Take Home Exam
# 3 Pick your favorite movie or television show. Clearly explain why it is
their favorite movie or television show. Persuade me to watch that show. Use the
different methods of persuasion we learned in class
: (Propositions of value and by
desired outcome: convincing)
You are anxiously waiting in the audience, the theme music starts, the host
introduces the performers, and they’re off!
Game by game, the performers improvise on
stage making the television show an immediate television sensation on ABC.
What am I
talking about? I’m talking about the television show, “Whose Line is it Anyway?”
television show is not only fun for the entire family, it’s a laugh-out-loud hilarious show.
Whose line is it Anyway?
was created by Dan Patterson and Mark Levenson in
1988 as a radio show on BBC Radio 4.
Later on, the program became a television show
in London hosted by Clive Anderson.
Just because the show was shot in London, didn’t
mean that the performers were all British, most of them in fact were not from the UK at
all , but from the United States and Canada.
Because of this fact, it became increasingly
common to tape the television show in the United States.
By 1998, this popular show
came to the attention of comedian Drew Carey, who at the time was working with cast
regular Ryan Stiles on the Drew Carey Show.
Drew Cary convinced ABC to let him
have a few trial episodes of a television version of “Whose Line is it Anyway” as the
ABC did try our Drew Cary’s idea, and the show was a big success.
lasted for 6 seasons with Drew Cary as the host of ABC’s hit improvisation show
Line is it Anyway?
At the top of every show, the host, Drew Carey says: “
Whose Line is it Anyway?
Where everything’s made up and the points don’t matter.”
The purpose of this television
show is to entertain an audience.
In this show four performers, Ryan Stiles, Colin
Mocherie, Wayne Brady (the regulars) and either Greg Proops, Brad Scherwood, Chip
Esten, Jeff Davis or celebrity guest stars (like Robin Williams) make up scenes from the
top of their heads.
The host, Drew Carey, takes suggestions from the audience for certain
scenes and games that the actors have to perform.
One game that is always a hit is called
“Scenes from a Hat.”
In this segment the audience writes down suggestions of scenes
that they want the players to act out, suggestions like “if entertainers worked at funerals”,
“inappropriate comments to give your mother” or “things you can say to your dog but not