6.10 Episode #428

Drew Carey with Wayne Brady, Chip Esten, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Laura Hall on the Piano, and Linda Taylor and CeCe Worral-Rubin accompanying

SUPERHEROES – The crisis is at the North Pole with Colin as Magnet Man, Ryan is Mesmerized by Moving Objects Man, Chip is The Bob Fosse Kid, and Wayne is the Chain Saw Massacre Boy.
DUET – Wayne and Chip sing about a sponge in the style of a Busby Berkeley musical with Colin and Ryan as dancers.
WEIRD NEWSCASTERS – Colin is the anchor with co-anchor Chip as Snagglepuss, Wayne doing the sports who gives his peeping-tom neighbor a show, and Ryan doing the weather as a Hollywood film legend from the silver screen era.
NEWSFLASH – Colin is a reporter in the field reporting on clips of Ryan with Ryan and Chip in the studio.
IRISH DRINKING SONG – Wayne, Chip, Ryan and Colin sing about giving birth.
THEME RESTAURANT – Drew and Wayne are friends meeting at a restaurant with Ryan and Colin as waiters. The theme is baseball.
CREDITS – All four read the credits while doing a Busby Berkeley dance number.

Notes: This episode was scheduled to air May 8, 2003, but was preempted for sweeps for All-American Girl. It was then scheduled to air July 15, 2004, but preempted for the two-hour miniseries finale of Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital. Then re-scheduled one more time for a re-broadcast of the new ABC dramedy The Days.

Rating:      Taped: November 5, 2000     Sister Shows: #318, #708

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6.9 Episode #346

Drew Carey with Wayne Brady, Denny Siegel, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Laura Hall on the Piano, and Linda Taylor accompanying

QUESTIONS ONLY – A scene from a teen soap opera.
NARRATE – Colin and Ryan are at a zoo.
FILM TV & THEATER STYLES – Wayne is a prison guard. He has hunted down chained-together escaped convicts Ryan and Colin, and they are hiding in an alligator-infested swamp. They act it out in the styles of cartoon, Shakespeare, Japanese Anime, Planet of the Apes and Gilbert and Sullivan.
PARTY QUIRKS – Denny is the host of the party, Wayne finds The Mask at the party, Colin is a never say die deer trying to cross a highway, and Ryan is slow motion sports bloopers.
GREATEST HITS – Ryan and Colin describe songs of soccer sung by Wayne including, “Free Kick” (Ska), “My Shorts Chafe” (Tin Pan Alley), “I’m Not Really Hurt, But I’m Stayin’ Down” (Beastie Boys), and “I got a Yellow Card” (Paul Robeson).
HOEDOWN – Drew, Wayne, Colin, Ryan do the “working out” hoedown.
CREDITS – Wayne as Richard Simmons with a class behind him.

Rating:      Taped: 1999     Sister Shows: #203, #234

6.8 Episode #314

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

FILM TV & THEATER STYLES – Ryan and Colin have disguised themselves as women in an all female band to hide from Wayne, a hitman hired by the Mob. The styles are Western, Sesame Street, Shakespeare, Shaft, and Opera.
TITLE SEQUENCE – Wayne and Chip sing the theme song to “The Travel Agent and Tom Jones” while Ryan and Colin perform the opening sequence.
ACTION REPLAY – Wayne is furious with Chip for allowing their poisonous pet snake to escape. Ryan and Colin act out their own scene from the movements.
GREATEST HITS – Wayne and Chip sing songs of the hitman as introduced by Ryan and Colin, including “Garrot Garrot Garrot” (Duran Duran), “The Sound of Silencers” (Salsa), “Hitman Girl” (Blink 182) and “Poison in Your Wine” (Rockabilly)
90-SECOND ALPHABET – Drew and Colin are sisters getting ready for the prom when Ryan, the star quarterback, shows up and they realize they’ve both been asked out by him.
CREDITS – All four read the credits as celebrities parachuting for charity.

Rating:      Taped: September 17, 2000     Sister Shows: #309, #324, #411

6.7 Episode #430

Drew Carey with Greg Proops, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Laura Hall on the Piano, and Linda Taylor accompanying

LET’S MAKE A DATE – Greg is the contestant with Wayne as Michael Jackson turning into a bloodthirsty werewolf, Colin as the world’s most annoying person to sit next to on a plane, and Ryan as an evil scientist in his lab about to mutate into horrible versions of the other two bachelors.
NEWSFLASH – Ryan and Greg are anchors in the studio, Colin is out in the field reporting on babies.
FUNERAL – Ryan, Colin and Greg do a funeral for Joe who died in a freak fishing accident.
PARTY QUIRKS – Greg is the host of the party, Wayne is a heroic fireman determined to rescue everyone, Colin is a talent night at an old folks home, and Ryan is a series of delivery guys in porn films.
AFRICAN CHANT – All four sing to Crystal who is a hocker.
PROPS – Drew and Ryan vs. Wayne and Colin.
CREDITS – All four read the credits as lingerie models in a catalogue.

Rating:      Taped: 2001     Sister Shows: #416, #429

6.6 Episode #505 "Valentine’s Day Episode"

Drew Carey with Wayne Brady, Chip Esten, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Laura Hall on the Piano, Linda Taylor and CeCe Worral-Rubin accompanying, and special guests Loyola Marymount University Cheerleaders

PRESS CONFERENCE – Colin is the Queen of England announcing her affair with Ryan.
SOUND EFFECTS – Ryan and Colin perform a scene with audience members Neely and Andrea providing the sound effects.
DUET – Brad and Wayne sing an R&B song to the cheerleaders from Loyola Marymount University.
LIVING SCENERY – Ryan and Colin perform a scene with the cheerleaders as the props.
IRISH DRINKING SONG – An Irish Drinking Song about “passing wind”.

Notes: This episode was originally scheduled to air February 14, 2003 but was preempted by an airing of America’s Funniest Home Videos. Then, it (and every episode thereafter) were preempted one week from their original airdates, for various reasons.

Rating:      Taped: October 13, 2001     Sister Shows: #602, #705

6.5 Episode #345

Drew Carey with Greg Proops, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Laura Hall on the Piano, and Linda Taylor accompanying

SUPERHEROES – The crisis is a clogged toilet with Greg as Shedding Cat Man, Ryan as Strutting Pick Up Artist Boy, Colin as Excitable Hamster Boy, and Wayne as Very Enthusiastic Game Show Contestant Boy.
QUESTIONABLE IMPRESSIONS – All four are at a funeral home.
PROPS – Ryan and Colin vs. Greg and Wayne.
SONG STYLES – Wayne sings to Teri in the style of a gospel.
Moving People – Colin is a doctor flown in by helicopter to rescue Ryan who has bitten by a poisonous snake.
HATS – Ryan and Colin vs. Greg and Wayne.
HOEDOWN – Greg, Wayne, Colin and Ryan do the pregnancy test hoedown.
CREDITS – Ryan and Wayne read the credits as a wrestling team challenging their opponents.

Rating:      Taped: 1999     Sister Shows: #201, #231

6.4 Episode #347

Drew Carey with Greg Proops, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Laura Hall on the Piano, and Linda Taylor accompanying

LET’S MAKE A DATE – Wayne is a contestant on a dating show, Greg is an angry Jerry Springer Guest, Colin is a ventriloquist whose dummy is sabotaging his chances, and Ryan is a frustrated writer going insane at a remote hotel.
SCENE TO RAP – All four are rapping about the Poseidon Adventure
SOUND EFFECTS – Colin is a Jedi knight who gets the call that the Empire is attacking.
FILM DUB – Greg, Ryan and Colin improvise one day at the gas station.
GREATEST HITS – Ryan and Colin introduce songs of hockey sung by Wayne, including “Body Check of Love” (Fats Domino), “Fffffft” (Smokey Robinson), “I Wanna Score on You” (Kool & the Gang).
HOEDOWN – Greg, Drew, Colin and Ryan do the moving Hoedown.
CREDITS – Greg and Colin read the credits as frantic traders on the stock exchange as markets close.

Notes: This episode was revealed indirectly by ABC to have originally been scheduled for July 25, 2003, in a press release stating the actual episode would be “Show No. 604.” It was then scheduled to air July 22, 2004, but preempted in favor of “Show No. 428,” which had been preempted by Kingdom Hospital on July 15, 2004.

Rating:      Taped: 1999     Sister Shows: #204, #224