Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Season 1 Episode 1

Show No. 103

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Aug 05, 1998 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Show No. 103
The American version of Whose Line debuts with Ryan's infamous foal being born scene.

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  • This is the first episode ever aired in the U.S. It features the unforgettable "foal being born" party quirk by Ryan's where he sticks his head between Colin's legs to imitate being born. GAMES: Hats, Let's make a date, Greatest hits, sound effects, etc.moreless

    This was a memorable episode of Whose Line is it Anyway and it is definitely the start of a hilarious series. If you don't watch this show you are missing out. There is nothing funnier than Ryan, Colin, Wayne, and Greg playing the WLiiA games for half an hour. This episode is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud at least twice, and to crack a smile at least twenty-five more times. Although not the most diverse set of games ever found on the show, these are some of the best. The game, Props, would have improved it slightly however. If you are looking for an improvisational comedy routine, this is it!moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Just like in the UK version Sound Effects is the second game played in the very first episode.

    • In the UK version the winner(s) would read the credits in the style of Clive Anderson's choosing, in the US version the winner(s) play the final game with Drew Carey.

    • The head of a stagehand or some employee can be seen poking out from behind Greg and Wayne's box of hats in the full-stage camera angle after Wayne's flame line.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Ryan: (in LMAD) I wanna sleep with you once, I wanna sleep with you twice, and Sold.

    • Drew: Good evening and welcome to Whose Line is it Anyway? Tonight's performers, the man with the crazy last name, Greg Proops. He's what's for dinner, Wayne Brady. The handsomest man in Canada, Colin Mochrie. And his son, Ryan Stiles. I'm your host, Drew Carey, c'mon, let's have some fun!

    • Greg: (in Party Quirks) It's a Spice Girls party. Since they're missing one, I'm the new one, Speccy Spice.

    • Drew: (introducing Laura before Greatest Hits) We just found her outside before the show. Can you believe it?

    • (after Party Quirks)
      Drew: All the points I have left go to Ryan for sticking your face there. I couldn't have done that. (audience laughter) Ryan 'Anything For A Laugh' Stiles.
      Ryan: Remember? That's how I got the job on the other show.

    • Colin (in Greatest Hits): Every song a hit, every hit a smack.

    • (in Hats)
      Ryan: ( in crown) I may taste like butter...
      Colin: (in Conehead head) Just use your imagination.
      Greg: (in Arab sheik's headdress) I hope you don't mind sand in everything.
      Wayne:(holding a Statue of Liberty-like torch) I'm just one flame looking for another.
      Ryan: (in miner's helmet) I'd like to take you out for a few drinks, but i'm a miner.
      Wayne: (in turban, and Indian accent) I am predicting a lot of booty tonight!
      Colin: (in Viking's helmet) Come on, I'm horny!
      Wayne: (in Scottish hat and Scottish accent) That's great. They call me Black Angus.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Ryan and Colin would revisit the miner/minor pun from Hats in this episode again in Show No. 601 during Hollywood Director.

    • A note about the episode guide:

      RYAN STILES and COLIN MOCHRIE, and musicians LAURA HALL and LINDA TAYLOR (season 2+) appear in every episode, so they are not listed as guest stars.

      WAYNE BRADY did not appear in just four aired episodes in the five-season run, and none after season 1, so he is not listed as a guest star.

      All other performers featured in the show, no matter the frequency of their appearance, are listed as guest stars, as are any musicians who only appear in some episodes.

    • First airdate on ABC Family -- January 1, 2002

    • This episode was chosen by the fans as their favorite, and as a result was rebroadcast on September 24, 2000 during ABC's "Fans' Choice Week."


    • Title: "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"
      Based on the title of Whose Life Is It Anyway? A 1972 TV movie later turned into a stage play and finally a 1981 motion picture.