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Favourite Contestant?

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    Anybody_No_Dust

    [1]Nov 13, 2005
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    Who's your favourite contestant of the UK Whose Line? And, yes, you can have more than one... =D
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    evildevil97

    [2]Nov 14, 2005
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    Stephen Fry, Steve Frost, Josie Lawrence, Mike McShane, Tony Slattery, etc.
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    Anybody_No_Dust

    [3]Nov 14, 2005
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    Amen.
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    dan62tvt

    [4]Nov 16, 2005
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    Top 3 players:
    Josie Lawrence
    Mike McShane
    Jim Meskimen (he was only in 3 episodes)
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    evildevil97

    [5]Nov 18, 2005
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    Jim Meskimen was highly underrated. He auditioned for the American version, but didnt make it.
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    Anybody_No_Dust

    [6]Nov 21, 2005
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    Chip and Greg are awesome. Especially when Greg and Clive tease each other about their American/English cultures.
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    MAC333

    [7]Dec 19, 2005
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    My favrite is "Ryan Styles" he was the best, then of corse Collin Mocery.
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    evildevil97

    [8]Dec 19, 2005
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    MAC333 wrote:
    My favrite is "Ryan Styles" he was the best, then of corse Collin Mocery.


    I cant help correcting your spelling there. It's Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie.
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    Anybody_No_Dust

    [9]Dec 26, 2005
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    Tony was brilliant, too. I was really sad when he stopped playing
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    evildevil97

    [10]Dec 27, 2005
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    By his last few years, he was a drug addict. He probably did some WL when drunk, too. He's clean now, though.
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    Anybody_No_Dust

    [11]Dec 29, 2005
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    I know. It’s a really sad story, especially when he talks about his mid-life crisis… I was just sad that he had to stop playing, because he was such a great contestant! I loved watching him.
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    AlanShore

    [12]Jan 1, 2006
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    evildevil97 wrote:
    Jim Meskimen was highly underrated. He auditioned for the American version, but didnt make it.


    Yeah, Meskimen is great. He's the son of Marion Ross (from "Happy Days") and he does all of the voices for the JibJab short films (www.jibjab.com). One of the best impressionists out there.
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    Anybody_No_Dust

    [13]Jan 3, 2006
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    I watched an episode of Ab Fab the other day, and Josie played a shopping channel hostess! She was great, too. She made me laugh
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    Anybody_No_Dust

    [14]Jan 3, 2006
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    I mean, she was great on Whose Line, but she was brilliant as the hostess. Just thought I’d clarify
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    cheerfulhamster

    [15]Jan 14, 2006
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    Josie Lawrence, Paul Merton, Tony Slattery, Mike McShane, Greg Proops, Ryan Stiles and Stephen Fry. I'm American but the British version was clearly superior (it was shown uncut on some PBS stations here in the early '90s, and then Comedy Central bought it and chopped out some of the best stuff to cram in extra commercials). The brief half-season forays to New York in the early years produced some painfully bad episodes (the names Ron West and Archie Hahn inspire instant loathing), but overall the first five or six UK seasons were smarter and fresher. When lineups began to repeat, that was the beginning of the end. Unfortunately it continued on and on, and then the US version came and was better paced and more consistent, but most often it was consistently mediocre.
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    evildevil97

    [16]Jan 14, 2006
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    cheerfulhamster wrote:
    (the names Ron West and Archie Hahn inspire instant loathing)


    I was impressed by some of Ron's stuff in season 2. Archie... he's terrible, but nowhere near as bad as Jimmy Mulville.
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    Anybody_No_Dust

    [17]Jan 25, 2006
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    They had some great guests on the British one, and I loved seeing some of my favourite actors on Whose Line before they became famous. They were so cute!
    But, to me, no performers will ever beat the relationship between Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles. I just love the way they have their connection; when Ryan and Colin are in a game together, rarely is there a moment where they don’t work off each other and use each other’s jokes to create the scene. I love them!

    Although, as a 15-year-old, I must say that a lot of the references to British politicians and actors go straight over my head, just because I wasn’t around. And that disappoints me; I wish I knew why my parents laugh at the jokes about Lionel Blair

    As for the American Whose Line, I must say that I like the way they have three permanent contestants and rotate the fourth one, and occasionally bring in a fifth special guest. However, that system means that we don’t get to see the other fourth performers work with each other. I’d love to see Greg and Brad, or Chip and Kathy, or any combination of the other regular actors get the chance to work together on the show.
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    evildevil97

    [18]Jan 25, 2006
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    Anybody_No_Dust wrote:
    As for the American Whose Line, I must say that I like the way they have three permanent contestants and rotate the fourth one


    That might be the deciding factor on why I prefer British Whose Line than American.
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    Anybody_No_Dust

    [19]Jan 29, 2006
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    You prefer the way they rotate all four performers?
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    evildevil97

    [20]Jan 29, 2006
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    Definitely. I was never a fan of any permanent cast member, except for the host. Colin and Ryan at least deserved it.

    Wayne was on the year for a year, 1998, before getting a permanent spot. Colin and Ryan were both on for about five.
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