7.25 Episode #725

Drew Carey with Wayne Brady, Kathy Greenwood, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, and Laura Hall on the Piano

QUESTIONS ONLY – The scene is a passionate honeymooning couple coming across Frankenstein’s castle.
SOUND EFFECTS – Karen and Julie from the audience provide sound effects for Ryan and Colin. A bad-tempered Santa, Ryan, and a panicky elf, Colin, are late loading up the sleigh to start their round of deliveries.
WEIRD NEWSCASTERS – Colin is the anchor, Kathy is a hideous old crone coming on to all the men, Wayne is being controlled by a prankster in the audience, and Ryan is a high-tech thief on a mission to steal the amazingly lifelike Kathy Greenwood statue.
SCENES FROM A HAT – The scenes include if statues could speak, things you don’t want to see old people doing, and outtakes from the Whose Line soap opera.
HELPING HANDS – With Martha Stewart away, her bad-tempered stand-in, Ryan, holds a masster class for Kathy giving her tips for the holiday season. Colin provides the hands for Ryan.
CREDITS – Everyone reads the credits as if all their bodies are being controlled by a prankster in the audience.

Rating:      Taped: December 16, 2000     Sister Shows: #402, #706

7.24 Episode #724

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

HOLLYWOOD DIRECTOR – Ryan and Wayne are southern convicts escaping from a chain gang when one of them gets caught in quick sand. Brad is the sheriff who catches up with them with his tracking dogs. Colin directs them in the styles of Fossey dancers and backwards.
MOTOWN GROUP – Brad, Wayne and Ryan sing “Do the Policeman”.
SOUND EFFECTS – James Bond, Ryan, and a beautiful girl, Colin, are tied up in the villain’s mountain headquarters. They must try to make their escape from the villain and his army of henchmen. Priscilla and Linda from the audience provide the sound effects.
GREATEST HITS – Ryan and Colin describes songs of the president sung by Brad and Wayne, including “Where’d You Get the Cuban?” (The Doors) and “Ruckus in the Caucus” (Disco).
PROPS – Colin is the winner so it’s Brad and Wayne vs. Ryan and Drew.
CREDITS – Brad and Wayne read the credits as two guys in a bar bitching about the people who have made their lives a misery.

Rating:      Taped: March 10, 2001     Sister Shows: #412, #432, #701

7.23 Episode #723

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

WEIRD NEWSCASTERS – Colin is the anchor, Kathy is the co-anchor and is a guest on Jerry Springer brought out to reveal her shocking secret to husband Colin, Wayne is a world famous fashion designer training his models to work the catwalk, and Ryan is using everyone else’s bodies as a weather map.
NUMBER OF WORDS – In a deleted scene from Rocky, Rocky, Colin (3 words), is being trained by coach Ryan (5 words). Wife Adrienne, Kathy (2 words), is trying to convince him to stop boxing. Opponent Wayne (4 words) enters the ring.
ACTION REPLAY – With the boss arriving for dinner at any moment, panicky Kathy is trying to fit into her dress while husband Wayne is trying to fix a leaky pipe. Ryan and Colin re-enact the scene as Shakespeare actors.
LIVING SCENERY – A couple, Ryan and Colin, ride donkeys into the Grand Canyon for a romantic overnight camping trip. Wayne and Kathy are the props.
SHOW STOPPING NUMBER – Ryan and Colin work at the U.S. Senate, Wayne enters later.
WORLD’S WORST – Kathy is the winner, so Wayne, Drew, Colin and Ryan do examples of the world’s worst person to be married to.
CREDITS – Ryan reads the credits as a dog obedience trainer and everyone else as a misbehaving pooch.

Rating:      Taped: 2001     Sister Shows: #433, #713, #805

7.22 Episode #722

Drew Carey with Wayne Brady, Kathy Greenwood, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, and Laura Hall on the Piano

LET’S MAKE A DATE – Kathy is the contestant on a dating show, Wayne is a panicky frat boy waking up on his wedding day blindfolded and handcuffed naked to Colin, Colin is an incompetent 1940’s gangster who bungles a bank robbery and has to make a desperate escape, Ryan is a smart-mouthed brat who’s been told never to lick the metal plate in Colin’s head in winter.
MOTOWN GROUP – Wayne, Colin and Ryan sing “Do the Fireman.”
NARRATE – Ryan and Colin are at a lingerie shop.
SCENES FROM A HAT – The scenes include other people Dorothy might have met and what they would have asked the wizard for, something you always wanted to tell your parents but couldn’t until now, titles of self help books written by dogs, world’s worst person to share an elevator with, what phone sex operators are really doing on the other end of the line, how men can make the most of their time while they’re stuck cuddling with the little woman, and the last thing Drew Carey thinks before he drifts off to sleep.
HOEDOWN – Kathy is the winner, so Wayne, Drew, Colin and Ryan do the weight hoedown.
CREDITS – Everyone reads the credits as gushing actors taking curtain calls and thanking their audience.

Rating:      Taped: February 10, 2001     Sister Shows: #409, #414

7.21 Episode #721

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

LET’S MAKE A DATE – Chip is the contestant on a dating show, Wayne is all the characters from Austin Powers, Colin is a dunk tank loudmouth unknowingly suspended above pirahna fish, and Ryan is a series of kids coming to see department store Santa Colin with their Christmas wishlists.
DUET – Wayne and Chip sing a song to Nicole, a receptionist, in the style of swing.
BARTENDER – Chip is the bartender, Colin is angry about his haircut and Ryan is in love with his shoes.
PARTY QUIRKS – Chip is the host of a party, Wayne is an entire night’s entertaiment at a Hawaiian hotel luau, Colin is a salty old sea dog who can see amazing sights through people’s belly buttons, Ryan is a series of temperamental actresses screen testing for a nude love scene with the host.
IRISH DRINKING SONG – All four sing about breaking up.
WORLD’S WORST – Chip is the winner, so Wayne, Drew, Colin and Ryan do the world’s worst person to be leader in a crisis.
CREDITS – Everyone reads the credits as if they were telling Colin, a department store Santa, what they want for Christmas.

Rating:      Taped: December 17, 2000     Sister Shows: #403

7.20 Episode #720

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

NUMBER OF WORDS – Captain Kirk, Ryan (3 words), has been captured by a Klingon, Wayne (4 words). Dr. Spock, Brad (5 words), and Scotty, Colin (2 words), beam down to the planet to rescue them.
SCENES FROM A HAT – The scenes include things you don’t want to be shouting at a party when the loud music suddenly stops, bad things to say or do to something with a hairy back, poems about embarrassing moments, the worst soap opera cliff-hanger lines leading into a commercial.
DUBBING – Colin is an explorer, who finds Jane, Rachel from the audience, taking Cheetah for a walk and tries to talk her into returning to civilization. Tarzan, Ryan, suddenly swings in to reclaim her.
GREATEST HITS – Brad and Wayne perform songs of TV detective and cop shows, described by Ryan and Colin, including “Hey You, Get Off of McCloud” (Rolling Stones), “Ah, Just One More Thing” (Opera), and “Spritzer and Hutch” (Burlesque).
PROPS – Colin is the winner, so it’s Brad and Wayne vs. Drew and Ryan.
CREDITS – Everyone reads the credits as commuters squeezed together on a packed subway train.

Rating:      Taped: September 9, 2001     Sister Shows: #503, #609

7.19 Episode #719

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

HOLLYWOOD DIRECTOR – College jock Chip and his nagging girlfriend Ryan are lost and scared in the woods and take refuge in a log cabin. Suddenly, Freddy Kruger, Wayne, enters and attacks them. Colin directs them in the styles of competing to see who can do the best Elvis impression, clips from America’s Funniest Home Videos, backwards, and as strippers.
NEWSFLASH – Colin reports on overweight women dancing, with Ryan and Chip in the studio.
PARTY QUIRKS – Chip is the host of the party, Wayne is deperate to show off his wresting skills by challenging all-comers to wrestling on stage with him, Colin is James Bond on an important mission who has a terrible case of food poisoning, Ryan is a series of purebreds competing at a dog show but easily distracted by the audience.
BARTENDER – Chip is the bartender, Wayne is hitting puberty, Ryan thinks he’s a princess, and Colin is angry about a divorce.
HOEDOWN – Ryan is the winner, so Wayne, Drew, Colin and Chip do the affair hoedown.
CREDITS – Wayne and Chip read the credits as two windows dressers dressing Colin and Ryan as they gossip about their workmates.

Rating:      Taped: September 8, 2001     Sister Shows: #502, #709