Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Season 1 Episode 5

Show No. 105

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Sep 02, 1998 on The CW
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Episode Summary

Show No. 105
Karen Maruyama joins Brad, Colin, and Ryan for a strange dating show, a look at Alice in Wonderland, and competing waiters.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Drew specifically asked the so called "Ignored Section" of the audience for the suggestion to this episode's Hoedown.

      • During Stand, Sit, Bend, Colin sets up a gag that takes a while for either Drew or Ryan to catch on to. He pretends to start to putting the bottles of liquor away, some on a top shelf, some on a bottom shelf. Eventually, Drew gets the hint and starts standing and bending to keep with the "rules" of the game.

    • QUOTES (8)

      • Drew: (after the buzzer starts working again) Hey, now that we found one from America...(buzzes) it's working again.

      • Colin: (in Hoedown)
        I went to the movies, the kids were really loud
        They were making noise & throwing stuff, what an ugly crowd
        I told them something, then they all cried
        I spoiled the movie, told them Bambi's mother died!

      • Drew:(after Film Dub) I'll give 100 points to Colin 'cause, uh, he doesn't get to talk about perms often.

      • Karen: (in Hoedown)
        Tourists from Japan are really the best
        They're used to travelling without any rest
        I look just like them, aw, what the heck
        Except that I don't have a great big camera on my neck!

      • Drew: As a special treat for all you people watching on an American-made television, we're in 3D!

      • (in DTS)
        Brad: (to Karen) If I could ask you a question, sir, where in town do you have this building?
        Karen: (in bad Asian accent) Oh, wait till I tell my husband you called me a him!
        Brad: Oh. I got confused by the mustache, I'm sorry.
        Ryan: Alice still owes me for half the mirror as well, so I would have to agree with the Dutch girl.
        Karen: Actually, I'm Flemish.
        Brad: Maybe you could get a hankie.

      • Brad: (singing to Niroshi) Let's cook some Brioschi...
        I'll put on some suntan loshi...
        I want to sail across the seven seas
        And the Pacific Oceie, Niroshi...
        Why couldn't you have an easy-rhyming name?
        Oh, why? I'd have an easier time in this game!

      • Brad: (in LMAD, after Karen guesses he is Sean Connery) My wagon turns into a Ferrari!

    • NOTES (10)

      • Brad sings alone for the first time.

      • The clip used during Film Dub is either the same clip or from the same movie, not sure which, that has been used before on the British version of Whose Line. It's probably best remembered there for the line "GIVE US A KISS! GIVE US A KISS!" dubbed over for the hairy "monster."

      • Strangely, during Hoedown, the audience does not start clapping along until Colin starts.

      • Even though this is only Episode 5 of the US series, it has already been established that Hoedown is the contestants "favorite game" because of Drew's comment before the game starts.

      • In what may be the only time in Hoedown history, the contestants are offered two distinctly separate choices to pick from.

      • At one point during the show, Drew's buzzer stops working. The buzzer is repaired/replaced at the end of Sportcasters.

      • During Daytime Talk Show, Ryan, in character, claims he's six foot six. Jokes are always made at his expense about his height, big shoes, etc. so, is he stating his real height or just one off the top of his head?

      • When singing to Niroshi, Brad gets a lot of reaction from Ryan. When he makes the rhyme about brioshi, Ryan cracks up and has to put his head in his hands. At the Pacific Oc-i part, Ryan is drinking water and has to turn away, as if he choked on it. When Brad hits a purposefully high note with the word WHY at one point, it causes Ryan to jump in his chair. Whether it was a true surprise or just for effect is up to interpretation.

      • A clip from 'Let's Make A Date' can be heard playing at the end of Pete Yorn's song "Lose You".

      • Original airdate on ABC Family -- January 3, 2002

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Sweeney Todd:
        Brad Sherwood: "He looks like Sweeney Todd from the Broadway musicals!"
        Part fact, part fiction, the story of Sweeney Todd is about a barber who supposedly murdered his customers for their money. Popularized in "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd" by Stephen Sondheim and in movies, such as the Demon Barber Of Fleet Street.

      • Brioschi:
        Brad Sherwood: Let's cook some Brioschi ...
        In struggling to get enough rhymes to Niroshi's name, Brad mentions Brioschi, a concoction formulated to ease upset stomachs and indigestion.

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