Attn "Who's Line?" Fans. New Drew Cary's Green Screen Show

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  1. Dave Miller

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    I pulled this off the 2004 Fall TV Line Up thread.



    This is the first I've heard. Looks like the whole Who's Line cast is coming with the notable exception of Wayne Brady. Loved that show, but this sounds like a limited version of Who's Line. Seems like it might be more produced and less impromptu. We'll see.

    Why not port the whole show intact over to WB? It is obvious ABC doesn't want it.

    Peace,

    DM
     
  2. Kevin Porter

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    Woohoo! Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie are two of the funniest guys in the world in my opinion. It'll be great to see at least something with them in it again.
     
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    Man, they just need to bring in someone like Joel Hodges to do some design for this thing [​IMG]
     
  4. Rob Speicher

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    Maybe I'm misunderstanding - they're going to animate something and put it on the greenscreen for the studio audience to see, or they're only doing it in post? If it's post, it's not unlike Shorties Watchin' Shorties, only with improvised material.

    "Very few cartoons are shown live, it's a terrible strain on the animators' wrists."
     
  5. Jason Harbaugh

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    Sounds pretty interesting. Not exactly clear what they are going to do but Rob is probably right with it being like Shorties Watching Shorties. So the live audience will never see the final outcome until they watch it at home. Just my guess.

    I loved Whose Line and am trying to produce a local improv tvshow in Denver using my improv group. It is cool that Drew and the gang are trying to keep it fresh and mix it up a bit. ABC doesn't deserve to show his stuff anymore. [​IMG]
     
  6. Rob Willey

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    I think the audience can see what's being projected on the green screen on monitors. They did this bit on Who's Line every so often.

    Rob
     
  7. Jason Harbaugh

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    Yes I know they can do that, but that is because they have canned footage ready to go and display. I don't think that they will have an underwater wedding scene with a giant squid animated and ready to go, or an elphant skiing, or whatever else the audience will cook up.

    I think they still do the scenes but add the animation in Post, unless there is something we are missing from the description.
     
  8. MatthewLouwrens

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    Rob, Where is that quote from? It sounds familiar.
     
  9. Kevin Porter

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    That would be from The Simpsons. More specifically, Season Eight's "Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie"
     
  10. Sam Davatchi

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    Found no other topic on this. What do you think of it? I just saw the first episode of this show and although that the idea is interesting and the animation looks nice, I feel that it doesn’t work. It has a wow factor and you look at the animation but you laugh less. Whose Line is funnier because we don’t see the stuff! I feel when they actually show and animate the subjects on the Green Screen Show, it loses its comedy!
     
  11. Jason Harbaugh

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    So did this get cancelled? Haven't seen it on for months.
     
  12. Dan Szwarc

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    The show was awful. It sounded good, but for some reason just didn't have the same feeling as "Who's Line".

    The CG animation was all added in post. That way the animators could take advantage of the ad-libbed lines.

    I only remember seeing it on the air once. Probably cancelled after 5 episodes or less.
     
  13. Sam Davatchi

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    The whiz factor is high. It’s actually pretty to look at but it’s not funny! It’s interesting to think why, because they are practically doing the same games and concepts as Whose Lines, so why it’s not as funny? It’s kind of the same problem with the special effects laden movies today. Nothing is left to the imagination.
     
  14. Jason Harbaugh

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    Looks like it is getting a second chance...on Comedy Central.

    Episodes start on September 26th. It looks like they are the same eps from the WB. We'll see if any more get produced.
     
  15. Scott-S

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    Thats good news! I watched it a couple of times but it was on a channel I never watched so I forgot about it [​IMG]

    That was a shame because I loved the idea behind the show. The animators did a very good job.

    Now maybe it will get a wider audience.
     

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