4.31 Episode #427

Drew Carey with Greg Proops, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Laura Hall at the piano, Linda Taylor, and Cece Worral-Rubin accompanying

LET’S MAKE A DATE – Greg is the contestant with Wayne as a smooth rap star blindfolded and handcuffed to the bed by his new girlfriend gradually realizing the evening is going wrong, Colin is a deranged window dresser whose only friends are mannequins Wayne and Ryan who he has fun undressing and dressing after hours, and Ryan is a horse whisperer calming and mounting the others who he thinks are wild stallions.
NARRATE – Ryan and Colin are in a maternity ward.
FILM DUB – Greg, Ryan and Colin voiceover three years into a long outer space mission.
GREATEST HITS – Ryan and Colin introduce songs of retirement with Wayne singing them, including “I’m Moving To Florida” (60’s protest song), “(incoherent Scottish babble)” (old blues, Wet Biscuit McLee).
PROPS – Colin and Wayne vs. Ryan and Drew.
CREDITS – Wayne as “Wet Biscuit McLee”, a name mentioned by Colin during Greatest Hits.

Rating:      Taped: March 9, 2001     Sister Shows: #410, #418, #710

4.30 Episode #429

Drew Carey with Greg Proops, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Laura Hall at the piano, Linda Taylor, and Cece Worral-Rubin accompanying

WEIRD NEWSCASTERS – Colin hosts with Greg co-anchoring as a German insult comic, Wayne doing sports as a cookie-selling girl scout who is possessed by the devil, and Ryan doing the weather as an old man taking a short-acting rejuvenation pill.
WHOSE LINE – Ryan is Dr. Frankenstein and Colin is Igor preparing for the village mob to arrive.
ACTION REPLAY – Greg and Wayne are a tourist and his guide on safari, re-enacted by Colin and Ryan as rehearsing dancers.
SCENES FROM A HAT – All four act out versions of Hell other than eternal flames, famous film scenes as performed by cartoon characters, if morning show hosts acted like most people do in the morning, what members of the Whose Line cast say to their therapists, announcements that tend to ruin parties.
HOEDOWN – Wayne, Drew, Colin and Ryan sing the “hockey player” hoedown.
CREDITS – Wayne as a possessed girl scout.

Rating:      Taped: 2001     Sister Shows: #416, #430

4.29 Episode #402

Drew Carey with Wayne Brady, Kathy Greenwood, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Laura Hall at the piano, Linda Taylor, and Cece Worral-Rubin accompanying

HOLLYWOOD DIRECTOR – The Mexican Princess Kathy has been kidnapped by the wicked Spanish lord Ryan. Wayne is Zorro who comes in to rescue her. Colin is the director who makes them adapt the styles 1950’s musical, and in darkness.
SONG STYLES – Wayne sings to Doug, the chemistry professor as a James Bond theme with the other three as dancing Bond girls.
NEWSFLASH – Colin reports back to Ryan and Kathy on a cave filled with bats.
LIVING SCENERY – Ryan and Colin use Wayne and Kathy as props while at the beach sunbathing and surfing.
SCENES FROM A HAT – The four act out difficult things to say with a straight face, announcements on Hell’s PA system, and rejected ideas the three wise men considered as gifts.
WORLD’S WORST – Wayne, Drew, Colin and Ryan with the worst advertisements.
CREDITS – Ryan and Colin riding surfboards Kathy and Wayne.

Taped: December 16, 2000     Sister Shows: #706, #725

4.28 Episode #431

Drew Carey with Brad Sherwood, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Laura Hall at the piano, Linda Taylor, and Cece Worral-Rubin accompanying

WEIRD NEWSCASTERS – Brad hosts, while co-host Colin is a psycho hitchhiker who gets a ride from Brad, sports by Wayne as a very enthusiastic bikini car wash girl looking for shiny surfaces to clean, and weatherman Ryan as Hollywood’s most temperamental star trying to give an award-winning performance.
SCENES FROM A HAT – The four act out the scenes if human doctors acted like animal doctors, the good news and the bad news, and refreshingly honest statements that can give you a black eye.
TWO-LINE VOCABULARY – Colin’s an army captain who’s looking for 2 volunteers, Ryan and Brad, to go on a dangerous mission. Although Colin can say whatever he wants, Brad can only say “That’s easy for you to say” and “Is that good?”, and Ryan can only say “What are those?” and “I’m sorry, I wasn’t listening”.
GREATEST HITS – Ryan and Colin pitch songs of the flight attendant, as sung by Brad and Wayne, including “You Can’t Use the First Class Can” (Tom Petty), “Don’t Call Me a Waitress” (flapper tune) and “Do You Want Meat or Fish?” (Thrash).
FOREIGN FILM DUB – Drew and Wayne act out Meatballs Blow Up in Swedish with Brad and Ryan doing the translations.
CREDITS – Ryan as a temperamental Hollywood actor trying to give an award-winning performance.

Rating:      Taped: 2001     Sister Shows: #415, #707

4.27 Episode #432 "Too Hot For Whose Line"

Drew Carey with Brad Sherwood, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Laura Hall at the piano, and Linda Taylor accompanying

LET’S MAKE A DATE – Wayne chooses among Brad as a puritan witch hunter who sees the devil everywhere, Colin as a pompous politician getting into a fight with his fiance in the audience, and Ryan as the head of Colin’s angry ex-wife sprouting from Colin’s neck.
If You Know What I Mean – Brad, Colin and Ryan are hotel employees working the night shift.
DUET – Brad and Wayne sing to Susie, who sells drywall, in the style of Rolling Stones.
TITLE SEQUENCE – Wayne and Brad sing the theme to Bill Cosby and the Insurance Agent, acted out by Colin and Ryan. (The originally suggestion was “Bill Cosby and Hitler” but was changed upon the request of the floor manager)
SCENES FROM A HAT – All four perform how the cast of Baywatch would react to a real emergency, if Tarzan and Tonto were roommates, if you could give the youth of America advice, strange sweet nothings whispered into your lover’s ear, and unlikely souvenir t-shirts.
HOEDOWN – Wayne, Drew, Colin and Ryan do the “directors” hoedown.
CREDITS – All four as Mick Jagger.

Rating:      Taped: March 10, 2001     Sister Shows: #412, #701, #724

4.26 Episode #404 "Too Hot For Whose Line"

Drew Carey with Greg Proops, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Laura Hall at the piano, Linda Taylor, and Anne King accompanying

WEIRD NEWSCASTERS – Colin hosts with co-anchor Greg as a dominatrix Colin has hired for the night, Wayne doing the sports as an outraged secretary desperate to find out who left a photocopy of their butt in her tray, and Ryan doing the weather is about to die and his entire life is flashing before our eyes.
HATS – It’s the world’s worst dating service videos, with Greg and Wayne vs. Colin and Ryan.
GREATEST HITS – Ryan and Colin describe songs of college, as sung by Wayne.
FILM DUB – Greg, Colin and Ryan are a husband and wife celebrating a special occasion in a restaurant.
SHOW-STOPPING NUMBER – Wayne, Colin and Ryan are in a tollbooth.
WORLD’S WORST – Greg, Drew, Colin and Ryan give examples of the world’s worst priest or rabbi.
CREDITS – Greg as a dominatrix.

Taped: February 2, 2001     Sister Shows: #425, #605

4.25 Episode #403

Drew Carey with Wayne Brady, Chip Esten, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Laura Hall at the piano, and Linda Taylor accompanying

SUPERHEROES – Colin is Tacky Shirt Man solving the crisis of no more loud colors, with the help of Ryan as On the Verge of a Near Nervous Breakdown Man, Chip as the Mick Jagger Kid, and Wayne as the Junkyard Dog on a Chain Kid.
SOUND EFFECTS – Flo and Carmen provide noises for Colin and Ryan, who are two knights set out to save a damsel in distress.
NEWSFLASH – Chip and Ryan cross to Colin, who is in front of various sports bloopers.
SCENES FROM A HAT – The four perform if actors were completely honest during their awards speeches, circus acts that didn’t last long, and odd things for a lounge singer to sing about.
HOEDOWN – Chip, Drew, Colin and Ryan sing the “Backstreet Boys” hoedown.
CREDITS – All four watching horrible sports bloopers.

Rating:      Taped: December 17, 2000     Sister Shows: None