colin hosts, with co-anchor Kathy as a clueless teenage girl on the phone with friends, sportscaster Wayne a Haitian man who's been unfaithful and is now the victim of a voodoo attack, and weatherman Ryan discovering that the weathermap is hiding the gates of Hell and desperate to keep them closed; "Songs of the Teacher." Wayne wins, so Drew (translated by Ryan) and Kathy (translated by Colin) act out a Vietnamese action movie in "Foreign Film Dub."
#11 - Kathy Greenwood
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 20, 2001
"Questions Only" sees romance break out at a luxurious European health spa; Ruth and Lisa provide "Sound Effects" for Ryan and Colin, two American GIs attempting an escape from a German World War II POW camp; "Scenes from a Hat" include "original rejected poses for the Mona Lisa"; "Songs of James Bond." Kathy wins, so the rest sing the Got Arrested "Irish Drinking Song."
#12 - Chip Esten
Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Dec 12, 2001
Starting off was Let's Make A Date with Chip choosing from Wayne(power crazed Southern state trooper), Colin(joined at the butt with Ryan but desperate for his own showbiz career), and Ryan(motorcycle stunt rider). Next was Motown Group where Wayne(to his consternation), Chip and Ryan sang "Do The Hockey Player." Following that was Song Titles where all four were soldiers in the trenches. Scenes From a Hat had when cartoon characters go on dates, first drafts of famous movie lines, the worst person to be stuck with at a party, trivial reasons to hold news conferences, and other things Dorothy and her friends asked the Wizard for. Wayne was declared the winner, so Drew joined the others in a body odor Hoedown, with Ryan and Colin reading the credits as two guys joined at the butt.
#13 - Kathy Greenwood
Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 17, 2003
"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."
#14 - Karen Maruyama
Season 2 - Episode 32 - Aired Apr 20, 2000
Games played: Film, TV & Theater Styles, Weird Newscasters, Song Styles, Party Quirks, The Millionaire Show, and Hoedown. Winner: Karen Maruyama.
#15 - Chip Esten
Season 4 - Episode 25 - Aired Feb 7, 2002
In "Superheroes," Tacky Shirt Man (Colin) tries to find the lost loud colors, along with On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Boy (Ryan), the Mick Jagger Kid (Chip), and Junkyard Dog on a Chain Kid (Wayne); audience members Flo and Carmen provide "Sound Effects" for Ryan and Colin, two English knights defending the castle and their demanding queen from an approaching barbaric army; Ryan and Chip get a "Newsflash" from Colin, who is reporting from various painful sports bloopers; "Scenes from a Hat" include "if actors were completely honest during their awards acceptance speeches," "circus acts that didn't last long," and "odd things for a lounge singer to sing about." Wayne wins, so the rest make fun of the Backstreet Boys in a "Hoedown."
#16 - Kathy Greenwood
Season 3 - Episode 29 - Aired Apr 26, 2001
Games played: Film TV & Theater Styles, Song Styles, The Millionaire Show, Motown Group, and Hoedown. Winner: Kathy Greenwood.
#17 - Kathy Griffin
Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Apr 3, 2003
Games played: Questions Only, Weird Newscasters, Irish Drinking Song, Scenes from a Hat, and World's Worst.
#18 - Greg Proops
Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 22, 2001
Games played: Let's Make A Date, Narrate, Song Styles, The Millionaire Show, and Hoedown. Winner: Greg Proops.
#19 - Greg Proops
Season 4 - Episode 31 - Aired Apr 11, 2002
"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."
#20 - Greg Proops
Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Jun 20, 2003
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.
#21 - Brad Sherwood
Season 3 - Episode 39 - Aired Jun 21, 2001
Games played: Let's Make A Date, Two-Line Vocabulary, Greatest Hits, and World's Worst. Winner: Brad Sherwood.
#22 - Kathy Griffin
Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired Jun 27, 2003
Colin reports a Newsflash of mice and rats to Kathy and Ryan; Song Styles is a gospel from Wayne to David Hasselhoff; Two Line Vocabulary sees Colin's Indiana Jones looking for the Holy Grail in an ancient temple filled with dangerous traps, with sidekicks Ryan ("What does that do?" and "I want out.") and Kathy ("I love this." and "Are you kidding?"); Colin, a woman, has some trouble on the beach, and is saved by lifeguard David, whose Dubbing is done by Wayne, and Colin's boyfriend, Ryan, comes in to prove he's a better lifeguard. David wins, so Wayne, Ryan, and he become a Three-Headed Broadway Star to sing "I Can't Live Without Your Mother" to audience member Venus.
#23 - Brad Sherwood
Season 2 - Episode 35 - Aired May 4, 2000
Games played: Weird Newscasters, Film Dub, Questionable Impressions, Narrate, Greatest Hits, and 90 Second Alphabet. Winners: Colin Mochrie & Ryan Stiles.
#24 - Whoopi Goldberg
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 14, 2001
Hollywood Director started things, with the whip-wielding wicked lord(Ryan) forcing gypsy girl Esmerelda(Whoopi) to dance for him when hideously ugly Quasimodo(Wayne) swings in to save her; Colin directing. A very appreciative Wayne sang to Whoopi as Tina Turner in Song Styles, then Wayne did the voice for Whoopi as a supermodel being wooed by French(yes, French) designer Colin when her photographer boyfriend Ryan enters, in Dubbing. Scenes From A Hat included things you shouldn't do when walking down the aisle at your wedding, if classic movies had nude scenes, if cartoon characters had adult conversations, what you don't want to see tattooed on your date, inappropriate times to use baby talk, and bad topics of conversation when meeting the Queen of England. Lastly, Foreign Film Dub had Drew(voiced by Ryan) and Whoopi(voiced by Colin) doing the Chinese action film "Soba Noodle For You." Wayne was declared the winner, and he and Whoopi read the credits as two old women talking about wh
#25 - Josie Lawrence
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 18, 1999
Games played: Questions Only, Whose Line?, Props, Scenes from a Hat, Greatest Hits, and Hoedown. Winners: Josie Lawrence, Colin Mochrie & Ryan Stiles.