To say Colin Mochrie’s Twitter announcement of the return of Who’s Line Is It Anyway? has overcome us with happiness would be a major understatement. The upcoming CW revival of the improv show favourite sadly won’t see Drew Carey return to the desk. Instead, Aisha Tyler has been granted the prestigious and difficult task of filling some pretty big shoes. However, we’re sure she’ll help deliver some great laughs especially with Mochrie, Wayne Brady and Ryan Stiles by her side.
So with the news of its comeback, I think it’s only fitting that we stroll down memory lane and revisit some of the best moments from the show that made us erupt in side splitting laughter.
Ryan Hit’s his Head on Glass
Some of the funniest moments came when they were completely unexpected. Playing Carroll Channing who’s head keeps getting stuck to objects, Ryan got a bit carried away when he overestimated the distance from his head to Drew’s desk and shattered its glass. There were no injuries so we can all laugh at it.
Stephen Colbert on “Let’s Make a Date”
When Stephen Colbert guest starred, he morphed into an “Overly Dramatic Shakespearean Actor” for the skit “Let’s Make a Date.” All in an attempt to woo bachelor Wayne.
Richard Simmons in “Living Scenery”
If you’re drinking at the moment, I suggest you stop while watching this “Living Scenery” sketch with Richard Simmons. Colin and Ryan are a couple on a luxury cruise liner while Wayne and Richard are their props. Let’s just say things go wrong pretty quickly.
Robin Williams in “Hollywood Director”
Robin and Ryan play pizza makers who have a rat problem and Wayne is the exterminator. From hillbillies to a porno, Colin plays the director who’s having a difficult time directing his actors.
“Sit, Stand and Bend”
Drew is a rival gangster, Ryan is the “godfather” and Colin is his violent son. The goal is to have all three either sitting, standing or bending at all times but when they keep changing positions, they can’t keep up with one another making this one of the funniest versions of this skit.
“Three Headed Broadway Star”
Who doesn’t love nostalgic items? In this ode to leg warmers, Colin, Ryan and Wayne sing a three part harmony about how much they love and need leg warmers.
“Irish Drinking Song”
Everyone loves a good Irish drinking song, and in this sketch, the guys completely lose it just 0.48 seconds into the song.
For “Sound Effects,” Drew would pick two audience members and their one job would be to deliver the sounds for the scene. At times some audience members didn’t do very much which caused Drew to completely lose his sh*t:
And other times, they would get carried away and deliver too much at once:
In this version of “Newsflash,” they decided it would be fun to show a compilation of the many faces of Colin Mochrie during the show. Note the unintentional bald joke from Colin at the beginning. You can’t plan this kind of comedy.