Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Season 4 Episode 15

Salute to American Television -- Show No. 503

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Nov 21, 2001 on The CW
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Salute to American Television -- Show No. 503
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A salute to great American television, featuring Sid Caesar and Lassie. Seating Order: Brad, Wayne, Colin and Ryan. Questionable Impressions From Television: All four do a scene set in an emergency room. The change here is they must do characters from TV. Duet: Brad and Wayne sing to Lassie in country style. Film Dub: All four do a scene as two street gangs arguing over territory. Sound Effects: A scene from Charlie's Angels: Colin is Bosley and Ryan is one of the Angels; they have received instructions from Charlie to infiltrate a criminal mastermind's jungle headquarters where his militia has kidnapped the other two Angels. Audience member Karen does the sfx for Colin, and audience member Julie does the sfx for Ryan. Foreign Film Dub: Sid and Drew act out the French spy film Escargot. Ryan translates for Drew and Colin translates for Sid. Wayne calls out the following languages: German, Japanese and Russian. Winner: None Credit Reading: None. Laura and Linda brought out a birthday cake for Sid and Drew led the audience in singing 'Happy Birthday To You.'moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • This a superb episode.

    9.5
    The first game is Questionable Impressions from Television it was pretty good. Ryan and Brad's impressions were really good. Colin's impressions were not that good but that made it funny. The game after that was Duet where Wayne and Brad sung to Lassie I personally do not like the Duet game. The next game was Film Dub which is one of my favorite games and it was hilarious. The game after that was Sound Effects which of course is always hilarious. The next game was Foreign Film Dub which was okay. I did not know who the special game was. Overall this was a superb episode.moreless
Drew Carey

Drew Carey

Host/Regular

Ryan Stiles

Ryan Stiles

Regular

Wayne Brady

Wayne Brady

Featured Guest [Season 1], Regular [Seasons 2-7]

Brad Sherwood

Brad Sherwood

Featured Guest

Laura Hall

Laura Hall

Musician

Linda Taylor

Linda Taylor

Musician [Season 2-6]

Sid Caesar

Sid Caesar

Himself

Guest Star

Lassie

Lassie

Him/herself

Guest Star

Brad Sherwood

Brad Sherwood

Featured Guest

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (5)

  • NOTES (5)

    • You could hear Sid say a lot of English words during FFD: "garlic" in French, "Poland and Czechoslovakia" in German, and "That's some borscht" in Russian. You could see him laugh while Colin and Ryan did their translations, and Drew didn't even attempt Russian, saying "I'm not following him anymore," which I didn't blame him for doing.

    • Don't know if this was deliberate, but Ryan(who was one of Charlie's Angels) kept calling Colin(who was Bosley) "Charlie" during Sound Effects.

    • Sid Caesar got an even bigger round of applause than what shows up in this episode. When he stepped out, the audience apparently cheered for so long that the applause had to be cut short due to time constraints.

    • They actually did a credit reading with Sid doing various "languages", but Drew forgot to plug Sid's website in the intro. Sid was gone by the time they realized it, so Drew just filmed another intro, and they showed film of everyone celebrating Sid's birthday over the credits instead.

    • According to a website made by some fans who try to attend all the WL tapings, this taping, which happened September 9, 2001, had all of its Foreign Film Dub languages with Sid Caesar used, except they also did Arabic in the scene. With everything that has happened in the country since two days after that taping, it's pretty understandable. They also cut Italian, most likely due to time constraints, but even if they had all the time for airing that they would have liked, Arabic still probably wouldn't be used.

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