Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Television show debate challenge

How's that for a nonsensical title? So there was a show called Whose Line Is It Anyway? and it was good. Then they exported it to America and it sucked. This was not a purely scientific exercise because they changed two variables: Switching Clive Anderson for a Drew Carey with negative improv skills, and switching funny people who could sing (Josie Lawrence, Mike McShane) for singers trying to be funny (Wayne Brady, the white guy who is exactly like Wayne Brady).

So I ask you, the blogging public: Which was more harmful to the awesomeness that was Whose Line Is It Anyway? - losing good contestants or gaining a bad host?

10 comments:

jiggs said...

It's going to be hard for me to participate because I never watched this show. Personally, I think you're just some kind of an anglophile, slappy. and that's just gross wanting to have sex with fish like that.

Satan said...

Slappy, I hear ya brother.

It was definately losing the good contestants. Drew was just coming of the height of his career in shitcom so it was pretty hard for the producers to say "No, we don't want you" seeing as his face was recognisable and all. But man those contestants sucked ass compared to the UK. It basically meant they had to go for more scripted pieces of 'improv'. It was so obvious and it pretty much destroyed the concept of the show.

Those fuckers!

jiggs said...

I just got some spam from someone claiming to be "Infestation P. Serbian". Slappy do you think that our common friend is now spamming people?

Booty J Patrol said...

I don't think our common friend would use such a clinical word as infestation. He'd probably go with something more like Fourhole P Serbian. :)

jiggs said...

Remember that time when Wayne Brady hosted the Chappelle show? Brady was pretty funny then.

slappy said...

That's true, but he was given lines like "Is Wayne Brady going to have to choke a ho?" That's comedy gold in any hands. Brady is happy being a middle-of-the-road, inoffensive, vanilla comic. Which is why I hate him. He'd never joke about molesting Kimmy on Full House.

Fourth Hole is the greatest nickname ever.

Ɯbermilf said...

Are we still talking about the show?

Networks kill everything. Even Fonzie. And he was the coolest.

Fred said...

i loved whose line is it anyway. i saw some of the american ones and cried.

Calzone said...

Satan is such a poser. He doesn't even havce a tv

Satan said...

Zoner, I may not have a TV but I can go around to a friends place. Your eyes are sewn on and your ears are material so stop trying to make out you even know what a TV is.