Whose Line Is It Anyway? (UK)

Season 1 Episode 9

Mike McShane, Josie Lawrence, Tony Slattery, John Sessions

Aired Unknown Nov 18, 1988 on Channel 4
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Episode Summary

Mike McShane, Josie Lawrence, Tony Slattery, John Sessions
Seating Order: Mike, Josie, Tony, and John. Authors: Telling the story Night Of The Crumpet are: Mike: Louis L'Amour Josie: the Brothers Grimm Tony: Dr. Alex Comfort, author of The Joy Of Sex John: William Faulkner.Film and Theatre Styles: Josie is trying to murder her husband, Mike. Styles: Russ Mayer, film noir, Star Wars and Gilbert and Sullivan. Tony goes over to neighbor John's house to borrow some coffee. Styles: Stock exchange information film, escape movie and restoration comedy. World's Worst: Person to win an Oscar. Remote Control: Talking about hedgehogs are: Mike: Miami Vice Josie: Treasure Hunt Tony: Game For A Laugh John: Floyd On Fish. American Musical: All four do a musical based on the life of audience members Simon, Phil and Laurence, including playing football, being stopped by the police and waking up. Winner: Mike Credit Reading: Mike as Jimmy Stewart.moreless

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    Josie Lawrence

    Josie Lawrence

    Herself (1988-1997)

    Michael McShane

    Michael McShane

    Himself (1988-1995)

    Tony Slattery

    Tony Slattery

    Himself (1988-1995)

    John Sessions

    John Sessions

    Himself (1988-1991)

    Richard Vranch

    Richard Vranch

    Musician (1988-1997)

    Clive Anderson

    Clive Anderson


    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (4)

      • Comedian Steve Punt (later of The Mary Whitehouse Experience) can be briefly spotted sitting in the audience prior to the "Film and Theatre Styles" segment (as Clive says "Russ Meyer").

      • In American Musical, playing football was one of the subjects. It started with soccer, also known as football in the UK, but Mike took it to American football, and Josie followed him.

      • Tony stumbles over the word "blongy" (if that is a word) and brings his and John's F&TS to a screeching halt.

      • Clive started to tell Mike about his channel in Remote Control, then tells all the players to step forward and starts over.

    • QUOTES (8)

    • NOTES (2)

      • Once again the HA!/CC airings have the show in its original form, except for leaving out some World's Worst bits.

      • This is the first appearance of Mike McShane, who is among the most popular players/singers in the show's history. He appeared during the first seven seasons as a regular performer, leaving due to off screen disagreements with production staff. He would make one final appearance in the ninth season before retiring from the show for good.

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Game For A Laugh:
        Imitated by Tony in Remote Control, Game For A Laugh was a UK show based around practical jokes. One of the hosts was Jeremy Beadle, another common reference on the show.

      • Treasure Hunt:
        Imitated by Josie in Remote Control, the UK version of Treasure Hunt had contestants looking for clues which lead to a significant prize; aided by people in helicopters called 'skyrunners.'

      • Floyd On Fish:
        Imitated by John in Remote Control, Floyd On Fish was a cooking show starring Keith Floyd, who was a leading producer of cooking shows in the UK.

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