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A new improv comedy show hosted by comedian Drew Carey, the show is a gathering of Whose Line Is It Anyway veterans and fresh faces, as well as new guest stars. The format has changed somewhat, as Carey is not the solitary host and others take turns explaining the games. The setting is at the MGM Grand theatre in Las Vegas instead of a sound stage in Hollywood, which gives it more of a traditional stage improv feel.

Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza has been cancelled, but Drew Carey still owns the rights to the show and another is being planned.

Clips and whole eps can be viewed here.

Drew Carey's Improv-A-Ganza provides examples of:

  Ryan: "Drew, you can't lose that much weight so fast... Remember me, Lewis?"

  • Adaptation Distillation: The new game "Two Headed Expert" is basically "Three Headed Broadway Star" and "All in One Voice" meshed together and without the musical aspect. Until this one, anyways.
  • Adaptation Expansion: "Song for a Lady" is much more elaborate than the traditional Duets, involving asking the audience member about her hobbies and education and what country she'd like to visit, among other things. Also counts as Adaptation Distillation compared to the even-more-elaborate "American Musical" game from the old UK Whose Line.
    • Similarly, "Options" does this with the classic "Film TV Theater Styles", incorporating "Number of Words" and "Change Letter".
  • Aerith and Bob: Ryan favors names like Gary and Phil. Jeff prefers Tamberline and Amantha. Note that the latter is a corruption of Samantha, which prompted Chip to take it Up to Eleven with Tevan (Steven), Tan (Stan), and Burnoose.
    • It works with nicknames too. Audience member Jen's husband Bob calls her Shortcake. Jen calls her husband...Bobby.
    • From a game of Sentences, Jeremy and... Jawarhalla.
    • One game of Moving People had Greg finding two audience members, Sara and Tappley. "You musta met a dozen of 'em..."
  • Anachronism Stew: Two different attempts at a caveman setting quickly devolved into this. A third one had Wayne busting out his Sassy Black Woman act while acting as "tribal women" in "ancient history".
  • The Announcer: Rich Fields, with whom Drew worked for a couple years on The Price Is Right.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: "VOLCANO!" "New choice." "GEYSER!" "New choice." (Beat) "FREE STEW!"
  • Ass Shove: in several gags and at the end of this one. Notice how Drew shakes hands with Ryan and doesn't shake hands with Colin...
  • Audience Participation: Many games involve bringing in random audience members to assist in the games. One confessed she was drunk but Colin quickly stated "Being drunk doesn't really hinder being on stage."
  • Audience Participation Song: Flap my Jack and Bail Me Out.
    • Objection Overruled had people's hands waving.
  • Badass Boast:

 Drew: Maybe we should have a practice fight!

Brad: All right. Prepare to pretend to die!

    • Klaus wins and you lose.
  • Berserk Button: In a game of "Playbook". Don't mention Suzanne!
    • Colin jabs Ryan with a nose joke in a game of "New Choice".

 Colin: "Why... don't you make the nose even bigger?"

Ryan: "Are we really going to start?! 'Cos I will..."

    • This also doubled as a Call Back, alluding to all the times Colin made fun of Ryan's nose in Whose Line.
  • Big "What?": Jonathan (and Drew) in a game of Forward/Reverse.
    • The first time around, Drew says:

 Drew: Oh no! I forgot my mop! I'll walk back!

    • When it gets reversed, it winds up as:

 Drew: I'll walk back!

Jonathan: Oh!

Drew: Oh, I forgot my mop!

Jonathan: What! ...?

    • This happens two more times, ultimately resulting in:

 Drew: I forgot my mop!

Jonathan: What?

Drew: No, I'll just walk over there and get it!

Jonathan: What?

Drew: I forgot my mop! What?

Jonathan: What?

  • Big Yes: The reason why audience members need a bell and a horn to guide the cast through the game First Date. This is lampshaded in Episode 30.
  • Bilingual Bonus: The song Mi Casa has some actual Spanish words in it, spoken by Brad and Wayne. Jonathon proceeds talking in French in response to the Spanish conversation.
  • Black Comedy: In a game of Sound Effects, Colin had to start the race because the guy who usually started it...died.
  • Brand X: In one game of "Kick It":

 Jonathan: Put on MapQuest.

Greg: MapQuest?

Jonathan: Or a..... a..... a non-brand-name map program.

Greg: I'll put on a generic global positioning system, shall I?

  • Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs: In "Options", the cast sometimes have to combine styles with hilarious results, leading in one game to a Khazakstan Tarantino musical.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: FREQUENTLY asks the audience for suggestions.
    • In one game of Kick It, one character stops rapping prematurely and complains about the previous comment. The other character then says "He didn't say 'Word'!", which breaks the wall, because they were cast as fictional characters.
      • The game controller then says 'Word'. The first character then says "well he did NOW!"
    • On a musical game, Kathy Kinney and Jeff Davis jump from a plane, but only Jeff dies, because Kathy is pregnant with his child and pregnant women don't die on TV.
  • Brick Joke: Probably unintentional, but you can't deny that Drew has been part of the evolutionary scale before.
    • In one game of New Choice, in one of those huge sections where Jonathan says "new choice" over and over again until they say something he enjoys, Ryan says to Greg "I want you to wear this" which is then replaced by a new choice. Later in the game, Greg is caught in a stream of new choices of his own, one of which is "I'm wearing it."
    • "Songs of the Stripper". Jeff started off with the line "Hey there mister, Hey there son", and two verses later Jonathan added "the stripper is his mom".
  • Buffy-Speak: "I've got to put some new tires on my car. It's a high-performance vehicle. Fortunately, I have a uh... putter-onner thing that works mechanically."
  • Busman's Holiday: Poor Sylvia the reflexologist; she came to Vegas from Canada, and has to massage Jonathan's feet.
  • Butt Monkey: Jonathan and Sean, mostly. So far, Sean has been in both "Mouse Trap" games.
    • Jonathan briefly became this during one game of Freeze Tag when he humiliated himself with a seal rendition of Flight of the Bumblebees. The others then spent the rest of the game making him the butt of as many jokes as they could, including mocking his jacket, smacking him, and feeling him up.
    • They did it a second time in a different episode, same game, when Drew ended up on Jonathan's back. Jonathan comments that it's "not so bad." The others then proceed to make sure that Drew stays on Jonathan's back for as long as possible. You can see it on Jonathan's face when he realizes he never should've said anything in the first place.
      • The same sort of thing happened when Jeff was in Downward Dog the entire game of Freeze...until he said Freeze, and tagged himself out.
    • In this game of "Freeze", an audience member yells "freeze", surprising the cast. They bring him on to the stage, and the rest of the game is spent making butt jokes and getting all of the cast to sit on him.

 Jonathan: That has never happened before, and I reckon it never will again once this airs.

    • Jonathan is often also stuck with the more strenuous or squick-inducing impressions, like the seal playing "Flight of the Bumblebee" and the cow that milks herself.
    • Jonathan seems to have adopted Butt Monkey status. During their second game of the Mouse Trap Game, several people throw mouse traps at him and Drew actually goes out of his way to get one caught on Jonathan's finger.
    • Whoever is playing "Mouse Traps" becomes one, too.

 Jonathan: I dropped my towels. Can you reach down and pick them up for me?

Sean: Sure, buddy. (starts rigorously patting the ground)

    • And now poor Jonathan has had his balls squeezed by Drew Carey while Jeff purposefully stalled on choosing a new option for the scene. Like the piggybacking example above, this was Jonathan's fault when he called Drew's hand a cup.
    • In one "Forward Reverse", Drew "punches" Sean, knocking him to the ground...

 Drew: You're right. I'm sorry. Let me help you up. (Sean gets up)

Jonathan: Reverse.

Drew: Let me help you up. (Sean lies back down)

Jonathan: Forward.

Drew: Let me help you up. (Sean gets up)

Jonathan: Reverse.

Drew: Let me help you up. (Sean has a pained look as he lies down)

Jonathan: Forward.

Drew: Let me help you up. (Sean gets up)

Jonathan: Reverse.

Drew: Let me help you up. (Sean lies back down)

Jonathan: Pause. Switch places.

      • Needless to say, Jonathon got his vengeance that day.
    • Colin is becoming one again. He's been the subject of many a hair joke. 'The Bald Gynocologist' anyone? Not to mention Jeff messing up Colin's hair in a game of Freeze.
      • A joke played soon after was "Table for Satan's grandfather?"
      • Colin's Butt Monkey-ness was expanded in a game of Options. Kathy was speaking in three words, while Colin was speaking in seventeen words.
  • Call Back: From the British version. The game Playbook (Every Other Line in the UK Whose Line)
  • Cannot Tell a Joke: "What is the difference between a rabbi and an Irishman window? One is a pane of glass, and the other's a Jew. ...Think about it."
  • Captain Obvious: In "Two-Headed Expert" from episode 11, Jonathan and Chip explain that "boooooks aaaare for people... that... read!"
  • Catch Phrase: Invoked in "Two Headed Expert", where Ryan and Jeff inadvertently learn that responding to everything with "Yes, PRECISELY!" makes their job a lot easier.
  • Cheap Heat: An audience member hailing from Cleveland is asked what his favorite thing is about his hometown, to which he replies "nothing". Drew replies, "How about me, you son of a bitch?!"
  • Chekhov's Skill: Apparently, Drew can break dance.
  • Chewing the Scenery
  • Confession Cam: Some episodes add this to the usual formula by interviewing the audience participants at the end.
  • Corpsing: Often.
  • Creative Opening Credits The cast members have their names on assorted signs, cards, game machines etc. throughout the resort. It's done alphabetically, so if you're alert, you can tell who will be featured. Drew's face is quite appropriately on a Joker, as is Bob Derkach on the nametag of a dealer, but you'd think putting Chip's name on gambling chips would be an obvious one...
  • Crowd Song: "Thiiiiis iiiiiis yoooour birthday song, it isn't very long-"
  • Curse Cut Short: "This is Mrs. Finstead. We are enlarging-" "New choice!"
  • Deadpan Snarkers: The Whose Line Alumna. They're used to bad suggestions and poor audience participation.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Often in "Options", whenever "Shakespeare" comes up as a subject.
  • Did They or Didn't They?: Played for laughs in ep. 38 when the Price is Right models guest star, and Jeff is shown leading one of them back off the stage. One Beat later, they come back up, with Jeff wiping his mouth off and the model playing along.
  • Digging Yourself Deeper: "New Choice" seems designed to trigger this.

 Drew: "I wouldn't call it 'drugging you' per se... I would call it... preparing you..."

Jeff: "New choice."

Drew: "I would call it... getting you ready..."

Jeff: "New choice."

Drew: "I would call it... making you amiable..."

Jeff: "Less creepy choice!"

    • And how could anyone forget the redheaded cougar, Pam?
      • While she is sitting on the stool, Jeff briefly looks down and loses his place in the song.
      • And later when he stands behind her, she turns (toward the audience) to face him. He has to physically stop her from flashing the audience, the cameras, and her two kids.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: Drew is guilty of this all the time.
    • Tends to happen a lot in Question This and some other games, when one player makes a wisecrack so obscure that the other winds up voicing his thoughts as he pieces it together.

 Colin: "Now we gotta return all these rejected hats to Black Bart!"

Chip: "He didn't like it when I spelled his name with an F!" (pause for laughter as the audience catches on early)

Colin: "Yeah... (Beat) Black Fart..."

 Flippity-flap, flippity-flap

Put the pancake on the stack

Everybody flap my jack!

 Brad: "I'm just gonna pick up this rock..." (Steve Kamer makes an odd sound) "Actually, it's a hibernating bear! I like to use a hibernating bear that looks like a rock so that when it's coming in, it's a big surprise to the enemy! They'll think, "Just a rock." But no, it's an angry bear that's been woken from its sleep in mid-hibernation!"

  • Evil Laugh: When Ryan and Kathy are doing a scene about garbage collection, one joke has Sean laughing out loud. The way the mics pick him up (and then fade away) it sounds like Sean has something truly terrible in store for them.
  • Explaining the Soap: "Sentences" and "New Choice" sometimes rely on the audience coming up with cheesy soap opera titles rather than the usual suggestions.
  • Fake Nationality: Often. Sometimes the cast begin losing their accent, or don't have a recognizable one at all.

 Ryan: (talking to "Nigel the British anchorman") Yes, I'm just wondering why... Yes, I just thought you might have a British accent. That's what's throwing me off.

 Colin: (shaking gesture) YAHTZEE!

Jeff: (breaking character) Oh, thank God, I thought you were doing something completely different.

 Chip/Jonathan: Look! It's... uh, Puff Daddy!

 Jonathan: Let me just put my cup on before we start hitting some balls-

Drew: ALL RIGHT!

  • Heterosexual Life Partners: Chip and Jeff. They're often paired together in games, always sit next to each other when in the background, and generally have a bromance going on. According to Jeff, he and Chip "have this brotherly ESP connection."
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: A game of sound effects in episode 23 featured Rich Fields and Steve Kamer as guest performers providing the Sound Effects for Drew and Brad. If those names don't seem familiar, they will once you hear their voices.
  • Hotter and Sexier: While it isn't any less raunchier than the original Whose Line, GSN has cut and censored far less for broadcast.
    • Some of the Lighter and Softer approach from Drew Carey's Green Screen Show has been retained though, like the time they get a kid to voice Sound Effects, and Ryan calls out Jeff for even suggesting "Howard Stern".
    • Darker in the literal sense, too; The venue is pretty dark, and the cast wears mostly blacks and grays.
  • In the Style Of: "Options".
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Most are in "Question This". This clip probably has the worst of them.

 (audience suggested "Winnemucca")

Drew: (buzzes) What do you get in Las Vegas if you bet a "mucca" and your number comes up? (beat) You Winnemucca.

Ryan: Uh no, we... we all get it.

    • In a recent Sound Effects:

  Brad: Keep on cumin round the mountain.

 Greg, as game show host: Everyone has one point except for Senior-

Ryan, as Neil Patrick Harris, Sr.: ENNHT! Falafel. (Beat) We all tied up?

Greg: Indeed, we are!

  • Instrumental Theme Tune
  • Interspecies Romance: Between a cow and a pig in a game of Story.
  • It Makes Sense in Context: Arguably every skit the improvisers do evolves into this.
  • Large Ham: EVERYONE!
  • Little Professor Dialogue: One audience participant was an eleven-year-old kid throwing around words like "omnipotent" and "internal bleeding."
  • Lyrical Dissonance: Used quite frequently.
    • An Elizabethian song about strippers in a game of Hits Compilation.
    • A jaunty tune after the revelation that Kathy was dumping Colin for her brother in a game of Bob's Call.
    • In fact, this is a big part of the humor in Bob's Call.

  Jeff: I'm gonna DIE today, when I fly away! I'm gonna go splat, like that! Then I'll fly away! Hey!

  • Mad Scientist: Played in an extremely hammy way by Ryan and Jeff in a game of Two Headed Expert.
  • Meaningful Name: Ryan's 'old school rapper' name, Tone Loc + Mos Def = Tone Def.
  • Milking the Giant Cow: In every skit, but most often seen in "Two-Headed Expert".
  • Mythology Gag: Ryan's use of 'Gary' and 'Phil' and jokes about how they got to be in the show have come up on occasion.
    • Indeed, and now he got everybody else doing it. Colin called Drew Phil in a game of Playbook, and even Jeff called people Gary. And don't forget 'Phil' the Cyclops and his friend 'Gary'.
    • Also, Colin still has is way of getting his way out of things by fainting, being quiet and such. A recent "Question This" sees the return of his animal abuse jokes:

  "I'll pick 'Things you wouldn't feed an elephant'..."

    • Heck, Drew pulled a Colin by fainting in a game of "Options", when he was unable to come up with a rhyme.
    • Ryan mentioned kidney stones again a recent episode.
    • And it looks like the Colin bald jokes are back!
    • In a game of "New Choice", Chip says to Drew, "You remind me of someone who used to be fat on TV."
    • When Chip starts using two of the stools as turntables, you know Props is sorely missed.
      • Similarly, the "Sound Effects" game that eventually morphs into an informercial.
    • Ryan mentioning that his audience partner never turns his head till halfway through "Moving People". Yes, that was in 'Whose Line as well.
    • Colin's dinosaur impression is seen again in the most recent episode.
      • Burnoose.
      • In the same episode, Jeff makes fun of Keanu Reeves again.
    • Colin's Scottish accent was heard again in episode 33.
    • Oddly enough, Ryan is more prominently the woman in a scene now, not Colin.
    • There's a couple of lesser-known ones - references to Ryan's resemblance to Neil Patrick Harris have been upgraded to "Doogie Howser Sr." now, and Jeff acted as Christopher Walken again in a recent "Freeze Tag".
    • One from Drew Carey's Green Screen Show: Jonathan has crawled around seal-like several times in "Freeze Tag", which he last did on Green Screen as a "merma-beest" (wildebeest with fishtail for hindlegs).
    • The improvisers making fun of the audience suggestions is similar to the way Clive Anderson did in the British version of Whose Line.
    • One game of "Sound Effects" (re. ep 17) ends with another familiar gag:
  • Name's the Same: By some cosmic coincidence, Ryan's pick of an audience member for "Song for a Lady" has a husband named Ryan.

  Ryan: "...you couldn't find me?... Well, doesn't that make Ryan... feel good..."

    • Even better, ep. 38 had Drea picking this bespectacled guy from the audience, also named Drew.
    • In one episode Chip managed to pluck both a Jeff and a Heather from the audience in the same game.
      • Coincidentally, the cast members Jeff and Heather were both absent from the episode.
    • There's been two different Michelles picked for "Song For a Lady".
    • Greg pulled out a Greg out of the audience in one episode.
  • National Stereotypes: In a game of "Two Headed Expert", Chip and Jonathan as an expert on the Eiffel Tower accidentally out themselves as Spanish, then try to pass for French by claiming that the Premier of France is Jerry Lewis.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: From a game of Story. A kid is thrown into outer space by an exploding Les Paul guitar and transforms into an invisible green giant that can fly.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Averted with Jeff's Keanu Reeves in "Question This".
    • Jonathan as George Takei in one "Hits Compilation" falls just a little short.
  • Non Sequitur: A main source of humor for the Playbook game. And in Sentences every now and then.

  Ryan: "Helen, she say to me (reads) Purple Monkey Sit In The Tree!"

    • And sometimes in "Two-Headed Expert", because the actor in each pair is trying to predict what the other is going to say.

  Chip/Jonathan: Look! It's... Puff Daddy!

    • In a recent Bob's Call, Kathy was singing about her attraction to her brother. Colin, unable to think up a rhyme, said something about peeing in a urinal.
  • Noodle Incident: In a game of New Choice, Colin's claw hands were given to him by a renegade chicken. Don't ask!
  • Not What It Looks Like: Colin playing Yatzee in a game of Freeze looks like...something else.
  • Oh Crap: In episode 35's "Freeze", Drew is sitting on the ground, and Jeff is on his hands and knees. Drew announces, "I've been in the desert for a while. Better get back on the donkey!" Ryan and Jeff make him freeze before he can sit on Jeff's back. A few scenes later, Jeff is still in the same position, and Drew returns.

 Drew: Better get back on the donkey!

Jeff: OH, GOD!

  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping
  • Orphaned Punchline: One Greatest Hits game involving "songs of the big game hunter" led to Chip singing about shooting an elephant and going "how he got in my pyjamas I'll never know". It should be the back half of an old joke that starts with "I once shot an elephant, in my pyjamas."
  • Out of Order: Each session of Improv-a-ganza gets spiced into more than one episode, resulting in the mentions of a small town called Elco and a guy named Smoke, in the "Question This" game from episode 9, "originating" from episode 16.
    • It occurs in the first episode. In the last rap of the "Kick it" session, Wayne mentions visiting "diamonds in Budapest". The audience reaction is almost certain to be at odds with a first-time viewer's reaction since the origin of that joke wouldn't appear until several episodes after.
  • Overly Long Gag: "DUST...STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORM!" Repeat in varying tones for about five minutes. To be fair, the "jazz ballad" suggestion probably didn't give them a lot to work with.
    • In Diana's Song for a Lady, Jeff breaks down and sings lots of "Oh Yeah"s. He does this until Chip acknowledges Jeff is getting carried away.
  • Overly Long Name: That great funk song about real estate: There's A Leak in the Bathroom and There's Only One Bedroom, Oh My!
    • The mambo song about steel workers, Our Love Is Like White Hot Revits In My Pants.
    • '80s synth-pop theme Wipe the Window, Hang the Freshener, Let's Go.
  • Piss-Take Rap: from the new "Kick It!" game to stuff like this.

  Ryan: I'm so white!

  Greg: "So what happened is, we were on the street where we came across this kid[1] and he said "I love you guys, I've seen your improv and your comedy, and I wonder if there is any tickets to the show", and so I told him... "No f--k off, we're sold out..." "

    • And Jeff towards the end of the gangsta rap "Lethal Injection":

  "You killed 40 people and you didn't even care, Yo Mutha------, LIE DOWN THERE!"

    • Jonathan, in one game of Options, when the option was Poetry:

  "Roses are red, violets are blue, the handcuffs didn't work, hey hey, f--- you!"

  Drew: "If I get caught, I'll be thrown into prison, and somebody's gonna throw me up against the wall and say (reads from paper) 'How would you like to create a new version of Frankenstein with me?'"

 Ryan: I'm gonna have to put her down.

Brad: No!

Ryan: You're a bad cow. Bad, ugly cow!

Brad: You think messing with her self-esteem is going to help?

Ryan: Oh, you didn't think I was actually going to shoot her.

Brad: Yes.

Ryan: No, no, I just wanted to put her down.

    • Jonathan in "Song for a Lady":

  "She's a nurse, and he's a cop; that's like cardiac arrest!"

  • Ripped from the Headlines: a recent song in "Hits Compilation" titled "Bail Me Out", namedropping Madoff to boot.
  • Running Gag: Thanks to the venue, jokes about gambling come up a lot.
    • Jonathon being the Butt Monkey has become a recurring theme.
    • The Sea Hawks and the Jets.
    • High-fives that miss.

 Ryan: "You knocked over the ottoman!"

    • Drew's weight loss has come up a few times.
    • Apparently "Freeze Tag" has drawn consistent input from yoga enthusiasts.
    • Jeff seems to be a Red Hands champion.
    • "Celebrity" hosts in "Hits Compilation".
    • Especially popular in Freeze Tag: "Ladies and gentlemen, Cirque du So-Gay" (Kathy seems to prefer "Cirque du Who-knows-what")
    • Drew choosing 'Scientific Names for Body Parts' in Question This.
    • Ryan using the name Roger in games with soap opera themes.
    • Drew being a stripper.
    • The mistreatment of cats.
    • Anyone being forced to redo their last lines far too many times in New Choice would inadvertently wind up blurting out "I love you" or "Iiiiii love a parade!"
    • Not an intentional one, but when asked for a number between one and five, several audience members have responded with six or seven.
  • Saying Sound Effects Out Loud: during "Sound Effects" (but of COURSE!) and some other games, like the time Heather Anne portrays a Southern Ditz in "Question This", and her "buzzer" goes "Bippity-boop!" instead.

  "I say the sound so I know that I buzzed..."

    • There's also a Feet of Clay moment when announcers Rich Fields and Steve Kamer turn out to be about the same level as the usual audience members in this aspect:

 Drew: Is your sword going clank clank clanky clank?

Brad: Not without the help of your sword!

 Drew: (singing) "They're gonna pull your nose off - And put nails in your feet - Cos that's Transformers!"

  • The Smurfette Principle: Noticeably missing from the lineup are Kathy Greenwood from Whose Line and Julie Larsen from Green Screen - instead, we have Kathy Kinney and newcomer Heather Anne Campbell taking turns to be the one woman on the stage. More astute viewers will have noticed how their names get the exact same spot in the opening credits.
  • Special Guest: A literal Hey, It's That Voice! moment when two announcers, Rich Fields from The Price Is Right and this show's intro, and Steve Kamer from Inside Edition, get to participate in "Sound Effects".

 Steve: "Tonight... Charlie Sheen, on Inside Edition..."

Ryan: "Thanks for reminding me I'm out of a job."[2]

    • Three of the Price Is Right models recently participated in the first ever 3-man "Moving People".
  • Spiritual Successor: To Whose Line Is It Anyway and Green Screen.
  • Suspiciously Apropos Music: Bob Derkach often flavors up the non-musical games much like Richard Vranch used to.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: In one game of "Bob's Call", Ryan insists he only collects women's shoes, he doesn't wear them, what are you talking about.
  • Take That: "Snooki, you don't even know these guys!"
    • A few have also been directed at the New York Jets, from the cast and the audience.
    • The game Sound Effects has the improvisers making fun of the audience's sound effects.
    • Episode 14. Brad's idea of a supermodel pose involved forced vomiting.
    • To the Olsen twins. "They've got big heads and little tiny bodies. Look, if I put this pumpkin on my head, I look just like Mary-Kate!"

 Ryan: Let's throw darts at your Olsen twins poster. I'm going to hit the anorexic one.

Jonathan: New choice.

Ryan: I'm going to hit the one with talent.

Jonathan: True choice.

Ryan: I'm just gonna hit one.

  Drew/Jonathan: (alternating) "I am sure [Cancun] is one word too... BIATCH!"

    • In "Options", Drew must speak in three words, and Jonathan must speak in eight:

 Drew: Shall we operate?

Jonathan: Yes, the operation area is over here... (needs one more word) Biatch.

      • Jonathan has mentioned on his Twitter that he doesn't think he's allowed to say "biatch" anymore.
  • This Trope Is Bleep
  • Throw It In: That most time-honored of Whose Line traditions, where the remaining players join in for whichever reason.
    • Just a few examples: Colin returns as a velociraptor who plays the banjo, Chip and Jonathan jump in as the HISPANIC MEN during the "Totally party!" sketch, and Chip, Jeff, and Brad form an awkward mariachi band to serenade Drew and Kathy on their "first date".
    • In a Moving People with Drew and Brad, Drew's German accent shifts to Italian American for no apparant reason.
    • In the song Bail Me Out, Jeff had trouble with his mike stand. So he sang "Gotta fix the stand!"
  • Toilet Humor: Chip, posing on one leg with one arm raised: "This casino has weird urinals."
    • Options in #7 immediately took this path thanks to the first (rejected) suggestion:

  Colin: "...name a place where you and your friends might meet... A toilet? What friends do you hang out with, sir?"

  • Trolling: one game of "Moving People" starts with an over-enthusiastic woman from the audience getting rather touchy-feely with Drew - cue Ryan quietly stepping in for her and groping Drew's ass for quite a long while, before he finally notices.

  Greg: "He would have stood there all day!"

 Wayne: Let's say that Greg is knocking on the door. You'll make the sound with your mouth. Try it right now, go.

Audience member: Knock knock knock.

Wayne: She's from the Land of Literal.

Ryan: Better than "door door door".

 Jonathan: (In the style of Dr. Seuss) I do not like you you you you, don't put your hands on Thing One or Two.

    • In one game of freeze:

 Colin: You cur! You worthless, senseless thing! You block! You...monkey.

  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: "Mousetraps", for the pain involved (the cast have resorted to throwing them and ordering each other to walk across the stage), and "Reverse" and "New Choice" because callers can yell "reverse/forward" or "new choice" any time they want, as often as they want.

 Jeff: I can say forward/reverse as much as I like, just to torture them.

  • Viva Las Vegas: The show is taped on a stage at a casino. Topical humor ebbs and flows through the show, beginning with the opening credits.
  • Waxing Lyrical: One of the less awkward audience submissions in "Sentences" led to Jonathan saying out loud "Man I Feel Like A Woman".
    • From one session of "Freeze":

  "This is Jeff Davis reporting live on the scene... It is indeed raining men."

  • What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: Invoked in episode one by Greg during Colin's explanation of "Moving People" - which doubles as a Continuity Nod to Drew Careys Green Screen Show, where Greg had a similar problem with the same game.
    • Jeff said this in a game of Sound Effects when he picked audience members who proceed to make sounds that don't make sense.
    • Also, in the game with the prostate exam, Ryan says this to Colin. Sure enough:

  Colin: "He's dying!... I may have gone too far up!... CLEAR!!"

 "Freeze. French dialect."

    • Jeff in a game of Sentences.

 Chip: "This is the game show where the contestants must give all their answers in the form of a question, and we have changed the name so that we don't put ourselves in legal... jeopardy."

Notes

  1. Charlie Sheen.
  2. Except it's just been confirmed they're merely adding Ashton Kutcher to the cast and not cancelling Two and A Half Men now.
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