The Best of Whose Line is it Anyway? (2001) - Uncensored!

Genre(s): Comedy
Warner Brothers || NR - 216 minutes - $24.98 || June 9, 2009
Reviewer: Brian Oliver || Posted On: 2009-05-09


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.:: F I L M ::.
The Film

S P E C I A L
.: F E A T U R E S :.

Special Features

.:: V I D E O ::.
Video

.:: A U D I O ::.
Audio

.:: O V E R A L L ::.
Overall
.::MOVIE INFORMATION::.
Director: NA
Writer(s): NA
Cast: Drew Carey, Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie


.::DVD INFORMATION::.
Supplemental Material:
  • Hour-long Best-of Special


Technical Information:
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Full Frame (1.33)
  • English (Dolby Surround Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English SDH

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.::THE FILM::.

“Whose Line is it Anyway” aired from 1998 through 2006 and was based upon the British show of the same name. Simple premise: host Drew Carey gives a task to four participants (Ryan Stiles. Colin Mochrie, Wayne Brady and a rotating fourth chair) must improvise in front of a live studio audience and hilarity ensues.

This DVD is a compilation of 10 episodes that aired over the years and features guest appearances by Richard Simmons, David “The Hoff” Hasselhoff, Florence Henderson and more. I presume that rather than releasing each of the 8 seasons on DVD in volumes like they did with season one, Warner might be going the “best of” route instead. Personally, I love this show but there have been times that it’s not laugh-out-loud funny and if you’ve seen it enough on ABC Family, you’ve probably seen every one of them at least once.

Here are the episodes available on this DVD:

521 – Imagine Richard Simmons, Elvis and Scooby-Doo lost in Africa. Better yet, watch! Also: human props! Special Guest: Richard Simmons.

401 – Includes a TV dating show with a singing fish. Plus: a doo-wop tune about... taxidermy.

610 – A news report – against a backdrop of teeming rats. Indy Jones (Colin) leads limited-vocabulary cohorts. Special Guest: David Hasselhoff.

308 – Weird Newscasts – really, really weird! Party Quirks – really, really quirky.

419 – Santa Clause retires – don’t miss the press conference! Also: Ever wonder what athletes on the victory podium are really thinking!

512 – Change Letters – a pove scene. Throughout the skit, all uses of “L” must be a “P.” And: Mom Brady gives dating advice. Special Guest: Florence Henderson.

413 – A slutty co-anchor of TV news... a post-office showstopper number... and would you share a lifeboat with Drew Carey?!

505 – Special Valentine’s show! Couwboys set up camp – using LMU cheerleaders as props. Special Guests: Loyola Marymount University cheerleaders.

611 – Adam and Eve’s first conversation? Whose Line tells all! So do sportscasters reporting on women showering and getting ready for dates. Special Guest: bodybuilder Jane Tricker.

612 – Make a Monster... Songs of Science Fiction CD... what not to say on the first day in lock-up. Special Guest: Jerry Springer.



.::SPECIAL FEATURES::.

First, Warner also has joined in on the crappy “recycled” DVD cases where the front and back of the case have holes, which makes the case weaker. Not a big deal, just something that is annoying.

The only feature is a bonus Best of Whose Line Is It Anyway? Episode (43:59) which is a recap of highlights from seasons 1 and 2 and includes outtakes and uncensored moments.



.::AUDIO & VIDEO::.

“The Best of Whose Line is it Anyway?” is presented in acceptable full frame and a Dolby Digital Stereo track that’s fine for the material, though I’d prefer using my TV speakers for something like this...



.::OVERALL::.

This isn’t a bad set and given there are only 10 episodes and the DVD is going for $17 on Amazon, I guess it’s not a bad deal especially considering you are getting a few hilarious and classic shows. Since Warner might not release seasons 2-8 on DVD, this probably is the best route to go as each season set would cost $38 even if they were released.