Whose Line Is It Anyway? (UK)

Season 4 Episode 5

Greg Proops, Ryan Stiles, Chip Esten, Tony Slattery

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Aired Unknown Feb 21, 1992 on Channel 4
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Greg Proops, Ryan Stiles, Chip Esten, Tony Slattery
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Chip Esten makes his Whose Line? debut and helps deliver a news report on Snow White and a Hoedown about feeding the cat. Also, Tony robs his bank and Ryan and Greg are stuck in a lift(which Ryan has to be told means elevator).

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  • Just call him Chip

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    Hey, Nashville fans! Think you know Deacon? Well, Whose Line fans remember Charles Esten as just plain old Chip, and in this episode he makes his debut. After playing Buddy Holly in London, he holds his own with vets Ryan, Greg, and Tony. In Film and Theater Styles, Chip plays a bank teller when Tony comes in to rob it and the scene morphs into a Biblical epic and a Western. He also interviews Ryan as Prince Charming in News Report and shows quick thinking with a V-shaped pillow in Props. Finally, he goes country in a Hoedown about feeding the cat. The others are excellent as well: Greg and Ryan channel Batman and Robin while stuck in a lift(elevator for Americans; they have to explain this to Ryan), and Tony puts up with a springy Ryan at another party. Greg and Ryan take another film clip in a crazy direction and the quartet get some funny scenes in that hat of Clive's. Nashville fans: find this episode and see Deacon before he became Deacon.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • A couple of things about the Hoedown: First, the camera zoomed in on each player's face as he got to the last line of their verse, something that hadn't been done before or since on either the UK or US version. Also, the very next show of this series was the London Compilation, where another Hoedown from this taping was used, about fried food.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Tony: (his Hoedown)
      I love to feed my kitty, I feed him from the fridge
      I feed him flies and rats, and little tiny midges
      The problem is I'm blind, I've got eyesight like a mole
      So sometimes I try to stuff the food in the wrong hole!

    • Tony: (in News Report) New dwarves are appearing all the time. Apperantly, there...there's Bonkey, there's Smelly, and...and there's Colin Moynihan.

    • Tony: (after Greg's first bit in Party Quirks) I'm going down to the pub, you're too dull!

    • Clive: (before SFAH) Lot of points going on this one, so...so there.

    • (in Film & Theatre Styles)
      Tony: This other commandment, the 15th: Thou shalt always have Odor-Eaters.
      Chip: It's more of a guideline than a commandment.

  • NOTES (3)

    • CC's order was F&TS, Props, Party Quirks, Helping Hands, News Report, Film Dub, and Hoedown. Scenes From a Hat was not seen.

    • Clive and Greg have to explain to Ryan what a lift is before F&TS.

    • This is the first appearance for that Whose Line hunk, Chip Esten. Much like Brad Sherwood, he had a false start and left the show for a while before returning to better reception. After making one other appearance in the sixth season, he would not return until the second US season, where he became a very frequent and popular performer. He would appear in most of the post-Whose Line projects, but likely will not appear on the reboot of Whose Line on The CW, due to his role on the popular show Nashville.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Colin Moynihan:
      Mentioned by Tony in News Report, Colin Moynihan is a former Olympic rower and a Conservative MP in the English Parliament.

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